America’s new intelligence research chief wants to predict cyberattacks. Can it work?

In her first comments as IARPA chief, the new director of the intelligence community’s research arm emphasized machine learning to forecast cyberattacks.

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How the Five Eyes Can Harness Commercial Innovation

Here are a few concrete ways to get this alliance’s vibrant commercial technology sectors to address common national-security concerns.

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BDSM Fan Creates Extremely NSFW Amazon Alexa Hack

“A British designer has created an NSFW use for his Amazon Alexa, essentially turning it into the world’s first robotic dominatrix.  Gary, known online as Deviant Designs, linked up his Alexa to a device that he made himself, designed to deliver pain on demand. The Echo Dot connects to a Raspberry Pi, which in turn is connected to an Arduino hardware controller wired to an electric shock collar for dogs, Engadget reports. This dog collar, usually worn by pets to prevent them from running away, has been broken apart by Gary, an amateur enthusiast who learned all his coding and hardware skills from online tutorials. The wires that deliver the electric shocks were taken out and inserted into shock clamps, specifically designed to be clipped to your labia.”

So it is a novel idea, but not that creative (at least by BDSM standards) although it does address a market and customer pain point. What is really funny are the comments. What? These guys are getting into a spat about Asimov’s Laws of Robotics? It is heartwarming to know there are ethical BDSM practitioners out there. Hey Gina Haspel, are you listening? New blood and In-Q-Tel project for a tamer CIA! KSM would keep asking for more … more … please …

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