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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 […]

The End of Privacy?

July 10, 2017

A high-ranking member of the U.S. government recently asked if I could be of help in finding a mechanical typewriter. Actually, the person did not need any help: old-fashioned manual typewriters, both “uprights” and portables can be bought new or used (some refurbished) on the Internet. Prices vary between $50 and $300. Why would anyone want […]

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