No natural disaster in the last several years has passed without a government official or civilian “expert” using it to raise fears of cyber threats. That is why, after a series of snarky tweets over the last couple days by Rob Rosenberger, I was inspired to create a Google alert for any news item mentioning both the words “cyber” and “Sandy” in the same article. I created … [Read more...] about DHS Secretary Napolitano Uses Hurricane Sandy to Hype Cyber Threat
Though I do not normally post these kinds of posts--actually, you might have noticed that I rarely post much of anything, which is something I'm trying to change--I can't help but weigh in on the iPad. I think that there are two main problems with the device as I understand it now:As a device meant to occupy the space between an app-phone and a laptop, it is more a scaled … [Read more...] about iPad – AKA iFoleo or iPod Touch, JUMBO?
Or so it seems CNN would like us all to believe this morning after North Korea detonated it's second nuclear weapon.World outraged by North Korea's latest nuke test - CNN.comFor now, however, the North's nuclear arms program is not a major security threat, analysts say. The country has yet to build an effective bomb or develop an effective delivery system to a target country. … [Read more...] about DPRK Nuclear Test…Move Along, Nothing to See Here!
Here are a few updated tidbits to that give an indication of what the kinds of reactions we are seeing to the swine flu.From Inkling Markets, a prediction market about the number of global deaths from swine flu. (I've made a lot of [fake] money on this today, by the way.)And the latest buzz from Twitter:Up and up it goes. Maybe I should start a prediction market about what the … [Read more...] about Tracking the Reaction to Swine Flu
A recent article in the journal, Studies in Intelligence, takes up the issue of using prediction markets as intelligence tools, a topic that I have wondered about myself recently.Towards the end of the article, the author takes up the issue of whether or not an internal, Intelligence Community prediction market should be a real-money or a play-money market, noting many of the … [Read more...] about Prediction Markets as Intelligence Tools