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WikiLeaks emits CIA's Wi-Fi pwnage tool docs

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CIA Cherry Blossom malware gobbles up data flowing through routers

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WikiLeaks Seeks to Work With Companies After CIA Data Leak

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Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, said the group will work with technology companies to close gaps identified in thousands of Central Intelligence Agency documents it published this week as well as in additional material it has yet to disclose.
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Articles: Drain the Intelligence Swamp!

Articles: Drain the Intelligence Swamp! | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The institutional product of Intelligence today is not objective or impartial truth so much as a version of reality helpful to politicians.
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Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump's rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts' conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command.
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CIA Official: ‘Cloud Has Been a Godsend’

CIA Official: ‘Cloud Has Been a Godsend’ | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it

The technology has bolstered the agency's cyber defenses and the speed at which it addresses threats to the nation.

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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, geopolitics | 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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The making of America's cyberweapons

The making of America's cyberweapons | Information wars, geopolitics | 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.
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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, geopolitics | 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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Christophe CESETTI's curator insight, March 30, 2013 9:17 PM

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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Russians fear CIA used spy colonel as mole in their hacking operation

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'Sergei Mikhailov', an FSB colonel, faces treason charges after being arrested in December. But Russia now fears he was a CIA mole recruited years ago and have no idea what his real name is.
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The CIA’s Secret History Is Now Online

The CIA’s Secret History Is Now Online | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
After restricting access to just four computers in a room in Washington, DC, the CIA is finally putting 12 million declassified page
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The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S.

The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
A Times investigation reveals missed signals, slow responses and a continuing underestimation of the seriousness of a campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.
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Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

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The U.S. has identified individuals and groups who passed Democratic Party material to WikiLeaks.
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The CIA Accelerates Innovation

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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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We Now Know A Lot More About Edward Snowden - And It's Troubling

We Now Know A Lot More About Edward Snowden - And It's Troubling | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
"He is a whistleblower in the case of some documents, and not a whistleblower in the case of other documents."
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How To Explain The KGB's Amazing Success In Identifying CIA Agents In The Field? Paranoid CIA Heads Blamed Soviet Moles; But, The Real Reason For The Repeated Disaster.......Was Much Simpler - Fort...

How To Explain The KGB’s Amazing Success In Identifying CIA Agents In The Field?  Paranoid CIA Heads Blamed Soviet Moles; But, The Real Reason For The Repeated Disaster…….Was Much Simpler   www.fortunascorner.com      Jonathan Haslam, author of Near And Distant Neighbors:  A New History Of Soviet Intelligence,” and a George F. Kennan Professor at The …
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In post-Snowden era, 'the bad guys will take advantage of our blindness and deafness'

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CIA et surprise stratégique: Le rôle de l'identité et de la construction sociale

CIA et surprise stratégique: Le rôle de l'identité et de la construction sociale | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Mon ouvrage "Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001", co-écrit avec mon confrère Milo Jones (IE Business School) vient de paraître chez Stanford University Pre...
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luiy's curator insight, August 30, 2013 12:20 PM

Notre recherche montre que quatre caractéristiques fondamentales et persistantes définissent l’identité de la CIA :

Un corps homogène d’analystes qui empêche une diversité d’hypothèses d’être considérée ;Une attitude scientiste, qui privilégie une approche purement analytique et détachée d’une réalité pourtant sociale ;Une préférence pour l’information secrète qui conditionne aussi bien la sélection des priorités que la nature de l’information recherchée (tout ce qui n’est secret n’est pas digne d’intérêt) ;Une primauté du consensus qui fait que toute analyse est le résultat d’un compromis en faveur d’une analyse politiquement acceptable par toutes les parties prenantes.

Ces caractéristiques ont un impact considérable sur l’activité de la CIA. L’activité d’un service spécial se décompose en quatre grandes étapes qui définissent le "cycle du renseignement": la définition de la mission, le recueil d’information, son analyse, et enfin la production et la diffusion du résultat de l’analyse sous la forme d’un rapport ou d’une présentation orale.

L’identité organisationnelle influence, avec le contexte social en général, la définition même des problèmes.  Par exemple,  le droit des femmes en Afghanistan est un problème important pour les États-Unis. La question influence donc leur diplomatie et leur action dans le pays, alors qu’il n’est pas vécu comme un problème par une majorité d’habitants de ce pays. Il en va de même pour la culture de pavot. Le droit français considère la possession de marijuana comme un crime tandis qu’une partie de la population la considère comme un plaisir banal et légitime.