Category: Technology

Pentagon Requesting $66 Million For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

Patrick Tucker DefenseOne (Source) (Blog Archive) The Missile Defense Agency is rushing to put more solutions in the field and trying to put past failures behind them. One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 […]

A.I. will be ‘billions of times’ smarter than humans and man needs to merge with it, expert says

Arjun Kharpal CNBC Artificial intelligence could be “billions of times smarter” than humans and people may need to merge with computers to survive, a futurist told CNBC on Tuesday. Speaking on a panel hosted by CNBC at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Futurizon’s Ian Pearson’s comments mirrored ideas put […]

Are robot cops the future of efficient, bias-free policing?

Steve Nelson The Washington Examiner The era of police hiding behind bushes and catching drivers who exceed 30 miles per hour may be coming to an end. In years, maybe decades, the young officer with a quota could be replaced by a robotic cop car. Unsympathetic to excuses and invulnerable […]

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Motherboard **If you’re looking for ways to protect yourself from SIM hijacking and other hacks, read The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked** If you’re a customer of T-Mobile in the United States, you may have recently gotten a somewhat alarming, and perhaps confusing, text message. This is a […]

Scoop: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network

Trump national security officials are considering an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile network to guard against China, according to sensitive documents obtained by Axios. Why it matters: We’ve got our hands on a PowerPoint deck and a memo — both produced by a senior National Security Council official […]

Canada testing ‘digital ID’ system that uses blockchain, biometrics to screen travellersBio

Rahul Kalvapalle Global News The Canadian government is helping to test a new airport security and screening system that will allow travellers to digitize and share travel documents and biometric information with authorities in advance. Launched at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the “Known Traveller Digital […]

Google diversity culture war: Employees being harassed and threatened

SAN FRANCISCO — The firing of Google engineer James Damore for suggesting men are more suited to technical roles than women has triggered a culture war inside the Internet giant, with some Google employees saying the company is not doing enough to protect them from a harassment campaign that has subjected them […]

RoboStop: Ford’s AI to leave no hiding place for bad drivers

RT Few drivers would imagine feeling nostalgic for speed cameras. Nevertheless, US automotive giant Ford has revealed its vision for the future of policing in a patent application, not for a cyborg, but an AI-driven cop car. The proposed AI police car is a speed trap, surveillance vehicle and traffic […]

Mastercard sets biometric ID deadline for banks

Mastercard has committed to guaranteeing that every one of its customers will have access to biometric authentication services by April 2019 Mastercard has set a deadline of April 2019 for widespread use of biometric identification for users of its service. The payments company said all of its customers would be able to use biometrics, […]

Your Cell Phone Is a Psychotronic Weapon of Mass Mind Control

Modern telecommunications usually involves devices that can both send and receive wireless signals. These devices are also almost invariably capable of producing and receiving signals that affect our moods, thoughts, and bodily functions. Your cell phone is a psychotronic weapon. That means that your cell phone CAN read and control […]

The Internet of Things: What It Will Do—But What Will It Do To Your Health?

Businesses, industries, state utility commissions, utility companies, especially electric power providers, and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are “hell-bent” on pushing the ultimate in surveillance and control technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) that will operate on the new 5G broadband platform and network(s), which use much smaller microwave ‘towers’ placed very close to each […]

Top secret HUMAN TESTING in China to create SUPERHUMAN army in military revamp

CHINA’s mission to create an army of superhumans is expanding at a worryingly fast pace as the country rapidly invests in its controversial genetics research and development programme, a new study has revealed. It has been revealed that over the last three years at least 86 people have undergone surgery […]

Public Knowledge Responds to AT&T’s Call for “Internet Bill of Rights”

Today, AT&T placed full-page advertisements in various papers urging Congress to pass an “Internet Bill of Rights” to “provide consistent rules of the road for all internet companies.” Public Knowledge contends that Americans had strong, consistent net neutrality rules until Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai repealed them, and finds AT&T’s vague commitments insufficient for […]

Congress Quietly Pushing Bill to Require National Biometric ID for ‘ALL Americans’

H.R.4760 – Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 – is a massive giveaway to the police state which will use a National ID to track Americans. Earlier this month,  Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA-6] introduced H.R.4760 – Securing America’s Future Act of 2018, a sweeping bill that entails everything from Education and […]

Skynet Now: Pentagon Deploys Terrorist-Hunting Artificial Intelligence

Someday, future sentient artificial intelligence (AI) systems may reflect on their early indentured servitude for the human military-industrial complex with little to no nostalgia. But we’ll worry about that when the day comes. For now, let’s continue writing algorithms that conscript machine intelligence into terrorist bombings and let the chips […]

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really.

A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams. Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next-generation materials, and draw their power not from batteries but energy beamed from nearby aircraft. On Wednesday, the the Defense […]

Google’s AI Center in China: Poaching Talent

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already fundamentally changing information technology and stands poised to permeate and transform technology both online and off ranging from manufacturing and transportation to medicine and military applications. The US, Russia and China have all noted that dominance in this field of technology will be an essential […]

Battlefield soldiers to get Alexa-style assistant to help reveal enemy’s location

Now US scientists are developing a similar Artificial Intelligence system which may accompany all soldiers on the battlefield within just 10 years. Like the fictional JARVIS – which stands for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System” –  the technology will allow soldiers to converse with their omniscient companion to interpret […]

New York State Appellate Court Says Cell Site Location Records Have No Expectation Of Privacy

The Supreme Court will deliver its ruling on the issue of cell site location info later this year, possibly changing the contours of the Third Party Doctrine for the first time since its erection out of thin air more than four decades ago. Until then, a patchwork of decisions has been handed down by state courts, […]

This Ex-NSA Hacker Is Building an AI to Find Hate Symbols on Twitter

In August of this year, a white supremacist plowed through a crowd of protesters gathered in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The attack injured around 20 people and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. The violent clashes that weekend shocked Americans, among them Emily Crose, who wanted to be there to protest against the white supremacists but […]