Category Open Source Intelligence

NATIONAL CYBER STRATEGY Of The United States Of America

David Maxwell Comment:  “Two things jump out at me (among many interesting points in the strategy which needs to be thoroughly read and digested).  One is the Cyber Deterrence Initiative. This seems like an important concept and one in which we should  work closely with our friends partners and allies on.  The second is building international […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ex-CIA Officer’s Case Highlights Fears About Reach of Chinese Spying

David does not mention below that the first place Edward Snowden sought refuge was in Hong Kong, where he was ‘hosted’ by senior Chinese intelligence officials.  All of which of course, preceded the OPM breach.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  “Interesting.  Note the possible connection (though not proven) with the OPM hack.  Of course this […]

Google Won’t Seek To Renew Pentagon Contract After Internal Backlash

America’s ‘Greatest Generation’ could not have helped defeat Nazism and Japan — WITHOUT CORPORATE AMERICA.  Artificial intelligence, and quantum computing are two ‘races’ we cannot afford to lose.  But, with the kind of attitude being shown at Google — U.S. national security — and these two critical races may not end well for America.  Think […]

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 […]

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

55. Influence at Machine Speed: The Coming of AI-Powered Propaganda · 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 […]

The Tasks & Opportunities Facing Gina Haspel

The Tasks & Opportunities Facing Gina Haspel Gen. David Petraeus Former Director of the CIA Gina Haspel assumes the position of D/CIA admirably prepared in all possible respects — in general, of course, given 33 years with the agency, and specifically, having served as DD/CIA and Acting Director in the previous year. Arguably, she […]

How The Enlightenment Ends: Philosophically, Intellectually — In Every Way — Human Society Is Unprepared For The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence How the Enlightenment Ends Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence. Henry A. Kissinger Edmon de HaroThree years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my usual concerns—but […]

U.S. Steps Up Effort To Push ‘Independent Information’ Into North Korea

Excerpts:   A high-ranking defector from North Korea told Congress that the dissemination of “basic concepts of freedom and human rights,” paired with biographical information to undermine Kim’s god-like public image, could lead to the collapse of the regime. “We have many things to tell to the North Korean people, that it is not a […]