The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), brings the astonishing capability to add 10KW+ of photonic energy to the warfighter's arsenal; now, with the functionality to lase in high particulate per square meter fog. A development effort between The Boeing Company and the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), and monikered the HEL MD, will surely be miniaturized, dependent of course, upon physics for it's size and the device's coefficient of energy.
Today's MustRead - via the inimitable Brian Krebs at Krebs on Security - targets the nefarious Dread Pirate Roberts. Allegedly the Master of the Silk Road, and the ramifications to the configuration of the sites' conceptually flawed CAPTCHA configuration (utilizing data from the open interweb, rather than the apparently less-than-dark web). Enjoy!
Perhaps a good idea for the Nigerians. Nevertheless, it is doubtful the Nigerian spammers will be hampered by the newly implemented national ID system... The interesting news, of course was announced via a press release, is the assistance bestowed on the Federal Republic of Nigeria by MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) .
DARPA has updated it's six month old : An astounding, curated compendium of fascinating data and phenomenal projects. Highly recommended, from Big Data initiatives - Detection and Computational Analysis of Psychological Signals (DCAPS), to Probabilistic Programming for Advanced Machine Learning (PPAML).