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Stocks in Summer Limbo Amid Crypto-Recovery

Posted on July 17th, 2017.

Monday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2458 0.11% DAX 12592 -0.32 WTI Crude Oil 46.44 -0.19% GOLD 1224.00 0.50% Bitcoin 2075 3.15% EUR/USD 1.1465 -0.03% Global financial markets are very quiet this Monday, with no major catalyst from the economic and political fronts. Last week’s rally in US stocks remains...

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Stocks Retreat from New Highs as Mrs. Yellen and the Fed remain in Focus

Posted on July 13th, 2017.

Thursday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2443 0.13% DAX 12633 0.05% WTI Crude Oil 45.87 0.81% GOLD 1217.00 -0.13% Bitcoin 2372 -0.73% EUR/USD 1.1404 -0.07% Janet Yellen and the Fed are still all over the news today, as the central banker continues her testimony on monetary policy. After yesterday’s surprisingly...

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Daily Analysis: Global Rally Stalls as Oil Falls on Qatar Tensions

Posted on June 5th, 2017.

Monday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2433 0.17% DAX 12834 Closed WTI Crude Oil 47.17 -2.42% GOLD 1284.00 0.45% Bitcoin 2532 3.23% EUR/USD 1.1248 -0.27% Global stocks are somewhat lower today, as several markets are closed in Europe, and trading volumes are slim. The terror attack in London and Saudi Arabia’s...

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5 Things to Watch Next Week: NASDAQ, Cryptocurrencies, China, Euro & Trump

Posted on May 14th, 2017.

Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2398 0.88% DAX 12675 1.76% WTI Crude Oil 46.47 -5.75% GOLD 1228.00 -3.21% Bitcoin 1570 16.11% EUR/USD 1.0998 0.91%   Will the NASDAQ carry stocks higher again? The schizophrenic state of the US market continued to dominate trading this week, with the tech sector clearly emerging as a leader...

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Electronics

Chinese Physicists Achieve Record-Breaking Quantum Cryptography Breakthrough

Posted on November 4th, 2016.

Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China and other Chinese labs, with the collaboration of a lab in the US, have implemented a secure quantum protocol known as Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution (MDIQKD), suitable for practical networks and devices, over a distance of 404 km. The breakthrough,...

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Artificial Intelligence

Obama Administration Concerned United States Falling Behind on AI Research

Posted on October 18th, 2016.

The White House released its “National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan” [PDF] this month. One of the chief concerns in the report is the fact that of the two countries doing the most research on artificial intelligence, more specifically on deep learning, the US has fallen into second place. The below...

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Electronics

Chinese Quantum Physicists Develop Ultra-Powerful, Anti-Stealth Military Radar

Posted on October 3rd, 2016.

A top Chinese military technology company announced the development and preliminary testing of a new form of radar able to detect stealth planes 100km away, South China Morning Post recently reported.

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Communication

The Chinese Quantum Satellite QUESS: Toward Unbreakable Quantum Networks

Posted on September 8th, 2016.

One year ago Hacked covered the race between the US and China to develop “military super-powers” by harnessing quantum science, and noted that Chinese scientists were developing quantum communication satellites that support unbreakable encryption. A few weeks ago, China launched its first quantum satellite.

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Cyberespionage

Hong Kong Targeted by ‘Politically-Motivated” Chinese Hackers

Posted on September 5th, 2016.

During the lead-up to the recent legislative elections in Hong Kong, two government agencies in the country had been targeted by cyberespionage agents from China in a politically-motivated attack during August, a cybersecurity firm stated.

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Communication

Apple Users Targeted in Phishing Campaign

Posted on June 8th, 2016.

 A cybersecurity firm has uncovered several phishing campaigns targeting Apple users’ credentials – Apple IDs and passwords – since the beginning of 2016. Cyber criminals are devising faux Apple domains purporting to be legitimate websites to engage in phishing attacks targeting Apple iCloud users in China and the UK, revealed...

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Breaches

China Says OPM Breach Was Not State-Sponsored but a Criminal Act

Posted on December 3rd, 2015.

ChinaThrough its official news agency Xinhua, China has stated that an investigation covering the substantial breach that compromised over 22 million federal employees was a cyberattack borne out of criminal intent. The news agency added the breach was not state-sponsored, contrary to the widely asserted opinion that the Chinese...

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Australian Government Targeted in a Cyberattack; China Blamed

Posted on December 2nd, 2015.

A major cyber-attack has been reported by a prominent Australian news outlet that reveals Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology may have been compromised in a substantial attack. The blame game is firmly laid on China’s doorstep. Multiple government sources and officials have reportedly confirmed a recent cyber-attack targeting Australia’s...

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Cybersecurity

US Advised to Hack China, Days after World Leaders’ Pact against Commercial Hacking

Posted on November 19th, 2015.

A congressional advisory body is advising the United States to hack China back as a solution to recover stolen data breached from U.S-based companies from alleged Chinese hackers. The recommendation comes merely days after the world’s richest nations agreed not hack each other for commercial aims during the recent G-20 summit. The United...

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Breaches

The Biggest Ever U.S. Healthcare Hack Wasn’t for Sinister Needs

Posted on October 29th, 2015.

The cyberattack targeting healthcare insurance firm Anthem that resulted in the compromise of users’ data in a massive breach affecting 80 million people was unanimously accepted as by security researchers as a breach by Chinese hackers. However, the cause for the breach may not for the reasons you’d expect. China is a massive powerhouse...

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Cybersecurity

Report: State-Sponsored Chinese Hackers Targeted U.S. Firms Even after Recent Cyber Pact

Posted on October 19th, 2015.

An independent security firm has claimed that state-sponsored Chinese hackers have tried to infiltrate the networks of U.S. companies even after the recent cyber-pact where China and the U.S. agreed not to spy on each other for commercial and corporate reasons. CrowdStrike Inc. has claimed that cyber and economic espionage agents...

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Drone News

China’s Largest Ever Airship Treads Near Space

Posted on October 16th, 2015.

Three days ago, unbeknownst to most of the world, China initiated a test flight lasting 24 hours. The object gaining flight was the 75 meters long, 22 meters high “Yuanmeng”, an airship taking up the volume of 18,000 cubic meters. It is solar powered, and the test was successful when the airship edged toward near space, a region of the...

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Business

U.S. Startups Set to Get a Boost with a $400 Million Chinese Seed Fund – CSC Upshot

Posted on October 12th, 2015.

AngelList, a platform that connects investors and startups with a track record of investments in startups such as Uber, is set to announce a deal today with a Chinese private-equity firm –  CSC Venture Capital, involving a $400 million fund called CSC Upshot. The fund is to be set up for investments at early-stage tech startups in...

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Cybersecurity

Snowden: Cisco Routers a Pakistani National Security Risk

Posted on October 7th, 2015.

British GHCQ used hacked Cisco routers to spy on Pakistan, according to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The purpose of the router exploits was to help identify Middle Eastern terrorists operating in Pakistan. The UK government did not provide comment on Snowden’s claims.  Cisco routers have been known to ship with bugs in the...

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Bugs

YiSpecter Malware Targets All iOS Devices: More than 100 Apps are Compromised

Posted on October 5th, 2015.

A new ad-based malware dubbed “YiSpecter” is now infecting iPhones and iPads that are both jailbroken and non-jailbroken by abusing private APIs within the iOS system, discovers a security firm. Security firm Palo Alto Networks has uncovered a new malware that appears to originate from an advertising company in China by...

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Activism

TPP, TTIP, & TISA: Secret Trade Negotiations Threaten Government Sovereignty and Individual Rights

Posted on October 5th, 2015.

Free speech, including the right to protest, can no longer be taken for granted. According to a newly-released WikiLeaks video (below), multinational corporations have already successfully sued governments on the basis of corporate profits being affected by certain laws. And as the international trade negotiations continue in secret,...