"For thousands of years humans believed that authority came from the gods."
"Almost every weekday between the fall of 2011 and early 2015, a Russian broker named Igor Volkov called the equities desk of Deutsche Bank’s Moscow headquarters."
"Connected, autonomous vehicles are around the corner."
"Opportunistic hackers are copying code from a trove of leaked cyber weapons and testing them on a variety of targets across the globe, security companies and researchers tell FedScoop."
"About 32% of hospitals and 52% of non-acute providers -- such as outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities and physicians' offices -- are not encrypting data in transit, according to a new survey."
"A group called the Shadow Brokers made headlines this month by leaking a hacking tool belonging to the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) team. Now this week, several informed sources suggest an inside source may have been involved."
"Spies foiled the deadly attack in the nick of time after trawling through thousands of texts and social media in a major operation by snooping agency GCHQ"
"The National Security Agency stockpiled sophisticated tools designed to penetrate commonly used security software. Now that hackers have revealed some of those techniques, companies are left scrambling to secure their systems."
"JPMorgan Chase has drawn a line under a dispute arising from its 2008 acquisition of Washington Mutual, agreeing to drop its case against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in exchange for a payment of $645m."
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offered Monday to help state elections officials with the challenge of securing voting systems from the threat of cyber attacks."
"China’s pending cybersecurity law will not create obstacles for foreign business, China’s Foreign Ministry said, responding to concerns by international business lobbies over the planned rules."
"The release on websites this week of what appears to be top-secret computer code that the National Security Agency has used to break into the networks of foreign governments and other espionage targets has caused deep concern inside American intelligence agencies, raising the question of whether America’s own elite operatives have been hacked and their methods revealed."
"It sounds like something from the film Minority Report: a CCTV surveillance system that recognises people from their face or walk and analyses whether they might be about to commit a terrorist or criminal act."
"After three major terrorist attacks in the last year and a half, public outrage has forced the French government to respond. But one particular proposal has generated significant controversy: the shutdown of certain mosques and the foreign funding behind them."
"This is a story unlike any we have previously published. It is much longer than the typical New York Times Magazine feature story; in print, it occupies an entire issue. The product of some 18 months of reporting, it tells the story of the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq 13 years ago, leading to the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis."
"When Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, requested to see his personal data that Facebook stored on its servers, he was mailed a CD-ROM containing a 1,222-page document."
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;”
William Butler Yeats,
The Second Coming
The first three lines of a poem that Yeats wrote after the first world war resonate with us today and have been referenced in American political debate -- and perhaps also around the Brexit vote as well.
"The chief executive of Delta Air Lines Inc. on Wednesday took full responsibility for the computer failure that forced the airline to cancel more than 2,100 flights over three days, but he said it was a one-time event."
"Security screeners posted outside some Olympics venues have taken to waving spectators through checkpoints without X-raying their bags in order to help reduce long lines, the latest breakdown in a process that has raised fears about lax security at the Rio Games."
"Over the many months that officials in Washington debated sweeping new regulations for internet providers, Jeffrey A. Eisenach, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, was hard to miss."
"Writing this column in the summer is a dicey proposition."
"As Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest home builders, pushed ahead with an $8 billion plan to revitalize a barren swath of San Francisco, it found a trusted voice to vouch for its work: the Brookings Institution, the most prestigious think tank in the world."
"Apple closed out Black Hat today with a long-awaited announcement that next month it will launch a bug bounty."
"Several years ago, the keyword being used by security pundits was “convergence.” "
"Believing he was answering a holy call, Harry Sarfo left his home in the working-class city of Bremen last year and drove for four straight days to reach the territory controlled by the Islamic State in Syria."
"A notorious black hat says he has more than 200 million hacked Yahoo accounts for sale on the dark Web."
"Suzanne Vautrinot’s impressive cybersecurity experience has been in high demand since she retired from the U.S. Air Force in October 2013. As a major general and commander, she helped create the Department of Defense's U.S. Cyber Command and led the Air Force's IT and online battle group."