Category Information Operations

Juche, The State Ideology That Makes North Koreans Revere Kim Jong Un, Explained

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Since Korea is so much in the news there are a lot of articles being published. In response to this article my good friend and mentor (and […]

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age”

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age” http://www.fortunascorner.com      New York Times journalist and author David E. Sanger was interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning/June 19, 2019, about his new book: “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age,” just out by Scribe […]

Blockchain All The Rage — But, It Comes With Numerous Risks

rp-blockchain-security-risks Blockchain All The Rage — But, It Comes With Numerous Risks http://www.frotunascorner.com      The title above is from Kelly Sheridan’s June 13, 2018 article she posted on the security and technology website, DarkReading.com.  And, she’s right, as being associated with blockchain has become a cottage industry on Wall Street.  “If you haven’t jumped into the […]

Bringing Real News To North Koreans What the Truth Could Do To Pyongyang

Conclusion: No matter what happens at the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore [7], increasing pressure on the regime by significantly ramping up support for foreign information campaigns is a must. This option is low-hanging fruit: relatively cheap and easy while actually impactful. It will provide North Korean citizens with alternative sources of information and help to […]

Thucydides In The Data Warfare Era

Conclusion: Indeed, information is—to adapt Thucydides’ wisdom—the modern money that fuels war. Those who have the fastest Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) data loop will be able to dominate the cyber battlespace. Better information means more comprehensive threat intelligence, faster response times, and more robust offensive capabilities.   Thucydides is a relevant lens through which to understand modern […]

China’s Xi Calls For Breakthrough In Key, Cutting-Edge Technologies

Not hard to figure out the ‘key’ technologies:  quantum computing, artificial intelligence, space, deep machine learning, big data management, drones and autonomous systems, blockchain technology, miniature/micro robotics, stealth, exoskeleton/super soldier on the battlefield, hypersonic weapon systems.  RCP, fortunascorner.com http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201805/29/WS5b0c5ddca31001b82571cbfe.html Xi calls for breakthrough in technology By HU YONGQI | China Daily | Updated: 2018-05-29 03:51 […]

The West Is Ill-Prepared For The Wave Of “Deep Fakes” That Artificial Intelligence Could Unleash

The West is ill-prepared for the wave of “deep fakes” that artificial intelligence could unleash By Alina Polyakova, Chris Meserole, www.brookings.edu View Original May 25th, 2018 Russian disinformation has become a problem for European governments. In the last two years, Kremlin-backed campaigns have spread false stories alleging that French President Emmanuel Macron was backed by the “gay lobby,” […]

China Is Taking Digital Control Of Its People To Chilling Lengths

Conclusion:   As a way of using digital technology for social control, this takes some beating. There are already pilot systems in operation. The Chinese plan to have the system fully in place by 2020. By which time it will be ready for export to other countries – who will be queueing up to buy […]

55. Influence At Machine Speed: The Coming of AI-Powered Propaganda

55. Influence at Machine Speed: The Coming of AI-Powered Propaganda madsciblog.tradoc.army.mil · by user · May 24, 2018 [Editor’s Note: Mad Scientist Laboratory is pleased to present the following guest blog post by MAJ Chris Telley, U.S. Army, assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School, addressing how Artificial Intelligence (AI) must be understood as an Information Operations (IO) tool if U.S. defense professionals are to […]

Explaining The ‘Mystery’ Of Numbers Stations: An Interesting Read On History Of Covert Communications

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comments:  Trivia (but not trivial) for many people  –  an interesting read about the world of espionage.  I think one time pads still remain the most secure means […]