“Unblinking Eye” pre-crime tech gets investment boost from UK government

“Unblinking Eye” pre-crime tech gets investment boost from UK government

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the pace of terrorism accelerates agencies around the world are trying to find the needles in the data haystack that can help them predict attacks before they happen.   In the movie Fast and the Furious 7 movie a secretive US government agency created...

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China’s AI anti-corruption program is getting shut down for being too good

China’s AI anti-corruption program is getting shut down for being too good

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Corruption is endemic, and now China’s AI powered anti-corruption program is getting shut down in a record number of provinces because it’s allegedly too efficient.   What would you do if you had a machine that could catch a thief, or a corrupt politician? Well,...

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This new sewing robot will put 168 million children out of work

This new sewing robot will put 168 million children out of work

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Making a robot that can sew, and complete an entire garment, is hard, but inventors are now cracking the code and one day they’ll help put illegal sweatshops out of business.   The first robot that can sew together a complete item of clothing could put an end to sweatshop...

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Hunting terrorists and preventing suicides, inside Zuckerberg’s plan for AI

Hunting terrorists and preventing suicides, inside Zuckerberg’s plan for AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Facebooks human operators can’t police everything on the network fast enough, so Zuckerberg is prioritising artificial intelligence   In a letter published earlier this week Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook, the company that one day wants to be the world’s largest telepathic network, will be...

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A fifth of the Dark Web just got shut down

A fifth of the Dark Web just got shut down

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Dark Web is home to criminals and political activists, and a hacker who went after the former just showed how vulnerable it is.   Last weekend over 10,000 dark web sites were taken down in an attack that aimed to take down sites hosting child...

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Never seen before fileless malware infects hundreds of global banks

Never seen before fileless malware infects hundreds of global banks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new form of never seen before malware has been discovered and it’s getting more common, unlike previous forms of malware that rely on files to do their dirty work this one lives in computer memory – and that’s a problem.   Just a couple...

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Hiding on the Dark Web just got a whole lot easier

Hiding on the Dark Web just got a whole lot easier

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new Tor update has just created a new, even darker section of the Dark Web and it’s great news for privacy advocates – and criminals   Only ten to twenty percent of the web can be searched and indexed by search engines, and it’s...

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New H2 smartphone puts a lab grade molecular sensor in your hands

New H2 smartphone puts a lab grade molecular sensor in your hands

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to analyse the chemical composition of products, particularly counterfeit ones, has long been something you could only do in a lab, now the lab’s in the palm of your hand.   Smartphones already do a lot of things, in fact, it’s likely that...

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DARPA is giving its deep web search tech a huge upgrade

DARPA is giving its deep web search tech a huge upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The deep web is home to both legal and illegal institutions and activities that have always traditionally been hard to search, crawl and analyse but now a new upgrade from DARPA promises to change all that.   A lot of people have never heard of...

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Britain’s Royal Mint unveils the most secure coin in the world

Britain’s Royal Mint unveils the most secure coin in the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Royal Mint calls its new £1 coin a “pioneering” design and says that it will be much harder to counterfeit.   Having a currency that is hard to counterfeit is not only a matter of national security but it also helps to build confidence...

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Nano watermarks sort the fakes from the originals

Nano watermarks sort the fakes from the originals

New nanotechnology aims to put a dent in the $745 billion counterfeit goods market Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have developed a technique for embedding nanoscale photonic crystals into the glass face of a watch so that when it is exposed to UV light, the design...

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Pt. 18 of 18. Trust, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 18 of 18. Trust, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 17 of 18. Foreign expansion, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 17 of 18. Foreign expansion, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 16 of 18. Spying, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 16 of 18. Spying, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 15 of 18. Process, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 15 of 18. Process, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – 18 leadership lessons from organised crime Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of...

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Pt. 14 of 18. React in real time, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 14 of 18. React in real time, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 13 of 18. Jurisdictions, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 13 of 18. Jurisdictions, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 12 of 18. Innovation, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 12 of 18. Innovation, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – 18 leadership lessons from organised crime Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of...

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Pt.11 of 18. Perks, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt.11 of 18. Perks, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 10 of 18. Loyalty, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 10 of 18. Loyalty, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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