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Marines ask if Cyber Command could help online harassment issues

A representative from the Marine Corps has posed the question as to whether U.S. Cyber Command, tasked with the online defence of the United States, could or should become involved in incidents such as the scandal over male marines sharing online nude photos of their female colleagues. Testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, Marine Corps… Read More

Government report warns China and Russia dangerously ahead of U.S. in cyberwar capabilities

The recently published final report from the United States’ government Defense Science Board Task Force on Cyber Deterrence paints a grim picture that is very much in line with casual perceptions from news over the last 18 months – that Russia and China have obtained, and are maintaining, a significant lead in capabilities for critical… Read More

Personal data stolen from Singapore Ministry of Defence servicemen and staff

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has confirmed that its internet access system has been hacked, with personal data of 850 servicemen and employees stolen. The server breach, which took place earlier this month, led to the theft of staff data including NRIC numbers, telephone numbers, and dates of birth. However, no classified military information was compromised… Read More

DoD launches Code.mil open source initiative

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the launch of Code.mil, an open source initiative to encourage collaboration between federal programmers and the public on code written in support of federal projects, and to offer code to the public for their use. By inviting the public to review and improve ongoing projects, the DoD hopes to… Read More

Taser to bring artificial intelligence to police on-body cameras

U.S. smart weapons and on-body cameras manufacturer Taser International has announced that it has acquired two companies with expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), which will form a new unit at the firm called ‘Axon AI’. In a move described by Taser co-founder and CEO Rick Smith as a game changer, deep learning start-up company Dextro… Read More