Category social mdeia

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 […]

Are We Headed For A ‘Cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’ With Russia?

Are We Headed for a ‘Cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’ with Russia? · by | Suzanne Kelly · June 5, 2018 Bottom Line: The risk posed to U.S. national security by what are believed to be Russian-backed hacking groups, is similar to the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis according to Cipher Brief Experts, but different, in that the U.S. […]

5 Years On, U.S. Government Still Counting Snowden Leak Costs

There are other costs as well — such as fostering a distrust of the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community and Law Enforcement.  Just look at what is transpiring at Google with respect to a DARPA contract.  And of course, the darker angels of our nature have changed and enhanced their encryption software, and changed […]

How A Pentagon Contract Became An Identity Crisis For Google

How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google The New York Times · By Scott Shane, Cade Metz and Daisuke Wakabayashi WASHINGTON — Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head of Stanford University’s A.I. lab and chief scientist […]

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 […]

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, 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 · 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 […]

Air Marshal Phil Osborn On Intelligence And Information Advantage In A Contested World

David Maxwell Comment:  The transcript is below and you can hear the speech at the link.  Well worth the read or listen.   Excerpts: I would observe that the nature of warfare is changing to something that is broader than previously. It is becoming more strategic and increasing features continuous full spectrum competition and confrontation […]