Category social media

Massive Bug May Have Leaked User Data From Millions Of Sites……..So, Change Your Passwords

Massive Bug May Have Leaked User Data From Millions Of Sites……..So, Change Your Passwords www.fortunascorner.com      That’s what Lily Hay Newman wrote on WIRED.com’s website, February 24, 2017.  She writes that “CloudFlare, which provides a variety of performance and security services to millions of websites, revealed late Thursday that a bug had caused it […]

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

Excerpts: Declaring the formation of the dedicated information warfare troops, Shoigu noted that “propaganda needs to be clever, smart and efficient.” He wouldn’t describe the troops’ mission. Retired Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, the head of defense affairs committee in the lower house of parliament, was equally vague, saying that the information warfare troops’ task is to “protect […]

Project Loon: Alphabet/Google Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Its Internet-Serving Balloons Smarter

Project Loon:  Alphabet/Google Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Its Internet-Serving Balloons Smarter   www.fortunascorner.com        Shivali Best had a February 16, 2017 article in the Daily Mail Online, discussing how Alphabet/Google is using artificial intelligence (AI), to make their Internet-serving balloons smarter.  Project Loon, is an ambitious Alphabet initiative, that when completed, […]

Fake News, Fake Ukrainians: How A Group Of Russians Tilted A Dutch Vote

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/world/europe/russia-ukraine-fake-news-dutch-vote.html?emc=edit_ee_20170217&nl=todaysheadlines-europe&nlid=67920603 Fake News, Fake Ukrainians: How a Group of Russians Tilted a Dutch Vote By ANDREW HIGGINS FEB. 16, 2017 Photo Harry van Bommel, a left-wing member of Parliament, in his office in The Hague. He used a “Ukrainian team” that actually included Russians in an effort to influence a Dutch referendum last year on a […]

Snowden Cautions Russia Against Enacting New ‘Big Brother’ Bill On Terrorism

Sputnik February 8, 2017 ‎ Snowden Cautions Russia Against Enacting New ‘Big Brother’ Bill On Terrorism A new package of Russian anti-terror bills that comes into being next year would violate privacy rights and hurt Russians, US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden warned on Wednesday.‎ MOSCOW (Sputnik)-The legislation, which comes into force in July 2018, was […]

‘Dark Web’ Sites Hit In Cyberattack

https://www.wsj.com/articles/dark-web-sites-hit-in-cyberattack-1486484716?mod=djemCIO_h ‘Dark Web’ Sites Hit in Cyberattack Web-hosting provider Freedom Hosting II was taken down Friday and still offline as of late Monday PHOTO: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/ZUMA PRESS By ‎ ROBERT MCMILLAN Feb. 7, 2017 11:25 a.m. ET 12 COMMENTS A network of websites used by hackers and others to anonymously share information has itself been hit by a […]

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 […]

Tinker Tailor Hacker Spook

http://www.rferl.org/a/tinker-tailor-hacker-spook/28270332.html?ltflags=mailer Tinker Tailor Hacker Spook January 31, 2017 ·         Brian Whitmore When the hackers met the spooks. It’s an espionage case. It’s a byzantine struggle among clans inside Moscow’s security services. It’s a window into Russian cyberattacks on the United States. It’s a glimpse at how officials monetize their positions and run protection rackets. It’s […]

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 […]

When Does A Cyber Attack Mean War? Experts Say There’s No Clear Line

Excerpt: To be clear, there is a solid – albeit imperfect – legal framework that governs how the U.S. and other countries should respond to cyberattacks. The U.N. Charter draws a distinction between actions that constitute a use of force and others that amount only to meddling in another country’s sovereign matters. Although it makes […]