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Fresh update on "dmitri" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"This is WTO P news. It's ten 15. I'm Shayna stolin. Thank you so much for being with us. So despite former president Trump's insistence that he was going to be arrested on Tuesday, there's still been no formal announcement of an indictment against him. Grand jury in New York is set to reconvene tomorrow regarding possible charges involving a hush money payment to porn star stormy Daniels. Now the man leading this fight, this legal fight against the former president of New York is getting a lot of attention. Politico is legal reporter Erica orden, it has written a new file on Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg. She joined our Hillary and Dmitri with more on how bra is reacting to Trump's criticisms. I mean, he hasn't responded to those particular charges. He sent an internal memo, which I reported on over the weekend. Basically saying that the office should not feel intimidated or unsafe and that he was working with law enforcement to protect prosecutors who are working in the office. But he hasn't made any statements directly responding to Trump's accusations of political bias. Of course, here in Washington have very politically plugged in listeners. Some people may know all about mister Bragg and others may know very little. What is the most fascinating thing that you discovered about his background, his work history, and what he's bringing to this particular situation? Well, I think one important thing to know is that this is not the first time he has gone up against Trump or Trump world. He, when he was working in the New York attorney general's office, he oversaw the lawsuit against the Trump foundation, which actually resulted in Trump personally paying the $2 million settlement and then since he's been in the district attorney's office, the office had a criminal trial against the Trump organization, which ended in the organization's conviction. Would that in any way play to the credibility of him having this role? I think it's just important to know that he's sort of gone up against Trump before because this seems to be shaping up to be, it seems that Donald Trump wants to make it sort of a very public standoff and is orchestrating what seems to be sort of his typical public relations campaign against Alvin Bragg. So I think it's just useful information to know that Bragg has sort of dealt with some of this Trump antagonism before. It's Politico's legal reporter Erica ordon. Here an issue, a D.C.'s 9-1-1 center is making it harder for call takers to find out where calls are coming from. D.C.'s office of unified communication says tonight, there is an issue with the tech that identifies quadrants on landline calls. They say they're working with AT&T to resolve the issue as fast as possible
WTOP 24 Hour News
Fresh update on "dmitri" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Good evening, everybody, it is 6 O three and we are so happy you're driving along with us on this Wednesday March the 22nd, 65°. I'm Hillary Howard. And I'm Dmitri soldiers with the top local stories we're following this hour. Last month, police shot and killed an unarmed man after he was accused of stealing a pair of sunglasses from Tyson's corner center. Now the man's family and their lawyer have seen the police body camera video of that shooting. Here's WTO's dick giuliano. At fairfax county police headquarters after viewing the video of her son's death, the mother of 37 year old Timothy Johnson told news four, there's nothing in the video to justify the police shooting. The only thing they knew was that he was black and male and had allegedly triggered an alarm from a store for some sunglasses. Fairfax county Commonwealth's attorney Steve descano says his investigation continues and he'll decide in the coming weeks whether the officers will face criminal charges. A fast moving brush fire led to a two alarm fire in rock creek park this afternoon. Fortunately, no one was hurt and no homes
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"Rolls in on Monday with a high near 50. I'm storm team four meteorologist by stiffer. Doctor Carlos Ramirez in the traffic center. Thanks Dmitri as 66 has a work zone and an accident scene in the same spot if you're headed westbound towards route 50. You will find that you only have that far right lane available to you because of the work zone and it seems like an accident scene did happen there what ended up happening is they moved those vehicles into the work zone. So in theory, you should still just have that far right lane getting by regardless. Just be a little extra cautious there as you drive by so many of these work crews. As you continue on, it's found past the manassas rest area. They have one out there as well, just that far right lane getting by right now. Also want to take a look here at Braddock road. Looks like if you're headed on the westbound side, soon after the George Mason area, they're approaching fairfax county Parkway. Got an accident scene that's got all lanes completely shut down. Westbound side of Braddock road is completely shut down right now. If you're headed westbound, your last point to bail out is probably going to be surely gate road. You can go ahead and make that right turn ahead towards Main Street to continue towards a fairfax county Parkway. Again, westbound Braddock road near the fairfax county Parkway, completely shut down. I 95 looks good, three 95 is quiet so far. Things in Maryland are looking pretty good on the beltway, 95. It looks good. BW Parkway northbound have the crash near 32, but it looks like it is officially in the clearing stages northbound D.C. two 95 slow, headed past the 11th street bridge, but no accident scenes being reported at this very moment, 50 so far. If you're making your way from the beltway out towards the bay bridge, no issues, but it does seem like they're in the process of flipping towards two way traffic, as of now looks like the westbound span is just about to get ready to get shut down. Carlos Ramirez WTO trafficking. Let's check out those temperatures tonight, fort belvoir at 41, foggy bottom 42 and Silver Spring,
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"Evening. I'm Dmitri soldiers for the top local stories we're following this hour. Problems at one Arlington county school have continued into this new week after a student reportedly overdose last week and then later died. WTO's Michelle Murillo reports tonight on how educators at Wakefield high continue to battle a legal substance problems on campus. Even with increased security at Wakefield high school today, one student was being evaluated for a possible underage Tribe of full representation in Congress and have been denied self governance. Should abortion rights be enshrined in the Maryland constitution, House speaker Adrian Jones, who's planning to introduce a bill that would ask you whether you want that. The Baltimore banner reports, if this measure passes, Maryland voters next year would be asked whether they want to amend the state constitution to include the language. More than half the delegates and the chamber, 80 total, all Democrats are co sponsoring the bill, governor Wes Moore is repeatedly said on the campaign trail before winning the governorship that he planned to support the move. A similar move failed in the state Senate last session. Lawmakers say they're confident it would be a different outcome this year. And you can expect those metro trains to keep coming by more often starting this week. Metro is boosting service on the blue and orange lines during the evening and morning rush hours, trains will run every 12 minutes instead of every 15, starting this week. In the heart of the system, we're talking the area between Rosalind and stadium armory where the lines
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Ukraine pushing for more Western military assistance
"Ukraine's government is pushing for even more worse than military aid, as the warring sides are expected to launch new offensives as soon as winter ends, although Ukraine has already won pledges of tanks, the embattled nation once more, Kyiv is now asking for fighter jets. President Joe Biden has ruled out providing F-16s to Ukraine during a trip to the Philippines defense secretary Lloyd Austin said that American assistance will strengthen Ukraine's military ability through military supplies and training. We're focused on providing Ukraine the capability that it needs to be effective in its upcoming anticipated counter offensive in the spring. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri peskov described reports of new U.S. Military assistance to Ukraine as a direct path to inciting tensions and taking escalation to a new level. Peskov also said that the help from the U.S. will not change the course of events, but just require more effort on the part of the Russians. I'm Karen Chammas
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"Evening, I'm Dmitri sodas with the top local stories we're following this hour. And this is new tonight, a fairfax county jury recommends that a man get the maximum sentence for shooting and killing, two of his south county high school classmates in the spring of 2021. And that's just what he got. Clarity tells us. Last August, a jury convicted Zachary burckhardt of manslaughter in the killings of 17 year old urchin aliyah sar and 16 year old Calvin van pelt. Burckhardt admitted during the trial, he fired in self defense, striking eleazar in the chest, and van pelt in the back after an argument. Police rushed to the Springfield Virginia home garage where they found the teens who both died. Commonwealth's attorney for fairfax, Steve justino has said that burckhardt used a ghost gun capable of firing in fully automatic mode. I hope that the victim's families can begin the process of healing, but there are no winners here. What we have are two dead kids because of a ghost hunt. Burckhardt will serve 20 years in prison. Meghan cloher, a WTO news. Now an arrest in the shooting death of a teenager on Waldorf just last week, 18 year old Elijah Barnes was arrested by detectives in North Carolina this week. He charged with murdering 17 year old ray John Jackson the third on Friday. Jackson was a westlake high school student walking home from school and was in the area of dorchester circle and harvest fish place when investigators say Barnes shot Jackson from a car and then drove away. Investigators have not announced a motive. They do say the two knew one another and this was not a random attack. Over to loudoun county tonight flyers featuring white supremacist rhetoric have been spotted in the driveways of multiple homes and in different towns. The loudoun county sheriff's office says it's gotten reports of dozens of fliers today in personal Hamilton and waterford. The flyers were replaced in plastic bags that also contained birdseed. It's 9 O 5. This was Maryland democratic governor Wes Moore's first full day in office, and as he promised he didn't waste any time. I am authorizing the release of $69 million of previously withheld funding in the current fiscal year 23 budget. Maryland governor Wes Moore says it's all spinning authorized by the legislature last year and withheld by former governor Larry Hogan. It includes money for abortion access to mitigate the impact of climate change and to help the state begin implementing a paid family and medical leave program. In over 46 million, will help with the legalization of marijuana, which passed by referendum last year, people of this state have spoken and they have spoken loudly. Moore also issued his first two executive orders, one that focuses on ethics. Establishing a benchmark. And one that will eventually lead to the creation of a new department focused on civic service. In Annapolis, John dome in WTO news. One of the first jobs the new governor has is to turn over a budget to lawmakers in Annapolis due tomorrow. And then the debate on what to do with the state's two and a half $1 billion surplus begins. Marilyn lawmakers are settling into their 90 day session. Mister president. Has everyone recorded their presence? Senator Jim rosa pappa Democrat says he's keeping a close eye on the $2.5 billion budget surplus, and he says he thinks governor Wes Moore also a Democrat has signaled some caution about digging deep into that money. Rosa pep on what he'd like to see if there is a move to use the surplus. That it be invested in one time spending. And it's not building in fiscal problem for future years. For the first time, Maryland lawmakers now have the authority to go beyond just approving the governor's budget, they can propose reducing or adding to it as well. Kate Ryan, WTO news. Coming up after traffic and weather, we will talk about a new breach 37 million customers from T
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Orlov scores in OT as Capitals rally to beat Islanders 4-3
"The capital stormed back from a three goal deficit to defeat the islanders four three and overtime. Dmitri orlov scored at four 27 of the extra session. But I think second third to play better and that's why we come back and win this game I think everybody was holding and I think when we start playing physically, I think it's kind of Jordan a little bit game for us. Garnered Hathaway, Tom Wilson and TJ oshi tallied over the last half of regulation. The caps rallied after Hudson fashion made it three zero three 51 into this second period. Oshi title at 5 54 of the third before setting up the game winner. I'm Dave ferry.
Dennis Prager Podcasts
The Union of Soviet Socialist Restaurants
"When I was in the Soviet Union, at the height of the Cold War, so when I speak Russian, so obviously I read Russian and there was no such thing as Mike's restaurant. If you wanted to go to a restaurant when I was in the Soviet Union, you would you would just see a sign restaurant that's the Russian for restaurant. And that was it. There was no, there was no proper noun. It was not Dmitri's the restaurant. It was no such thing. And when you went in, there was there was a menu, but it was almost nothing on the menu available at the restaurant. And you would not get served, I don't know if I've retold this on my radio show about what it was like to go into a Soviet restaurant. There were very few, but they existed. And if you would go in, you would be given or you would have a piece of paper inside a plastic. That was the menu. And then you would wait about a half hour till one of the waiters walked over to you. They would and why were they doing? I remember in most restaurants I was the only person there. And what were they doing, after all, you would think with no other patrons, they could just rush over to you, and you would be served or at least your order would be taken within minutes. But it was about a half hour. And what they would do is they would just stand on the other side of the restaurant talking to each other. And of course, I knew why this was happening. There was no such thing as tipping. They would get paid whether or not they did a good job that you couldn't be fired, excellence wasn't demanded, mediocrity was the norm.
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"On three 95 and 95 and 66, each running without the light that ever crashed, though, on lawyers road, just off of hunter mill road with a car into a ditch there. Bob andler WLP traffic Forecast for you now live we're joined by storm team for meteorologist Steve prince valley Steve. Wet now, what later? Oh, boy. Well, I don't know if I want to talk about this, but it's going to get significantly cold later, Brennan and Dmitri. We're talking about some nasty cold. Wind chill advisories have been posted so temperatures will be nasty to begin with when I say that. I mean, they'll be dropping as we head into the day tomorrow into the 20s by the evening and wind chills likely below zero, hence we have wind chill advisories that have been posted for the WTO listening area. In the meantime, let's talk about right now. It's mild and balmy in comparison. Rain is falling across the area, generally 40s and 50s going on. Steadiest and heaviest rain taking place across portions of northern Maryland right now toward the thermon area right up along the mason Dixon line, for instance, and also in portions of say loudon county. Just south of Leesburg seeing some of the moderate to occasionally steady rainfall coming down. Lighter rain farther south as you head towards Fredericksburg eventually The Rain will be coming to an end. I believe by a 10 o'clock or so and then just drying out overnight. Now as we head through the course of the overnight temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s by tomorrow morning you'll wake up in the 40s, there will be some rain showers with a strong cold front. It'll be mixed with or change to some snow showers. It could be a burst of some heavier snow in there, not expecting a lot of accumulation just because the roads are so warm, but blustery and cold or the operative words for tomorrow's temperatures tumble from the 40s into the 20s by evening, winds will whip up to 20, 30, 40 miles an hour. We have wind advisories and windshields obviously below zero as mentioned. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day coldest in two decades. Temperatures in the 20s, wind chills below zero at times, lots of sunshine, but it's not going to help much. 53 right now, land them 50 in Vienna. Appreciated Steve were brought to you by dulles glass for all your glass mirror and shower door needs, visit dulles glass dot com. Dulles
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"Call 8 7 7, ask Dell. 8 O three here on WTO P it's Wednesday evening November 16th, 2022, upper Marlboro with 43, but we're dropping to the freezing mark later. Good evening, I'm Dmitri soldiers with the top local stories we're following this hour. Continuing to follow the developments out of Gaithersburg when might we know what caused the big explosion that ripped apart a condo building, investigators have no idea the WTO's Christie king has been reporting from the scene all day to bring us the details we do have so far. The timeline for when investigators can get into damaged areas of the Potomac oaks condominiums depends on when remains not reduced to rubble, are deemed safe. It may be accomplished, you know, after a full day of shoring a full day of stability. It's got Goldstein Montgomery county's fire chief, says even though the fire resulting from the explosion was fed by natural gas, gas may not be responsible. An origin of calls a high, a Y and wear, too early, nowhere for me to be able to provide that information at this time. In all 24 condo units were impacted and the residents of all but one are accounted for, 12 people were injured to critically. Christy king WTO P news. I'm John doman on Quinn's Orchard boulevard. This was terrible. Lydia Pastrana had just dropped off her grandchild at school when she heard a massive explosion right across the street. And it was second I see the fire. Destroy everything. It rarely under my feet. You could feel like the vibration. Tyrell singleton heard it from his basement not far away
Software Engineering Daily
"dmitri" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Well, noise in quantum computations is nothing other than the result of the interaction that you have with your quantum computer or the interaction of a quantum computer with the environment. And you may say, let's completely remove it as in let's perfectly isolate a quantum computer from the environment. And let me say that sure, you could do that. But then your quantum computer would be perfectly isolated from your ability to program it. And every time that you want to program, it and run computations on it, you need to talk to it. And this means interact with it. And it's the process of the interaction with the quantum computer that introduces the noise. I see. So I guess sort of looking ahead to the next 5 to ten years, where do you think quantum computing is going? Is this something that is this problem something that is going to be you feel would actually we're going to make essentially significant improvements to in the next 5 to ten years? What do you think is from ten years from now, we'll be talking about in the quantum computing world? Frankly, I have no idea. What I can say is when I joined IBM, which was in the year 2019. I came to IBM from the national science foundation where I was a program director and I had ten year government job. So I gave up my ten year job and this day in your job was outside the quantum computing industry. In favor of a non ten year job in quantum computing. And I guess my time horizon back then and now as well is 5 years in the sense that it has my belief supported by personal action, not just words. And remaining to be the case to date, that 5 years down the road, quantum computing will still be here and will still be important. And hopefully it will be more advanced. How much more so I have no idea. But my own career depends on the answer, so I wish I knew the answer. In some ways, it's probably exciting to work in a space where you don't know the answer though, because you didn't spend all your time sort of building up expertise and dedicating your career to the space to necessarily know everything from day one. The journey and exploration that you're probably excited by. Yeah, that's right. So to be true, I want to thank you so much for coming on the show. It was great to see you after all this time. I appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge and expertise with the software daily listeners. And I think this is a topic that comes up in the news all the time and sort of mainstream media. I think it's really interesting to kind of dig in and really dive into the details of what's going on in this world beyond just sort of sensational headlines that you might see in your newsfeed. So thanks so much. There is one more note that I would like to add maybe concerning the discussion about the noise that I kind of struggled to answer a little bit at first. Let me explain why quantum computers are difficult to build. And difficult, much more so than classical computers. So imagine I ask you to build a one beat classical computer. And what you could do is take a coin called the hat zero and tells one, put it flat on the table, and flip it by hand to perform one bead computations. So there is your entire one bit classical computers. Easy. And a quantum one qubit computer is exactly the same. But you are now the size of the planet. And this is a fair comparison because the relation between the sizes of a human to an elementary particle is comparable to the relation of the size of a planet to a coin. And now imagine the kinds of problems you will have while operating a coin if you are the size of the planet. Some of those may include not being able to even see the coin for it being too small to see, then maybe squish in it into the table, which lies on along with the table and the house the table is in, it possibly the entire city, the house is in. And also, if you're in the size of the planet and barely touch, the planted the coin is on, the seismic wave can flip the coin or throw it out from the table. And this introduces an error to your computation. And these are precisely the kinds of problems that one has to deal with while building quantum computers. But I think those problems can be solved eventually because solving them does not fundamentally contradict the laws of physics, as we know them. So the question is most likely that of time, as opposed to the possibility. Yeah, it's amazing. I mean, I think this is even though you've spent 20 years working in a space, there's still so much to, it's such a rich, it's very, very much early days and sort of just scratching the surface of what can be done. So I think this is I'm glad that you kind of stopped down to share this analogy. I think it's the perfect analogy to kind of really articulate the size of the problems. You know, the planet sized problems that people have to try to figure out in the quantum computing world. So thank you so much. Yeah, thanks a lot for coming to hear.
Software Engineering Daily
"dmitri" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Java. As well gives you more performance, scale, throughput, and security. More of the Java you love at the price you can afford. Using an optimized Java virtual machine, JVM, as a platform prime turbochargers that performance and scalability of your Java applications with a hyper optimized runtime that drives down infrastructure costs. Say goodbye to latency lag, download as a platform prime for free by visiting WWW dot azel dot com. Yeah, it's really great to see you. We met now over 20 years ago. I was just a snot nosed kid, desperate to talk to anyone about AI and quantum competing that would listen to me back then. And you were nice enough to take pity on me and spend some time answering my emails. So I thank you for that. I think you're probably one of the smartest guys I know. So I'm very excited to have you on the show. But let's start by having you introduce yourself to the listeners. Yeah, thank you very much, and thanks for the reminder. I distinctly recall you take in a class that I taught. And it's interesting that you ask me questions about quantum computing by back in the days when I myself was not interested in quantum computing yet it was I believe year 2001. And I became interested in quantum computing after that. And I recall not being able to answer your questions. And now 20 years down the road, I'm in a far better position to actually accomplish that. All right, so for the audience, yes, my name is Mitch McMaster. I work at IBM quantum in the capacity of quantum software architect and research staff member. And my primary areas of interest evolve around all things quantum circuits and quantum compiling, which is an area that's studied ways to efficiently implement quantum algorithms on quantum computers. So you mentioned that you weren't actually doing research and had in depth understanding into quantum computing back when I asked you those questions. So can I take credit essentially for the career path that you have now spent 20 years of your life dedicated to as initially sparking that interest in quantum meeting? I mean, with all due respect, I don't think I can give you that kind of credit, but I can explain how I came to work in quantum computing and perhaps maybe give an argument that I really had no choice, but to work in quantum computing. The story starts with being a young kid literally, ten to 12 years old, and in my experience that in this world, you need to start thinking about what you would like to become in terms of your career, early in life. And to illustrate this point, the question of what would you want to be when you grow up is not too uncommon to be heard in either school or coming from parents. And I personally distinctly recall that when I thought about what I wanted to do back when I was ten to 12 years old, I give it a thought and I realized that I would like to build computers and the year was 1987 or so by then and unfortunately or so I thought computers have already been built by then. So I felt I was completely out of luck and needed to find something else to do with my life and career. Then, somewhere around year 2002, which is after 2001 when I believe you took the glass that I taught. When I had interest in the classical computation in the ways of computing Boolean functions, think of it as a theory of computing, I stumbled on an area of reversible computation. And reversible computation is somewhat different from standard computation, but it is similar enough that it allows working on it without needing any further background. To clarify, reversible computation is same as usual computation except you have to make sure that the output of a computation contains enough information about it to be able to reconstruct what the inputs were. So say Boolean and this irreversible because if you know the output say it's zero, then it is unclear what the two input values were. I mean, they could have been zero and zero, zero and one, or one and zero. So lots of options and you can not choose the right one. And reversible computations in turn brought me to the area of quantum computing since all quantum computations are inherently reversible. So in a nutshell, it's kind of the combination of the interest in computing and in the circuits. And doing something novel that effectively brought me to the only place it could have brought me to. Yeah, that's really interesting that you, I think, had this desire to build computers and then realize, well, you know, a lot of people have done that. So, and then you sort of let yourself to reversible computing and then that led to quantum computing. I think that's a good place to kind of jump off with kind of starting to dig into what is a quantum computing. I think when it comes to software engineering, in my experience, sometimes it's biased towards some types of engineering being considered more hardcore than others. Back end, sometimes it's considered more hardcore than frontend engineering or doing bit Twitter wing of a boot loader on an operating system requires more hardcore skills than something else. And personally, I think there's complex challenges in any area of engineering, you know, they require different skills. But I think I'm willing to accept that quantum competing might be the most sort of hardcore that you could possibly get. So just to kind of level set with the audience because I think this is probably an area that most people will have little to no personal experience with. What is quantum computing and then how is it different than conventional computing? Yeah, yeah. So I agree with you that we have to start with basics and are discussed the basics first and then maybe talk a little bit about the engineering. So first thing is first to explain how a quantum computer is different from a conventional classical computer. Let us first take a look at the conventional computers. So I conventional computer is your regular desktop laptop or a phone. But that's not the key. The key that I would like to highlight is that whichever device it is that you're using and calling a regular classical computer, it operates on the laws of Newtonian mechanics. So this goes to say that all classical computers could have been purely mechanical, as in operating by the means of levers, gears, belts, and those are mechanical objects. And the only reason why we have electronic as opposed to purely mechanical computers is because electronics can be made small, reliably, and because electronics is a lot faster at switching than mechanical computers. But the rest assured, your regular computer could be built with mechanical components, and it obvious the laws of Newtonian mechanics. And this highlights the core difference between conventional and quantum computers. So quantum computers in contrast are based on the laws of quantum mechanics. Intuitively, this is the reason why quantum computers are different from and advantageous to classical computers. So let me explain different because Newtonian and quantum mechanics are different physical theories. Should the laws and formulas of one work possible to rewrite in terms of the other theory, they'd be one physical theory. But they're not, they have two different names. So they must be different. And indeed, they are. In fact, so much so that the computational paradigms based on the two physical theories end up being different. So the second part is why quantum computations for quantum computers are advantageous to classical ones, but say not the other way around. And this is easy to explain on intuitive level as well. Say quantum mechanics deals with tiny objects. And quantum mechanics becomes Newtonian mechanics when objects become too large. This means that Newtonian mechanics is just poor quality quantum mechanics if you want to think of it this way. And thus, a classical computer is a poor quality quantum computer. Or think of this way, say, quantum mechanics underlies the construct of the world. This is how the world operates on the very basic level. And thus, its methods can be used and underlie the behavior and capabilities of all objects at a higher level of abstraction and Newtonian mechanics is at a higher level of abstraction compared to quantum mechanics. So similar to object oriented programming, I guess. And nature has to compile everything that it does down to the level of elementary
The Charlie Kirk Show
Are We in a Spiritual War?
"Us right here, clarence from Florida Charlie, I believe, or in a spiritual war every time I say this, my Friends roll their eyes. What are your thoughts? Love the show, and I'm subscribed to the podcast. Thank you for subscribing. Oh yeah, we're in a spiritual war. So there's a new character I want to introduce you to. Around the topic of monkeypox. So Biden's new monkeypox spokesperson, appointed doctor Dmitri, daskalakis, as The White House national monkey pox response deputy coordinator. Also the CDC's division director for HIV prevention. Well, he has a very strange penchant for some imagery and symbolism that is spiritual in nature. And no, it's not the crucifix, not the virgin Mary. It's not saint Michael, it's not angel Gabriel. No, he seems to be very focused on posting pictures, even though he was raised by Greek Orthodox immigrants, he has a penchant for pentagrams and other satanic symbolism. The national pulse reports, great website, daskalakis, social media presence, is very disturbing. His partner Michael McNeill launched a goth Jim in New York, posting pictures of monster cycle social media is replete with satanic imagery. Monster cycle social media are full of references to satanism, including his tattoos.
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"And on the WTO. Three O three on WTO P on this Friday, September 9th, 2022. We've got plenty of sunshine. We now have 83° in D.C.. Good afternoon, I'm Sean Anderson. And I'm Dmitri sodas are top local story this afternoon, big changes start tonight for young people in prince George's county. The new curfew goes into effect and will remain in place for the next month. Now the question, how will the county actually enforce this? While it'll be enforced more strictly, county leaders say the first time someone 16 are under his Claude violating the curfew, they'll be reminded about it and sent home. Subsequent violations will lead to phone calls from police asking the parent to pick their child up. Parents and businesses start facing the prospect of civil fines after the second violation too, the curfew kicks in at midnight on weekends in 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Now in some cases, there are valid excuses for a 16 year old or younger to be out during the late hours. Like if they're coming home from work or a school event, it's okay if they're with a parent, too. In Glenn Arden, John dome in WTO P news. A former Walt Whitman high school rowing coach has now learned his fate, Kirkland shipley, has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually abusing one of his students. The judge sentenced him to 5 years and suspended all but three, shipley pleaded guilty to sexually abusing the student and having sexually explicit material involving the teenager back in June. He was the head coach for one of the victims on the girl's crew team, shipley also taught the girl geography and history for several years at the Montgomery county high school. He was ordered to register a sex offender. It's three O 5, scary moments for some retro a metro riders I should say mid to late morning. Someone apparently caused a fire on a train that led to the eastern market station being shut down for a time, the story from WTO's John Aaron. It happened around 9 30 this morning. This rider smelled smoke and saw the flames coming from a seat. Talking to the train drive let them know what content the fire was on that was a fire so I said something on a fire.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Did Joe Biden Appoint a Satanist as the New Monkeypox Czar?
"President Biden has a new monkey pox czar. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, a monkey pox. It's all the rage these days at among certain demographics. Doctor Dmitri de sakala is the new White House national monkey punks response deputy coordinator. Oh yeah, we're calling him the monkey box are. Can't get all that on the business card. Anyway, The Good Doctor openly gay. And he's been photographed. He's quite fond of wearing leather. Without much else. And the CDC putting out big promotional photographs and press releases and clearly in all of these press releases, the doctor is wearing the symbol of the church of Satan. People are now wondering, if in fact, Joe Biden appointed a satanist to a White House post. This is shockingly a valid question, there are plenty of photographs of the heavily tattooed doctor and monkeypox are. He's a very fond of skulls, so there's a big skull with black and eyes on his arm. And sure enough, there are multiple photographs of him wearing shirts, and
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"The Biden administration declared monkey pox to be a national health emergency, so what exactly does that mean? Dmitri sodas talked about it with doctor amesh adalja, with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health. To me, the biggest impact of the declaration is that now the government will be able to intervene on hampered by its own red tape. If you look at the trajectory of this outbreak, what's really been characteristic of it is has been a lot of stammering trying to get around constraints, bureaucracy, and just not being able to deliver what's actually needed on the ground. And I think this hopefully will be something that is in the past with the emergency declaration that we know that these declarations allow a lot of the red tape to be cut and really focus on becoming operational. The government becoming more operational than it has been. And I think that's why this was needed. And I think it's unfortunate that we have to do this when there is a public health issue that it's only when an emergency is declared can the government actually be responsive to the needs. Do you expect vaccines to start flowing much more plentifully, shall we say, as a result of the emergency declaration? I do think that the declaration will force innovation in the vaccine space, meaning that now you may see dose sparing strategies, as we've heard about already, you may see more willingness to use the first generation smallpox vaccine ACAM2000 in select populations. And I think you'll see just much more of a push to get vaccine into the arms of high risk individuals. And I think it's notable that the monkeypox coordinator at The White House is a fema official, which really signifies the need to be much more operational with this outbreak in order to bring it under control. I'm sure you saw The New York Times report recently revealing the administration spent something like a $1 billion so we certainly had access to a lot of vaccine, but we didn't put our bid in to the Danish company to get some of it and as a result will we have far less. That is just one example of some of the stammering that perhaps you were talking about a bit earlier. Exactly. There just has not been the level of proactivity that we need in infectious disease emergency. And it's very disconcerting because this is happening after COVID-19. And you're seeing some of the same mistakes being made again. And thankfully, monkeypox is not as contagious, not as dangerous as COVID-19 was, but the fact that the government is still making these mistakes tells us that there really is a need for a wholesale evaluation of how the government responds to infectious disease emergencies. And I think that's the biggest lesson of the last couple of years that this is an inadequate system and it needs to be really reconfigured. If it's going to be able to meet the needs of the people. That is doctor amesh adalja with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health, talking with our Dmitri sodas. Coming up. Think your power bills high now, why it might go up even more later this year. I'm John doman. It's 5 14. Hi, this is Emily Riley, and I live with multiple sclerosis. I was diagnosed with MS almost 17 years ago at the age of 17. This diagnosis was life-changing, and at the time I had no idea what my future would hold. But thanks to the support and resources provided by the national MS society, I have felt equipped with knowledge and tools to really feel confident to know that MS doesn't have to stop me from continuing to live life to the fullest. I've learned over the years that though MS looks different in each person, it doesn't define us. We may have to adjust what our new normal is and do things a little differently, but that's what makes us stronger than MS. I'm passionate about raising awareness and funds for the MS society to help support the nearly 1 million people in the U.S. that live with MS. And to get us closer to finding a cure and ending MS forever. With local fundraising events, including walk MS by MS
AP News Radio
Biden names FEMA, CDC officials to head monkeypox response
"I Mike Gracia reporting President Biden will appoint fema and CDC officials to head a monkeypox response Under criticism for a slow vaccine rollout president Joe Biden is set to appoint a White House monkeypox response team The White House says Biden will name Robert Fenton of the federal emergency management agency as White House monkeypox response coordinator Doctor Dmitri zhaoxin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be Fenton's deputy Fenton helped lead fema's max vaccination effort for COVID-19 when Biden first took office The scallop is a national expert on issues affecting the LGBTQ community The monkey pox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin to skin contact as well as sharing bedding towels and clothing The U.S. saw its first case of confirmed monkeypox on May 18th There are now over 3000 confirmed infections Mike Gracia Washington
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Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court
"To witnesses were heard at the start of the trial in Russia of WNBA star Britney griner griner has been held for four months accused of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team The witnesses were an airport customs official and an unidentified witness Alexander boycott is her attorney I could only prove that we had two witnesses that with the customs And we expect the next hearing on 7th of July That's it Griner could face up to ten years in prison Dmitri paskov a spokesman for Russian president Vladimir Putin says I can only operate with facts and the facts say the famous athlete was detained with banned substances containing narcotic compounds Elizabeth rood is deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Russia The Russian Federation has wrongfully detained miss Reiner Wrongful detention is unacceptable wherever it occurs Roode says the U.S. is working at the highest levels to get griner and other detained Americans safely home I'm Ed
AP News Radio
US: Russian suggestions on captured Americans 'appalling'
"U.S. officials say they're still trying to learn more about two American veterans captured by Russian forces while fighting with the Ukrainians I'm Ben Thomas with the latest They were taking part in the battlefield activities They will be punished They should be punished Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Pascal on NBC's Today Show asked about the two Americans Alex dookie in Andy Nguyen They're treated properly but you have to understand Those guys on the battlefield were firing at our military guys Could they be sentenced to death as other foreign fighters have I can not guarantee anything It depends on the investigation After this reaction from White House national security spokesman John Kirby It's appalling that a public official in Russia would even suggest the death penalty for two American citizens that were in Ukraine Meanwhile the State Department has confirmed the death of a U.S. citizen in Ukraine believed to be the second American killed while fighting there Ben Thomas Washington
"dmitri" Discussed on WTOP
"Is a sour producer Breaking news on double DT op Russia has lost one of its best warships Russian state media now reports the Moscow has sunk Ukraine's military says it fired missiles at that ship severely damaging it LDT open national security correspondent JJ green picks up the story from there It started sometime after 8 o'clock last night Sean a Ukrainian military source tells me a better actor drone was used to destroy the radar station on the Moscow Then two Neptune missiles hit that vessel The job of the bay rack or drone I'm told was to carry weapons to damage the radar system which made it possible for the missiles to strike the ship There were about 500 or more Russian forces on that ship It's not clear how many casualties they took but it looks as though there were some The ship left the area supposedly en route not clear if it was operating under its own power being towed en route to several stoppel for repairs At any rate a couple of hours ago Russian state media announced it had sunk in a stormy sea Still sticking to the story that was a fire on board But the damage is done now that it's sunk it's not likely we'll ever know what really happened Reporting live JJ green WTO being news Hey JJ Russia threatened to expand its nuclear weapons in part of Europe today What's behind that threat and how likely is it to happen Finland and Sweden are planning to join NATO That could happen within a few weeks before summer And this is infuriating to Russia because that essentially is what they wanted to stop They wanted to essentially shrink the presence of NATO in the region But what this would do is essentially double the size of the border that Russia shares with NATO countries Now there is a little sliver of land or relatively speaking called Kaliningrad It's a Russian enclave surrounded by Poland on one side Lithuania on the other side and then there's the Baltic Sea Former Russian president Dmitri Medvedev said today if these two countries join NATO Russia is considering putting nuclear weapons in Kaliningrad which would be a huge mistake some say for Russia but it would also be a very dangerous situation as well All right JJ thanks You're welcome JJ green in other news this afternoon An Ohio man is the latest to be convicted in the capitol insurrection Dustin Byron Thompson has been found guilty of obstructing Congress and of stealing a coat rack from a capital office on January 6th of last year The 38 year old was the first capital riot defendant to mount a defense blaming Donald Trump and members of his inner circle for the insurrection A controversial top aide to former president Trump is reportedly appearing before the congressional committee investigating the capitol riot today Stephen Miller was a central figure in many Trump policy decisions particularly on immigration Miller was subpoenaed in November but last month he sued the committee to try to quash the effort for his phone records He is the latest member of the Trump inner circle to talk to the committee In the past couple of weeks Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner spent hours before the panel's investigators to discuss what the former president was doing January 6th Well President Biden headed south today and he's urging Congress to pass a bill that would boost manufacturing here in this country On a trip to Greensboro North Carolina the president urged Congress to send him the bipartisan innovation act to boost domestic manufacturing of semiconductors and other products the U.S. has increasingly relied on other countries to make Our economic strength is on the line And national security as well as on the line He also spoke of his administration's efforts to enhance equity moves aim to help those.
The Trish Regan Show
Russian Politician Demands Reparations From US in the Form of Alaska, California
"Turning back to demands like California and Alaska. So this is gaining some momentum there. In Russia, first of all, you've got Dmitri Medvedev Medvedev forgive me saying that we might have to put the U.S. in its place a very cryptic cryptic thing to say, well, simultaneously, you've got state news commentators. They're in Russia saying that they need reparations because of all these sanctions. These sanctions that the U.S. is putting on the country of Russia because of the devastation and destruction it's committed in Ukraine. By the way, I love sanctions. I'm a big believer in sanctions the best way, however, for all those sanctions to work is for everybody to be on board. So we need everybody joining us. We need to be holding hands as a world united against this evil monster that's killing so many people. So really important, we all be on the same page, which is why it's critical that China come to the table and work with us here. They have got a huge opportunity in front of them. Let's hope they take this anyway back to this idea that they would take California or Alaska. That's the commentator saying, we want reparations, you know, because this is going to be economic hardship for us, so you should suffer. We need California and Alaska talking about territorial expansion, right? They're saying we're not going to contain this just to Europe. I'm laughing. It's actually not funny, although I will say that all of you have been pointing out, well, hey, they can take California. We'll give it to them.
The Astrology Podcast
"dmitri" Discussed on The Astrology Podcast
"Worked with a translation project that was translating texts into English and she was one of the first astrologers that not just learned the system and started putting it in practice, but also started teaching it to other people. And so due to this background, she was sort of uniquely qualified to be one of the first people to synthesize the ancient and modern traditions and present it in this relatively comprehensive not too long and not too overly wordy text that is a pretty good intermediate text on astrology. Yeah. I think one of the things that I can contribute to the conversation is for me the study of astrology and many of these books has been so so pleasurable. And I've read both this one that you just recommended and also asteroid goddesses, and I can say that is the word page Turner's. I mean, they're easy. They're easy to read in their exciting and you kind of race through. And I can say about goddesses that I learned about the asteroids and I tore through the entire book, asteroid goddess I would say kind of like a novel. And I remember not taking notes and not thinking of being scholarly about it, but just kind of absorbing it as I fell in love with the concept of these of these asteroids and all of the concepts myths information that was that was there. So in that sense, I can say during all of my studies I never would have imagined that I would be in this being this conversation with you necessarily, and I can say that my studies were not like taking notes, like I may have for this and what kinds of things would I say about about these particular books? But to really just immerse myself for my own edification that I truly truly enjoyed, so I'm hoping that that I can inspire a lot of people out there who haven't an interest at whatever level in astrology that it really is something that you can immerse in that just provides a lot of joy along with interest. Yeah, definitely. There's definitely astrology is one of those things that once you find it, it can be become like a lifelong passion, but it's actually fun to learn about because you find this entire field that is actually super interesting and super relatable to your life and that becomes a reason to learn all of these different things and all these different areas that you might not ever have gotten into otherwise. And it actually becomes like enjoyable or very pleasurable to learn about astrology just for its own sake in some ways. Yeah, I think absolutely. And that's kind of the point I'm trying to get across that it's not just it's a learning that I think is because I am a previous scholar. I know how to do all of that, how to take notes and how to retain everything because you know you're going to have to defend it or you're going to organize it for something that's going to be published. And that's certainly there's nothing more important than that because we have to know the history. And we have to do our homework and I do diligence and I think be really rigorous and careful. But in tandem with that, there's also so many aspects of this that are really things like wild is a word that I might use wild in enjoyable, a great read. You know, all of these other kinds of things and that really can have as much of an impact on your life that you want. Yeah, for sure. It really does make a difference sometimes when astrology book is well written and when the author has a certain knack for conveying or information or for teaching astrology and that's one of the things that I know every student of Demetrius or everyone who's read one of her books has loved about her writing since the very beginning or her teachings is that she has a natural gift as a teacher. And it's partially because when she was in college, she initially was training to be like a math teacher before she it was like the late 1960s and she ran off and joined a commune and their while living on this commune like picked up a book on astrology one day from the library and started learning about astrology and then fell deeply in love with it and it turned out to be her calling in life and her life's work, but she's always had this knack for breaking concepts down and conveying them in a way that's understandable to the reader or to the student, and that's one of the things that I think anybody that reads any of her books, but especially this one will be the most struck by is even though it's an intermediate tax that's dealing with more intermediate concepts in terms of natal astrology and reading birth charts. It does so in a very approachable fashion. Yeah, that's a great point to make. I would describe it also is taking a class or reading a teacher. You know, it's like reading reading something that's being taught. Right. Yeah, for sure. So I did a biographical interview with Dmitri and episode 73 of the astrology podcast titled the life and work of astrology Dmitri George. Where people can get more background information on her and her work. I also she has a more recent book.
The Lawfare Podcast
"dmitri" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"After it's gained access to your system and actually a very large number of intrusions nowadays being caught because of antivirus intelligence organizations An incident on firms being to do deep forensics on needs a windows based infrastructures after compromise. Taking place and based on the knowledge that able to obtain able to identify how the attack is broken while tuesday using that allows them to get better at attributing these attacks which enables the government sort of respond as well and this one approach is something that i think apple feels allergic to but they need to get ova They need to get to a point. Where in the event that you will you know. Soft also crowns strike Mansions or whatever you can install an app which is going to provide some level of additional protection. And so the breaking out of that in a containment where apple believes that everything that happens. Insecurity is that exclusive lull. i think is very problematic. So dmitri festival do you agree that. That's a plausible way forward for apple but also interested in the state level. You know when. We're talking about china. We're talking about the state The ministry of state security here. We are talking about an israeli company and the name. Israel has not really past many of our lips. Is that right or should. As a matter of policy the united states have a set of issues to take up with the israelis about this. I think it should look. It's pretty clear that israel has used groups like anna so that provides cyber offensive capabilities as part of their diplomatic outreach in the region as part of their attempt to build a closer relationship with sad arabian on some of these other countries. And just to be clear when you say israel has used union not that israel has loosed. Nso group against anybody. But that israel has encouraged nso group to do business with gulf countries. That's right for the surveillance of their adversaries. that israel is trying to court for diplomatic purposes. Right yeah as part of their sort of cyber exploitation diplomacy shall we call it. We used to have panda plummets. Now we have cyber exploitation diplomacy Shops elite right. They're they're using these companies as a way to ingrain them. Some sounds closer with some of these gulf countries with saudi arabia in particular in the hopes that it will lead to peace deals as we saw with abraham accords last year but i do think that the us government has whore interests here and just as it has had core interest in pressuring israel to stop selling advanced weapons technologies to china which they tried to a number of occasions of last twenty years. I think it may be time to start pressuring them to be much more restrictive on who they sell the surveillance technology and the us government is not blameless here either reuters Couple years ago had a an amazing revelation about the so-called project raven which was An operation by format say operatives that went to the ua and help them track dissidents and journalists in that country with at least tacit knowledge of the us government so we need to come to terms with our own policies when it comes to export controls of both the knowledge and the technologies but we also need to start pressuring others. They're playing in this by the way. Israel is not the only one the companies in germany and italy and other places that are doing essentially the same things and we need to figure out the right approach to have standards across allies for who should get access to these capabilities because not all. This ability is bad clearly somewhat has been used for legitimate purposes to track terrorists to track criminals and others and and that should should continue intelligence agencies after all and law enforcement agencies do need to do investigations But clearly a number of them are using it for for ways that are contrary to our values and contrary to our beliefs in human rights. So finally i. I want to talk about a detail in the washington. Post that bears on the application of these technologies to us persons. The post reported that us based telephone numbers are sort of off limits to nso group pegasus technology matt. How does that work. And what do we conclude from it. Right so i did not materially different If they using. Us phone number of us anonymous phone number. So what's clearly happening. He is not the nfl. Could not in principle talk these devices that they've chosen not to on the design systems to prevent their customers from taunting people with you as telephone numbers wherever they happen to be in wealth and also people are are outside the us with non us phone numbers whilst they off physically within the states software. It appears to be designed so that When it detects those conditions all lives stops collecting data. I sort of a very interesting thing because it gives us an insight. Nso wants to explicitly exclude. This wants to avoid upsetting the us. Government i also gives us some indication that you know government level diplomacy while just mia technological like prevention does actually have a role to play in does actually do some measure of protection. You know feels me a little bit. Analogous to a lot of russian malawai for instance will choose not to quote unquote detonate song devices. The half washington he goes installed is not because they can't because they choose not to for reasons that are not really technical and i think that's a very interesting observation. He added the. Nfl has chosen that. It does not want to upset. The united states. Perhaps us because they don't want to be indicted access because they don't want to have a hostile relationship with the united states you know The safety of their own executives not to get the nsa targeting them. But i think that would have been interesting observation. It almost suggests dmitri that an. So group is sensitive to the point that you just made that you know maybe the heat is less on them if they are merely affronting our values as you put it but not affronting them with respect to our key mall in other words the bat is we care a great deal less about surveillance of journalists and opposition activists in the abstract than we do about those people if they happen to be. Us days store carrying us phones. Do you think it's a good tactical judgment on their part or is it likely too clever by half. I'm sure that's what they're thinking. I don't think it will work. All it will take as yet another kashogi type of story of someone who has been brutally murdered as a result of surveillance or enabled by surveillance from a technology like anna so and then the pressure will be immense political pressure public pressure from journalists and the like and they will not be able to wave it off so it's only a matter of time before this comes crashing their heads if they don't change course we are going to leave it there. Dmitri alperovitch matt tate. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having me the law. Fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the brookings institution our audio engineer. This episode is hunter set you. You.
The Lawfare Podcast
"dmitri" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"It illustrates both to domestic audience. As well as our allies and the series alike that are attribution capabilities in cyberspace are immense. Were able to identify. Not just the countries who are doing these activities way able to identify individuals were able to identify all sorts of details about the operations. That are incredibly impressive. When you read those indictments that's number one number two. I don't agree that they only serve a public relations purpose because the fact that matter is we have arrested humorous actors Over the years when they decided to travel in places where we have extradition treaties and managed to extradite them. We've done that. For lots of russian cybercriminals we've done that even for nemesis officer that was lured to belgium. I believe about a year and a half ago was arrested. In belgium. On our behalf extract the us is now sitting the us jail Very senior. I'm assess officer who was recruiting people to break into american companies. So they do serve a purpose and allow people particularly contractors working for the chinese government. Do you wanna travel. They want to take advantage of the money that they're earning from the chinese government. They wanna potentially one day start cybersecurity companies in south to customers all of the world not of that is to be possible. Once you're indicted. So i do think that they serve a very important deterrent effect. And i've actually talked about. How indicting specifically chinese contractors not chinese government employees has had an effect where some of these contractors decided to shut down and no longer operate we not from any other country. It hasn't worked on the iranians the north koreans or the russians. But it has worked in some cases in china so dmitri. What was your reaction to the pegasus story. This is sort of. I guess the kind of company that a bunch of the people that that indictments prevent them from setting up cyber security companies. This is the kind of cyber security company. I suppose that some of them would want to set up. How big a deal do you think. The pegasus story is he. You know. obviously there's nothing new here in terms of we've already known that. Nsa has been selling their software to all sorts of unsavory characters. We've known about mobile exploitation for years by the scale Of this operation is staggering. And i think it highlights to the general public the vulnerabilities that we have in the mobile ecosystem. Any particular. i think it highlights a very important point that that we may be missing in this overall discussion of the details. And that is that when you look at iowa's if you look at apple's mobile operating system it is probably the most secure piece of cold that anyone has ever produced apple for variety of reasons including mostly from commercial interests perspective as invested tremendous amount into making the that operate systems secure responsible and yet despite all those efforts despite the fact that it's very difficult to install software in those devices despite that it has all sorts of sandbox capabilities both at the user mode and kernel level. You're still able to see such vast exploitation of those devices. And i think implications are twofold one that people that say that we need to build more secure softwares as the solution to our cybersecurity. Problems are just plain wrong. Because apple has tried to do that and invested more than most people will ever be able to afford and has not succeeded secondly when it comes to mobile security. I think it's time that both apple and google a pressure to start changing their model and start to appreciate that. They can't build a perfect device. That's impenetrable and they need to start providing forensic analysis capabilities to consumers and businesses so that they can actually understand if their phone has been hacker. Not almost no one can do today. What amnesty was able to do those specific phones and jailbreak them and do the forensic analysis. It's very difficult to do. Very technically challenging apple does not make it easy and does not provide any tools for you to do so and that needs to stop. Matthew agree with that that the lesson of this is that the ultimate security of mobile devices is mythological. And that we should. We should really be investing in forensic analysis capacity. Yes i agree with pretty much everything that dmitry just said one of the things that actually would have stood out to me in that amnesty analysis at announced a very very deep very very technical in you know whoever was the worked on that you know a deserve credit for that are specifically that you know. The latest version of irs was targeted on the latest models and the latest models. Have you know some very advanced hardware medications to prevent intrusions of this type are the latest Builds of irs are designed. So that i. I message in particular. Which was the the thing that was exploited all of the processing for this happens inside at very lockdown container which apple's blast door and you know our. Nfl was still able to breach through all of these defenses. That have taken place. i think. It's of william potent. Point that is defense is can be bleached they all being breached in the wild. And i think it's something that should along a lot of folks that you know. The list of targets here is as large as it is on. This was discovered what it what appears to be know. I not being quote directly but being sort of caught sort of at the infrastructure adjacent to the attack. I'm what i mean by that is. This attack was not discovered through. You know apple discovering it was not discovered because one of the the uses handsome At security on the phone that was able to detect the attack while the list of targets was attained tangential to that and then some of those targeted individuals had forensics on that phone and that forensics. That was done on. The phone was not done by apple. It was not done by security software on the device in fact I would not be possible to do this type of Forensic activity on an ordinary iphone device. Amnesty had to do was they had to make his jailbreak on. What jailbreaks aw is. They essentially exploit vulnerabilities in the device in order to disable some of apple's lockdown functionality in order to be able to allow the forensics people to access some of these files which than they were able to access that allowed them to you see this was an assault groups implant on what was going on under the head and i think that should be alarming because it tells us to different things first of all that this mythology that iphones a so secure might actually be that we just don't have any visibility into some of these attacks taking place that maybe there's a lot of attacks taking place we just don't know about it. And so where mistakenly believing the iphone six extremely hard when actually just can't see and second of all the ability to unsecurity software. The ability to run some of these funds as tools is so extremely difficult is not merely the you know a us a hasn't enabled. It is use a kennel tonight. Lit apple actively engineers the device to prevent these types of jailbreaks on a consequence of this is performing this type of forensics is really really difficult and something that apple actively tries to prevent. And i think that's something that's very dramatic and we need to come to. Terms with sub security industry is google similarly situated in that regard or are they less rigid. Google is dramatically dramatically less vigilant in the event that you are on a a not sin lot device than you can a performance surprisingly wide range of forensics on your device. It is still considerably more lockdown than say. You know microsoft windows where you know a a huge range of like antivirus software and a threat detection. Software is able to one relatively freely But it is dramatically more available for friends. extend iphones where is very hostile.
The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"dmitri" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"I know with those guys To be it used to be amateurs and let the kids play and have some fun. Even the dream team. The dream team is most overblown and over hyped thing yes. It was an unbelievable array of talent and people put together but there was no competition. They will be teamed by forty fifty sixty points with regularity. And what did that prove. It didn't prove that the united states who were still superior country more men stop. I was that was a waste of time. Let's say beat beaten up some kid from angola wherever they were playing. I mean like you know. I just didn't get it. And robbie know anything you know what's fun to me. Know what winning by also have you read up you go down to the playground and you go be a five nine year old. You feel good with yourself after it's all over last time everybody was of age of consenting as to play basketball nba olympics. So i mean you can't just be like all right. It's all about the skill level and whatnot say already proved its point so hokey cares about the olympics anymore. So i'm out not one not one minute so you okay with nigeria beating them. What's olympic play. It and and play begins. Yes because it doesn't mean anything on the grand scheme of anything. What does it mean really. We got to win the goal of feel good about our place in basketball. And you to believe you just want to win the gold as a competitor you want to be known as the best in the world we already know where the best in the world the united states when it comes to basketball whether we window no not. We don't know that. I mean you look at the nba. Now we're talking about the international flavor in major league baseball milk in the nba. I mean some of your biggest stars. I mean luca. Danni is a guy that his english isn't that great and he's becoming a superstar or already has become a superstar. And i mean. He looks like he's going to be at that. Level for years to come is not at the rate as baseball is in terms of international stars but the nba is slowly but surely be kept. Not just america's game anymore. No i get that. i'm just saying. They proved their point when they put together at dream team. They had european. Now this rest on that and be like you know some younger kids who are hungry. Would who would be a great story you know why we loved the the usa hockey when they won those all college kids and then they went into the nhl and had great careers. That was magical that that was fun. They didn't have to go get players from the nhl. That's what made it grade. You know that that team was amazing. With those what those kids did. Other against russia and other places that have a professional players and had systems. And that's all they practice did. That's what makes it fun and a miracle rob. Gee isn't rub sounding like the guy you know to get off my lawn guy. Now you know remembering the college players i mean. How long ago was that long. You that's you wanting to go back to college players playing in the olympics. I mean so you think the nba guys don't care. So what do you think. Eighteen year old guys know about representing their country as opposed to just having some cool uniforms. That's no different than their uniform. Besides they have you know. usa on their chest. sally. I gotta behind the scenes information for you. Rob parker you already told me. Bought a plot of land at some cemetery in l. a. So we could yell at cloud one last time. Thank you know dell all right. Hey we're getting back to baseball with two time. All star dmitri young one of.
The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"dmitri" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"Apply telly there's something else that's out there. We want to talk about before we get to dmitri young the two time all star baseball player is going to join us but the olympic team basketball team. That's had two bad. Losses are not blew out the last opponent trying to make good make people feel better about the team. Were you on this. You've bothered worked up not bothered at all just exhibition or do they need to be changes when it comes to the. Us olympic team. Because i'm out on the olympic team. I think we need to play some kids. College kids young mba players. I'm done with the pro players. I i don't think that they care enough. Is that the right word. i'm not. I'm not all the way out on that idea. I believe that. I mean these. Other countries have programs that they have in place and these guys are in a system and they're training them to play on the national team. We're asking just a bunch are all pros and you know the guys that agree to play to go to vegas for then practice for about four five days and then say okay. Let's play some games and go out and blow out every other team in other countries Just like the dream team and other teams before them have done. I think it's it's unfair to these guys that are just being put together in heaven. Play together i mean. I saw a lineup. The other night that feature damian lillard. Zach levine bam adebayo draymond green and kevin durant now. Don't get me wrong. All of those guys individually are really good but as a team like. Who's going to lead the team at assists with the lineup draymond green. You know so. I just think that it because of the people that did not want to play that has affected the chemistry. And they don't have just guys that can just go out there and just blow out other countries the way that they used to. I mean heck and they're waiting on the finals to in to get. Chris middleton drew holiday and possibly devon booker to this team and once again. That doesn't like say okay now they're gonna go dominate. Because these guys are tired. They've been playing since what when the season start. Oct is so I just i. I mean i don't. I'm not out on the olympics Sending nba guys over there. Because to be honest if you college guys over there and first year guys. I don't think the results are going to be what the american basketball Fans and and fan base have grown to be accustomed to in terms of the us ages blowing teams out. I just don't get like really. Nba players have to go play these other players to prove what that americans are the best basketball players. And i mean we've sent over star teams. That haven't won finished in third place and had embarrassing moments..
THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
Russian Opposition Figure Leaves Country for Ukraine
"A well known russian opposition politician who was held in police custody for two days last week in a criminal investigation said on sunday that he has now left the country for ukraine. Dmitri good call said in a facebook post that sources in kremlin circles had told him that if i do not leave the country the fake criminal case will continue until my arrest. Good call said he believed. The investigation was aimed at preventing him from running for the national parliament. This year. he was a parliament. Member in twenty eleven through twenty sixteen. Good cov was detained at his country house last week in connection with an investigation into money alleged owed to the city for rental of office space. He was released without charges on thursday. His detention came as authorities continue to crack down on dissent ahead of september's parliamentary elections. Last week a call sent prominent opposition figure. Ondre pover- off to jail for two months pending a probe into his actions as the head of the open. Russia group which authorities have declared an undesirable denies. Ation devolve rav announced. The group was disbanding several days before his arrest.
Armenian leader says he's facing a "military coup attempt"
"Call for him to resign as an attempted coup. The BBC's ray on Dmitri reports the prime minister fire the country's military leaders a day earlier. The general stuff off. The Armenian Armed forces issued a statement protesting against the prime minister. Nico Passion, eons dismissal off the military leadership on Wednesday. Calling for him and his government to resign. It, said Mister Passion, John's decision was based on his personal ambitions and failed to take into account the national interests of the Republic of Armenia. You called pushing and responded by saying that the statement by the armed forces amounted to an attempt at a military coup. He has called for his supporters together in the center of the capital Yerevan, The BBC's Rehan Dmitri reporting.
Artificial Intelligence in Industry
Building AI Teams and Functions in the Enterprise - with Dr. Dmitry Efimov of American Express
"So dmitry. I wanna kick this episode off talking first about just the difference between i guess the research side of the production side of machine learning. You're on the research side. Obviously you're very familiar with the business problems at american express but i think a lot of folks listening aren't really aware that there's different strata of what different kinds of emo teams do within a mature. Enterprise what are those groups you always is it research and deployment is there. Are there three of them. Were these core clusters. And how do they work at it. Yeah that's very interesting question. A little bit of background. How different companies surprise that. In fact i know several companies called in a way that okay you build a model you build this model and after that you should implement it in production by yourself and you should try that though by yourself and you should make sure that this model works and at the american express. We have a different approach in my opinion. That approach is much more efficient. So basically within american express we have several levels before we have model in production and of course the stage is when we start in a work in some business problem in trying to understand how we can improve existed mobile. Or how we can build new modal. The benefits our customers and create them more though because we do a lot of analysis date on some data some we do some across nation and after that we start working with the capability and infrastructure team. And actually this is the second another layer where they take our model. Nba implemented production. And there's very close collaboration between different flavors and one thing which is very important and in fact this is on his story i have. I didn't mention that because before. Job before joining american express. Actually i was at university and i participated in chicago competition. Ohio about cowgill and in fact just as a side note this great community and more important than alone the law. What's happening in fact. There was one competition that me and my partner one in twenty thirteen battles competition organized by by american express. But the reason why. I stopped talking about. That is that in competitions. Actually people use very interesting technique that called in sambol and symbol means that you train many different models like model and after that build another model on the talk and obtained prediction model so just combined several moguls to get and in fact that does work in production because if you try to you know iran one thousand models in production simultaneously so you will never be able to get the prediction with unlimited number time. I can tell you that. For our use case we have to make decisions within two three milliseconds to seconds to take all day to prepare features and obtained the yeah. You can't do that yes. So that's why when you do research you have to be very careful. What approach to us. Yeah okay it's not disconnected from production. Because if you just went with your capital strategies on historical sandbox data. You're never going to build something. Amex is gonna use is what you're saying. That's that's what. I learned that the american express when i joined gus when i joined. Americans press look hundred models and improved performance now. Unfortunately you cannot do that. So that's why. Might you should find mike smart the way where you can reach the performance of this and sambaing bought the gather with that defense. Yeah this is. This is a really big challenge. Dmitri is that the world you know. I think about it. Broadly could be much more granular. But i think about it. Broadly there's two sides of the talent scale that make. Hey i in the enterprise really hard to do one is that you know the vp's directors heads of were not technical. They don't really understand. Conceptually what i do. They don't really understand the representative use cases. They don't really understand strategically how it could be relevant. And so we're gonna make little toy projects. We're going to have really poor assumptions about the results. We can get within. What kinds of time and just all sorts of bad decisions from the top. We're gonna happen. Similarly people like you come in from university you know all smart and fancy but whatever you did to get an a. on your paper and whatever you did hits a winnebago competition just so different than what you need to do with limited compute in real time with actual customer money on the line integrated with real. It systems not some. You know your own little laptop with python running or something. It's so different than it. feels like. You've had to osmosis the business into you and probably a lot of the other side of amex has had to osmosis technical understanding of yes together so okay so these are hard lessons learned. Yes that's completely correct. And in fact i can tell her that. For example people who worked for on. I can tell that we have the best island because when people come to american express even people with let's say condemning experience or some research experience the learn a lot of new things than the standard exit though the things that are not like you know the similar demand if you do some package. It's very different. You know when you're working in industry especially in the
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
The future of the gig economy
"Yes we know that president biden new. Well what he was in for but it has still got to be tough when first thing on your first full day. The labor market pokes you right in the eye. It's thursday so today was weekly. Unemployment claims day. Nine hundred thousand people asked for state unemployment assistance for the first time. That is down just a little bit from a week ago. So good but still monumentally high and then claims for the newly reinstated federal program for gig workers shot up more than forty eight percent. Nearly four hundred twenty four thousand people lost jobs in the gig economy. The jobs a lot of people turn to when they run out of options. Marketplace's eric embarrass gets is going with that. When last year shutdown started joy tout hurry. An uber driver in new york city was in a bind. There wasn't work. I was struggling to pay my rent as a gig worker shout. Hurry didn't qualify for typical unemployment benefits matt until congress passed. Its first relief package. This latest spike in pandemic unemployment claims is likely linked to the lapse in the program before the last aid package was approved new shutdowns and to the after holidays. Slowdown according to dmitri costas an economist at the university of chicago about a third of the labor force the some work in the gig economy and if more people are relying when gig work. A lot of the risk is on the workers themselves. That's because according to aaron hatton a sociologist at the university of buffalo. We've attached a whole bunch of rights and privileges and opportunities to employment retirement plants. Parental leave health. Insurance unemployment are tied to traditional fulltime jobs. And heidi sure holt. A labor economist at the economic policy institute says that was problematic before but with the pandemic. It's really shown us that the there are gaps in a regular unemployment system that you can drive a truck through. We do have the ability to close them. The existence of this program shows us that we can do it. Josh godfrey in houston. Texas knows this well. His door dash earnings dropped from six hundred to one fifty a week without the temporary gig unemployment benefits. He doesn't know what he would have done. This kind of pushed me to kind of reevaluate. What i'm doing in life. So he's going back to school to get a job that if he does lose. Get unemployment
Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"dmitri" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"Dmitri why don't we just jump right into it and would love your kind of analysis of what has happened <hes>. Know there's been a lot of <hes>. A lot of controversy there seems to be consensus that <hes>. The the hack is the work of the russians a country. At least that you're quite familiar with in terms of its tactics relative to this. Maybe just sort of set the lay the land if you would. Yeah absolutely so. I think it's important to understand that while this is a great situation and certainly <hes>. Will likely be highly detrimental to our national security in the short and medium-term <hes>. The not an act of war. This is not a digital harbor as as some politicians have been talking about this <hes>. In the last few weeks the important thing to understand is from what it looks like right now and we have now your information on what this operation has been at least over. Last year is traditional espionage <hes>. The targets have primarily been government agencies with some <hes>. Technology companies is wild wrapped into it but primarily focused on saft of secrets that are as you can imagine of high priority on to russian intelligence <hes>. If it proves to be the <unk>. As is most likely the case right now so <hes>. This was an dacia operation in incredibly well executed very very patient but at the end of the day the goal is staff that goes not destruction. The goal was not the leaking of that public information. There's small chance we may still see that at n than we have to reevaluate our assessment. But for now at least it looks like the exact that the us government the us intelligence community would be proud to have executed against our around adversaries. I'm now from a supply chain perspective. You know we do now understand that <hes>. You know we have a major threat factor that most organizations have not been focused on which as their it providers like solar wins like resellers that sell their microsoft cloud offerings which you can be compromised <hes>. Without really having any way to control for for that risk at least on the front end of the of the intrusion cycle. Are you at this point. Confident that it that it is the russians indeed so the interesting thing about this <hes>. Particular intrusion is that the private sector really does not have attribution here unlike virtually every other operation. We have seen or last ten years. Where many in the private sector including <unk>. Former company grabs strike was very good at attributed jackson in many of them very quickly this one because the tradecraft was so new and unique never before seen. There's really nothing to tie back to any previous operations. We have seen <hes>. To really give us good understanding who the adversary may be. So all the attribution so far <unk>. From government officials obviously intelligence agencies are very good at <hes>. Attributing attacks based on your variety of different sources and methods that go well beyond just technical measures so for now at least <hes>. You know we have to wait to see what the evidence is going to come out with regards to this. We may very well seen in the future. Will this operations justice department has been establishing <hes>. Very good. I think precedent for indicting <hes>. Foreign intelligence operatives on a regular basis for various various acts that they've done against this country in <hes>. You for private sector companies. What what would you advise chief. Information officers chief information security officers others were involved in <hes>. In at least trying to grapple with the consequences to their organizations and ensuring that the damage is limited the extent to which they can. I think this really underscores the topic that you talked <hes>. On a number of occasions about which is that every organization out there needs to start with an assumption that already inside. this particular gates underscores. Just how futile. It is to try to build walls around the perimeter of you network because someone somewhere is going to get through through through new mechanism that you haven't even thought of or or can't control four so it could be supply chain attack next time. It could be zero table an ability. It could be a known vulnerability that you've got patched against that or could be an insider <hes>. The number of methods that they can get in are numerous. And if you're trying to chase your tail china <unk>. For closed down each one. You're always gonna fail because there's always gonna be one more thing that you adding accounted for this out there that you may not have even thought of <hes>. And the reality. Is that if you start with assumption that capable adversary will get inside in. The east are for their activities within the network. That's when you can get an advantage. Where if you detect them quickly into jackson before joining damage you can prevent for from any damage any damage from being done. And if you look at how <hes>. They executed this particular attack. Yesterday came in through the solar winds vulnerability where they came in through the reseller <hes>. On the was selling office re sixty five and azure licenses to their customers but at the end of the day once they move past that initial doctor they started doing traditional things started maintain persistence trying to kill security products. Move laterally trump. and that's what you had the opportunity to detect them in fact some organizations have to talk to them and <unk>. Jacqueline before any any bhakta <hes>. Before they had any impact to the company.
Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
CrowdStrike Co-Founder Dmitri Alperovitch Discusses the SolarWinds Hack
"Dmitri why don't we just jump right into it and would love your kind of analysis of what has happened Know there's been a lot of A lot of controversy there seems to be consensus that The the hack is the work of the russians a country. At least that you're quite familiar with in terms of its tactics relative to this. Maybe just sort of set the lay the land if you would. Yeah absolutely so. I think it's important to understand that while this is a great situation and certainly Will likely be highly detrimental to our national security in the short and medium-term The not an act of war. This is not a digital harbor as as some politicians have been talking about this In the last few weeks the important thing to understand is from what it looks like right now and we have now your information on what this operation has been at least over. Last year is traditional espionage The targets have primarily been government agencies with some Technology companies is wild wrapped into it but primarily focused on saft of secrets that are as you can imagine of high priority on to russian intelligence If it proves to be the As is most likely the case right now so This was an dacia operation in incredibly well executed very very patient but at the end of the day the goal is staff that goes not destruction. The goal was not the leaking of that public information. There's small chance we may still see that at n than we have to reevaluate our assessment. But for now at least it looks like the exact that the us government the us intelligence community would be proud to have executed against our around adversaries. I'm now from a supply chain perspective. You know we do now understand that You know we have a major threat factor that most organizations have not been focused on which as their it providers like solar wins like resellers that sell their microsoft cloud offerings which you can be compromised Without really having any way to control for for that risk at least on the front end of the of the intrusion cycle. Are you at this point. Confident that it that it is the russians indeed so the interesting thing about this Particular intrusion is that the private sector really does not have attribution here unlike virtually every other operation. We have seen or last ten years. Where many in the private sector including Former company grabs strike was very good at attributed jackson in many of them very quickly this one because the tradecraft was so new and unique never before seen. There's really nothing to tie back to any previous operations. We have seen To really give us good understanding who the adversary may be. So all the attribution so far From government officials obviously intelligence agencies are very good at Attributing attacks based on your variety of different sources and methods that go well beyond just technical measures so for now at least You know we have to wait to see what the evidence is going to come out with regards to this. We may very well seen in the future. Will this operations justice department has been establishing Very good. I think precedent for indicting Foreign intelligence operatives on a regular basis for various various acts that they've done against this country in You for private sector companies. What what would you advise chief. Information officers chief information security officers others were involved in In at least trying to grapple with the consequences to their organizations and ensuring that the damage is limited the extent to which they can. I think this really underscores the topic that you talked On a number of occasions about which is that every organization out there needs to start with an assumption that already inside. this particular gates underscores. Just how futile. It is to try to build walls around the perimeter of you network because someone somewhere is going to get through through through new mechanism that you haven't even thought of or or can't control four so it could be supply chain attack next time. It could be zero table an ability. It could be a known vulnerability that you've got patched against that or could be an insider The number of methods that they can get in are numerous. And if you're trying to chase your tail china For closed down each one. You're always gonna fail because there's always gonna be one more thing that you adding accounted for this out there that you may not have even thought of And the reality. Is that if you start with assumption that capable adversary will get inside in. The east are for their activities within the network. That's when you can get an advantage. Where if you detect them quickly into jackson before joining damage you can prevent for from any damage any damage from being done. And if you look at how They executed this particular attack. Yesterday came in through the solar winds vulnerability where they came in through the reseller On the was selling office re sixty five and azure licenses to their customers but at the end of the day once they move past that initial doctor they started doing traditional things started maintain persistence trying to kill security products. Move laterally trump. and that's what you had the opportunity to detect them in fact some organizations have to talk to them and Jacqueline before any any bhakta Before they had any impact to the company.
Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"dmitri" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"We be grateful that you give us a rating on itunes or through. Whatever other sources you use for podcasts. Please subscribe so you. Don't miss a thing. Thank you i guess. Today is dmitriev rich. Dmitri is a cybersecurity expert and was a co founder and former chief technology officer of crowd. Strike dmitri is currently co founder and executive chairman of the silverado policy accelerated nonprofit organization focused on advancing american hospitality in global leadership in the twenty first century and beyond in this interview. We discussed dmitri's perspective on the recent. Us government hacked believed by many to originated in russia including why the heck was not an act of war but instead of traditional espionage y this hack has potential to be a hundred times more significant than the opium hack as well as some of the silver linings of the heck. We discuss how organizations can protect themselves from adversaries including why everyone's ization needs to start with the assumption that an attackers already inside. Why trying to build walls. Around the perimeter of your network is futile and the importance of planning regularly to defend cyberattack. We also discussed the importance of using password. Managers why individuals should be suspicious of emails and not click attachments from hundred people why our government is at its weakest point to be able to respond to this threat currently in a variety of other topics..
WTOP 24 Hour News
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"Trump parted another batch of loyalists including Roger Stone and Paul Manafort tonight. Charles Kushner, the father of Mr Trump's son in law. Jared Kushner also had his legal record wiped. The president made this new batch of clemencies just after leaving the White House for Mar A Lago in Palm Beach, Florida ABC News Political director Rick Klein joined W. T. O P s Dmitri Sodas to take a deeper look at those pardons, stunning series of names, the kind of list that you can't imagine any other president ever. Compiling about a month before he leaves office. These are political loyalists of the father of his own son in law, Jared Kushner, among them in Paul Manafort, Roger Stone to individuals who remained loyal through some very tough legal times. They really brought upon themselves the president clearly using his power now, on the way out the door to reward loyalists in ways that would be unfathomable. You know the any other administration. This is not The normal channel or the normal course of business. These are not people that would have been pardoned, or Heather senses committed by any other president, but saying oil to President Trump has paid off for them. Can we talk about the Mueller investigation as sprawling and wide ranging as it was essentially being undone here? Is that my my overreaching or is that correct? I think the president is systematically taking away the accomplishments and undermining The very real prosecutorial work that they accomplished particularly with the Paul Manafort conviction. I think the Roger Stone one probably fits into this is well, you had a office inside the Department of Justice that was very aggressively looking for things that were prosecutable, and they found them in many cases, and now the president is coming out and saying This whole thing was Was a witch hunt from the start. And that's That's what his former national security adviser, or, you know, already the beneficiary of one of these pardons one of these computations and I think yes, I think anything associated with Mueller, the president is more inclined than most to say. This is something that I can undo with this pardon power we have heard in recent months. Defenders of the president point to the sheer numbers that is that other presidents maybe take Bill Clinton as an example, may have actually pardoned more people in the end and that President Trump should Not be criticized for using one of the few powers that a president can wield. Shall we say unilaterally, and he can use it, But I think the criticism is very much justified when you realize that this is not the normal process where people petitioned for the Department of Justice, you get a recommendation not to say that other presidents have never used political loyalties, particularly Bill Clinton in the past, But we remember times were Where there was outward lobbying on George W. Bush for Scooter Libby from his own Vice President Dick Cheney. He's still resisted and said, No, I'm not gonna issue that pardon. Actually, he was pardoned ultimately, by President Trump similar for Barack Obama. He did not consider pardons that that would have that kind of personal connection. They went up to the Department of Justice. The president has this part in power, he can use it. It's one of the few unchecked, unchallenged powers, but it's clear that President Trump is using it specifically to single out people that have been loyalty to him to pay off political patron's political donors, people in his own family. It may be setting up the ultimate pardons, which would be potentially pardons of people in the inner inner circle and maybe in his own family. There are partners on the way out the door of his sons of his daughter, Ivanka, maybe of himself. That would be the ultimate tell and truly without precedent. That's ABC News political director Rick Klein, who joined us on Skype.
Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
Dmitri Dolgov: Waymo and the Future of Self-Driving Cars
"When did you first fall in love with robotics or even computer science more general computer science. I at a fairly young age. Robotics happened much later. I think my first interesting introduction to computers was in the late eighty s When we got our first computer. I think it was an an. Ibm i think ibm at. Remember those things that had like a turbo button in the frontier precedent. You'll make make the thing goes faster. Did they already have floppy disks. Yeah the the the five point four inch once. I think there's a bigger inch so good when something than five inches and three inches. I that was five. Maybe before that was the giant plates than it didn't get that but it was definitely not the not the three inch ones anyway so that you know we got that computer. I spent the first Few months just know playing video games as you would expect. I got bored of that So i started messing around and trying to figure out how to make the thing. Do other stuff got into Exploring programming and a couple of years later. It got to a point where i actually wrote a game. A lot of games and game developer japanese developer actually offered to buy it from me for a few hundred bucks. But you know for for a kid in russia. The big deal. It's a big deal. Yeah i do not think the deal well integrity. Yeah i instead Pity use those not the most acute financial move that i made my life looking back at it now. I i the reason i put it online. was what would you call. It was freeware. think right. it was not open source. But you could upload the binary that would put the game online idea was that people like it and then they you know contributing to send you a little donations rate so quick math of forcing them thousands and millions of people are gonna play my game couple of bucks a piece. You know definitely do that as i said not. Not the best way to raise about business models remember. What language was programming that was scale which what pascal pasco and had a graphical component did text based. It was like I think there are three hundred twenty by two hundred whatever it was. I think the early resume resume. And i actually think the reason why this company wanted to buy does not like the fancy graphics or the limitation. Those maybe the idea Of actual game but the idea the campaign one of the things i. It's so funny. I used to play this game. Called golden axe and the simplicity of the graphics and something about simplicity of music. Like it's still haunts me. I don't know if that's a childhood thing. I don't know if that's the same thing for call of duty these days for young kids but i still think that the games are simple. That simple purity makes four allows your imagination takeover and thereby creating a more magical experience like now with better graphics. It feels like your imagination doesn't get to Create worlds which is kind of interesting I it could be just an old man approach waving kids these days. That have no respect. But i still think that graphics almost get in the way of the experience i dunno flippered letter. I don't know the case closed. I don't yet but that that's more games at up like it's more like tetris. World where they optimally masterfully create a fun short term dopamine experience versus a more referring to like role playing games. Where there's like a story you can live in it for months or years. like There's an elder scrolls series which is probably my favorite settled games thousand magical experience that the graphics terrible the characters were all randomly generated It pulls you in. There's a story. It's like an interactive version of an elder scrolls. Tolkien world
TIME's Top Stories
Government Systems Hacked By International Threat
"S cyber experts scramble to assess the scope of the hack of a decade by kimberly dosier. Us government cyber experts are working furiously. Insecure offices around the globe sifting through computer traffic to figure out which federal systems have been penetrated in the sweeping cyber-spying attack. The fbi warned this week is significant and ongoing suspected russian. Hackers have broken into sensitive. Us government computer networks from the pentagon to the department of energy as well as top us private businesses rummaging around in them and likely reading emails and gathering data the department of homeland security cyber security and infrastructure security agency called the attack which started in march or possibly earlier a grave risk to the us government experts from both the government and top us private firms compromised in the attack are taking whole sections of their computer networks off line or quarantining them for a deeper forensic dive to figure out what was copied or taken. And if the hackers left any malware code behind the hackers exploited a little known but widely used software. Program called a ryan made by a cyber company called solar winds whose client list includes the office of the us. President the pentagon nasa nsa all five branches of the us military and most of the fortune five hundred companies including the top ten u s communications companies the austin texas based company removed. Its client list from its website. After reporting the hack may have affected some eighteen thousand customers. The company says it has been quote advised that the nature of this attack indicates that it may have been conducted by an outside nation state and is urging clients to update their systems to remove the threat. The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment ceasar referred to the attackers has quote a patient. Well resourced and focused adversary adding that. The orion software vulnerability wasn't the only way it attacked but declining to share further details since it was first reported by reuters on sunday the known extent of the hack has grown wider each day so far government agencies including the departments of commerce and energy are among those confirmed to be infected though energy. Spokesperson said the hack only compromised business networks and didn't reach the national nuclear security administration on thursday microsoft reported that it's found the malware uploaded to some of it systems. You've got to assume that they're still in right now. And they're going to stay in says cyber experts suzanne spaulding who led the homeland security office. That is now ceases during the obama administration so you pretty quickly have to start looking at what they could have gotten access to president. Donald trump has so far been silent on what appears to be one of the worst cyber attacks on the united states in decades. The white house has offered little public comment beyond confirming via twitter that an investigation is underway. A senior administration official speaking anonymously to describe the ongoing investigation told time that the list of compromised. Us government agencies will likely include the pentagon as well as other agencies that use the software. The official also confirmed time that the attackers are believed to be russian state. Operatives reported by the washington post to be the infamous hacking collective known as abt twenty nine or cozy bear russia's ambassador to washington anatoly. I- antonoff denounced. Those reports is quote unfounded attempts of the us media to blame russia for hacking attacks on the us government bodies in remarks this week where georgetown university virtual forum the diplomat. Who complained that. He can't get a meeting with top government officials or lawmakers to discuss a host of accusations against moscow offered to arrange a meeting between russian intelligence. Fbi and cia officials to get to the bottom of it. The orion software is used to monitor and manage computer systems the kind of program and in house. It tech might use to remotely fix an employee's computer when it has a meltdown. The hacker is essentially piggybacked on the orion program software updates so when users updated their systems. They unwittingly uploaded. Malware that gave the hackers. A back. Door explains dmitri alperovitch former co founder and cto of cybersecurity firm crowd strike. His former cybersecurity company was hired by the democratic national committee. When it's emails were hacked in two thousand sixteen which the fbi later attributed to russia when the update came down it basically was a master key for the russians to get access to every single one of these systems. Alperovitch says calling it a heck of a decade and one of the most significant cyber espionage operations in history though it apparently did not penetrate classified systems he says citing conversations with industry insiders. The fbi is leading an investigation to track the hackers while cease which became a household name this year after disputing trump's allegations of election fraud resulting in trump's firing. Its director is sending out new warnings on what they've found and how government and private companies should respond to fix it. The spying attack was first discovered by cybersecurity. Firm fire which reported being hacked by a quote highly sophisticated threat actor that it says inserted malware onto its own network via the solar winds ryan software and then stole some of the cybersecurity companies own quote unquote ethical. Hacking tools. used to probe fire eye. clients networks for vulnerabilities aaron hughes former. Us deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy says the sophistication of targeting contractor in the government supply chain to get to its clients immediately points to an actor like russia or china impersonating users and using inherently trusted mechanisms to conduct what appear to be trusted communication. That's not an insignificant task says hughes. Who's now a cyber expert with the center for strategic and international studies cis. Is the level of effort in stealth. That goes into instituting. That sort of computer to computer communication requires the skill set and breath of a nation state. He said there's a ranking in terms of urgency that governs what cyber-attacks combing their networks for i they make sure. The enemy hasn't accessed critical. Us weapons systems like the launch codes for nuclear bombs. Then they look at things like control of electricity or water supplies triaging a malthusian. Hierarchy of threats says spalding. Who's a senior homeland. Security adviser with csis. After you figure out what the adversary access you play out the worst case scenario of what they might do with what they were able to reach she adds and the game is still on hackers off in store things. They want a copy within the system. They've targeted so they can download it in a way. That won't arouse copying the data a few kilobytes at a time. So there may be packets of information that they've marked to move that are still untouched. And the race is on to cut the hackers off and then rebuild. It can't just go in and kind of surgically remove the adversary spalding. Explains you have to rebuild a completely new infrastructure that isn't connected to the old infrastructure though. The operatives were still active while americans were voting in the presidential election. This fall spalding. Doesn't think the suspected russian hackers were able to effect twenty twenty voting because of quote such overwhelming use of paper ballots and the ability to audit. I think it would have been detected. She said russian government. Hackers have penetrated sensitive systems before they did in two thousand sixteen. When russian military intelligence officers were indicted for crimes including hacking the computers of the democratic national committee primarily through phishing emails. Russian hackers were also blamed for a two thousand fifteen fishing attack that seized control of the pentagon joint staff's unclassified email systems retired chairman of the joint chiefs general martin dempsey told. Cbs news that within an hour of accessing the system. The hacker seized dempsey's computer credentials as well as hundreds of other senior officers and the only way to stop. It was to take the system down cyber expert hughes who was serving as the pentagon seibert defense deputy assistant secretary at the time recalls that his team had to quote isolate and shut down. Parts of the unclassified network to identify and then eradicate the threat actor. Ironically it was the failure to update software that enabled what still seen as the worst cyber attack on the us government. When chinese hackers stole the personnel files of four point two million government employees as reported by the us office of personnel management in two thousand fifteen including the real names of intelligence officers serving in covert positions around the world responding to news the hack the incoming biden administration released a statement thursday vowing to make dealing with quote what appears to be a massive cybersecurity breach affecting potentially thousands of victims a top priority. From the moment we take office alperovitch. Who's now the chairman of the silverado. Policy accelerator a washington dc based cyber think tank warned against us officials or lawmakers reacting to what he calls run of the mill spying as opposed to enact of war. This is a case where we should say good for them. Shame on us for letting them he says we need to use this as a wake-up call to reorganize our government to better deal with this massive intelligence failure and massive failure
U.S. Cyber Agency: Computer Hack Poses 'Grave Risk'
"Days of relative silence, the U. S Cyber Security Agency now, says a major computer hack Poses a grave risk. This risk extends to all levels of government, federal, state and local thousands of private companies and organizations have also been impacted and to make it worse. The computer hack is still happening. NPR national security correspondent Greg Meyer is following the story and joins us. Good morning, Greg. Hi, Rachel. We've been hearing about this hack of government computers this week, but but this sounds even more ominous. Yeah, True of the U. S government was really blindsided when the story broke last weekend. President Trump still has yet to say a word. But we now have this assessment from the Cyber Security Agency at Homeland Security. And it makes clear this was an enormous breach, perhaps unprecedented, and it's still taking place. The Department of Energy is the latest government department to acknowledge it was breach, though it says the nuclear arsenal it manages was not at risk. But it's just important to understand. This year scale here. The hackers invaded computers at all levels of government and the private sector. Some 18,000 separate organizations for a little perspective. I spoke to Steve Ryan, he worked for more than 30 years that the National Security Agency and was the deputy director of the Threat Operation Center. This is big. This is bigger than anything we've ever experienced in this country. I don't know what I would put second to this well, So who's behind it? Well, the cyber experts are quite confident it's Russia. This was an extremely sophisticated, stealthy attack, using techniques that have never been seen before. So given this skill level and the targets it points to Russia's foreign intelligence service, the SPR and Attackers are known as cozy bear. You may recall one of those experts, Dmitri Alperovitch says the U. S needs to move quickly on two separate fronts. The first phase is to put out the fire contained the incidents and kick the Russians out of squid responsible. And then the second phase is really looking broader of how the Russians have had this level of access. It's our most sensitive networks really over the last at least nine months, so cyber experts are sure this is Russia is the broader Trump Administration. Well, they haven't given attribution at this point to anyone. And yesterday, Vladimir Putin had this long news conference. He sort of mock the notion that this country would be involved in something like this. But U. S intelligence agencies are starting classified briefings on Capitol Hill and the Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a joint statement saying that quote The cyber intrusion appears to be ongoing and has the hallmarks of a Russian intelligence operation. I mean, if that's the case, this isn't the first time why can't the U. S anticipate prevent these these types of attacks from Russia? Yeah. Rachel, this would be the third big Russian hack In the past five years. I got a glimpse of these U. S efforts to ward off cyber intruders. The National Security Agency invited me last year to its big, sprawling campus out in Fort Meade, Maryland. To see this new big integrated cyber center that it has the include this cavernous hall. It's ineffective War room with all these cyber warriors and big movie screens featuring this constantly updated information. I mean, this may well be the greatest concentration of cyber power anywhere in the world. And yet just months after I visited The hackers broke into computer systems all across the U. S. How I mean, I guess that's the million dollar question more than a million dollars, But I mean, how do hackers keep finding their ways into the systems? It was brilliant and simple. In this case, it was a software update. You know those little notices we all see on our computer screams, and we don't pay any attention to them. But the hackers sort of definitely loaded some malware onto a software update that's provided by a company called Solar Winds. It's a tech company from Austin, Texas. And it's not widely known outside the industry itself. But it provides that these network monitoring updates throughout the U. S. And from March through June 18,000 of its customers. Got this update. And so this allowed the hackers in the email systems and the suspicion is they've moved on and are operating more widely in the networks. The big question right now is did they get into classified government systems? But regardless fixing this will be very painstaking and expensive and urgent, right? Because you said earlier that there still there like they embedded into these systems, and they still exist. They still have a presence there. I mean, this is gonna be a long term problem. What action? Could the Trump Administration take in just the next few weeks? Well, we're still waiting for the president or any member of his men Administration to speak publicly. We've only seen some statements. On. We know President Trump entered office with a Russian hacking controversy. Now he'll be leaving office with this hacking controversy. One He doesn't want to discuss. President elect Joe Biden says he'll impose substantial cost. Yeah, but he knows Now he'll have this big problem on his hands on day one of his administration, NPR's Greg Marie, Thank you. My pleasure.