Archive For The “Cyber” Category

ERICSSON: AR AND VR TO MERGE WITH REALITY

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It also says that when boundaries between people’s perception of physical and virtual reality start to blur, this could result in a drastic impact on lives and society. The way people live, work, and consume information and media will fundamentally change.

Ericsson: AR and VR to merge with reality

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State Department investigating Clinton’s storage of classified material and fitness for security clearance

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The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat, Fox News has learned. Despite being under investigation, Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances to access sensitive government information.

The department’s investigation aims to determine whether Clinton and her closest aides violated government protocols by using her private server to receive, hold and transmit classified and top-secret government documents.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/20/state-department-probes-clinton-handling-government-emails-could-pull-her-security-clearance.html

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US Army Is Bringing ‘Tactical AR’ To The Battlefield

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To be fair, the US Army has been using AR in combat for years in the form of simple, monochromatic displays fielded by select individuals. “Tactical Augmented Reality,” or TAR, takes the idea much further by providing high quality HD displays miniaturized to the size of a small eyepiece and capable of communicating large amounts of critical data in real-time.

The TAR system can effectively provide a soldier with advanced night vision, topographical information and shared vision between squad members

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NSFW: Gold Membership VR Brings the Gentleman’s Club Home

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Grownup leisure has been an early driver of recent video and digital expertise for many years, and it’s typically cited as a serious affect on the rise of VHS over Betamax, Blu-ray over HD-DVD, the adoption of on-line bank card transaction requirements and the proliferation of high-speed web. So it ought to come as no shock that it’s additionally a serious drive on the daybreak of VR experiences.

-Not Safe For Work-

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Politicians Feel They Need To Create Space Force For DoD

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A House Armed Services panel intends to create a new fighting force called Space Corps within the Air Force to improve the U.S. military’s ability to address threats in space, according to a summary of the Strategic Forces panel’s forthcoming fiscal 2018 mark.

“There is bipartisan acknowledgement that the strategic advantages we derive from our national security space systems are eroding,” said a joint statement from Mike D. Rogers of Alabama and Jim Cooper of Tennessee, the panel’s chairman and ranking Democrat, respectively. “We are convinced that the Department of Defense is unable to take the measures necessary to address these challenges effectively and decisively, or even recognize the nature and scale of its problems. Thus, Congress has to step in.”

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Public Safety Drones – Center for the Study of the Drone

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http://dronecenter.bard.edu/public-safety-drones/

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Drone usage by local police, fire departments quickly increasing | WTOP

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http://wtop.com/local/2017/06/drone-usage-local-police-fire-departments-quickly-increasing/

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TED: Smart machines to recover lost memories, mind your children

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Not everyone at TED embraced the idea of a future in which machines are smarter and more capable than humans, however.

Stuart Russell, a University of California at Berkeley computer sciences professor, referred to the situation as the “gorilla problem” in that when smarter humans came along it boded ill for evolutionary ancestors.

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-04-ted-smart-machines-recover-lost.html

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Your printer permanantly identifies everything you and your children will ever print on it.

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This is a common feature in modern printers for forensics investigations, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation

https://www.cnet.com/news/reality-winner-nsa-leak-russian-hacking-printer-tracking-dots/

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Obama’s legacy: Domestic spying scandal that could prove greater than Watergate, WikiLeaks

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Those tinfoil-wearing, anti-government, paranoid types turned out to be right after all.

The U.S. government says it has direct access to your Facebook accounts, email accounts, and calling services like Skype, and is mining the data even as you read this.

Specifically, as ZDNet’s Rachel King in San Francisco noted , both the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) have been secretly collecting data on U.S. residents since 2007, according to a leaked document.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/obamas-legacy-domestic-spying-scandal-that-could-prove-greater-than-watergate-wikileaks/

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