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Posts in November, 2015

The United States is outsourcing its Cyberspace (Cyber Command) Operations – really?

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No Comments » // Hacking and Security

It’s a draft title Task Order Request for Cyberspace Operations Support Services in support of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). Oh, brother. That means the U.S. has bungled their cybersecurity so badly they’re now willing to outsource, and trust, this critical national security task to an outside contractor. Even a partner outside of the U.S. […]

The crass symbolism in Arab cartoons following the terrorist attacks in Paris

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No Comments » // Politics and legal

Below is a sampling of Arab cartoons, including English translations, following the attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.

Probe finds that contractors working on military code outsourced some tasks to Russian coders

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No Comments » // Hacking and Security

After conclusion of a four-year probe, contractors who worked on U.S. military code are being fined a combined $12.75 million. As it turns out, some contractors outsourced coding tasks to Russian. No words can convey the level of stupidity here (hey, let’s get Al-Qaeda to build US airplanes!).

Meet the badass Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) – set to replace the Humvee currently used by U.S. military

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No Comments » // Military

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) pictured above is the United States military truck set to replace the Humvee currently used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines. The Oshkosh was selected on August 25, 2015 and awarded a $6.75 billion contract for 16,901 vehicles to be delivered sometime around 2018 (although we all know […]

Microsoft OneDrive: Let us clarify, when we said “unlimited storage”, we didn’t really mean “unlimited storage”

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No Comments » // Internet

Just when I assumed the era of goofy Microsoft business moves was over, they go and do it again. Yesterday Microsoft announced that they were doing away with their unlimited OneDrive storage option. According to Microsoft, some users had abused the “limit” by storing “entire moving collections and DVR recordings”.