Category social media

Staying Competitive In A Crowded Open Source World

Staying Competitive in a Crowded Open Source World thecipherbrief.com Carmen Landa MiddletonFormer Deputy Executive Director, CIA Technological advancements in the past 30 years have in many ways democratized access to information and disrupted countless industries – from journalism to national security. Increasingly, intelligence-rich assessments are being made by non-intelligence professionals. Consider the 20-year-old Australian student […]

China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide. ANNA MITCHELL AND LARRY DIAMOND The Atlantic · by Anna Mitchell · February 2, 2018 Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your “citizen score” follows you […]

America’s Digital Infrastructure Is Crumbling, Too

America’s Digital Infrastructure Is Crumbling, Too Bloomberg · by James Stavridis and Dave Weinstein More stories by James Stavridis Last weekend I passed through the glittering main terminal of the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. It is highly efficient, utterly beautiful and ultramodern. I cannot think of a single U.S. airport that compares favorably to it in any dimension. […]

Strava CEO Responds After The Company’s Heat Map May Have Compromised Secret U.S. Military Bases Around The World

Strava CEO responds after the company’s heat map may have compromised secret US military bases around the world By Alex Lockie, www.businessinsider.com View Original January 30th, 2018 The Pentagon goes dark somehow. Strava Heat Map Strava CEO James Quarles released a statement following the publication of a fitness tracker heat map that may have exposed US military bases […]

Stopping The Next Cyber Conflict

Stopping the Next Cyber Conflict thecipherbrief.com Dmitri AlperovitchCo-Founder and CTO, Crowdstrike The range of ferocious offensive cyber attacks by revisionist and rogue powers in recent years makes clear that the U.S. and its allies are fully enmeshed in the third generation of cyber conflict. Both the public and private sectors must elevate their responses accordingly. […]

Fitness Tracking App Strava – Gives Away Location Of Secret U.S.Army Bases:  Data On Exercise Routes Shared Online Can Be Used To Pinpoint Overseas Bases 

Fitness Tracking App Strava – Gives Away Location Of Secret U.S.Army Bases:  Data On Exercise Routes Shared Online Can Be Used To Pinpoint Overseas Bases  www.fortunascorner.com      Alex Horn posted a January 28, 2018 article with the title above, to London’s The Guardian website.  Mr. Horn writes that “sensitive information about the staffing and location of […]

The Pentagon’s Smart Plan For Preventing An Islamic State Comeback

The Pentagon’s smart plan for preventing an Islamic State comeback By Editorial Board, www.chicagotribune.com View Original January 16th, 2018 Raqqa in northern Syria is a broken city in the midst of a long, arduous rebuild. But it’s no longer the nerve center for the Islamic State’s mission of carnage. Syrians, the U.S., Europe and the rest of […]

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms By William J. Broad, David E. Sanger, www.nytimes.com View Original January 16th, 2018 The Nuclear Posture Review was written at the Pentagon and is being reviewed by the White House. Credit Charles Dharapak/Associated PressPhoto by: Charles Dharapak/Associated Press WASHINGTON — A newly drafted United States nuclear strategy that has been […]

The New Battlefield: Warfare On The Web; How Social Media Has Changed Armed Conflict In The 21st Century

THE NEW BATTLEFIELD Warfare on the WebBENJAMIN HADDAD A new book by David Patrikarakos explores how social media has changed armed conflict in the 21st century. https://www.the-american-interest.com/2018/01/08/warfare-on-the-web/?utm_ War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century   David Patrikarakos   Basic Books, New York, 301 pages Who can forget Secretary […]

Cyberweapons Now A ‘Core Tool’ Of Iranian Statecraft

One wonders how much Iran cyber efforts were enhanced/accelerated due to the Snowden leaks and sharing/working with North Korea.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   https://www.rferl.org/a/carnegie-report-iran-cyberweapons-core-tool-statecraft/28957033.html?ltflags=mailer Cyberweapons Now A ‘Core Tool’ Of Iranian Statecraft January 05, 2018 16:10 GMT ·        RFE/RL An Iranian man in Tehran finds that his social-media sites aren’t working on January 2 after the government […]