Whether the United States is ready is more complicated. Sure, the U.S. military has fearsome offensive capabilities: The Stuxnet computer worm, which was allegedly built in partnership with Israel, is believed to have done massive damage to Iran’s nuclear program, for example. But the U.S. remains vulnerable at home. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the number of reported cyberincidents on federal systems increased more than tenfold between 2006 and 2015, culminating in a data breach at the Office of Management and Budget (attributed to China) that compromised about 4 million federal employees. And while the U.S. has yet to experience a major cyberattack on critical infrastructure, foreign adversaries and various nonstate actors have been probing our defenses. This past summer, three different cybersecurity firms reported observing Iran-linked hackers attempting to gain access to U.S. government targets in what appeared to be the first phase of a … [Read more...] about ‘We’re always ready’: Would the U.S. win a cyberwar with Iran?
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The Radiohead Public Library includes the band’s back catalog and rare tracks and albums, including the 1992 EP Drill and TKOL RMX 8, “an addendum to the 2011 remix album TKOL RMX 1234567” that had previously been taken down, the Verge reports. There’s also an online store where you can order old designs of Radiohead merch. … [Read more...] about Radiohead creates a digital public library so you can stream their deep cuts
Facial recognition technology is spreading through society—used by police in cities like Detroit to identify suspects, for instance, and at retail stores to thwart shoplifters. The tech is also increasingly coming to high schools, spurred by fears of mass shootings and the promise to flag suspicious visitors before they can do harm. Facial recognition has barely made its way onto college campuses, though; and student activists are organizing a national campaign to keep it that way. … [Read more...] about ‘This is a racial justice issue’: Students organize to stop facial recognition on campus
Data visualization is becoming less of a tech company rarity and more a part of everyone’s everyday life. If you have a smartwatch, you see data visualization encoding your exercise routine and other details of your everyday life. And not just there; data visualization is all over, in sleep tracking apps, weather reports that encode uncertainty, communications pieces such as Spotify’s end-of-the-year report, goal tracking apps, bullet journal habit tracking, diet/food tracking apps such as MyFitnessPal, bank statements, and more. It will only continue to grow more common in the coming years. … [Read more...] about It’s official: Data visualization has gone mainstream
As part of a new initiative to revive seminal, out-of-print design books, Designers & Books has assembled a star-studded design team to create a facsimile reprint of Czech designer Ladislav Sutnar’s 1961 masterpiece, Visual Design in Action, for which they’re currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Designers Steven Heller and Reto Caduff, collaborating with publisher Lars Müller, want to produce a “perfect reprint” that the exacting Sutnar would’ve been proud of–one that can sell this screen-addicted generation of creatives on the superiority of ink on paper over Google image search. … [Read more...] about Help Get This Modernist Design Bible Back In Print