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This page contains some opinionated analyses of several key subjects about technology and cyberwarfare. For a simple list of up-to-date articles that you can explore, visit the UPDATED ARTICLES page.

June 14, 2018

Hacking is hardly a new concept for governments in developed countries. However, recent years have seen rapid growth in hacking for several reasons. Social media has allowed people to network with one another more comprehensively than ever before, and our various electronic devices are often networked together as well (with our phones linked to our laptops linked to our bank accounts and so on). Not only that, but corporate co...

January 11, 2018

For a long time, the general belief in the world of computer experts was that viruses needed to be coded for a specific type of operating system.  Windows viruses could only infect Windows products, Mac viruses could only infect Mac products, etc.  However, over time hackers have gotten ever craftier, and the age of compartmentalized viruses may eerily be ending.

This threat worstens now that just a few massive global manu...

January 10, 2018

The threat of a catastrophic Chinese hack against the U.S. is much more imminent than most people realize. There have been many documented cases of hacking in recent years, and each time the hacks have escalated. Late in 2017, this rising threat got so much attention that The threat of a catastrophic Chinese hack against the U.S. is much more imminent than most people realize.  There have been many documented cases of hacking...

December 23, 2017

In the world of computing, a “zero-day” attack is a software problem that puts people in immediate danger.  It gets its name because the software developers who are combating the problem have zero days before the problem is imminent—as in, it’s happening right now, and every second that passes could bring another wave of destruction.

Usually, zero-day attacks happen when software developers find a bug in a popular program.  For...

October 29, 2017

Some people might wonder why Blackberry made the Passport Silver Edition.  The original Blackberry Passport received exceptional reviews, but didn't sell very well; and yet, Blackberry went ahead and made the luxury Silver Edition version.  And against all skepticism, the Silver Edition performs admirably.

Blackberry’s original Passport revolutionized phone design with its broad screen, ergonomic design to fit into yo...

September 24, 2017

“Land reclamation” is a fancy way of saying, “building fake land where ocean used to be.”  Accordingly, it mostly occurs along coastlines, expanding an existing landmass.  Lately, however, China has been using this

 

 

technique to create a series of artificial islands the South China Sea.

The secret to China’s success lies in the coral reefs that sit just below sea level throughout the sea.  These reefs act as a n...

September 18, 2017

It was a dark and stormy night.  Lightning scorched the sky and wind slashed the air, as the witches enacted their dark ritual.  From the pits of the nether realm, Jeff Bezos’ heinous cackle was birthed into this unsuspecting world.

Or so we’d like to imagine.

One thing is certain, though: Amazon.com’s CEO Jeff Bezos has one ridiculously evil laugh:

When did this laugh first emerge?  What havoc has it wreaked?  Here, we inve...

September 10, 2017

The 21st century has seen phones and videogames become more like full-scale computers.  Phones used to be able to do nothing except send and receive calls, but now they can browse the web and download millions of apps from third-party developers.  But with this newfound computer-like power, comes newfound computer-like vulnerability.  Recent years have seen a huge spike in viruses and malware that target smartph...

August 26, 2017

It is widely known by now that Sony suffered one of the worst computer hacks in history late last year.  The hack is rumored to have been performed by North Korea, in response to Sony’s upcoming film “The Interview” which depicts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un being assassinated.  A group called “Guardians of Peace” has indicated responsibility, but many analysts suspect a larger organization was ultimately behind t...

August 13, 2017

Believe it or not, humans have been building artificially into the ocean for thousands of years.  One noteworthy example is Caesarea, an ancient Roman port in modern-day Israel whose deep-sea harbor was made by floating large cases of sand and stone out from the coastline.  Nowadays, though, artificial land—often called “land reclamation”—has become more popular than ever.  With a rapidly increasing global population and...

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