24 May 2018

Let’s be Honest…the Price of Bitcoin is Likely Being Manipulated

The wild price swings in the cryptocurrency markets is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department over concerns that traders are manipulating prices. Potential issues include collusion between actors to generate price volatility and also that individual users are operating multiple accounts to trade with themselves and generate false demand

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24 May 2018

Drone detection systems, such as DJI’s Aeroscope, protected the Royal Wedding in England

“The Royal Wedding last weekend, represented one of the biggest security challenges so far this year. A special no-fly zone was created to protect members of the Royal family as well as the many celebrities that were present during the multiple events. DJI’s Aeroscope was almost certainly one of the

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24 May 2018

Ukraine tests U.S. missile systems for first time

“Ukraine tested its Javelin missile systems on Tuesday for the first time since receiving the weapons from the United States to boost its defenses in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists.” Source: Ukraine tests U.S. missile systems for first time | Reuters

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22 May 2018

The Line Between Big Tech and Defense Work

“Silicon Valley’s history is inextricably linked to military work. The internet itself grew out of a project at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and many tech firms benefited from robust defense spending during the Cold War. More recently, however, some tech firms obscured their government ties, particularly after the

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18 May 2018

Is Quantum Computing Ushering in an Era of No More Secrets?

In one of my favorite movies of all time, a brilliant mathematician creates a device capable of breaking the encryption used for air traffic control, global banking, and other critical applications. His company Setec Astronomy (an anagram for Too Many Secrets) has created such a powerful secret breaking device that

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16 May 2018

Russia hypersonic weapon likely ready for war by 2020

“While it is unclear whether Avangard will be outfitted with explosives, the precision and speed of the weapon is believed to pack enough force to obliterate targets. The weapon, which Moscow has been developing for three decades, can travel at least five times the speed of sound, or about one

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11 May 2018

CIA to Use Amazon Cloud to Run Big Data Intelligence Experiments

“The Central Intelligence Agency is looking to team up with industry experts to run a series of open-source intelligence projects using its Amazon cloud. The agency released a revised acquisition schedule on May 7 for a project known as Mesa Verde that will test the frontiers of big data and

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11 May 2018

US commercial drones given green light

“Drones that monitor crops, control mosquito populations and deliver defibrillators are to be tested in US airspace. Ten commercial drone projects have been selected to try out new ways for unmanned aircraft to be integrated into the skies.” Source: US commercial drones given green light – BBC News

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09 May 2018

Surveillance system can scan Chinese population ‘in 1 second’

“new, advanced facial recognition system, which can theoretically scan the entire Chinese population of 1.3 billion people within one second, has quietly entered service with public-security apparatus in 16 locations across China to help police crack down on criminals and improve security.” Source: Surveillance system can scan Chinese population ‘in 1

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07 May 2018

Pentagon moves closer to ‘swarming drones’ capability with new systems test

“Flying aircraft carriers that launch and recover fleets of small, inexpensive drones could soon be part of the U.S. military arsenal, as the Pentagon works with private technology partners to engineer that vision into reality.” Source: Pentagon moves closer to ‘swarming drones’ capability with new systems test – The Washington

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