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CIA admits full monitoring of Facebook and other social networks

CIA admits full monitoring of Facebook and other social networks | Information wars | Scoop.it

One use that’s confirmed, however, is the manipulation of social media through the use of fake online “personas” managed by the military. Recently the US Air Force had solicited private sector vendors for something called “persona management software.” Such a technology would allow single individuals to command virtual armies of fake, digital “people” across numerous social media portals.

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"A fake virtual army of people could be used to help create the impression of consensus opinion in online comment threads, or manipulate social media to the point where valuable stories are suppressed."

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this why the best social network ever is MPRL : Meet People in Real Life

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NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post http://ow.ly/jDYRl via @mbauwens
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Turkey Nurtures Egypt’s ‘Terrorist’ Muslim Brothers

Turkey Nurtures Egypt’s ‘Terrorist’ Muslim Brothers | Information wars | Scoop.it
While Cairo hands down death sentences, Ankara allows the Brotherhood to open TV stations. A close look at a rivalry shaping many Mideast conflicts.
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French TV network TV5Monde hit by massive cyberattack - CNN.com

French TV network TV5Monde hit by massive cyberattack - CNN.com | Information wars | Scoop.it
A French television network regained control of one of its 11 channels Thursday after a cyberattack crippled its broadcasts and social media accounts.
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Iraq: The lesser of two evils - FT.com

Iraq: The lesser of two evils - FT.com | Information wars | Scoop.it
It was a trip he took often, a 90-minute drive from his mansion on the outskirts of Babel province to the capital. But something went wrong around the time he was stopped at one of many checkpoints in southern Baghdad. Exactly what transpired
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Cyberwar heats up in the Middle East

Cyberwar heats up in the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
Two new malware campaigns have been spotted in the Middle East, according to reports released this week, one targeting energy companies and the other going after political targets in Israel and Lebanon.
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Syria's Idlib city falls to al-Qaida-linked militants [big sunni counter-offensive: Syria, Yemen]

Syria's Idlib city falls to al-Qaida-linked militants [big sunni counter-offensive: Syria, Yemen] | Information wars | Scoop.it
The UK-based watchdog group said a number of Syrian soldiers were either killed or captured by the radical groups in Idlib since Saturday morning,adding that seven al-Qaida-linked militants were also killed d.
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Islamists enter flashpoint city of Idlib in northwest Syria

Islamists enter flashpoint city of Idlib in northwest Syria | Information wars | Scoop.it
Islamist rebels entered neighbourhoods in the regime-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria for the first time in four days of fierce clashes with government forces, a monitor reported.  "The armed groups have entered a number of areas inside the city and clashed violently with regime soldiers," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. He said the Islamists had advanced significantly from the northwestern and southeastern sides of the city, and that t
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One Professional Russian Troll Tells All

One Professional Russian Troll Tells All | Information wars | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what the daily life of a Russian Internet troll is like? Dmitry Volchek of RFE/RL's Russian Service talks to a young blogger who recently spent two months working at the country's mai...
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Russia playing the long game in global cyberwar campaign

Russia playing the long game in global cyberwar campaign | Information wars | Scoop.it
Russia's cyber-capabilites are the focus of much attention but it is playing the long game says one expert
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From The Israeli Army Unit 8200 To Silicon Valley

From The Israeli Army Unit 8200 To Silicon Valley | Information wars | Scoop.it
To understand Israel’s innovation success, look no further than the Israeli Defense Forces and the country’s mandatory policy of service for young adults...
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In praise of ... the Bardo museum in Tunisia | Emma Graham-Harrison

In praise of ... the Bardo museum in Tunisia | Emma Graham-Harrison | Information wars | Scoop.it
The museum in Tunis revels in an ancient heritage that is under attack by Islamic State militants. Let’s hope its spirit and treasures endure
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Ce que peut réellement Memex, le moteur de recherche du web profond américain - Diplomatie Digitale

Ce que peut réellement Memex, le moteur de recherche du web profond américain - Diplomatie Digitale | Information wars | Scoop.it
Memex, le moteur de recherche du Web profond de la DARPA, est entré en phase beta. Ses premiers succès présentent des menaces comme des opportunités.
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TV5Monde : comment les pirates ont débranché la chaîne

TV5Monde : comment les pirates ont débranché la chaîne | Information wars | Scoop.it
Sur le pont depuis l’attaque dont a été victime TV5 Monde, son directeur informatique Jean-Pierre Verines n’a pas fermé l’œil depuis...
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What Jordanians talk about when they talk about Israel

What Jordanians talk about when they talk about Israel | Information wars | Scoop.it
In Amman, a new think tank seeks to inject nuance into the conversation about the Jewish state and the Arab world
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DDoS attacks that crippled GitHub linked to Great Firewall of China

DDoS attacks that crippled GitHub linked to Great Firewall of China | Information wars | Scoop.it
Whitehat hacker's traceroute wizzardry pinpoints origin of denial-of-service code.
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Counter-Swarm: A Guide to Defeating Robotic Swarms

Counter-Swarm: A Guide to Defeating Robotic Swarms | Information wars | Scoop.it
War on the Rocks is expanding, and we need your help! Please support us on Indiegogo! Editor’s note: This is the last article in a six-part...
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Egypt youth embracing radicalization

Egypt youth embracing radicalization | Information wars | Scoop.it
After a long wait, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis – a group active in northern Sinai – has moved from the stage of sympathizing with ISIS to being a part of the international organization.
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Any Vietnam in Yemen will not be Egypt's Vietnam

Any Vietnam in Yemen will not be Egypt's Vietnam | Information wars | Scoop.it
( Yemen 's sixties civil war- gettyimages) After Saudi Arabia and its regional allies started their air strikes against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, it did not take long for Egypt to ...
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Iraqi militia so incensed by U.S. jets joining campaign to recapture Tikrit, they lay down arms and refuse to fight

Iraqi militia so incensed by U.S. jets joining campaign to recapture Tikrit, they lay down arms and refuse to fight | Information wars | Scoop.it
Washington has pushed for Shiite militias to leave the battlefield,but the militias outnumber the regular Iraqi government troops by more than six to one in Tikrit
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Egypt poised to join Saudi assault on Yemen rebels

Egypt poised to join Saudi assault on Yemen rebels | Information wars | Scoop.it
Egypt said it was willing “to send ground forces if necessary” to back an Arab-led offensive against Shiite rebels that has become a showdown between the major powers in the Middle East.
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ISIS: INSIDE THE ARMY OF TERROR by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan

ISIS: INSIDE THE ARMY OF TERROR by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan | Information wars | Scoop.it
Each evening the nightly news seems to zero in on another story that relates to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  We are bombarded with border crossings into Syria from Turkey, the state...
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China Reveals Its Cyberwar Secrets

China Reveals Its Cyberwar Secrets | Information wars | Scoop.it
In an extraordinary official document, Beijing admits it has special units to wage cyberwar—and a lot of them. Is anybody safe?
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