Category Information Operations

The Defense Department Has Produced The First Tools For Catching Deepfakes

The Defense Department has produced the first tools for catching deepfakes By Will Knight, www.technologyreview.comView OriginalAugust 7th, 2018 The first forensics tools for catching revenge porn and fake news created with AI have been developed through a program run by the US Defense Department. Forensics experts have rushed to find ways of detecting videos synthesized and manipulated […]

Google Plans To Launch Censored Search Engine In China, Leaked Documents Reveal

David Maxwell Comment:  “Nice. They will not support the US government and military in targeting but they will do this for the Chinese.”    Or, as the old saying goes, “We have found the enemy, and it is us.” Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal The Intercept · by Ryan Gallagher · […]

Google Is Embracing Evil

Google is embracing evil New York Post · by Post Editorial Board · August 2, 2018 Google won’t comment on the scoop by The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher, which pretty well confirms the story: The company is rushing back into China with a search app that enforces the regime’s censorship rules. So much for that “Don’t be evil” slogan. Gallagher cites […]

Google’s Anti-Pentagon Decision Will Kill More People

Google’s Anti-Pentagon Decision Will Kill More People Precision bombing in war saves the lives of soldiers and civilians. A U.S. Army B-29 Superfortress bomber plane, with its bomb bay doors open, is seen mid-flight on July 25, 1944 during World War II. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS 245 COMMENTS By Andy Kessler Updated July 29, 2018 4:31 p.m. ET Earlier […]

Targeting The Future Of The DoD’s Controversial Project Maven Initiative

Targeting the future of the DoD’s controversial Project Maven initiative · by Kelsey Atherton · July 27, 2018 Bob Work, in his last months as deputy secretary of defense, wanted everything in place so that the Pentagon could share in the sweeping advances in data processing already enjoyed by the thriving tech sector. A memo dated April […]

Deepfakes Are Coming. And They’re Dangerous. Deepfakes Are Coming. And They’re Dangerous. · by JENNA LIFHITS    · July 20, 2018 Technology is making it easier and easier to create the impression that someone said or did something that, in reality, they did not. For malicious actors armed with that impersonation software, the possibilities for havoc are endless: political sabotage, humiliating […]

Military Intelligence, Fake Online Personas, Fake Local News: How Russia Targeted U.S. Elections – EU vs DISINFORMATION

Military Intelligence, Fake Online Personas, Fake Local News: How Russia Targeted US Elections – EU vs DISINFORMATION On Friday 13 July, the US Justice Department took a further step in their investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 US Presidential election by indicting 12 Russian officials. Previously, 13 Russian citizens as well as the Internet […]

Social Engineering As A Threat To Societies: The Cambridge Analytica Case

Conclusion:   Of course, it can be difficult in today’s information age to determine what is real and what is meant to manipulate our beliefs. Online platforms such as Facebook enable malicious actors to socially engineer users on a large scale, at relatively low costs. Entire societies, rather than just groups of individuals, can be […]

Pentagon Rolls Out Major Cyber, AI Strategies This Summer

Pentagon Rolls Out Major Cyber, AI Strategies This Summer · by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. A DISA schematic of the Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN). ARLINGTON: The Pentagon is “weeks” away from rolling out official strategies on cyberspace, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence that will create new capabilities and funding streams, the acting deputy CIO said this morning. “Soon to […]

Putin Is Running A Destructive Cyber Crime Syndicate Out Of Russia

Excerpts: President Trump has been silent on the issue, but not the rest of his administration, including his own White House. In February, Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement attributing the “NotPetya” ransomware attack in June 2017 to Russia, saying, “The Russian military launched the most destructive and costly cyberattack in history,” which caused “billions […]