Category Open Source Intelligence

Not So Isolated: North Korea’s Elite Uses Gmail, Facebook And iTunes

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner David Maxwell:  I have to believe that our intelligence community and PSYOP personnel are exploiting this to support an information and influence activities campaign to target the regime elite.  There […]

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive http://www.fortunascorner.com      General Raymond ‘Tony’ Thomas, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum last week, that Islamic State leader Abu […]

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media thecipherbrief.com · July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 | Mark Kelton Mark Kelton Former Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, CIA National Clandestine Service Intelligence officers must often use a false identity – a legend or cover. How has social media and digital technology changed how they create and preserve these cover […]

How Hostile Spies Study Social Media to Crack CIA Cover, Spot Likely Agents

How Hostile Spies Study Social Media to Crack CIA Cover, Spot Likely Agents thecipherbrief.com · July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 | Daniel Hoffman The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now Daniel Hoffman Former Chief of Station, Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence officers’ tradecraft is highly guarded for good reason. One of its most […]

How Can We Stop Algorithms From Telling Lies? Sometimes, They’re Wrong — And Sometimes, They Are Designed To Deceive

An issue that definitely does not get enough attention and sunlight.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   How Can We Stop Algorithms Telling Lies? Algorithms can dictate whether you get a mortgage or how much you pay for insurance. But sometimes they’re wrong – and sometimes they are designed to deceive   https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/16/how-can-we-stop-algorithms-telling-lies Lots of algorithms go bad […]

Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)

Maybe — Unless you are practicing to fight disconnected; and, making your network dependent opponent — ‘deaf, dumb, and blind.’  RCP, fortunascorner.com Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)     By Steve Andriole, www.forbes.com View Original June 20th, 2017 Shutterstock There are some economic realities that are […]

The Pentagon Ponders The Threat Of Synthetic Bioweapons; The Next Global Pandemic Could Be Launched After Downloading The How-To From The Internet; ‘A Crack In Creation’

The Pentagon Ponders The Threat Of Synthetic Bioweapons; The Next Global Pandemic Could Be Launched After Downloading The How-To From The Internet; ‘A Crack In Creation’   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Eric Niiler has an article in today’s (July 10, 2017) WIRED.com with the title above, discussing the disruptive field of gene editing; and, the potential misuses […]

Secret Government Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm

As David Maxwell notes below: David Maxwell:  Note that there is a link in the article to the 2011 report that appears to be still classified.  The classification markings are lined through but there are no declassification markings on it.  Obviously government employees should not click on the link and download it. Secret Government Report: […]

CIA Reportedly Hacked Wi-Fi Routers For Years

CIA Reportedly Hacked Wi-Fi Routers For Years By Steven Musil, www.cnet.com View Original June 15th, 2017 The CIA has been hacking home, office and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance, according to classified documents seen by CNET sister site ZDNet. The intelligence agency had by mid-2012 developed implants “for roughly 25 different devices […]

This Is How Chinese Spying Inside The U.S. Government Really Works

This Is How Chinese Spying Inside The U.S. Government Really Works by Peter Mattis nationalinterest.org · June 11, 2017 The Department of Justice on March 29 unsealed a criminal complaint against Candace Claiborne, an office-management specialist with the U.S. Department of State, who is now facing charges related to concealing a relationship with Chinese intelligence. The extended fifty-nine-page affidavit catalogues […]