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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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Denmark’s spy agency is creating a training academy for hackers

Denmark’s spy agency is creating a training academy for hackers | Information wars | Scoop.it
Wanted by Denmark’s intelligence service: talented hackers capable of cracking complicated cyber security systems. Not for arrest, that is. For hire. The need for cyber security experts in Denmark is so urgent that the country’s official spy agency, the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (DDIS), is creating a training academy for hackers. Denmark has ha
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A new kind of battlefield awaits the U.S. (or any) military: megacities

A new kind of battlefield awaits the U.S. (or any) military: megacities | Information wars | Scoop.it

...persistently monitor, collect and interpret — in near real-time — the millions of bits of data associated with cellphone communications, social media postings, financial transactions and the operational movements...

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In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA

In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA | Information wars | Scoop.it
Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city of Aleppo and the Turkish border, highlighting how little control U.S. intelligence officers and military planners have over the groups they have finance
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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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The Wages of Treason, Irresolution and Ingratitude

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, 11:11 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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Was it wrong to hack and leak the Panama Papers? - Marginal REVOLUTION

Was it wrong to hack and leak the Panama Papers? - Marginal REVOLUTION | Information wars | Scoop.it
Let’s say a group of criminal defense lawyers kept a database of their confidential conversations with their clients.  That would include clients charged with murder, robbery, DUI, drug abuse, and so on.  In turn, a hacker would break into that […]
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Carter May Elevate CYBERCOM to a Full Combatant Command

Carter May Elevate CYBERCOM to a Full Combatant Command | Information wars | Scoop.it
As network warriors pound away on ISIS in the battle for Mosul, Carter says it’s time to consider full-COCOM status for cyberwarfare.
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How Russia Is Revolutionizing Information Warfare

How Russia Is Revolutionizing Information Warfare | Information wars | Scoop.it
Putin\'s Russia doesn’t just deal in the petty disinformation, forgeries, lies and cyber-sabotage usually associated with information warfare. It reinvents reality. By Peter Pomerantsev
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