Category Denial & Deception

We Underestimate The Threat Of Facial Recognition Technology At Our Peril

We underestimate the threat of facial recognition technology at our peril By Cynthia Wong, www.theguardian.comView OriginalAugust 16th, 2018 ‘The lack of safeguards combined with the centralisation of a massive amount of information raises the potential for abuse and ever-expanding mission creep’ Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters On Friday, the identity matching services bill will be discussed at a hearing by the […]

China Is Going To New Lengths To Surveil Its Own Citizens

Excerpts: China Is Going to New Lengths to Surveil Its Own CitizensNew tech—including drones disguised as birds—can be a nightmare for Muslims in particular.BY SIGAL SAMUELTHE ATLANTIC By Read, www.defenseone.comView Original AP Photo/Ng Han Guan AA Font size + Print In this Nov. 4, 2017 photo, residents walk past a statue showing Mao Zedong near billboards with […]

How CIA Operative’s Cover Was Blown In China

The CIA falsely believed it was ‘invincible’ in China — here’s how its spies were reportedly discovered in one of the biggest blows to the agency By David Choi, www.businessinsider.comView OriginalAugust 16th, 2018 The CIA Memorial Wall at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Alex Wong / Getty Images The CIA reportedly used a “f—-d up” communication […]

More Damaging Snowden Leaks; “328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup”

328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and A Fervor for Voice Matching Technology By Henrik Moltke, Micah Lee, Margot Williams, Talya Cooper, theintercept.comView OriginalAugust 15th, 2018 It began not by tapping enemy insurgents’ phones or capturing their emails, but by following the money. When the National Security Agency discovered that Iran may have been buying […]

The U.S. Needs A Cyber Force More Than A Space Force

Excerpts: The U.S. Needs a Cyber Force More Than a Space Force By James Stavridis, OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 Up and away.Photo by: Photographer: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Sadly, the proposal for a new U.S. Space Force is has become a punchline on late-night TV. It is being battered as a needless new bureaucracy, a competitor for the […]

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon Maneuvering satellite part of Moscow space warfare buildup BY: Bill Gertz for the WFB // August 15, 2018 5:00 am Russia has deployed a suspicious satellite the United States says is part of Moscow’s plans to attack orbiting satellites in a future conflict, a State Department official revealed […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Approaching A “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack In Venezuela Portends

Excerpts: Approaching a “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack in Venezuela Portends Colin P. Clarke By Fpri Scholars, www.fpri.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 When two drones, each equipped with a kilogram of powerful plastic explosives, were used on August 4 to attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, it may have ushered in a foreboding new era—terrorism by unmanned aircraft. […]

Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals Between North Korea, Houthis, Libyans 

Exclusive – Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals between N. Korea, Houthis, Libyans Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday, 9 August, 2018 New York – Ali Barada Experts on a United Nations sanctions committee recommended adding shipping vessels, individuals and companies to the North Korea sanctions list over their dealings with Pyongyang. They revealed in a report correspondence between North Korean officials and […]

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare Daniel HoffmanFormer CIA Chief of Station Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia justified its military action based on countering Georgia’s aggression- President Medvedev’s called […]