Arik Hesseldahl

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Cisco Acquires Czech Republic’s Cognitive Security

Cisco just announced in a corporate blog post that it intends to acquire privately held Cognitive Security. It’s a small company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, that specializes in applying artificial intelligence to the field of network security. Financial details were not disclosed. Cognitive’s employees will join Cisco’s Security Technology Group, reporting to SVP Chris Young. The deal is expected to close in Cisco’s fiscal third quarter.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work