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Big Data: The Security Perspective (Part 1)

Big Data: The Security Perspective (Part 1) | Information wars | Scoop.it
One of the hottest buzzwords of the past year was “big data,” but what does it really mean? And what does it mean in terms of security? In this article, ...
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In the aftermath of the failed coup, Turkey is a time bomb.

In the aftermath of the failed coup, Turkey is a time bomb. | Information wars | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of the failed coup, Turkey is a time bomb.
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All Signs Point to Russia Being Behind the DNC Hack

All Signs Point to Russia Being Behind the DNC Hack | Information wars | Scoop.it
Why the recent hack of the Democratic National Committee is a game-changer.
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Turkish court documents reveal new details about IS operations

Turkish court documents reveal new details about IS operations | Information wars | Scoop.it

Turkey: Official correspondence sent to courts in Diyarbakir has exposed formerly unknown aspects about the Islamic State's human resources, intelligence methods and logistics.

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The internet saved Turkey's president from a coup. Now he's doubling down on censorship.

The internet saved Turkey's president from a coup. Now he's doubling down on censorship. | Information wars | Scoop.it
Turkey’s president would not be in power today had he succeeded more fully in his efforts to curtail critical media and control online speech. That fact gave a ray of hope to some of his critics tha
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Turkey fires more than 70,000 people, blocks news sites in post-coup crackdown

Turkey fires more than 70,000 people, blocks news sites in post-coup crackdown | Information wars | Scoop.it
Turkish media says the government is expanding its purge of suspected coup backers and has begun to revoke the licenses of 21,000 teachers at private schools.
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Looks like the "after coup" was prepared well in advance... Now the turkish state is completely aligned with the islamist party. Perfect totalitarian recipe.

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US air strike in Syria kills up to 85 civilians 'mistaken for Isil fighters'

US air strike in Syria kills up to 85 civilians 'mistaken for Isil fighters' | Information wars | Scoop.it
A US air strike killed more than 85 civilians, including children, in Syria on Tuesday after the coalition mistook them for Islamic State fighters.
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Theresa May signals the end of Britain's days as a serious western power

Theresa May signals the end of Britain's days as a serious western power | Information wars | Scoop.it

England: the new Singapore of the North Atlantic? Theresa May's choice of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary makes a lot of sense, if you're the head of a country without aspirations to international leadership

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The Terrifying U.S.-Israeli Computer Worm That Could Cause World War III

The Terrifying U.S.-Israeli Computer Worm That Could Cause World War III | Information wars | Scoop.it
Alex Gibney’s new doc ‘Zero Days’ chronicles the Stuxnet worm, a piece of malware the west used against Iran, and its even more dangerous sister virus: “Nitro Zeus.”
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The Essential 4GW reading list: Martin van Creveld

The Essential 4GW reading list:  Martin van Creveld | Information wars | Scoop.it
The central role of Professor van Creveld in the development of theory about modern war is difficult to exaggerate. He has provided both the broad historical context — looking both forward and back in time — much of the analytical work, and a large share of the real work in publishing both academic and general…
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The CIA Accelerates Innovation

The CIA Accelerates Innovation | Information wars | Scoop.it
The CIA’s newest directorate consolidates several technology business units into one hub organization focused on deeply embracing innovative approaches and capabilities throughout the agency.
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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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Dates in fact from 16 may 2016

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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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Will Turkey be expelled from NATO?

Will Turkey be expelled from NATO? | Information wars | Scoop.it
Suggestions that Ankara is endangering its membership in the Western alliance ring hollow given what is transpiring around Turkey today.
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From the dark web to the 'open' web: What happens to stolen data - TechRepublic

From the dark web to the 'open' web: What happens to stolen data - TechRepublic | Information wars | Scoop.it
The online black market is becoming a well-oiled and lucrative machine, thanks to the massive amount of stolen data flowing through the underground.
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What's Behind Russian Support for World's Separatist Movements?

What's Behind Russian Support for World's Separatist Movements? | Information wars | Scoop.it
Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June is just the beginning, if some in the Kremlin have their way.
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Brazil arrests 10 people allegedly planning gun attack during Olympics

Brazil arrests 10 people allegedly planning gun attack during Olympics | Information wars | Scoop.it
Police say members of the group were radicalized through online viewing of Islamic State propaganda
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Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup

Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup | Information wars | Scoop.it
Thousands suspended include soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers
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DARPA Challenges Hackers to Create Automated Hacking System — WIN $2 Million

DARPA Challenges Hackers to Create Automated Hacking System — WIN $2 Million | Information wars | Scoop.it
At Cyber Grand Challenge 2016 DARPA Challenges Hackers to Create AI-based Automated WAR Machine and WIN $2 Million Prize
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US officials claim pro-ISIS Twitter traffic fell 45 percent in two years

US officials claim pro-ISIS Twitter traffic fell 45 percent in two years | Information wars | Scoop.it
Members of the Islamic State have proven themselves deft at using social media, but the Obama administration claims its attempt to push back against the propaganda is having an effect
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Russia accused of clandestine funding of European parties as US conducts major review of Vladimir Putin's strategy

Russia accused of clandestine funding of European parties as US conducts major review of Vladimir Putin's strategy | Information wars | Scoop.it

Exclusive: UK warns of "new Cold War" as Kremlin seeks to divide and rule in Europe

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Retired SOCOM commander, LinkedIn chairman and Walter Isaacson join new Pentagon innovation effort

Retired SOCOM commander, LinkedIn chairman and Walter Isaacson join new Pentagon innovation effort | Information wars | Scoop.it
Retired Adm. Bill McRaven, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson were named.
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Résumé : ISIS - Inside the Army of Terror, revised and updated (Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan) - Virginie Carriere

Résumé : ISIS - Inside the Army of Terror, revised and updated (Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan) - Virginie Carriere | Information wars | Scoop.it

Revised & Updated ISIS – Inside the Army of Terror (Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan) Cet ouvrage est essentiellement une ligne du temps détaillée représentant l’émergence, la croissance et l’ubiquité que le groupe armé État islamique (ÉI) a atteinte aujourd’hui. Hassan Hassan et Michael Weiss expliquent en profondeur les motifs et les objectifs du groupe, permettant ainsi une bonne compréhension globale de la situation. Ils expliquent plusieurs facteurs de réussite d’un tel groupe. Ils accordent également la parole à des acteurs clés, s’inscrivant dans des perspectives différentes du conflit...

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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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