By Rick Webb at Medium.
The math’s not pretty on digital advertising’s future revenues. That could mean a massive devaluation for both Google and Facebook.
Several high ranking Afghan military officials, who spoke on condition they not be identified because they were not authorised to speak to the media, said the morale of Afghanistan’s under-trained and poorly
equipped security forces was already at a dangerously low ebb.
“A significant number of smart devices, including smart CCTV cameras, thermostats or smart TVs, are insecure by design,” said Petrus. “It’s not even possible to make some of them more secure as they’ve been made with hard-coded account names and passwords that can’t be changed.”
Phi Beta Iota: The West assumes impunity from interruption and is not ready for asymetric rear area attacks. An electromagnetic pulse gun in a helicopter would have been able to fry these drones on the spot. In a worst case a machine gunner, shooting downwards. No one wants to think about this stuff….too inconvenient.
My comment: The Army is pursuing a 1942 tactical solution to contemporary warfare. Providing light infantry with light tanks was a desperate measure in 1942 to make up for a lack of firepower and protection. It did not work against the Germans who triumphed wherever it was tried. The German and Soviet use of Main battle tanks led to whole sale mechanization and fielding of armored infantry/panzer grenadier formations in all Western armies by the end of WWII.
Latest Saker interview. Sobering. Start at 5:06 minutes.
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Good news for humanity: the NRA is weakening. The gun-lobbying group is in “deep financial trouble,” Fortune Magazine reported, and warns that the NRA may not be able to keep going.
The usual suspects: joint committee, consolidated authorization & appropriation, dedicated HPSCI intelligence staff, abolish term limits for HPSCI Members.