Monthly Archives: October 2012

In-Q-Tel invested in D-Wave Systems,

Jeff Bezos and the U.S. intelligence community are among those betting that quantum computing will lead to revolutionary new computing power. Quantum computing company D-Wave announced a $30 million round of funding on Thursday that includes investments by Bezos’ Bezos … Continue reading

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Mexico CIA attack could be cartel

A senior U.S. official says there is strong circumstantial evidence that Mexican federal police who fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle, wounding two CIA officers, were working for organized crime on a targeted assassination attempt. Meanwhile, a Mexican official with … Continue reading

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Can you Track me now?

20 ways to be tracked. http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/09/28/the-economics-of-surveillance/ This surveillance has crept into people’s lives gradually as computers have become more efficient and cheaper – and as data analysis has become more enticing. The price for businesses to store and use a … Continue reading

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Did a Computer Bug Help Deep Blue Beat Kasparov?

http://www.wired.com/playbook/2012/09/deep-blue-computer-bug In May 1997, an IBM supercomputer known as Deep Blue beat then chess world champion Garry Kasparov, who had once bragged he would never lose to a machine. Kasparov and other chess masters blamed the defeat on a single … Continue reading

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Operation Foxden

In the late 1990s, as part of a covert effort called Operation Foxden, the FBI, the NSA and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were working with three businessmen — one Afghan-American citizen, two British — to introduce telecommunications infrastructure … Continue reading

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False Flag Cheney Iran

Really? Maybe it was true, but it never happened. Former Israeli intelligence officer Avi Perry writes that a “surprise” Pearl Harbor-style Iranian attack on an American warship in the Persian Gulf will provide the pretext for the US to launch … Continue reading

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