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  • DOD, Navy Confront Climate Change Challenges in Southern Virginia
    by Staff on July 23, 2021 at 11:34 am

    7/23/21 Coastal challenges Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Hampton Roads area in southern Virginia is home to dozens of military installations, including Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval facility. On the Atlantic Ocean and an important part of the Navy’s ocean-faring capability, it’s a unique example of how the nation’s defense can be affected by the environment. read more

  • High-Tide Flood Risk Is Accelerating, Putting Coastal Economies at Risk
    by Guest Writer on July 23, 2021 at 11:33 am

    7/23/21 Coastal challenges Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments As sea level rises, it can be easy to miss the subtlety of higher water. It’s much harder to overlook saltwater more frequently flooding streets, impeding daily life and making existing problems worse. The frequency of high-tide flooding along the U.S. coasts has doubled since 2000, and it’s expected to increase five to 15 times more in the next 30 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns in a new report released July 14, 2021. read more

  • France Accuses China of “Vast” Cyberattacks Campaign against French Organizations, Companies
    by Staff on July 22, 2021 at 11:48 am

    7/22/21 China watch Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments France has been under sustained wave of cyberattacks since the beginning of the year and, on Wednesday, 21 July, the French government said that the hacking was the work of Chinese hackers affiliated with the government in Beijing. The announcement was made the Director General of the National Information Systems Safety Agency (Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’informations, or ANSSI), Guillaume Poupard. Poupard hinted that he considered these attacks as “much more serious” the than the spying done by the Pegasus spyware. read more

  • Norway Mourns Victims of Worst-Ever Terror Attack 10 Years On
    by Guest Writer on July 22, 2021 at 11:47 am

    7/22/21 Extremism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Norway is marking the tenth anniversary of the Nordic country’s worst-ever terror attack. On July 22, 2011, Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik planted a bomb in the capital, Oslo, killing eight people after disguising himself as a police officer. read more

  • Pegasus Project Shows the Need for Real Device Security, Accountability and Redress for those Facing State-Sponsored Malware
    by Guest Writer on July 22, 2021 at 11:46 am

    7/22/21 Spyware Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments People all around the world deserve the right to have a private conversation. Communication privacy is a human right, a civil liberty, and one of the centerpieces of a free society. And while we all deserve basic communications privacy, the journalists, NGO workers, and human rights and democracy activists among us are especially at risk, since they are often at odds with powerful governments.  read more

  • Spyware: Why the Booming Surveillance Tech Industry Is Vulnerable to Corruption and Abuse
    by Guest Writer on July 22, 2021 at 11:44 am

    7/22/21 Spyware Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The world’s most sophisticated commercially available spyware may be being abused, according to an investigation by 17 media organizations in ten countries. Intelligence leaks and forensic phone analysis& read more

  • Bringing the Jury to the Crime Scene Via a 3D Headset
    by Staff on July 22, 2021 at 11:40 am

    7/22/21 Crime Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments As any juror will tell you, piecing together a crime from a series of documents tendered in a courtroom is no easy feat, especially when a person’s future hangs in the balance. Delivering the correct verdict on car accident and murder cases is contingent on good spatial awareness, but short of being at the scene of the crime, the room for error is large. However, thanks to the advent of virtual reality (VR), jurors now have a better chance of making the right decision. read more

  • Smartphone Screens Effective Sensors for Soil or Water Contamination
    by Staff on July 22, 2021 at 11:34 am

    7/22/21 Water security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Researchers from the University of Cambridge have demonstrated how a typical touchscreen could be used to identify common ionic contaminants in soil or drinking water by dropping liquid samples on the screen, the first time this has been achieved. The sensitivity of the touchscreen sensor is comparable to typical lab-based equipment, which would make it useful in low-resource settings. read more

  • Megadrought in the American West | Norway’s Massacre: 10 Years On | Booming Trade in Surveillance Tech, and more
    by Staff on July 22, 2021 at 11:32 am

    7/22/21 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 Is the American West in a Megadrought? (Economist) An arid couple of decades raises questions about the history and future of the region. read more

  • Growing Unease in Israel over Pegasus Case
    by Staff on July 21, 2021 at 11:46 am

    7/21/21 Pegasus affair Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Israel, which, by all accounts, is one of the world’s most advanced nations when it comes to military and intelligence high-tech, is noticeably uncomfortable with the revelations about how the Pegasus spyware, developed by Israeli cyber firm NSO Group, has been used by the rulers of dozens of countries to spy on and track opposition figures, human rights activists, journalist, and civil society activists. read more

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