Jake Williams, a cybersecurity expert and former NSA analyst, told the AP that because Kaspersky was trying to woo US government clients at the time, it made sense that it would have chosen to delete the files. “It makes sense that they pulled those up and looked at the classification marking and then deleted them,” he said. “I can see where it’s so toxic you may not want it on your systems.” However, he added the fact that an NSA employee put classified material on an already compromised home computer was “absolutely wild.”
He said there had been some cultural misunderstandings, but also that many people at the event didn’t like Trump and he suspected there might be some political motivation behind the complaints.
The point at which a quantum machine should be able to perform computations too complex to model on any conventional machine, a landmark known as “quantum supremacy,” is believed to be about 49 qubits, the quantum equivalent of the bits that represent 1 or 0 in a conventional computer.
You’ll note that all of the names are the same names as listed in the subpoena above (as a point of clarification, the four users listed below were already in the conversation, so their metadata gets swept along, and then the tweeter, Justin Shafer, is also adding in @PogoWasRight to the conversation).
It doesn’t seem to have any particularly bad safety issues, so under some regulatory proposals, that would have been the time to let suffering Crohn’s patients take it on a risk basis, speed up development, get the regulatory barriers out of the way, all that stuff. But that would have given everyone three years of useless placebo, at a no doubt stiff price. And since more drugs in clinical trials fail than work, I’m still baffled at how giving people a chance to pay for them at that point is supposed to improve health or save anyone money. It certainly wouldn’t have in this case. Celgene stuffed well over $700 million in real money into the shredder on this effort, and a million Crohn’s patients could have joined them.
What’s depicted here clearly falls in line with previous decisions related to the Fifth Amendment implications of providing fingerprints to unlock devices. Physical properties like fingerprints haven’t been considered testimonial because they’re apparent, visible, and clearly linked to the individual under suspicion. Handing over a fingerprint requires no “testimonial” effort, courts have decided, even if the non-testimonial action produces a wealth of incriminating evidence.
Outraged active and former members of the U.S. armed services responded swiftly on Twitter with a hashtagged military epithet that must have struck many civilians as mysterious: “BlueFalcon.”
In a court hearing today, the Department of Justice dropped its request for the names of an estimated 6,000 people who “liked” a Facebook page about an Inauguration Day protest, the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLU challenged several warrants related to protests against President Trump’s inauguration on Friday, one of which included the search, claiming they were over-broad.