Thought for the day

"Arms are the only true badges of liberty.  The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave." -- Andrew Fletcher 1698



A digital marketing firm’s CEO was harshly criticized on LinkedIn after he made an unforgivable cringeworthy post, to which he attached a selfie that showed him in tears as he announced layoffs.

Braden Wallake, the CEO of HyperSocial, an online marketing services firm based in Columbus, Ohio, took to his LinkedIn profile page to announce the firings to the affected employees. Braden did not reveal how many employees the company has laid off.

Whether you’re writing a resume, tallying your household budget, or sending an email, some of the most basic, essential tasks you do on your computer probably fall to a few Microsoft Office programs. And whether you’re a Mac or Windows user, you may be able to get those fundamental programs for a steal. 

A few years from now, in addition to deciding your next vehicle’s make and model, you may have another tough choice: the Google model or the Apple one? Other options may include “car maker generic" and even, I’m spitballing the name here: Amazon Prime Edition.

Ever since I wrote the substack article on human augmentation and the UK Ministry of Defence and the German Military Complex , discussing that these two organizations advocate for human augmentation in a report entitled “Human Augmentation – The Dawn of a New Paradigm“, I have been

US law enforcement agencies across the country are increasingly seeking and gaining access to US citizens’ private movements, at times without search warrants, via third-party tracking tools, warns Just the News, particularly citing the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) findings.

A trove of records revealed through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have indicated that local and state US police departments, as well as federal entities, are buying a cellphone tracking tool in order to monitor people's movements.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has announced they are developing an AI tool to unmask anonymous writers.

A press release on Tuesday from the ODNI revealed that the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), their research and development arm, is starting work on the Human Interpretable Attribution of Text Using Underlying Structure program – HIATUS for short.

An information technology company that supports U.S. defense and intelligence apparently was victimized by a ransomware attack.

BlackCat, a ransomware outfit also known by the names ALPHV and Noberus, alerted IT company NJVC about the breach.

"We strongly recommend that you contact us to discuss your situation," BlackCat told NJVC, according to a DarkFeed tweet early Thursday morning. "Otherwise, the confidential data in our possession will be released in stages every 12 hours.