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Source Code Sharing is a Terrible Idea

February 2, 2018

Source codes are the instructions written by a computer programmer that powers its software. It contains all the secret instructions in a program that, if discovered, would enable the software source to be stolen. Any software, from your games to America’s military systems. For decades, therefore, the U.S. government export control system refused to allow software […]

Are U.S. Missile Interceptors Any Good?

August 4, 2017

There is now evidence from credible analysts that the North Korean ICBM test shot had a problem: the warhead shredded on re-entry.  That is good news for the United States and probably for anyone else facing a threat from North Korea, which certainly includes South Korea and Japan, and maybe others including even China.  In fact, […]

Can We Make the Internet of Things Secure?

July 11, 2017

In the simplest terms, Internet of Things (IoT) is the addition of some internet connectivity to everyday objects.  Security cameras, for example, previously had to be hardwired.  Now they are generally WiFi-connected, allowing camera information to be transmitted to the security control system and allowing the security control system to broadcast its collected information to […]

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