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Dec 26, 2016

Blake Dowling: Hacking, weaponized artificial intelligence, ransomware and other fun just for you

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, drones, military, robotics/AI

Breaches, hacking, ransomware, cyber threats, weaponized AI, smart toothbrushes are but a few examples of scary tech out there to make your day less than fantastic.

Weapons systems that think on its own are in production, with governments racing to catch up on how to regulate these fast-paced advancements.

Police and military already use drones and robots to eliminate threats, but (as far as we know) it’s hardware controlled by humans.

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Dec 25, 2016

Space Surveillance System — Equipped With World Fastest Camera

Posted by in categories: military, satellites, surveillance

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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officially handed off control of the Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) to the US Air Force Space Command. After five years of successful operation the telescope will now be dismantled and sent overseas.

Australian forces are planned to handle the task of scanning the skies for asteroids that could endanger satellites or potentially strike the Earth. The Air Force will maintain “a broad and full SST partnership” with the Australian military, said 1st Lt. Sarah Burnett, a spokeswoman for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). After the move, SST will operate as a dedicated sensor in the US Space Surveillance Network, operated by AFSPC.

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Dec 25, 2016

China’s stringent cyber security law; Technological and human rights implications for the world

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, economics, internet, law, military, space

Hmmm.


Technological and human rights implications for the world

China adopted the highly controversial cyber security law on 7th November 2016. The legislation which will take effect in June 2017 was passed by its largely rubber – stamp parliament emphasizing the ‘objective need’ of China as a major internet power. The stated objective of the law is to counter the growing threats such as hacking and terrorism. Overseas critics of the law are not amused as it has already triggered concerns among foreign business and rights groups that the law threatens to shut foreign technology companies out of various sectors which China deems as ‘critical’. The legislation also incorporates contentious requirements for security reviews and for data to be stored on servers in China.

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Dec 24, 2016

Launch Of USS Detriot

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This is how Ships are launched!


USS Detroit (LCS-7) is the fourth freedom-class combat ship deployed by United States Navy. This ceremony took place on Oct. 18, 2014, in Menominee River. LCS −7 owes itself to Lockheed Martin, an American global aerospace, defence and security company. You can watch the complete video of its launch here.

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Dec 22, 2016

US Military Test-Fires SM-6 Weapons in Missile Defense Test

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The US Missile Defense Agency and Navy have test-launched two SM-6 missiles in a ballistic missile defense test. See the photos here.

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Dec 22, 2016

Sidney Drell, Stanford theoretical physicist and national security expert, dies at 90

Posted by in categories: military, physics, policy, security

RIP dear friend.


A giant in the worlds of both academia and policy, Drell died Wednesday, Dec. 21, at his home in Palo Alto. He was 90 years old.

“An accomplished physicist, his contributions to improve national and international security made our world a better place,” said Tom Gilligan, director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford in a statement. “We are especially grateful for Sid’s relentless dedication to eliminating the threat posed by nuclear weapons and know that his important work will continue to frame the issue.”

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Dec 21, 2016

Russia Tests Another Anti-Satellite Weapon as Battleground Space Looms

Posted by in categories: military, space

Just another reminder that America’s supremacy in space is increasingly unsecured.


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Dec 15, 2016

The Military Wants To Control Killer Drone Swarms With Video Games

Posted by in categories: drones, entertainment, military

New DARPA project aims to build a universal remote for hundreds of tiny drones.

Robots

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Dec 13, 2016

India test Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of striking China

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India is all set to test its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), capable of striking even the northernmost parts of China, in its final operational configuration from Odisha. Notedly, this will be fourth and the final test of nuclear-capable Agni-V. It will be tested for its full range, before Strategic Forces Command begins its user trials.

The country’s most formidable nuclear missile till now since it brings the whole of China and much more within its strike envelope, the three-stage Agni-V was earlier tested in “an open configuration” in April 2012 and September 2013.

The third test on Jan 30 2015 was done from a hermetically-sealed canister mounted on a Tatra launcher truck in “a deliverable configuration”.

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Dec 11, 2016

China Set To Launch It’s Satellite Missile Test, What Does This Mean?

Posted by in categories: military, satellites

With the ongoing number of China’s space mission, how important is this missile test that is believed to be capable of destroying enemy communications? If all goes according to plan, what will happen then? Find out what authorities have to say.

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China is once again being put to the spotlight after it has revealed that they are preparing to launch their anti-satellite missile that is believed to have the ability of destroying satellites in space. Authorities of the said project says that this is definitely one of Beijing’s most potent asymmetric warfare weapons. one of Beijing’s most potent asymmetric warfare weapons. It was found that the US intelligence officials have already detected preparations for a test launch of the Dong Neng-3 which is due to take place at a military facility in central China. However, despite these information, riva; countries said that little is known about the missile and the satellite.

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