Stephen E. Arnold: Science Journals Disappearing from Internet

Science: Just Delete It The information in “Dozens of Scientific Journals Have Vanished from the Internet, and No One Preserved Them” may remind some people that the “world’s information” and the “Internet archives” are marketing sizzle. The steak is the source document. The FBI has used the phrase “going dark” as shorthand for not being …

Stephen E. Arnold: DarkCyber Innovation, Black Hat SEO, Drovorub, Sparks Snuffed, and Killer Drones

Dark Cyber Today: Innovation, Black Hat SEO, Drovorub, Sparks Snuffed, and Killer Drones Third, the FBI and NSA have published a free analysis of Drovorub malware. If you are responsible for a Linux server, requesting a free copy of the publication may save you time, money, and loss of important data. Read full post with …

Stephen E. Arnold: Mobile Data Costs Around the World

Mobile Data Costs Around the World Sometimes it takes looking at the cost of certain services in other countries before we decide whether our situation is acceptable. No, I am not talking about healthcare—Cable.co.uk has published “Worldwide Mobile Data Pricing: The Cost of 1GB of Mobile Data in 228 Countries.” The interactive map makes it …

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir Desperate for an Exit?

Palantir: Planning Ahead I read “In Amended Filing, Palantir Admits It Won’t Have Independent Board Governance for Up to a Year.” The legal tap dancing is semi-interesting. Palantir wants money and control. I understand that motive. The company — despite its sudden interest in becoming a cowboy — has Silicon Valley roots. Observations: The resubmission …

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir: Stakeholders May Know Whom to Blame If Money Does Not Flow

Palantir: Stakeholders May Know Whom to Blame If Money Does Not Flow Another Palantir technologies item. Is it accurate? Who knows. But I found “Palantir Targeting 3 Class Voting Structure According to Leaked S-1, Giving Founders 49.999999% Control in Perpetuity” fun reading. The write up states: Wow, this is a really complicated ownership structure. Read …

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir Lost $579M in 2019?

Palantir Technologies: Maybe Stealth Is Better for Specialized Services Companies? I, like many other Palantir watchers, read “Leaked S-1 Screenshots Show Palantir Losing $579M in 2019.” My hunch is that this going public thing is not going to be the cake walk some envision. Palantir Technologies is a specialized services company. In my lingo, that …

Stephen E. Arnold: Hacker Kevin Mitnick Triumphs

KnowBe4: Leveraging Mitnick Many hackers practice their “art,” because they want to beat the system, make easy money, and challenge themselves. White hat hackers are praised for their Batman vigilante tactics, but the black hat hackers like Kevin Mitnick cannot even be classified as a Robin Hood. Fast Company article, “I Hired An Infamous Hacker-And …