Quand le battement cardiaque vous sert de… mot de passe !

En se substituant au cryptage numérique, les signaux de l’électrocardiogramme pourraient constituer un système d’authentification crédible visant à permettre aux patients d’accéder à leur dossier médical.

Décrite dans un article signé par des chercheurs de l’Université d’Etat de Binghamton (New York), cette technologie authentifierait automatiquement l’accès à l’information médicale, en faisant correspondre les signaux cardiaques du patient – transmis à un dispositif portatif – et des signaux enregistrés au préalable.


The Creation of DARPA’s Google

The United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as a military weapon to control information. Seed-funded by the NSA (DARPA) and CIA (In-Q-Tel & SAIC), Google was one among a group of private sector start-ups co-opted by U.S. intelligence to control information warfare.

In 1994 (the same year the Highlands Forum  –DARPA’s boss — was founded under the stewardship of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the ONA, and DARPA)  two PhD students at Stanford University, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, made their breakthrough on the first automated web crawling and page ranking application. That application remains the core component of what eventually became Google’s search service. Brin and Page had performed their work with funding from the Digital Library Initiative (DLI), a multi-agency program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA and DARPA.

The NSA needed to control and monitor digital information, particularly the data flowing over the Internet. With its millions of customers around the world, Google is effectively a directory of people using the Internet. It stores users e-mail addresses and knows where they’re physically located, when they log in, and what they search for on the web. Google has a profile on every user. The government can “command” that any company must turn over that information, and it does so as part of the NSA’s Prism program, which Google had been participating in for years by the time it signed the cooperative agreement with the NSA.


Army Must Be Ready For Multi-Domain Battle In Pacific ‘Tomorrow’

WASHINGTON: With one eye on China and another on North Korea, US Army Pacific is injecting cyber warfare and new joint tactics into every wargame it can. At least 30 forthcoming exercises — culminating in the massive RIMPAC 2018 — will train troops on aspects of Multi-Domain Battle, the land Army’s effort to extend its reach into the other “domains” of air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Meanwhile, USARPAC simulations of the concept test near-future weapons such as ship-killer missiles and cruise missile-killing cannon.


Goldman verabschiedet Trumps Top-Berater mit mehr als 100 Millionen Dollar

Gary Cohn ist nur einer von mehreren ehemaligen Managern der US-Großbank Goldman Sachs Börsen-Chart zeigen, die in der neuen Regierung von US-Präsident Donald Trump prominente Rollen einnehmen. Als Chef des nationalen Wirtschaftsrates ist Cohn künftig Trumps wichtigster Wirtschaftsberater.

Jetzt kommt heraus: Zu seinem Abgang stellt Goldman Sachs Cohn noch einmal einen ziemlich dicken Scheck aus. Wie verschiedene US-Medien mit Verweis auf Unterlagen von Goldman Sachs berichten, erhält die bisherige Nummer zwei der Bank nach Goldman-Chef Lloyd Blankfein zum Ende seiner 25-jährigen Zeit bei der Bank rund 123 Millionen Dollar vor. Auch nach Abzug von Steuern bleibt für Cohn demnach ein Betrag im dreistelligen Millionenbereich.

Dabei könnte der Zeitpunkt für die Trennung aus Cohns Sicht kaum besser sein: Die Goldman-Sachs-Aktie ist – wie andere Papiere von US-Banken ebenfalls – seit dem Wahlsieg Trumps enorm gestiegen und bewegt sich derzeit nahe ihres Allzeithochs.


One Reason Why Putin Might Not Rush to Shed Sanctions Yet

While some of the penalties only include travel restrictions and asset freezes on people the U.S. believes were involved in the Ukraine crisis, the biggest damage came from steps that limited access to foreign capital markets for some of Russia’s biggest companies, from its top oil producer Rosneft PJSC to the biggest lender Sberbank PJSC.

The Russian currency has staged the world’s biggest rally since touching a record low last January. It’s up almost 2 percent so far in 2017 against the dollar after its best-ever year in 2016 when it gained 20 percent. It traded 0.3 percent weaker at 60.1150 as of 11:37 a.m. in Moscow on Monday.

The ruble will “likely to be the main beneficiary” if the U.S. eases off pressure from sanctions, and may appreciate to 55-57 versus the dollar, according to Bank of America Corp. That’s near the level that Industry Minister Denis Manturov said earlier this month could pose a risk to the competitiveness of Russian producers on external markets.


Backlash from big business grows over Trump travel ban

Executives at the financial groups Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and MasterCard, the carmaker Ford and beverage group Coca-Cola risked a clash with the president as they criticised the restrictions on travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos — one of the tech leaders who met Mr Trump before his inauguration — said the retailer was exploring legal options to oppose the move. The company also plans to support a lawsuit filed earlier on Monday by the state of Washington.

In an email to employees, Mr Bezos wrote: “No nation is better at harnessing the energies and talents of immigrants. It’s a distinctive competitive advantage for our country — one we should not weaken.”