Are we facing a new space race? “Russia is celebrating its Day of Cosmonautics in grand fashion today. President Vladimir Putin has announced a new multi-year plan to develop the country’s spacefaring efforts, which will be funded to the tune of some 1.6 trillion roubles (just over $50 billion) between
This fascinating story on GigaOm discusses the implications of big data and personal privacy. What was uniquely interesting was this quote from CIA Chief Technology Officer Gus Hunt in describing how your FitBit health tracker collects enough data about how you move to uniquely identify you with 100 percent accuracy.
Influencing OODA Loops is nothing new. Having a direct interface outside the senses is… “It’s been fashionable in military circles to talk about cyberspace as a ‘fifth domain’ for warfare, along with land, space, air and sea. But there’s a sixth and arguably more important warfighting domain emerging: the human
Augmented reality is a composite, real time view of the world overlaid with computer information or graphics. Augmented reality has been getting a lot of attention since the announcement of Google Glass, a glasses frame with smartphone capabilities, and other similar projects, but the idea dates back to the 1960. In
It will be interesting to see what happens when someone gets jailed for subversion of state power while operating from their Internet connection provided by a Western company for their Chinese employees. What liability will the employer face for providing the means of circumvention if their connection directly (or inadvertently)
Thinking about state-sponsored cyber threats over the long term doesn’t come easy to Western strategists. This essay takes a look at at the strategic implications of thinking only in the short-term.
The findings and conclusions of malware “analysis” are not in fact analysis; they are, however, a collection of data points linked together by assumptions whose validity and credibility have not been evaluated. This lack of analytic methodology could prove exceedingly problematic for those charged with making decisions about cyber security.
Unmanned aerial vehicles have become the signature of American offensive military operations. While far from perfect, drones are now critical to achieving US goals in an effective and efficient manner. But how do the nations considered the United States’ closest “near peers,” Russian and China, compare in this critical capability?
Governments and NGOs alike have lauded the explosion of cellular phones in the developing world. The World Telecommunications Union reported in 2011 that 79% of the population in developing states have a mobile phone. The planet now boasts over 6 billion cellular phone subscriptions. Landlines and internet availability have never
“When conflict breaks out in social groups, individuals make strategic decisions about how to behave based on their understanding of alliances and feuds in the group.” Source: How computation can predict group conflict: Fighting among captive pigtailed macaques provides clues