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Canada’s electronic spies at the centre of beefed up ISIL intelligence effort

Canada’s electronic spies at the centre of beefed up ISIL intelligence effort | Information wars | Scoop.it
The Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s electronic spy service, is set to play a more prominent role in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, The Canadian Press has learned. Multiple sources familiar with the plans, speaking on condition of anonymity owing to the sensitivity of the matter, say the government is … Continue reading "Canada’s electronic spies at the centre of beefed up ISIL intelligence effort"
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The Man Who Invented Sykes-Picot

The Man Who Invented Sykes-Picot | Information wars | Scoop.it
Monday, May 16 2016, is the presumed 100th anniversary of the “Sykes-Picot” accord. Many speak confidently of it, fewer have actually read it, fewer still understand its roots and how an obscure letter has become a prominent feature of discourse about the Middle East. To understand the roots of the letter and its deeper meaning,…
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Russia 'was behind German parliament hack' - BBC News

Russia 'was behind German parliament hack' - BBC News | Information wars | Scoop.it
Germany's domestic intelligence agency accuses Russia of being behind a series of cyber attacks on German state computer systems.
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Japan's Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015

Japan's Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015 | Information wars | Scoop.it
The number of sorties flown to ward off Chinese intrusions into Japan’s airspace has risen substantially.
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U.S. Cyberattacks Target ISIS in a New Line of Combat

U.S. Cyberattacks Target ISIS in a New Line of Combat | Information wars | Scoop.it
The military has been told to mount computer-network attacks against the group, which has proved effective at modern communications and encryption.
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How China Is Building the Biggest Commercial-Military Empire in History

How China Is Building the Biggest Commercial-Military Empire in History | Information wars | Scoop.it
China’s outsized latticework of global infrastructure is said to be rooted in a fierce competitiveness learned from 19th-century America.
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Russia’s Network-Centric Warfare Experiment in Syria

Russia’s Network-Centric Warfare Experiment in Syria | Information wars | Scoop.it

Russia experimented *network-centric warfare* and reflexive control  in Syria

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The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruits

The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruits | Information wars | Scoop.it
Files on more than 4,000 fighters provide a deeper understanding of who signed up for ISIS.
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Russian Disinformation for the Paranoid Modern Western News Consumer

Russian Disinformation for the Paranoid Modern Western News Consumer | Information wars | Scoop.it
     Bygone are the days of several standard bearing newspapers which brought a great deal of people their daily information. Modern traditional news agencies have multiple blogs, websites, and social
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Seismic Shifts Shake The Kremlin: How Long Will Putin Survive? - Forbes

Seismic Shifts Shake The Kremlin: How Long Will Putin Survive? - Forbes | Information wars | Scoop.it
Recent developments in Moscow cumulatively add up to a Kremlinologist's feast.
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Is Israel forming an alliance with Egypt and Saudi Arabia? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Is Israel forming an alliance with Egypt and Saudi Arabia? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it

The "moderate" Arab countries have not forgotten the Ottoman period, and are very worried about the growing strength and enlargement of the two non-Arab empires of the past: Iran and Turkey. On this background, many regional players realize that Israel is not the problem, but the solution. Israel's dialogue with the large, important Sunni countries remains mainly under the radar, but it deepens all the time and it bears fruit.

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Panama Papers: Why a nation state super hacker isn't responsible

Panama Papers: Why a nation state super hacker isn't responsible | Information wars | Scoop.it
Mossack Fonseca had its data stolen via an embarrassingly easy security flaw
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This Is How ISIS Uses The Internet

This Is How ISIS Uses The Internet | Information wars | Scoop.it
They talk on Telegram and send viruses to their enemies. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel looks at how ISIS members and sympathizer
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Post-modernism, foreign affairs and narratives: "From Rove to Rhodes (to Ruin)..."

Post-modernism, foreign affairs and narratives: "From Rove to Rhodes (to Ruin)..." | Information wars | Scoop.it
Postmodern politicking didn’t start with the Obama Administration, but it has reached its apotheosis with Ben Rhodes.
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A look inside the Department of Homeland Security's cyberhub

A look inside the Department of Homeland Security's cyberhub | Information wars | Scoop.it
The building where the Department of Homeland Security tracks every cyber attack against the US is surprisingly bland. With its neutral exterior and circular drive, I wasn’t even sure we wer
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Here’s What Cyberwar Against ISIS Could Look Like

Here’s What Cyberwar Against ISIS Could Look Like | Information wars | Scoop.it

Pentagon officials have publicly said, in recent weeks, that they’re hitting ISIS not only with bullets and bombs but also with cyberoffensive operations. What does it mean?

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Game of Thrones in the Middle East

Game of Thrones in the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
It is hard to think of a less compatible group of countries than Iran, Saudi Arabia and Russia.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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U.S. Navy Developing Fleet Of Drone 'Mother Submarines' That an Release Smaller Robots To Lay Mines Or Launch Missiles To Counter China Threat In The South China Sea - Unmanned, Underwater Drones, ...

U.S. Navy Developing Fleet Of Drone 'Mother Submarines' That an Release Smaller Robots To Lay Mines Or Launch Missiles To Counter China Threat In The South China Sea - Unmanned, Underwater Drones, ... | Information wars | Scoop.it

U.S. Navy Developing Fleet Of Drone ‘Mother Submarines’ That an Release Smaller Robots To Lay Mines Or Launch Missiles To Counter China Threat In The South China Sea — Unmanned, Underwater Drones, The Next Big Leap In Drone Warfare

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Snowden: The Wages of Treason, Irresolution and Ingratitude

Snowden: The Wages of Treason, Irresolution and Ingratitude | Information wars | Scoop.it
Amid ongoing debate over encrypted communications, hinging, as it does, on striking a balance between the need to defend America and the need to ensure that in so doing we do not undermine the principles that are America, it is worth recalling where this all began.  And it all began with treason.  Whatever Edward Snowden’s intent when he started stealing classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2012, the direction of his flight the following year, first to China and then on to Russia, should leave no doubt that he is a traitor to his country.  Yet, in
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Brazil sees rising threat from Islamic militants: intelligence agency

Brazil sees rising threat from Islamic militants: intelligence agency | Information wars | Scoop.it
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The threat of attack by militant Islamists is on the rise in Brazil as the country prepares to host the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August, the national intelligence agency said on Thursday. Brazil has long regarded itself as an unlikely target of extremists thanks to its historical …
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Cyber-criminals becoming increasingly professional

Cyber-criminals becoming increasingly professional | Information wars | Scoop.it

Cyber-criminals targeting the UK are becoming increasingly professional and have a sophistication almost on par with nation-state hackers, according to a recently published report.


 


According to Symantec's annual Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), there has also been an increase of 125 percent in zero-day vulnerabilities globally, with half a billion records lost as a result of data breaches.


 


The report also ranked the UK as the most targeted nation for spear-phishing attacks, and second most targeted nation with social media scams. The country was also ranked as third most targeted nation for ransomware.


 


According to the report, criminals are adopting corporate best practices and establishing professional businesses to increase the efficiency of their attacks against enterprises and consumers.



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Ken Feltman's curator insight, April 14, 6:11 AM
Our image of cyber criminals needs updating.
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ISIS-Chan, the Crowdsourced Anime Meme Information Operation

ISIS-Chan, the Crowdsourced Anime Meme Information Operation | Information wars | Scoop.it
Several months ago during research about Islamic State (IS, also called ISIS or ISIL) on Twitter, I noticed some strange photos among the typical young men posing in masks, murdered people, and captured American weaponry: an anime-style drawing of a green-haired girl with a melon. Frequently these tweets were in English, Arabic, and Japanese. Confused,…
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