The new charges, which come in an 11-count, 29-page indictment, lays out Russia’s alleged efforts in the excruciating detail and specificity that has become the Mueller investigative team’s hallmark. They also undermine President Trump’s long-running efforts to obfuscate whether the US could determine who was behind the attacks. He’s previously speculated that it could be “some guy in his home in New Jersey,” and said, “I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK?”
The office’s statement noted that “this is not the first instance of direct assault on the operations of the Secretary of State’s office.”
“You’re putting an astronaut in the physical seat or shell of the Orion, and you want that astronaut to see what the inside is going to look like, but you don’t have a physical mockup of that,” says Darin Bolthouse, manager of Lockheed’s Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory (CHILP). “We build the outer shell or basic structure of that system as a full-scale physical mockup, and then somebody can put on an augmented reality device and start to see additional engineering details.”
That’s how it was likely done in Brazil. It’s also probably what happened in Turkey when social media was blocked during the recent coup attempt. So if a country wanted to block Facebook, the ISP would just list all of Facebook’s IP addresses and mark them as destinations to not deliver to in the border gateway protocol.
Blockchain, a shared ledger of transactions maintained by a network of computers on the internet, is the technology that underpins cryptocurrency bitcoin.
To qualify for the survey, you had to have purchased at least two online purchases in the last three months — so an argument could be made that in the total population, in-store purchases may still be ahead. Even so, the trend is clearly leaning toward increased online shopping. During last year’s holiday shopping season, the National Retail Federation (NRF) found that a slim majority of Black Friday shoppers did their shopping online instead of seeking in-store bargains and promotions. That inflection point corresponds well with the steady increases in the UPS survey.
Naturally, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo was pleased with the outcome: “I believe our agreement will provide additional confidence to young people and parents alike and give Facebook a competitive advantage in the marketplace for setting a new standard for safety.” He continued, “Our agreement with Facebook offers a new model of cooperative action that balances the freedom offered by the internet with the necessary protections for children traveling on the information superhighway.”
Maybe. But there’s no denying that there’s a market for any kind of information from confusing warzones like Afghanistan – among the public, among journalists, among diplomats and certainly among spies. Whether or not the government buys what Clarridge is selling, the San Diego-based ex-spy evidently understands that others will. If anything, his private spycraft is a complement to the privatized clandestine operations performed by companies like Blackwater. The difference between private intelligence rings like Clarridge’s and security consulting/analysis groups like Stratfor – which have their own networks of sources – is that Clarridge is trying to undermine the U.S.-Karzai relationship.
It’s a rare storybook that blows you away with the beauty of its art. Rarer still are such books where the stories are captivating as well. Arthur of Albion, a new book of King Arthur stories, is one of those. It’s the sort of book you might buy for your kids—say, as a way of getting them interested in the Arthur stories—and then find yourself sitting on the couch reading it and staring at the art after your kids are in bed.
“I think, at the end of the day, just because Yahoo, for example, has a search box, it doesn’t mean they are Google,” Spiegel said.
The new online episode (“Blood and Fire”) goes live tomorrow and features a story by former Trek TV writer David Gerrold. While executives shot down the story as too controversial for broadcast originally, Phase II adapted the script for its re-created Original Series world.
Amazon shares are up more than 25% since January. Aside from its booming ecommerce and cloud-computing business, Amazon received federal and shareholder approval this week for its planned $13.7 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods. The company’s largest-ever acquisition, which is expected to close in late 2017, will significantly enhance its presence in the grocery industry.
Darpa, the military’s far-out research arm, recently announced a $9 million award to a consortium of five institutions, led by Georgia Tech, to kick off a two-year project called “Proactive Discovery of Insider Threats Using Graph Analysis and Learning,” (PRODIGAL). The initiative is one part of a larger Darpa endeavor, ADAMS, that aims to find malevolent insiders before they cause problems. Already, a team at Columbia University is using ADAMS funding to trick WikiLeaker wannabes with decoy documents.
WikiLeaks, on Sunday, posted several files containing the 77,000 Afghan war documents in a single “dump” file and in several other files containing versions of the documents in various searchable formats.
Baidu is in the front ranks of an emerging group of Chinese companies trying to create internet services uniquely suited to their country’s ideogram-based language and the political restrictions of its communist government.
The silence that follows is so thick you could pound in a nail and hang a painting from it. That last remark is a violation, and it isn’t benign. McGraw changes the subject again. “So, you’re friends with Chris Rock?” he says. He wonders whether CK could ask Rock for seed funding, even offering to rename his facility the Chris Rock Humor Research Lab (CRoHuRL?).
In April, a U.K. Defense Ministry laptop with “national security secrets” became lost after an absent-minded official left it in a taxi. In Australia last year, 73 laptops from the country’s Defense Department were stolen, according to a news report. Also last year, a U.S. diplomat lost his security clearance for loose laptop security.
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The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name.
Tapjoy, which was stung by Apple’s prior ban, has apparently just relocated the virtual bribes it was offering users to install apps. The bribes, virtual currency for use in a game, used to be offered and delivered within iPhone apps closely overseen by Apple; now they are delivered on the web in a manner that escapes Apple’s screening. Or so says Michael Arrington. In a statement to Wired.com (also posted online), Tapjoy did not deny moving incentivized installs to the web (though it did dispute Arrington’s allegation that its customers make “junk apps”).
ES&S, or its precursor, American Information Systems, was the focus of previous Justice Department interference in 1997. At the time, AIS purchased Business Records Corporation and morphed into ES&S. The DoJ forced the company to relinquish its optical-scan voting equipment business to Sequoia Voting Systems, which became the third largest voting machine company in the country.
If a new sofa-sleeper site rises from these efforts, it won’t be the same as the original. But administrators will almost certainly remember to make backups.