The U.S. is once again aggressively banning Chinese-manufactured digital communications equipment. Let us all be thankful. On Dec. 2 the Federal Communications Commission expanded and toughened its ban on the “sale and import” of Chinese technology manufactured by firms the FCC determined present an “unacceptable risk” to U.S. national security. The firms include Huawei Technologies… Read More Chinese Dual Use Technology. From 5G to IOT Devices, System “backdoors” Used As Offensive Weapons.
A month ago Russia revealed that commercial space satellite-based services might be considered a legitimate target because Starlink provides Ukrainian forces with superior communications than what Russian troops have, while Maxar commercial photo satellites have documented Russian failures in Ukraine in embarrassing detail. What the Russians don’t discuss openly is the fact that Russian EW… Read More Report: Russian EW (Electronic Warfare) equipment and ASAT (anti-satellite) systems have both proved incapable of shutting down Starlink and Maxar
Russia and China have been very public about their envy, anger and hostility towards the new Starlink space-based communication system. Russia was the first to feel the pain caused by Starlink and declared Starlink founder and leader Elon Musk an enemy who should be executed. China was less emotional and more practical by making public… Read More News Monitors Analysis: The Starlink Space-Based Communication System Threat to Russia and China
A lot of these negative attitudes come from fictional representations of future space travel, which feature a lot of combat. That may be the case during the development of space travel but currently it is more efficient to put satellites into orbit and defend them with robotic systems. It is currently too expensive and dangerous… Read More Analysis: The US Space Force and Rise of Satellite Hacking Systems
China has complained to the UN that American firm SpaceX has put too many of its Starlink satellites into LEO (Low Earth Orbit) and one of them recently came too close to a new Chinese space station. China wants SpaceX to do something about that and demands that the UN declare Starlink a danger to… Read More China complains that SpaceX has put too many Starlink satellites into LEO (Low Earth Orbit)
In late 2020 someone carried a major hacking attack on Israeli supply and logistics firms. Worse, it wasn’t a ransomware attack demanding money but simply to obtain information, and this series of attacks was very successful. The attackers first penetrated Amital Data, an Israeli software developer that supplies specialized software to firms that distribute goods.… Read More Analysis: On the Fallout from the Amital Cyber Attack. Tracking Bitcoin Payments Back to Iran
Have you ever looked at the origin of the word “politics?” Its etymological roots come from words meaning “civil” and “citizens.” Citizens, as in, the people who make up the governed population. Today, where do those people voice their concerns, delights, issues, and ideas? Social media. Let’s look for a moment at the dramatic… Read More Using Social and News Monitoring in Political Campaign – News Monitors