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Current Topic: Miscellaneous

stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom
Topic: Miscellaneous 6:42 am EDT, Jun 11, 2015

Paul Vigna:

About $77 billion will be spent on cybersecurity this year, Gartner has projected.

Bob Metcalfe:

We suspect that the number of dangerous security violations is larger than any of us know [and] is growing.

David Sanger:

What has happened at the Office of Personnel Management can only be described as a case study in bureaucratic lethargy and poor security practices.

Paul Roberts:

Serious breaches of hospital networks are almost certainly more common than has been reported, as compromised medical devices often hide the telltale signs of malware infection and data theft, according to a report from the security firm TrapX.

Mike Brown:

The war can and will be won. We can turn the tide and leave the dark ages of security behind.

The Economist:

It is not clear what, in practice, America and other Western countries can do to restrain Chinese behaviour, other than becoming better at hacking themselves.

Iain Thomson:

The market for zero-day vulnerabilities can be a lucrative one; the new [Wassenaar] language bans the sale of details of unpatched flaws to anyone other than one's own government.

Jonathan Zdziarski:

Wassenaar will do little to accomplish the goals it set out to, and instead make it impossible for security researchers like myself to further expand the base of knowledge by contributing openly to the community -- which goes far beyond this country's borders.

Kymberlee Price, Bugcrowd's senior director of security operations:

Should we really leave it to the Russian government to decide whether a researcher can report a vulnerability to Citibank?

An Unnamed Narrator:

An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all.

a heist of unprecedented scale
Topic: Miscellaneous 7:23 am EDT, Jun  9, 2015

Astra Taylor:

Today, we all swim in murky waters in which we're constantly tracked, analyzed, and scored, without knowing what information is being collected about us, how it's being weighted, or why it matters ...

Natasha Lomas:

The obfuscated commercial collection of vast amounts of personal data in exchange for 'free' services is gradually being revealed for what it is: a heist of unprecedented scale.

Ben Johnson:

The long cyber con is very real.

up, up, and away
Topic: Miscellaneous 6:36 am EDT, Jun  8, 2015

Jess Bidgood:

31 percent of the international students in the United States during the 2013-14 academic year came from China.

Matt Schiavenza:

Over 60 percent of Chinese students cover the full cost of an American university education themselves, effectively subsidizing the education of their lower-income American peers.

Paul F. Campos:

If over the past three decades car prices had gone up as fast as tuition, the average new car would cost more than $80,000.

Mark Bauerlein:

In 1960, only 15 percent of grades were in the "A" range, but now the rate is 43 percent.

Mike Konczal:

Like many elite private schools, Yale is basically a hedge fund with a university attached for tax status and marketing purposes.

the name of the game
Topic: Miscellaneous 6:35 am EDT, Jun  8, 2015


Everyone is trying to solve problems starting from software when the hardware is built on top of weak foundations.

Bob Metcalfe, in 1973:

We suspect that the number of dangerous security violations is larger than any of us know [and] is growing.

Justin Fishel, Pierre Thomas, Mike Levine, and Jack Date:

According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General's report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.

Timothy Egan:

Life is full of risk. [And] the fear-industrial complex continues to dominate national priorities. Some politicians are all fear, all the time.

Andrea Shalal:

U.S. senators have added $200 million in funding to their proposed fiscal 2016 budget to fund a detailed study of the cyber vulnerabilities of major weapons systems.

PureFunds CEO Andrew Chanin:

In cybersecurity, the name of the game is deception.

Michael Katakis:

Lies and truths are easy to come by but dreams that sustain people through difficult lives are not.

Tony Schwartz:

Fear is the primary driver of this crisis. Public companies live in morbid fear of being outflanked ... Leaders and managers live in fear of not delivering their numbers ...

take this object, but beware, it carries a terrible curse
Topic: Miscellaneous 2:21 pm EDT, Jun  6, 2015

Eleanor Saitta:

Surveillance technology, like the rest of the digital world, is often adapted for sale to the rest of us.

Quinn Norton:

It's been hard to make a living as a journalist in the 21st century, but it's gotten easier over the last few years, as we've settled on the world's newest and most lucrative business model: invasive surveillance.

While I could pull you individually out of that database, the real magic is that I would never have to. I could let algorithms understand you, process you, follow you, and never have to know any of you myself. You would be tracked and described by a thousand little bots you could never see.

Stuart Russell:

Is it necessary to worry about undecidability for AI systems that rewrite themselves?

subtly optimized to maintain desirable distance from unwelcome demands
Topic: Miscellaneous 2:20 pm EDT, Jun  6, 2015

Christina Xu:

Despite being only four years old, WeChat is more popular in China than Facebook is in the US ... many of WeChat's features are subtly optimized for "saving face" ...

A shopkeeper:

Japanese prefer not to touch other people's hands and the "change tray" creates desirable distance.

Liliana Segura:

The truth is, yes, even "hello" can feel like an unwelcome demand.

this intolerable agitation
Topic: Miscellaneous 2:19 pm EDT, Jun  6, 2015

Stuart Russell:

Is it necessary to worry about undecidability for AI systems that rewrite themselves?

Roderick Usher:

I dread the events of the future, not in themselves, but in their results.

I shudder at the thought of any, even the most trivial, incident, which may operate upon this intolerable agitation of soul.

I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect -- in terror.

In this unnerved, in this pitiable, condition I feel that the period will sooner or later arrive when I must abandon life and reason together, in some struggle with the grim phantasm, FEAR.

Thomas Fuentes:

Keep Fear Alive. Keep it alive.

the fall of the house of hay
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:06 am EDT, Jun  6, 2015

Eleanor Saitta:

The decentralized mind-set does not come naturally to companies or governments.

James Comey:

The haystack is the entire country.

Austin Berglas, head of cyber investigations at K2 Intelligence:

China is everywhere.

Hong Lei, Chinese Foreign Ministry:

Cyberattacks are anonymous, cross-border and hard to trace. If you keep using the words "maybe" or "perhaps" without making a thorough study, this is irresponsible and unscientific.

John Hultquist, the senior manager of online espionage threat intelligence at iSight:

We're in a new space here.

Oded Margalit:

Collect all the information you can lay your hands on. In this era of big data, the more you have, the better you can find the things you should be looking for.

Shelby Foote:

I can't begin to tell you the things I discovered while I was looking for something else.

Roderick Usher:

Said I not that my senses were acute?

Mattathias Schwartz:

The government has decided to resume the metadata program on new legal footing, but it hasn't yet made a full accounting of its costs.

Justin Fishel, Pierre Thomas, Mike Levine, and Jack Date:

A DHS inspector general's review determined that despite spending $540 million for checked baggage screening equipment and another $11 million for training since a previous review in 2009, the TSA failed to make any noticeable improvements in that time.

Michael Barr:

On the whole, the safety architecture is a house of cards.

Samantha Power:

There are great benefits to connectedness, but we haven't wrapped our minds around the costs.

Richard Holbrooke:

Only with hindsight can one look back and see that the smartest course may not have been the right one.

first as tragedy, then as farce
Topic: Miscellaneous 7:53 am EDT, Jun  3, 2015

Andrew Hill:

The notion that the U.S. military can always eliminate resistance, and create sanctuaries free from enemy fire is no longer realistic.

David Kravetz:

Transportation Security Administration screeners allowed banned weapons and mock explosives through airport security checkpoints 95 percent of the time, according to the agency's own undercover testing.

Michael Barr:

That's its whole job. It doesn't do it. It's not designed to do it.

Geoffrey Stone, a University of Chicago law professor:

The fact that it hasn't in the past six years doesn't mean it won't in the next six years.

Jennifer Granick:

If this doesn't blow your mind, you aren't paying attention.

Dan Froomkin:

It was not so much a glorious moment of constitutional rebalancing for the legislative branch as it was parliamentary farce as usual.

The Economist:

The world's most dysfunctional people are nearly all male.

the meaning in all this
Topic: Miscellaneous 7:01 am EDT, Jun  2, 2015

Nathaniel Rich, of Saul Bellow:

He was, in his own term, a world-class noticer.

Patrick Tucker:

On Tuesday, DigitalGlobe announced Vricon, a new partnership with Saab to create a fully accurate 3D model of the Earth.

Taylor Owen:

What we are in the process of building is a vast real-time, 3-D representation of the world. A permanent record of us. But where does the meaning in all this data come from?

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