Tag: security

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    Thoughts on the Direction of the Gun Debate

    Rubio’s “Laws Don’t Work” Argument Senator Rubio argued that if someone is truly determined to carry out a horrific act, the law will not stop it. This is true, to a point. The argument bears much more heavily on demand-driven products like illicit drugs, but we don’t hear Rubio calling for the end of prohibition.…

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    Worry Over Artificial Intelligence

    Do we have to worry about killer robots? How can we stop them?!

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    Restricting Power’s Reach

    The recent story about retaliation by the executive of New Jersey should cause us to examine why it was even possible.

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    Cyber Fisticuffs

    A rough look at some of the cybersecurity issues mentioned by SecDef recently.

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    Privacy is Security

    True security requires privacy, and that’s a good thing.

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    Saboteurs in Silicon

    Via Slashdot (DARPA Sponsors a Hunt For Malware In Microchips) & BoingBoing (Hunt for the kill switch in microchips) — A story making the rounds today discusses the possibility of embedded instructions that could disable or allow spying through hardware chips. This may be one more reason to look toward the model Transmeta was pushing several…