Uber Hacked and Surveilled Rivals, Alleges Ex-Manager in Letter

A 37-page letter sent to Uber Technologies’ management in May that painted it as a paranoid firm with a sophisticated intelligence apparatus designed to gain an edge on rivals and trick regulators has been made public.

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Invisible Doomsday Machines: The Challenge of Clandestine Capabilities and Deterrence – War on the Rocks

Stanley Kubrick’s iconic black comedy Dr. Strangelove remains one of the most insightful works on deterrence. The film revolves around the Doomsday Machine…

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Building a Future: Integrated Human-Machine Military Organization

The words of Yuval Harari from Homo Deus are reflected in a recent study which found that “the military is on the cusp of a major technological revolution as it enters the Robotic Age, in which warfare is conducted by unmanned and increasingly autonomous weapon systems, operating across all domains, and across the full spectrum of military operations. The question is not whether the future of warfare will be filled with autonomous, AI-driven robots, but when and in what form.” Key to realizing this shift in how war might be fought in future will be human-machine teaming.

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Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy

Reuters was not being GQ this day. He is waiting for May but is not happy about something. Better than Erdogan’s picture though.

Britain and its NATO allies must defend deep sea cables against a potentially catastrophic attack by the Russia navy that could disrupt trillions of dollars in financial transactions, the head of Britain’s armed forces warned.

Source: Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy

The End of Net Neutrality: Implications for National Security

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Thursday to dismantle their authorities to enforce net neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers, such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast, from interfering in the traffic streams that take place over their infrastructure.

Source: The End of Net Neutrality: Implications for National Security

How drone swarms could change urban warfare [Commentary]

The range of challenges in urban environments is broad. The enemy defender generally has the advantage. To take back the initiative, the Army should deploy current drone technologies to empower soldiers to address some of the fundamental challenges of urban warfare.

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