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  • Dunford: Google’s work with China “challenges” U.S. military advantage
    by Guest Writer on March 22, 2019 at 11:48 am

    3/22/19 China syndrome Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The top U.S. military officer has called out U.S. technology giant Google for its artificial intelligence venture in China, saying it “creates a challenge” in maintaining a U.S. military advantage over the Chinese. Google has said it will not renew a Pentagon contract involving the use of artificial intelligence to analyze drone video but continues to develop artificial intelligence in China. read mor […]

  • Assessing the risk of violence by extremists
    by Staff on March 22, 2019 at 11:46 am

    3/22/19 Extremism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Psychologists have been assessing violent patients or prisoners for their risk of re-offending for many years. However, the recent endeavor, of assessing the risk of individuals carrying out a first act of violence in the community, is altogether more difficult, as most approaches are predicated on the understanding that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. read mor […]

  • Social media create a spectacle society that makes it easier for terrorists to achieve notoriety
    by Guest Writer on March 22, 2019 at 11:44 am

    3/22/19 Terrorists & social media Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The shocking mass-shooting in Christchurch on Friday is notable for using livestreaming video technology to broadcast horrific first-person footage of the shooting on social media. read mor […]

  • Exploring how propaganda is used to recruit terrorists
    by Staff on March 22, 2019 at 11:40 am

    3/21/19 Terrorism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments How do terrorists use propaganda to entice people to join their ranks? Which personality types are the most influenced by it and what types of messaging are most effective in countering these recruitment campaigns? Neil Shortland, director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at UMass Lowell, recently won a $794,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to tackle these issues.  read mor […]

  • Biotechnology advances offer opportunities for actors with malicious intent
    by Staff on March 22, 2019 at 11:38 am

    3/22/19 Biothreats Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments read mor […]

  • “It's not all about autism”: Analyzing a Facebook-fueled anti-vaccination attack
    by Staff on March 22, 2019 at 11:37 am

    3/22/19 Truth decay Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Social media has given those espousing anti-vaccination sentiments an effective medium to spread their message. However, an analysis of a viral Facebook campaign against a Pittsburgh pediatric practice reveals that the movement isn’t “all about autism.” Instead, the research from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health finds that anti-vaccination arguments center on four distinct themes that can appeal to diverse audiences. read mor […]

  • Modernize the energy grid software
    by Staff on March 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

    3/21/19 Grid Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 We don’t think much of electricity or the wonders of its generation and distribution until a particularly bad storm descends and suddenly we need our cars to charge our phones, our grills to cook our food, and if we’re lucky, our still-connected friends to lend us their hot showers. read mor […]

  • Offshore wind energy potential not exploited by U.S. energy companies
    by Staff on March 22, 2019 at 11:34 am

    3/21/19 Energy security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments When it comes to wind energy, the United States is sitting on a gold mine, so to speak. “To me, this is like when oil was first discovered in the U.S.,” says Jerome Hajjar, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University. It’s a moment of untapped potential that, if harnessed properly, could transform the way the U.S. uses energy, he says. read mor […]

  • Escalation in cyberspace; secret weapon: immigrants; KKK-inspired sheriffs?, and more
    by Staff on March 22, 2019 at 11:32 am

    3/22/19 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 What a U.S. operation against Russian trolls predicts about escalation in cyberspace (Erica D. Borghard, War on the Rocks) read mor […]

  • Former East German agents questioned in Lockerbie bombing probe
    by Staff on March 21, 2019 at 11:48 am

    3/21/19 Lockerbie Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Hundreds were killed when Pan Am Flight 103 crashed into the Scottish village of Lockerbie thirty years ago. Libya later took responsibility, but investigators are now looking onto the possibility that East Germany’s secret police were involved. read mor […]

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