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Hacker group found in China, linked to big cyberattacks -Symantec

* Symantec says Hidden Lynx very likely based in China* Says it is not sure if group is linked to government* Says may be linked to well-known 2009 Operation AuroraBy Jim FinkleBOSTON, Sept 17 (Reuters)...
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Expert: Russia’s Condemnation of Iran’s Anti-Israel Threats Shows Kremlin Sees Jewish State as the 'Main Actor' in Region 

Expert: Russia’s Condemnation of Iran’s Anti-Israel Threats Shows Kremlin Sees Jewish State as the 'Main Actor' in Region  | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has condemned a top Iranian official’s threat to destroy Tel Aviv and kill Israel
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U.S. intelligence agencies expect Russia to target midterms | CTV News

U.S. intelligence agencies expect Russia to target midterms | CTV News | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The Trump administration predicts Russia will meddle in U.S. elections this year as it pursues bolder cyber operations and false information campaigns against America and its allies, U.S. intelligence agencies said Tuesday.
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On the front lines in Syria, US troops face NATO ally's wrath

On the front lines in Syria, US troops face NATO ally's wrath | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Soldiers posted at front-line outpost outside the Syrian town of Manbij find themselves caught between an ally's wishes and the mission to fight ISIS.
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U.S. military strikes on pro-Assad fighters in Syria kill 100, official says - World

U.S. military strikes on pro-Assad fighters in Syria kill 100, official says - World | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The U.S.-led coalition and its local allies in Syria struck pro-government forces with deadly air and artillery fire overnight to repel "an unprovoked attack" near the Euphrates River, the coalition says.
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Situational Assessment 2018: the Calm Before the Storm

This series began in 2015 with an effort to do a broad assessment of the various risks present in the total global environment. Last year (almost precisely 365 days ago), I focused specifically on…
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The War in Yemen and the Making of a Chaos State

The War in Yemen and the Making of a Chaos State | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Aid workers, journalists, and experts describe little-appreciated realities about a 1,000-day conflict and — just maybe — how to turn things around.
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The Next New Military Specialty Should Be Software Developers

The Next New Military Specialty Should Be Software Developers | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The words “soldier” and “airman” do not immediately evoke the image of workers in grease-stained coveralls turning wrenches on tanks, personnel carriers, t
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US 'very concerned' about military op in Syria’s Afrin – Tillerson to Turkey & Russia

US 'very concerned' about military op in Syria’s Afrin – Tillerson to Turkey & Russia | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
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Social Islamism In Egypt

Social Islamism In Egypt | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
An English version of my original Arabic piece in Al-Hurra Amr Salama's Movie's Sheikh Jackson In recent days, in Egypt, an Oscar-nominated film was referred to Al-Azhar, a crowd of Muslim worshippers attacked a church, and an actress became the focus of insults on social media for her comments regarding how Muezzins sound. These three incidents…
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The Internet of Military Things

The Internet of Military Things | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
support, attack, report - From Cicero Magazine. 

Back before the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, before military thinkers and policymakers became obsessed with
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Books come under suspicion in post-coup Turkey | Books | DW | 14.11.2017

Books come under suspicion in post-coup Turkey | Books | DW | 14.11.2017 | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated, with some even being considered evidence for certain crimes. Publishers, authors and readers are deeply concerned.
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Iran warns against 'illegal' gatherings after protests

Iran warns against 'illegal' gatherings after protests | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Iran's government warned citizens Saturday against holding "illegal" public gatherings, following two days of rare anti-government protests which spread to a number of cities.
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Turkey sends more troops to Qatar

Turkey sends more troops to Qatar | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
New delegation joins Turkish forces at military base in Doha under a joint agreement between the two nations.
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Vlad's Army: NATO uncovers Russian plot to spark UK race war using Twitter trolls posing as attractive young women - Mirror Online

Vlad's Army: NATO uncovers Russian plot to spark UK race war using Twitter trolls posing as attractive young women - Mirror Online | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it

Troll accounts, known as "bikini bots", can spew out 144 messages in a day – one every 10 minutes for 24 hours – adding up to millions of tweets and posts
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Home-made drones now threaten conventional armed forces - Drones and guerrilla warfare

Home-made drones now threaten conventional armed forces - Drones and guerrilla warfare | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
AN ATTACK on Russian forces in Syria on January 5th by 13 home-made drones is a good example of “asymmetric” warfare. On one side, exquisite high-tech weapons. On the other, cheap-as-chips disposable robot aircraft. Ten of the drones involved attacked a Russian airbase at Khmeimim.
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US support for Kurds in Iraq and Syria unaffected by tensions with Turkey

US support for Kurds in Iraq and Syria unaffected by tensions with Turkey | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The Pentagon is standing by Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria despite growing political pressure to back off, according to a government audit.
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Russia strikes back as Syrian rebels take credit for shooting down fighter jet, killing pilot

Russia strikes back as Syrian rebels take credit for shooting down fighter jet, killing pilot | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Moscow says “precision weapons” killed 30 militants in northern Syria, where a surface-to-air missile brought down the jet Saturday.
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The War In Syria Has Gotten More Unstable As Turkey Fights US Allies For Control

The War In Syria Has Gotten More Unstable As Turkey Fights US Allies For Control | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
It's been slow going in the 11 days since Turkey launched what it calls "Operation Olive Branch" inside Syria. It could take many, many more, to the detriment of both its relations with the US and the lives of civilians.
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Trump phone call to Turkey’s Erdoğan the sternest warning yet | Ahval

Trump phone call to Turkey’s Erdoğan the sternest warning yet | Ahval | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
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Turkish troops cross Syrian border near Afrin

Turkish troops cross Syrian border near Afrin | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Turkey, after bombing Afrin, moves troops across the Syrian border near the Kurdish-controlled area.
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Erdogan's Ottoman dream causes storm in Red Sea

Erdogan's Ottoman dream causes storm in Red Sea | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Turkey’s unexpected military-cooperation deal with Sudan and leasing of Suakin Island have rekindled Ottoman fears in the region.
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An Iranian Revolution of National Dignity

An Iranian Revolution of National Dignity | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
A Journal of Significant Thought and Opinion
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Turquie : le gouvernement a retiré 140.000 livres des bibliothèques

Turquie : le gouvernement a retiré 140.000 livres des bibliothèques | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
En Turquie, la liberté d'expression semble plus malmenée que jamais, plusieurs mois aprè
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140 000 books withdrawn from libraries in Turkey!

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Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change combat forever

Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change combat forever | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
In 2015, video of a semi-automatic handgun being fired from a custom-built drone went viral. Now a Florida-based startup has unveiled the TIKAD, a custom-built multirotor that can carry and fire various military weapons, including semi-automatic rifles and grenade launchers.
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Jordan retires princes from army, setting off rumors online

On December 26 the Kingdom of Jordan quietly retired several high ranking royals from its armed forces. According to IHS Jane’s “Major General Prince Feisal bin al-Hussein and Maj Gen Prince Ali bin…
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