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  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by rawlings
    +3 +1

    QAnon Woke Up the Real Deep State

    To the QAnon community, and others involved in storming the Capitol: The Deep State is real, but it’s not what you think. The Deep State you worry about is mostly made up; a fiction, a lie, a product of active imaginations, grifter manipulations, and the internet. I’m telling you this now because storming the Capitol building has drawn the attention of the real Deep State — the national security bureaucracy — and it’s important you understand what that means.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by rawlings
    +16 +1

    Bucking Trump, NSA and FBI say Russia was “likely” behind SolarWinds hack

    Hackers working for the Russian government were “likely” behind the software supply chain attack that planted a backdoor in the networks of 18,000 private companies and governmental bodies, officials from the US National Security Agency and three other agencies said on Tuesday.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by socialiguana
    +20 +1

    Aliens Likely Annihilated Themselves Through Progress, Suggests New Extraterrestrial Research

    There are many people who strongly believe that aliens are real and they are living somewhere far from the blue planet, Earth. But a new scientific study suggested that such civilizations destroyed themselves through progress.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by roxxy
    +3 +1

    Here are 5 things serious scientists believe about extraterrestrial life

    Popular culture has given us lots of ideas of what extraterrestrials might look like, behave, and interact with us. (Mostly by killing us, though occasionally by phoning home.) But it turns out a lot of serious scientists have thought about it, too. Here’s what the scientists think.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by zobo
    +15 +1

    Russians who hacked Democrats in 2016 target U.S. political groups again, Microsoft says

    The same Russian intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has tried to hack into more than 200 organizations' systems, Microsoft says.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by mariogi
    +16 +1

    The FBI botched its DNC hack warning in 2016—but says it won’t next time

    On April 28, 2016, an IT tech staffer for the Democratic National Committee named Yared Tamene made a sickening discovery: A notorious Russian hacker group known as Fancy Bear had penetrated a DNC server "at the heart of the network," as he would later tell the US Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence.

  • Analysis
    4 months ago
    by wildcard
    +12 +1

    The Dark Core of Personality

    Over 100 years ago Charles Spearman made two monumental discoveries about human intelligence. First, a general factor of intelligence (g) exists: people who score high on one test of intelligence also tend to score high on other tests of intelligence. Second, Spearman found that the g-factor conforms to the principle of the "indifference of the indicator": It doesn't matter what test of intelligence you administer; as long as the intelligence test is sufficiently cognitively complex and has enough items, you can reliably and validly measure a person's general cognitive ability.

  • Expression
    5 months ago
    by zobo
    +11 +1

    These books will change the way you think

    There are books that entertain you, speak to the brain, change your thinking, your mind. These 10 books absolutely fit those criteria. Read them, but more importantly, do what they tell you. It is your acting not just your reading that will get you the best results.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by capoti
    +17 +1

    An embattled group of leakers picks up the WikiLeaks mantle

    For the past year, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sat in a London jail awaiting extradition to the US. This week, the US Justice Department piled on yet more hacking conspiracy allegations against him, all related to his decade-plus at the helm of an organization that exposed reams of government and corporate secrets to the public. But in Assange's absence, another group has picked up where WikiLeaks left off—and is also picking new fights.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by jedlicka
    +14 +1

    The Dark Core of Personality

    Over 100 years ago Charles Spearman made two monumental discoveries about human intelligence. First, a general factor of intelligence (g) exists: people who score high on one test of intelligence also tend to score high on other tests of intelligence. Second, Spearman found that the g-factor conforms to the principle of the "indifference of the indicator": It doesn't matter what test of intelligence you administer; as long as the intelligence test is sufficiently cognitively complex and has enough items, you can reliably and validly measure a person's general cognitive ability.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by yuriburi
    +13 +1

    Merkel says Germany has ‘hard evidence’ of Russian hacking

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "hard evidence" that she was targeted by Russian hackers in what she called "outrageous" spying attempts. The comments follow reports in German news outlet Der Spiegel that Russian military intelligence had obtained emails from her parliamentary office in 2015.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by canuck
    +11 +1

    If we were created ‘in God’s image,' the divine must be messed up

    In Human Errors, Lents “demonstrated that the human body can’t possibly be considered the product of an intelligent designer. Rather, its flaws tell the story of evolution,” reviewer Harriet Hall asserts in a Skeptical Inquirer magazine review of the nonfiction book (“Evolution’s Flaws Are in Us”).

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by TNY
    +25 +1

    Psychology of why people ignore social distancing

    Most of the world now live in conditions of quarantine. If before the quarantine we had recommendations on what to do and what not to do, we now have instructions and even strict instructions on how to act and how not to act. However, from practical examples, we see that many not following what is being communicated by WHO or other authorities. What causes people not to follow recommendations or instructions? In this text, I will present my reflections on this.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by larylin
    +16 +1

    Smarter individuals engage in more prosocial behavior in daily life, study finds

    Prosocial behavior was linked to intelligence by a new study published in Intelligence. It was found that highly intelligent people are more likely to behave in ways that contribute to the welfare of others due to higher levels of empathy and developed moral identity.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by wildcard
    +19 +1

    Russia Is Learning How to Bypass Facebook's Disinfo Defenses

    Since Russia’s stunning influence operations during the 2016 United States presidential race, state and federal officials, researchers, and tech companies have been on high alert for a repeat performance. With the 2020 election now just seven months away, though, newly surfaced social media posts indicate that Russia’s Internet Research Agency is adapting its methods to circumvent those defenses.

  • Expression
    11 months ago
    by roxxy
    +9 +1

    What is the saddest truth about smart people?

    The smartest people in history suffered from depression and various kinds of mental illnesses due to the impact their thinking habits left on their social life. The smartest people are the saddest people, and that's evident if you survey the best and most creative people in history, regardless of their domain, whether it's science or art or entertainment, all of those individuals who sparked additional intelligence and creativity rather than the rest of the crowd had to pay for it big time in social isolation, social bullying and social rejection, as children or grown-ups.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by grandsalami
    +13 +1

    A Russian satellite is probably stalking a US spy satellite in orbit

    On January 20, something rather strange happened in orbit. A Russian satellite suddenly maneuvered itself so that it was closely shadowing a US spy satellite. The pair are now less than 186 miles (300 kilometers) apart—a short distance when it comes to space. While we don’t know for sure what’s going on, the Russian satellite’s actions strongly suggest it is there to spy on the US one—and there is very little the US can do about it.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +16 +1

    Reddit has said that Russia likely posted leaked UK trade documents as part of a vast covert influence campaign

    Reddit has said that documents containing confidential details of discussions between the US and UK about a post-Brexit trade deal were likely leaked onto the platform by Russia. The platform said it was banning one subreddit and 61 accounts after it uncovered a pattern of activity indicating links to Secondary Infektion, a vast Russian disinformation and influence campaign recently uncovered on Facebook.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by gottlieb
    +18 +1

    Bad News for the Highly Intelligent

    There are advantages to being smart. People who do well on standardized tests of intelligence—IQ tests—tend to be more successful in the classroom and the workplace. Although the reasons are not fully understood, they also tend to live longer, healthier lives, and are less likely to experience negative life events such as bankruptcy.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +1

    How tech is transforming the intelligence industry

    At a conference on the future challenges of intelligence organizations held in 2018, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats argued that he transformation of the American intelligence community must be a revolution rather than an evolution. The community must be innovative and flexible, capable of rapidly adopting innovative technologies wherever they may arise.