Parrot Positions Its Consumer Drones For 3D Modeling, Mapping And Agricultural Uses:

Techcrunch | By: Matt Burns | May 8, 2017: Parrot today announced packages for its consumer drones aimed at small businesses. The company has long served the professional market, but this announcement repositions the Bebop and Disco drones as off-the-shelf solutions for 3D modeling, mapping and agricultural uses. After all, drones are most interesting as data capture devices and this…

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Has A Cure For The Lackluster Economy:

By Danielle Paquette | The Washington Post | May 8 2017: Fed Chair Janet Yellen has a cure for the lackluster economy. It has nothing to do with interest rates. Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen has prescribed an unusual remedy for the United States’ aging, low-growth economy: harness the under-tapped pool of female talent. Yellen, the first woman to…

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Financial Times: New Cyber ‘Guerrilla’ Attacks Evade Detection

Financial Times / Reuters | May 6th 2017: More than 500 ministries and departments hit by attacks using open-source tools Researchers have unearthed a cyber espionage campaign that has compromised more than 500 government ministries and departments worldwide — by hiding in plain sight. The hackers behind the attacks are waging the equivalent of guerrilla war in cyber space, using…

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Wall Street Journal: Modeling Is Helping Better Understand Cyber Risks

By: Ben DiPietro | May 5, 2017 7:38 am ET: The lack of a market standard in how cyber risks are assessed is making it difficult for insurers to expand their levels of cybersecurity coverage, but advances in cyber risk modeling are improving the ability of insurers to more accurately sell cyber policies. These same modeling advancements also are helping…

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Financial Times: Beijing Chokes In Gobi Desert Sandstorm:

By: Emily Feng | May 04 2017: Air pollution readings reach extreme levels in crisis blamed partly on coal mining A haze of sand has enveloped northern China, leading to extreme air pollution in Beijing as the country’s expanding deserts blow into cities hundreds of kilometres away. Local governments point to decades of deforestation and overgrazing as the main culprits…

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John Kelly Lays Out His Border Security Vision:

By Caroline Houck | May 4, 2017: The Trump’s administration’s approach to border security starts 1,500 miles south of the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday. In a 20-minute talk at the Atlantic Council, Kelly offered a distilled version of his approach. The former commander of U.S. Southern Command said he told President Donald Trump that getting…

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Reuters: State Dept. Seeks Tougher Visa Scrutiny, Including Social Media Checks

By: Yeganeh Torbati and Mica Rosenberg | Thu May 4, 2017 | 3:33pm EDT: WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The U.S. Department of State has proposed tougher questioning of visa applicants believed to warrant extra scrutiny, according to a document published Thursday, in a push toward the “extreme vetting” that President Donald Trump has said is necessary to prevent terrorist attacks. Questions about social…

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FCPA Blog: A Plan For Risk-Based Monitoring Is Essential:

By: Karen E. Gray | The FCPA Blog – The FCPA Blog | Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:28AM The award-winning films “Spotlight” and “All the President’s Men” both chronicled investigative journalism that uncovered huge scandals. But in re-watching those movies, I’ve noticed something else they have in common — journalists who kept following the bread crumbs. Gathering background information…

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Financial Times: Foreign Banks In UK To Follow New Rules On Whistleblowers:

By: The Financial Times | Wednesday 3rd May 2017: FCA pushes ahead with new regulations to try to clean up the City after scandals UK branches of foreign banks will have to adhere to whistleblowing rules that allow staff to voice concerns to City watchdogs without having to tell their employers. The rules were part of a package of measures…

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Benign Globalization – For A Better World

There Are Two Types Of Globalization – Hostile & Benign: Hostile Globalization is a very real though somewhat occult process, which is supported both overtly and covertly by an ideology commonly referred to these days as, “Globalism”. Fundamentally, Hostile Globalization operates in service of increasing the power, wealth and control of an elite few over the rest of humanity and…

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The Security Of Large Projects In The Light Of Benign Globalization

We Ensure The Security, Safety & Sustainability Of Super-Systems: With the emergence of the Benign Globalization process we are witnessing the rise of regional and local empowerment and involvement. The USA Regions and States, for example, are showing a great cultural diversity and are seeking increased administrative independence. The same is true for the European Union where the different states…

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