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NSA Hacked

August 12, 2014 in CyberSecurity, Hacking, Nanopunk, NSA, surveillance, The Story

Nanopunk.  Would You Survive?

Nanopunk.

NSA HQ. Fort Meade.

NSA HQ Fort Meade

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSA: Who is this?
A: Alister Cloud
NSA: How did you get this number?
A: It wasn’t difficult, you’ve been trying to track me since I arrived in London.
NSA: We’ll find you.
A: No you won’t
NSA ‘laughs’ We have access to all Police, public transport and traffic CCTV.
A: Yes, and all the data streams GCHQ give you.
NSA: Absolutely.
A: And you think I don’t?
NSA: You’re lying.
A: Fine, let’s play hide and seek, Leo.
NSA: What? How..?
A: The link goes both ways Leo.
[click]

A world caught in a sinister Ice Age. A nanoborg’d teen looking for his sister is joined by  a hactivist girl who usual infiltrates corporations in her spare time. What they accidentally discover puts them on the op of the Secret Services Most Wanted list and arouses the deadly interest of a ruthless Private Military Corporation.

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PMC. Pirates, Mercenaries and Crooks?

August 11, 2014 in Nanopunk, PMC, surveillance, The Story

In Nanopunk, the earth is eleven years into the Big Freeze that wiped out a third of the human population and most of the wildlife. The story begins at a time when society is beginning to slowly piece itself together. Part of the reconstruction is due to the significant input from Chinese engineers, technology and equipment. Another part of the reconstruction involves Private Military Corporations, the largest and most powerful of which is Lycus. With a threadbare military, the governments’ dependent on Lycus is integral to the reconstruction. But what are Private Military Corporations and why didn’t the government simply recruit more soldiers?
The answer is simple, Lycus pay its operatives several times the salary paid to soldiers enlisted in the State Military forces – And they ruthlessly pursue the remains of, and invest in, the latest technologies; regardless of the financial or human cost. All this means that security comes at a price.
In the real world, since September 11, 2001, the US government has spent over Three Trillion Dollars on Private Military Corporations
How much is that? Well a trillion is one million one millions. $1000,000,000,000 The PMC business is a very lucrative one.

The New 2014 cover for Nanopunk.

The New 2014 cover for Nanopunk

A world caught in a sinister Ice Age. A nanoborg’d teen looking for his sister is joined by  a hactivist girl who usual infiltrates corporations in her spare time. What they accidentally discover puts them on the op of the Secret Services Most Wanted list and arouses the deadly interest of a ruthless Private Military Corporation.

Level up your Kindle or eReader with one click

Paperback and eBook
Kindle: http://bit.ly/NP-USA
Google http://bit.ly/N-punk

Barnes & Noble      Kobo        Smashwords          Sony

What Kindle readers have said:

“rip-roaring plot” “Pacey and compelling.”
“Gripping and exciting” “Fantastic… 5 stars”  “Totally Enjoyed it”
Blown away by this first book, I found it really hard to put down”

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IBM announce ‘Cognitive’ Chip that works like a brain.

August 8, 2014 in Brain and Mind, quantum computers, Robotics, synthetic biology

IBM has announced the creation of what it calls the world’s first neurosynaptic computer chip, a processor that mimics the human brain. Unlike conventional processors that run through billions of mathematical calculations in micro-seconds, the ‘True North’ chip works more like a human brain, taking into account environment, context and ambiguity. The True North Chip is the core element of IBM’s cognitive computing program, which is known as SyNapse.
Various articles are reporting that the True North Chip simulates 530 billion Neurons.

Why is it called ‘True North’? I like to believe it’s because the billion dollar DARPA supported project didn’t go south.
The IBM  research Cognitive Computing page describes the “Cognitive” chip thus:
“What is a cognitive chip? The latest SyNAPSE chip, introduced on August 7, 2014, has the potential to transform mobility by spurring innovation around an entirely new class of applications with sensory capabilities at incredibly low power levels. This is enabled by an revolutionary new technology design inspired by the human brain. IBM built a new chip with a brain-inspired computer architecture powered by an unprecedented 1 million neurons and 256 million synapses. It is the largest chip IBM has ever built at 5.4 billion transistors, and has an on-chip network of 4,096 neurosynaptic cores. Yet, it only consumes 70mW during real-time operation — orders of magnitude less energy than traditional chips. As part of a complete cognitive hardware and software ecosystem, this technology opens new computing frontiers for distributed sensor and supercomputing applications.” (extract from http://research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/index.shtml)
For the more technical minded, the Introduction of the DARPA approved IBM doc gives a pretty good outline of the way the designers and engineers see the chip as being analogous to the brain.
The Document is here Cognitive Computing Programming Paradigm: A Corelet Language for Composing Networks of Neurosynaptic Cores

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Click, You’re Dead. The Headshot Hack.

August 6, 2014 in Alister, climate change., CyberSecurity, data protection, Hacking, Nanopunk, Nanotechnology, neuroscience, surveillance

The New 2014 cover for Nanopunk.

NANOPUNK. GET IT NOW

There are some corporate networks you don’t want to hack. Corporate networks that you wish you never knew existed. The kind that turn any hacker into a Dead Man Walking.

Nanopunk.

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What readers have said:
“rip-roaring plot”
“Pacey and compelling.”
“Gripping and exciting”
“Fantastic… 5 stars”

Earth has been devastated by the Big Freeze. A third of the population is dead. Eleven years on and societies maintain a fragile semblance of order – but at a cost. With the police and military barely able to function, Lycus, a powerful and ruthless Private Military Corporation, steps in to maintain order. With governments barricaded in enclaves along with others able to afford protection, entire communities are left to rely on Lycus to protect them from organised gangs. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. When Alister, a teen looking for his only other surviving family member, is offered help from a cyber-activist who spends her time hacking corporate networks, their search uncover a Lycus plan that could kill thousands of innocent people. Now their search has become a race for survival.

 

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Cyberpunk Just Got Real – The Convergence

August 6, 2014 in Alister, Biotechnology, Brain and Mind, Hacking, nanomaterials, nanomedicine, Nanopunk, Nanotechnology, neuroscience, scifi., synthetic biology, The Technology

The Convergence (of nanotechnology, bio-engineering and neuroscience) is a rich source of government funding when it comes to Military Nanotechnology. Military Nanotechnology is a rapidly developing field of research in the US and other governments with resource rich military machines like Israel and Russia. Several countries are already working on nanotechnologies to allow real-time monitoring and even control of soldiers in the field.
There is already work under way to develop nanotechnology weapons to disarm and disable enemy combatants.
Military Nanotechnology is one of those areas of military interest and activity that is strangely out of the media and public eye.

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