Saturday, November 15, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 16, 2014) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

REUTERS:  Western leaders confront Putin at G20 with threat of more sanctions. Western leaders warned Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit on Saturday that he risked more economic sanctions if he failed to end Russian backing for separatist rebels in Ukraine. Russia denied any involvement in an escalation of the separatist war in eastern Ukraine, where more than 4,000 people have been killed since April, but faced strong rebukes from leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. "I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Harper told Putin at the summit in Brisbane, Australia, according to his spokesman Jason MacDonald.

 FORBES: IBM Signs $325 Million Supercomputing Deal With Dept. Of Energy

 MIT Technology Review: How Entanglement-Generating Satellites Will Make the Quantum Internet Global China builds computer network impenetrable to hackers. China is building the world’s first long-distance quantum encryption network, a 1,200-mile line between Beijing and Shanghai that will be theoretically unhackable

 Los Angeles Times: Scientists use Wikipedia search data to forecast spread of flu

 The New Yorker: Living on Internet Time

 InformationWeek: Salvation Army Finds Refuge, Recovery In The Cloud. Nonprofit agency finds cloud-based backup and disaster recovery system is best and most cost-effective way to protect critical data.

 BBC News: Has quantitative easing worked in the US?

 Wall Street Journal: Who’s Afraid of a Little Deflation?

 Bloomberg: World Economy Worst in Two Years, Europe Darkening, Deflation Lurking: Global Investor Poll. The world economy is in its worst shape in two years, with the euro area and emerging markets deteriorating and the danger of deflation rising, according to a Bloomberg Global Poll of...more

 Business Standard: World outlook darkening as 89% in poll see Europe deflation risk. The euro-zone economy has deteriorated and will get worse if there are no fiscal policy actions from core European countries, mainly Germany Spreading deflation across East Asia threatens fresh debt crisis. Asia's currency skirmishes are happening in a region of festering grievances and territorial disputes, with no Nato-style security structure to dampen down fires

 The Economist: WHEN people think of a large Asian country on the brink of deflation, they probably have Japan in mind. But China, the biggest of them all, is now skirting close to outright falls in prices across a wide swathe of the economy. Producer prices have been declining for nearly three years...more

 This is Money: Eurozone staggers to frail growth amid deflation fears ahead of G20 summit

Business Insider:   Why Europe Might Have Already Spiraled Into Deflation

 BUSINESS INSIDER: Russia Just Gave France A Final Deadline To Hand Over The Mistral Warship

 Reuters: France hits back after Russia warns of Mistral compensation. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday that France would not be dictated to after an unidentified Russian official was quoted as giving Paris two weeks to deliver the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers or face possible...more

 Economic Times: Vladimir Putin urges Hollande to 'minimise risks' between Russia, France


FRANCE 24: Europe blast Russia over Ukraine at G20 summit. U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine was “appalling” and a threat to the world, while European nations threatened further sanctions against Moscow if it did not end the flow of weapons and troops.

 FOREIGN POLICY: Congress to France: Sell Your Warships to NATO, Not Russia

 Deutsche Welle: Kiev orders pullout of state services from eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko has decreed an end to the provision of all state services in rebel-held territories of eastern Ukraine. His order covers schools, hospitals, courts, prisons and benefits payments.

 ARS TECHNICA: Google to deploy 180 low-orbit satellites that provide Internet access. Billion-dollar project will complement Google's balloons and drones.

 WALL STREET JOURNAL: Google Invests in Satellites to Spread Internet Access Company Projects Spending More Than $1 Billion to Connect Unwired Reaches of the Globe Elon Musk 'to launch fleet of internet satellites'. Billionaire entrepreneur is reportedly working on an ambitious project to launch around 700 internet satellites into low-Earth orbit and bring internet connections to the developing world Our influence on Earth may lead to naming era after humans: Anthropocene

 Space News: NOAA Admits to Cyberattack on Satellite Data Networks. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has acknowledged that the “unscheduled maintenance” that temporarily disrupted the flow of certain satellite data to the National Weather Service in October was prompted by “an...more

 CIO Today: China Accused of Hacking Weather Agency NOAA

 USA TODAY: Experts: Major cyberattack will hit in next 11 years. Almost two-third of technology experts expect a "major" cyber attack somewhere in the world that will cause significant loss of life or property losses in the tens of billions of dollars by 2025.

 MarketWatch: Gorbachev says don’t pick on Putin

 The Guardian: Mikhail Gorbachev: world on brink of new cold war over Ukraine. Former Soviet Union leader says tensions between US and Russia should be kept under control

 EurActiv: Europe under massive virtual cyber attack. More than 200 organisations from 25 EU member states are under virtual cyber-attack today (30 October), as part of the continent’s largest and most complex ever cyber security exercise.

 The Hill: US not prepared for cyberattacks, ex-NSA chief warns

 Washington Times: U.S. tweaks China: Pentagon sends plane targeted in cyberattack to air show Could your bank be the next victim of a cyber attack? Cybercrime risks becoming the next big banking scandal. What can be done to stop it?

 BBC News: 'Ambulance drone' takes to the skies of Belgium


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