Category Open Source Intelligence

From Fake News To Fake Opinion

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/from-fake-news-to-fake-opinion FEBRUARY 1, 2017 From Fake News to Fake Opinion   BY BRIAN MEFFORD   A screenshot of the Center for Strategic Global Monitoring. A few weeks ago, a colleague asked why I was a part of an organization called the Center for Global Strategic Monitoring (also known as the CGS Monitor). Despite working in foreign policy […]

How Pro-Russian Propaganda Web/Social Media Sites In Europe Work

http://index.hu/belfold/2017/01/30/we_are_not_paid_agents_of_russia_we_do_it_out_of_conviction/  We are not paid agents of Russia, we do it out of conviction   DEZSŐ ANDRÁSKÖVETÉS PANYI SZABOLCSKÖVETÉS 2017.01.30. 13:57 We have found a Jobbik activist, a young communist, a Russian convicted of vandalism and a neo-Nazi among the anonymous editors of one of the best known Russian propaganda pages of Facebook, which is […]

U.S. Military Botching Online Fight Against Islamic State, Investigation Finds

U.S. Military Botching Online Fight Against Islamic State, Investigation Finds Stars and Stripes TAMPA, Fla. – On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists’ propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try […]

President Obama Commutes Prison Sentence Of Army Leaker Chelsea Manning

This is a commutation as opposed to a pardon.  Thus, Ms. Manning will still have a felony on his record; whereas a pardon would have wiped his record clean. These leaks made Julian Assange a ‘superstar,’ and made Wikileaks a household name. RCP, fortunascorner   To ensure delivery to your inbox add email@mail.nbcnews.com to your […]

Donald Trump Will Win His Battle With Spies: The Idea That The Spooks Are More Powerful Than The POTUS Is Mistaken

Donald Trump Will Win His Battle With Spies:  The Idea That The Spooks Are More Powerful Than The POTUS Is Mistaken http://www.fortunascorner.com      Gideon Rachman has an article on the Financial Times website, yesterday, January 9, 2016, with the title above.  Mr. Rachman surveys the Intelligence Community (IC) landscape in the aftermath of POTUS-elect […]

British Spies ‘Tipped Off The CIA’ About Russian Hacking To Influence The U.S.Election; U.S. Intelligence & Poliymakers Should View Russia/Putin’s Attempt To Influence Our Presidential Election As Part Of A Much Larger/Broader Influence Operations Campaign

British Spies ‘Tipped Off The CIA’  About Russian Hacking To Influence The U.S.Election; U.S. Intelligence & Poliymakers Should View Russia/Putin’s Attempt To Influence Our Presidential Election As Part Of A Much Larger/Broader Influence Operations Campaign   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Sarah Dean, and Alexander Robertson write in the January 7, 2017 edition of London’s the Daily Mail […]

A New Development In The Fight Against Online Extremism

Excerpts: The new initiative seeks to fill some of the gaps in social media and tech companies’ policies toward online extremism. The initiative is the brainchild of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), formed and led by Frances Townsend who advised President George W. Bush on Homeland Security. CEP has long advocated that social media and […]

How Tto Wage Hybrid War On The Kremlin

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1735/text#toc-H57D78DE2C41D4347BF5202B774B80E94 SEC. 1097. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STRATEGY FOR COUNTERING UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE. (a) Strategy Required.-The Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the heads of other appropriate departments and agencies of the United States Government, develop a strategy for the Department of Defense to counter unconventional warfare […]

Where Cyber Criminals Go To Buy Your Stolen Data; What Malicious Cites Provide Both Free, And Paid Access To Stolen Credit Cards, Company Data Bases, Malware, & More

Where Cyber Criminals Go To Buy Your Stolen Data; What Malicious Cites Provide Both Free, And Paid Access To Stolen Credit Cards, Company Data Bases, Malware, & More   www.fotunascorner.com      In light of the news that a billion or so Yahoo accounts have been hacked/compromised, there was a timely article on DarkReading.com’s website about […]

Twitter Cuts Off Fusion Spy Centers’ Access To Social Media Surveillance Tool

Twitter Cuts Off Fusion Spy Centers’ Access To Social Media Surveillance Tool aclunc.org By: Nicole A. Ozer As of this week, Twitter has made sure that federally funded fusion centers can no longer use a powerful social media monitoring tool to spy on users. After the ACLU of California discovered the domestic spy centers had access to these […]