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ISIS is Doubling Down on The Philippines

Excerpt: ISIS is Doubling Down on The Philippines Bynews.siteintelgroup.com4 minsWednesday, 10 October 2018  Rita KatzView Original In August, I wrote an analysis on an increasingly evident aim by the Islamic State (ISIS) “to establish a more substantial base in the Philippines.” My assessment was based on recent events in the country, the most notable of which being the […]

The Question Mark Hanging Over China’s 400 million-Strong Middle Class

Economy›China Economy China economy The Question Mark Hanging Over China’s 400 million-Strong Middle Class Burdened by rising costs, debt and worries about the future, will they vanish or thrive?PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 October, 2018, 10:01pmUPDATED : Saturday, 13 October, 2018, 1:58pm Comments: 46  Zhou Xin 84Share 46PrintEmail Related topics China economyConsumersChina Society More on this story […]

U.S., IAEA Likely To Inspect North Korea Nuclear Test Site: Experts

David Maxwell Comment:  “This is potentially a significant development.  I know we all expect immediate denuclearization and I and others pan the idea of inspecting Punnggye-ri (as well as Sohae) as buying the dead horse.  As I have previously mentioned this could be a confidence building “baby step” that could lead to subsequent steps.  One […]

How A Blunder Unmasked 305 Russian GRU Agents

How A Blunder Unmasked 305 Russian GRU Agents By Jamie Dettmer, www.voanews.comView OriginalOctober 7th, 2018 The public identification this week of more than 300 suspected agents of Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU, is being dubbed by security analysts the largest intelligence blunder in Russian post-Cold War history. And the cause for the bungling comes down, they […]

Port Of San Diego Hit By Cyber Attack

David Maxwell Comment:  “North Korea strikes again?  Cyber enabled economic warfare.  Our north Korea report is due out soon.  See the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Cyber Enable economic Warfare Project at this link: http://www.defenddemocracy.org/project/cyber-enabled-economic-warfare/On a related note in the new National Cyber Strategy of the United States (HERE) there are two concepts that we need to […]

Britain To Create 2,000-Strong Cyber Force To Tackle Russia Threat: Sky News

Britain to Create 2,000-Strong Cyber Force to Tackle Russia Threat: Sky News By Reuters ·         Sept. 20, 2018 ·           (Reuters) – Britain is significantly increasing its ability to wage war in cyberspace with the creation of a new offensive cyber force of up to 2,000 personnel, Sky News reported on Thursday. The new force which is expected […]

Deepening Slump Tests Fans Of Bitcoin: Is The Bloom Off The Bitcoin Rose?

Deepening Slump Tests Fans Of Bitcoin: Is The Bloom Off The Bitcoin Rose? http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above [minus, “Is the bloom off the bitcoin rose?]is from an article in this morning’s (September 13, 2018) Wall Street Journal, by Paul Vigna. Mr. Vigna begins, “the cryptocurrency rout that began early this year with the popping of […]

CSPAN Discussion On Spies, Their Tradecraft And Foibles; And Perhaps The Greatest Spy Writer Ever — David Cornwell, Alias…John le Carre

CSPAN Discussion On Spies, Their Tradecraft And Foibles; And Perhaps The Greatest Spy Writer Ever — David Cornwell, Alias…John le Carre www.fortunascorner.com The National Book Festival was recently held at the Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., and the topic was about spying, spies, and John le Carre. This was the eighteenth annual such convention, with John Haskel […]

Sage Against The Machine: A Leading Google Critic On Why He Thinks The Era Of ‘Big Data’ Is Done; Why He Opposes POTUS Trump’s Talk Of Regulation; And, The Promise Of Blockchain

Sage Against The Machine: A Leading Google Critic On Why He Thinks The Era Of ‘Big Data’ Is Done; Why He Opposes POTUS Trump’s Talk Of Regulation; And, The Promise Of Blockchain http://www.fortunascorner.com       Tunku Varadarajan, a Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution recently sat down with polymath and prolific author, sage, George Gilder (78); and, he […]

FBI Plans To Use Artificial Intelligence To Identify ‘Unreadable Prints’ Left By Criminals Who Have Burnt, Or Slashed Their Fingers In Bid To Evade The Law

FBI Plans To Use Artificial Intelligence To Identify ‘Unreadable Prints’ Left By Criminals Who Have Burnt, Or Slashed Their Fingers In Bid To Evade The Lawhttp://www.fortunascorner.com      We are all well aware that it is getting harder and harder to stay hidden or anonymous.  DNA shedding, body scans at airports, facial recognition software, and […]