Training: Black OSINT – Robert Steele & Steve Arnold on The Dark Side

ROBERT STEELE: Because this post will live forever online, and the topics we will discuss are virtually classified, I offer a more revealing snapshot here with additional details below the fold: Every official web monitoring system — including so-called “white” portals — has been compromised. Governments (and their contractors) simply do not know what they …

Steve Arnold: Government IT Professionals Not Ready for Big Data + Meta-RECAP

Government IT Professionals Not Ready for Big Data Posted: 10 May 2013 05:29 AM PDT It is not a surprise that 97 percent of state and local IT professional expect their data to grow by more than 50 percent over the next two years. However, more than 75 percent of them are only somewhat or …

Steven E. Arnold: Canadian Company Waterloo’s NetSweeper Helps Countries Censor Internet

Troubling Tech News from Canada “As part of a globe-spanning investigation released Wednesday, researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab say they have found fresh evidence that internet-filtering technology developed by Waterloo, Ont.-based Netsweeper is being used in 10 countries to censor access to news, religious content, LGBTQ+ resources, and political campaigns. “India and …

Steven H. Arnold: HP Showed Russia Source Code for Pentagon’s Cyberdefense Software

HP Showed Russia Pentagons Cyberdefense Software This is a short honk to point out a startling discovery—EtherealMind.com declares, “Reuters: HP Enterprise Let Russia Scrutinize Cyberdefense System Used by Pentagon.” Citing a recent report from Reuters, writer Greg Ferro pinpoints the problem with companies that make nothing but deals:

Stephen E. Arnold: Steve Ballmer Does Good — USAFacts

USAFacts Centralizes Access to Data on Government Spending Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s recent project was inspired by his wife, Connie, who wished him to practice more philanthropy. Wouldn’t it help to know what our government is already doing  with its (our) money, he wondered? Out of this question has sprung USAFacts, a website that …

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Trumped, Under Investigation?

Amazon Trumped? DarkCyber does not have a dog in this fight. The fight? Jeff Bezos versus the President of the United States. If the information in “Trump Bezos Round 2: Amazon Faces Broad Antitrust Probe of Cloud Business” is accurate, lawyers involved in the matter will have a very good chance to generate some billable …

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Online Data Market

Amazon Rolls Out an Online Data Market Here is some interesting news from Amazon Web Services. Inside Big Data reports, “Introducing AWS Data Exchange.” Third-party data has become integral to the processes of research, analytics, and machine-learning models for businesses and academic institutions, but the process of tapping into that data has been cumbersome and …

Stephen E. Arnold: IBM Watson Loses Debate …

IBM Watson to the Rescue of Truth: Facts? Not Necessary “Could IBM Watson Fix Facebook’s ‘Truth Problem’?” stopped me in my daily quest for truth, justice, and the American way of technology. The write up dangles some clickbait in front of the Web indexing crawlers. Once stopped by IBM Watson, Facebook, and Truth, the indexers …

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Mind Control Through Book Control

Why Analyzing Amazon EBook Reading Lists Is Useful An intriguing study in machine-learning models suggests human language behaviors may be more affected by what we read than previously thought. Neuroscience News tells us “What 26,000 Books Reveal When it Comes to Learning Language.” Brendan T. Johns, an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, and …