Information wars
10.0K views | +0 today
Follow
Information wars
New military challenges, cyberwarfare, open intelligence, Middle East
Curated by Pierre Levy
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Think U.S. intel is in decline? These declassified memos may change your mind.

Think U.S. intel is in decline? These declassified memos may change your mind. | Information wars | Scoop.it
The presidential briefs of the ’60s are laughably bad.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Duel of the Islamic States

The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Duel of the Islamic States | Information wars | Scoop.it
The struggle between Saudi Arabia and the self-proclaimed Islamic State is also a contest for the soul of Wahhabism.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Obama taps former security advisor, IBM CEO to lead cyber panel

Obama taps former security advisor, IBM CEO to lead cyber panel | Information wars | Scoop.it
In late push for cybersecurity legacy, Obama gives structure to panel charged with developing a long-term framework for government's role in protecting critical infrastructure.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Secure communication
Scoop.it!

The undercover war on your internet secrets: How online surveillance cracked our trust in the web

The undercover war on your internet secrets: How online surveillance cracked our trust in the web | Information wars | Scoop.it


Learn how the battle over privacy technologies could define the future of the web. This TechRepublic cover story explains the strange history and the serious consequences of the fight over encryption.


Via Apptimate
more...
Apptimate's curator insight, February 10, 7:40 AM

Encryption is a necessity for the Internet Economy. Without encryption there is no way of proving identity in for instance an online bank transaction.


This article is a must read for those interested in the encryption debate. There is much more at stake than finding bad people.

Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

2016: The Year of the Great Middle East Cyberwar?

2016: The Year of the Great Middle East Cyberwar? | Information wars | Scoop.it
It is an understatement to say that 2015 was a terrible year for the Middle East: the humanitarian disasters spawned by the wars in Syria and Yemen continu
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Declassified documents reveal scope of Defense Department’s cyber strategy

Declassified documents reveal scope of Defense Department’s cyber strategy | Information wars | Scoop.it
The Pentagon has declassified several confidential documents that reveal a lack of authority in Cyber Command that experts say may hamper the nascent cyber force
Pierre Levy's insight:

"The Pentagon has declassified several confidential documents that reveal a lack of authority in Cyber Command that experts say may hamper the nascent cyber force"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

US Air Force Says First Cyberspace Weapon System Fully Operational | at DefenceTalk

US Air Force Says First Cyberspace Weapon System Fully Operational | at DefenceTalk | Information wars | Scoop.it

Peterson Air Force Base: A major milestone was achieved on 7 January 2016 when the Air Force Intranet Control (AFINC) Weapon System became the first cyberspace weapon

Pierre Levy's insight:

Reading this article does not reassure me about the US safety. Just the opposite...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

US Intelligence Agencies to Investigate Russia's Infiltration of European Political Parties

US Intelligence Agencies to Investigate Russia's Infiltration of European Political Parties | Information wars | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

The Islamic State’s Plans for Turkey

The Islamic State’s Plans for Turkey | Information wars | Scoop.it
The video “Turkey and the Fire of Racism” begins with a map of 7th-century Arabia, outlining how Islam came to spread to Central Asia, and thereby to the T
Pierre Levy's insight:

Details on the ideological war that IS is waging against Erdogan's AKP...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Was Podemos Funded by Iran?

Was Podemos Funded by Iran? | Information wars | Scoop.it
Iran is alleged to have paid
Pierre Levy's insight:

Spanish police are looking into a claim that the leftwing populist party Podemos received €5 million from Iran in the run-up to this fall’s elections.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Michael Flynn: We are heading for a ‘big war’

Michael Flynn: We are heading for a  ‘big war’ | Information wars | Scoop.it

An interview with the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (Russia and the USA are heading in the wrong direction in the Middle East...).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

The making of America's cyberweapons

The making of America's cyberweapons | Information wars | Scoop.it
Since Internet adoption accelerated in the 1990s, the US has proven it can successfully strike adversaries online, but in doing so we've ushered in a dangerous – and unpredictable – new military era.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Egypt in the Crosshairs

Egypt in the Crosshairs | Information wars | Scoop.it
I wrote this long essay for the Winter 2016 edition of The Journal of the International Security Affairs ( subscription only), but for convenience I republish it here.   Egypt is now facing a complex asymmetrical war on various fronts. On November 10, 2014, the Sinai-based al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (ABM), the country’s most active jihadist group, formally declared…
Pierre Levy's insight:

The conflict between the Egyptian government and the Islamic State (specially in Sinai and in the western desert close to Lybia).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Russia’s S-300 Shipment to Iran Appears Stalled Again

Russia’s S-300 Shipment to Iran Appears Stalled Again | Information wars | Scoop.it
The Iranian minister of defense, General Hossein Dehghan, was greeted with exclusive pomp during his...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

U.S. Hacked Into Iran's Critical Civilian Infrastructure For Massive...

U.S. Hacked Into Iran's Critical Civilian Infrastructure For Massive... | Information wars | Scoop.it
A new documentary on "Stuxnet", the joint U.S.-Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program, reveals it was just a small part of a much bigger...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants: Greek website | Top News | Reuters

Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants: Greek website | Top News | Reuters | Information wars | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

The Future of Cybersecurity Is Being Written in the Israeli Desert

The Future of Cybersecurity Is Being Written in the Israeli Desert | Information wars | Scoop.it
Inside the vast cybersecurity complex being built in the desert city of Beersheba.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

China & the Middle East: Tilting Towards Iran?

By James M. Dorsey

President Xi Jinping's visit to the Middle East, the first by a Chinese leader in seven years, saw the signing of billions of dollars' worth of agreements with Saudi Arabia and ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Global Brain
Scoop.it!

The DARPA Twitter Bot Challenge


A number of organizations ranging from terrorist groups such as ISIS to politicians and nation states reportedly conduct explicit campaigns to influence opinion on social media, posing a risk to democratic processes. There is thus a growing need to identify and eliminate "influence bots" - realistic, automated identities that illicitly shape discussion on sites like Twitter and Facebook - before they get too influential. Spurred by such events, DARPA held a 4-week competition in February/March 2015 in which multiple teams supported by the DARPA Social Media in Strategic Communications program competed to identify a set of previously identified "influence bots" serving as ground truth on a specific topic within Twitter. Past work regarding influence bots often has difficulty supporting claims about accuracy, since there is limited ground truth (though some exceptions do exist [3,7]). However, with the exception of [3], no past work has looked specifically at identifying influence bots on a specific topic. This paper describes the DARPA Challenge and describes the methods used by the three top-ranked teams.


Via Spaceweaver
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

America’s New Plan to Fight ISIS Online

America’s New Plan to Fight ISIS Online | Information wars | Scoop.it
The State Department will diversify its one-way approach, while other agencies reach out to Silicon Valley.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

China Is On A Collision Course with ISIS

China Is On A Collision Course with ISIS | Information wars | Scoop.it
Bejing’s ambitious plan to build links to central Asia and Europe will demand a better counter-terrorism policy.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

ISIS Has Its Own Encrypted Chat App

ISIS Has Its Own Encrypted Chat App | Information wars | Scoop.it
Terrorists are communicating over a new secure Android app after getting kicked off WhatsApp, Telegram, and other messengers. Called "Alrawi", the encrypted..
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

China Gears Up to Play Bigger Role in Middle East Politics

China Gears Up to Play Bigger Role in Middle East Politics | Information wars | Scoop.it
Analysts say President Xi Jinping's first official visit to Middle East next week is signal of Beijing's intention to be major player in Mideast affairs
more...
No comment yet.