Information Warfare · Russia

The Morning Vertical – April 28, 2017


THE MORNING VERTICAL by Brian Whitmore 28.04.2017 You are receiving this e-mail because you are subscribed to RFE/RL’s Russia Report. If you don’t want to receive The Morning Vertical, please click UNSUBSCRIBE On My Mind Suddenly it looks like Russia is on a losing streak in Europe. Suddenly it looks like the populist wave that… Continue reading The Morning Vertical – April 28, 2017

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Turkish ships return to base after rescuing crew of the Russian Intelligence Ship Liman (Лиман)


Turkish coastguard and navy ships return to their base after rescuing 78 crew members of a Russian navy intelligence vessel that sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast. The wreck of the Liman lies at a working depth for divers and is susceptible to compromise. Video at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1454805/Turkish-ships-return-base-rescuing-crew-Liman.html Russian ship sinks in Black Sea after crashing into… Continue reading Turkish ships return to base after rescuing crew of the Russian Intelligence Ship Liman (Лиман)

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

Czech Team Wins Cyber Defence Exercise Locked Shields 2017


Czech Team Wins Cyber Defence Exercise Locked Shields 2017 The team from Czech Republic wins the largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2017. Estonian team and NCIRC team from NATO take second and third place respectively. The defensive team from Czech Republic also takes home the special prize for the… Continue reading Czech Team Wins Cyber Defence Exercise Locked Shields 2017

Information operations · Information Warfare

Boars Are No Longer Haram For ISIS


Three ISIS members are now dead because of boars attacking and three ISIS members being killed. Boars must no longer be haram. “It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields,” he said. Three days before the boars attacked, the ISIS militants had… Continue reading Boars Are No Longer Haram For ISIS

Information Warfare · Russia

Dissident Russian Cartoon


A cartoon about Putin raping Russia. Video at the bottom. Мультфильм о Путине, насилующем Россию © Санечка Беляев Small Putin and great Russia 4-16 September 1999 2000 The Inauguration of President “I swear to respect and protect the rights of Russian citizens To observe and protect the constitution of the Russian Federation To defend the… Continue reading Dissident Russian Cartoon

Information operations · Information Warfare

“Black and Blue Journalism” Hurting America


Almost everybody who attended public schools in the United States learned about William Randolph Hearst and Yellow Journalism. Yellow Journalism:  journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration. “equating murder and dismemberment with smoking pot is the worst yellow journalism” Yes, we are still inundated with overly sensational, overly crude, and essentially useless journalism.… Continue reading “Black and Blue Journalism” Hurting America

Information operations · Information Warfare · social media

Facebook says it will crack down on government-led misinformation campaigns


by Nick Statt@nickstatt Apr 27, 2017, 1:15 pm EDT Facebook’s newest measure to combat disinformation and misuse of its services is a push to rid the social network of malicious, potentially state-sponsored “information operations.” The company, which published a report on the subject today, defines these operations as government-led campaigns — or those from organized… Continue reading Facebook says it will crack down on government-led misinformation campaigns