Category Information Operations

U.S. Spycraft And Stealthy Diplomacy Expose Russian Subversion In A Key Balkans Vote

Excerpts: U.S. Spycraft And Stealthy Diplomacy Expose Russian Subversion In A Key Balkans Vote By Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper, www.nytimes.comView OriginalOctober 9th, 2018 WASHINGTON — For years, Ivan Savvidis has been the Kremlin’s man in Greece. A Greek-Russian billionaire, a former member of the Russian Duma and the owner of a professional Greek soccer team, Mr. Savvidis has […]

The Pentagon Unveils An Aggressive New Cyber Defense Plan

Excerpt: The Pentagon Unveils An Aggressive New Cyber Defense Plan By Andrea Little Limbago, taskandpurpose.comView OriginalSeptember 21st, 2018 Over the last six months, the government has released a series of strategic documents and executive orders that have led some to conclude that the gloves are off when it comes to deploying offensive cyber capabilities. The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy, […]

This Fake News Detection Algorithm Outperforms Humans

I echo what Col. (Ret.) Maxwell wrote below.  I would also add that too much faith and dependency on these kinds of techniques can and does make us intellectually lazy; and, set us up for a nasty surprise.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Actually there is nothing that can outperform the critical thinking that each […]

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 c4isrnet.com · 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.

http://time.com/5342562/donald-trump-vladimir-putin-summit-crisis-cover/ Deepfakes Are Coming. And They’re Dangerous. weeklystandard.com · 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 euvsdisinfo.eu 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 […]