China takes the lead in supercomputing while America sleeps

Summary: The Apollo program demonstrated America's superpower status in the 1960's. Today's contests are more diffuse, such as the race to build the most and largest supercomputers. China has moved into the lead in this, another milestone in its quest to again become the Middle Kingdom. Helping in their quest is America's unwillingness to invest … Continue reading China takes the lead in supercomputing while America sleeps

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The new frontier: Even Developing Nations Do Cyber Spying

Summary: Revolutions in military technology allow rising powers to supersede the old ones, not just because the new tools provide asymmetric advantages, but because the military leaders of dominant love their obsolete big toys. As do military experts in general; compare the coverage of new carriers and aircraft vs. cybersecurity. Will this pattern play out … Continue reading The new frontier: Even Developing Nations Do Cyber Spying

Russia’s Propaganda Trolls become a power in cyberspace

Summary: Cyberspace is not just a means to steal information and wreck systems, but also a means to touch people's minds and change how they see the world. The tech is new, but the methods are old. Russia has a long history of playing this game well. Here Emilio Iasiello explains how they have aggressively … Continue reading Russia’s Propaganda Trolls become a power in cyberspace

Determining guilt in cyberspace: difficult now, but there’s hope for the future

Summary: We see the nature of modern America in our response to cyberattacks. The government quickly points to one of the usual suspects, and Americans believe. Reminders of past government lies have no effect, nor do experts' warnings that attribution in cyberspace ranges from difficult to impossible. For a change of pace, today cybersecurity expert … Continue reading Determining guilt in cyberspace: difficult now, but there’s hope for the future