Splinter Cell - Firewall Released

While fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Ubisoft's Splinter Cell remake, the publisher has dropped something new to tide them over in the meantime. Splinter Cell – Firewall is a new eight-episode audio series from Ubisoft and BBC 4. Entries are set to release weekly, and the first episode is available now. The series is based on Jam Swallow's Splinter Cell novel of the same name, and readers can listen to it right here. The voice cast for the series includes Andonis Anthony, Daisy Head, Will Poulter, Sacha Dhawan, Mihai Arsene, and Rosalie Craig.
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The Defense Department Finally Has a Permanent Watchdog

After almost seven years, the Defense Department has a confirmed, permanent watchdog. On November 30, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Robert Storch to be Defense inspector general. He was most recently the National Security Agency IG and before that, deputy IG and whistleblower ombudsperson at the Justice Department. He also held leadership roles on the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.
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The Ending Of Blackhat Explained

With an estimated budget of $70 million and a worldwide gross of just under $20 million, Michael Mann's 2015 cybercrime thriller "Blackhat" was a pretty major box office bomb. Despite that and some lackluster reviews, the film still has some high-tension thrills to offer, following a cybercrime task force as they search for a "black hat" hacker responsible for overheating a nuclear reactor in Hong Kong.
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Partnering With Ukraine on Cybersecurity Paid Off

DECEMBER 5, 2022 – A year ago, a hunt forward 10-member team of the U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Marine Corps major leading that team called back and she said, “We’re gonna be here for a bit,” said Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, commander, U.S. Cyber Command and director, National Security Agency/chief, Central Security Service.

10 Spy Thriller Series To Watch If You Like ‘Slow Horses’

Seven months have passed since the season 1 finale of Slow Horses was aired, and the second season just debuted on AppleTV+ on December 2. The show follows a dysfunctional group of British intelligence officers who, as a result of their career-ending mistakes and failures, are housed at MI5's "dumping ground" department called Slow Horses.

Truist Financial Lowers National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) Price Target to $44.00

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $48.00 to $42.00 in a research report on Tuesday, November 8th. Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $62.00 to $45.00 in a report on Friday. UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust in a report on Monday, October 17th. They set a neutral rating and a $43.00 target price for the company. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust from $73.00 to $60.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of National Storage Affiliates Trust from $52.00 to $43.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.88.

How is Michigan’s Surprise Medical Billing law stacking up?

By Joseph L. Rivet The Michigan Surprise billing law is just over two years old. In comparison to the federal No Surprises Act, or NSA, Michigan’s Surprise Medical Billing Law has not garnered much attention. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the Surprise Billing Act, Act 234, into law on Oct. 20, 2020, MCL 333.2450, et seq. under the Public Health Code. The Department ...

What To Do When the Director of National Intelligence Is Not Intelligent?

I am not suggesting that Avril Haines, Joe Biden’s Director of National Intelligence, is stupid. But I do believe, based on her performance at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Reagan Library, that she is not the brightest bulb in the tanning bed. If she is telling Biden the nonsense that she was dishing to Andrea Mitchell, and Biden is believing it, then the Biden Administration and the American people are in for a rude awakening in the coming weeks.

Artist Nan Goldin shines light on stigma around abuse and addiction

Photographer Nan Goldin is known for her pictures of people often shunned by mainstream society, including drag queens, sex workers, and AIDS patients. She was part of the community and often included herself when documenting the scene. Her work is held in major museums around the world: the Louvre, the...
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BODs: Hot or not?

Welcome to The Cybersecurity 202! You tell me: What were the best songs to come out in 2022?. Below: The Secret Service says Chinese hackers stole covid-19 relief benefits, and Iranian hackers are accused of targeting activists, journalists and others. First:. BODs: Hot or not? How a DHS initiative to...

Samsung Galaxy A34 price in Pakistan & Specs

The phone is powered by a 6000 mAh battery. The phone has a 1080 x 2400-pixel screen that is 6.5 inches wide. Samsung showed off the Galaxy A34 in Pakistan at a reasonable price. Samsung is making the Galaxy A34, which is a new high-end phone in the A-series. The...

Fox News Can I Have My Parents Back Now Please?

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash. Note: No relation to Henry Winkler (aka The Fonz from Happy Days) Author's preface: This is a repost of an article I published on an alternate yet eerily similar web publishing platform way back in 2017. It includes an addendum I later made to it in response to my own serious concerns about the way my parents were portrayed. I am republishing this now along with a companion post that is linked here because I think that together the two articles make for a compelling story. One (this one) a lighthearted and humorous tale that I ended up very much regretting, and the other, which describes why I felt that way and what I tried to do about it.

Free Julian Assange and Edward Snowden

Exposing a crime should not be a crime, regardless of whether those crimes were committed by a Mafia or a State, claims Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013.
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Why US Whistleblower Edward Snowden May Have Sworn An Oath Of Allegiance To Russia

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor turned mass surveillance whistleblower, officially became a Russian citizen in September of this year when Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a decree granting citizenship to Snowden and seventy-four other foreigners residing in the country. Last week, Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told Russian state media that Snowden received his Russian passport. However, in order to obtain this documentation of his newly-gained citizenship, Snowden may have had to swear an oath of allegiance to Russia.

Is The Establishment Series Overestimating NFP Employment?

That is the proposition forwarded by Kevin Drum at Jabberwocking. Verbatim:. So: have we really created 2.5 million new jobs since March? I’m not sure I believe that. The graph he posted summarizes his argument succinctly:. (Click on image to enlarge) Source: Drum (2022). The stylized fact is that...

Six Area Football Players Chosen for MAIS All-Star Games

Bayou Academy and North Sunflower Academy will be well represented in the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools All-Star football games on Friday (Dec. 2) at Jackson Prep in Flowood. North Sunflower Academy will have four players in the MAIS 1A/2A/3A game as DD Williams, Roy Washington, Jr., Logan Nicholson and...