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Electromagnetic pulse threat from North Korea

September 20th, 2017 at 9:21 am » Comments Off

While the world has been fixated on North Korea’s growing nuclear missile arsenal, the rogue state’s threats against the West now include a weapon that can take down a country’s electricity grid.



Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

September 15th, 2017 at 3:30 pm » Comments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government’s growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information. The government has vociferously defended its searches as critical to protecting the homeland.



SEC concludes that “initial coin offerings” may be securities

August 3rd, 2017 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

After an investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded that organizations offering or selling digital assets using blockchains or distributed ledgers may be subject to securities laws, depending on the circumstances. This includes “initial coin offerings” (ICOs), a recently popularized crowdfunding method by which an organization issues virtual currencies or tokens.



US facing imminent OB-GYN shortage

July 31st, 2017 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

Women and women’s health advocates breathed a sigh of relief this week as the Better Health Reconciliation Act died a quiet death in the Senate.



What if the internet stopped working for a day?

March 7th, 2017 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. Before 2008, he would sometimes challenge his students to stay off the internet for 48 hours and then discuss how it affected them. But when Hancock returned to work in 2009, after a year-long sabbatical, […]



The Data-Driven Transformation of Intelligence

February 28th, 2017 at 6:23 pm » Comments Off

When “little green men” invaded Crimea in early 2014, they left a data trail that went largely unnoticed by the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).  Distracted by a large Russian exercise to the west, the IC did not connect the digital dots that indicated the impending invasion.  In the Information Age, the “dots” are more plentiful […]



The future of employee monitoring

December 5th, 2016 at 7:20 pm » Comments Off

In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Administration, the installation of mass surveillance equipment in cities across Europe, and disclosure of multiple massive user data leaks, people have been forced to confront the dystopian reality that big government has stepped into the role of Big Brother. What has been less discussed […]



Will Artificial Intelligence Improve Democracy or Destroy It?

November 27th, 2016 at 4:27 am » Comments Off

The United States has just gone through a very divisive election and many have begun to question the role of democracy in future governments.



Killer Russian robot can detect humans and shoot them dead in an instant

November 17th, 2016 at 2:47 pm » Comments Off

A killer robot which can detect a human from over four miles away – and shoot them dead – could be being implemented at the Russian border.



Autonomous Are Microdrones Designed To Spy on Us

October 31st, 2016 at 7:00 am » Comments Off

 Drones are used for a variety of tasks including the delivery of goods, the monitoring of areas, and now with thanks to DARPA they can even search houses. These miniature drones are so small they can be used almost anywhere and are fairly undetectable to an unsuspecting person.



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