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Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.
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Surveillance Cameras Will Soon Divine Your Personality from Eye Movements

August 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Researchers have used artificial intelligence to show that very subtle eye movements, of the sort you might pick up with a camera, can divine aspects of personality much better than random guessing. It’s another good example of how the wealth of biometric data that humans produce, once digitized and examined...

Surveillance Cameras Will Soon Divine Your Personality from Eye Movements

July 31, 2018 Researchers have used artificial intelligence to show that very subtle eye movements, of the sort you might pick up with a camera, can divine aspects of personality much better than random guessing. It’s another good example of how the wealth of biometric data that humans produce, once digitized and examined...

Kremlin Hackers Take Aim at the Swiss Lab That’s Working the Skripal Poisoning Case

July 31, 2018 A state-backed Russian hacking group is targeting a Swiss laboratory that’s helping investigators solve the March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in London. Called Sandworm, the group has been trying to phish employees of Switzerland’s Spiez Laboratory, a chemical-and biological-weapons facility that is doing forensics work on the...

Satellite Imagery + Social Media = A New Way to Spot Emerging Nuclear Threats

July 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hiding illicit nuclear programs might be getting harder, thanks to new ways of gleaning and combining clues from various rivers of digital data. That’s the conclusion of new research funded in part by the U.S. Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Satellites offer one kind of information; social media another...

Satellite Imagery + Social Media = A New Way to Spot Emerging Nuclear Threats

July 30, 2018 Hiding illicit nuclear programs might be getting harder, thanks to new ways of gleaning and combining clues from various rivers of digital data. That’s the conclusion of new research funded in part by the U.S. Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Satellites offer one kind of information; social media another...

Pentagon Creates ‘Do Not Buy’ List of Russian, Chinese Software

July 30, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon is warning the military and its contractors not to use software it deems to have Russian and Chinese connections, according to the U.S. Defense Department’s acquisition chief. Officials have begun circulating a “Do Not Buy” list of software that does not meet “national security standards,” Ellen Lord, defense...

Pentagon Creates ‘Do Not Buy’ List of Russian, Chinese Software

July 27, 2018 The Pentagon is warning the military and its contractors not to use software it deems to have Russian and Chinese connections, according to the U.S. Defense Department’s acquisition chief. Officials have begun circulating a “Do Not Buy” list of software that does not meet “national security standards,” Ellen Lord, defense...

China Is Still Stealing America’s Business Secrets, U.S. Officials Say

July 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property remains a “critical” threat, with perpetrators who have adapted to evade the structures of a 3-year-old ban on such hacking, according to a top-secret report intelligence officials sent to Congress this week. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. In 2015, the U.S....

China Is Still Stealing America’s Business Secrets, US Officials Say

July 26, 2018 The Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property remains a “critical” threat, with perpetrators who have adapted to evade the strictures of a three-year-old ban on such hacking, according to a top-secret report intelligence officials sent j to Congress this week.. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. In 2015, the...

Computers Have Found a Better Way to Spot Emailed Malware, Researchers Say

July 24, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Look out, McAfee; the next big cybersecurity software could be coming out of Israel. A group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University has published a new method for detecting malicious emails that they say outperforms 60 top-selling anti-virus programs. Most anti-virus engines examine specific parts of email, such as attached files,...