Information operations · Information Warfare · Iran · Russia · Turkey

Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (126)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Muscovian mendacity appears to be ceaseless. Russia threatens EU with another deluge of Syrian refugees. More sanctions over cyber attacks. New UK Foreign Minister Hunt calls for more EU sanctions. GRU attempts to hack Republican think tanks in the US. Russian analysts suggest Putin suffering significant political… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (126)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian military on alert for massive war games said to be the largest since Soviet games in the ’80s


For Russia to be such a peaceful country, it sure does put on an aggressive face. Putting on a military exercise such as this sends a very militaristic picture and portrays the message that its military is on a footing with the Soviet Army of 1981.   Perhaps it is all a show, perhaps it is… Continue reading Russian military on alert for massive war games said to be the largest since Soviet games in the ’80s

Information operations

Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to one


By Elizabeth Dwoskin Silicon Valley reporter August 21 at 10:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one. The previously unreported ratings system, which Facebook has developed over the last year, shows that the fight against the gaming of… Continue reading Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to one

Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

Kenya Elections Agency to Adopt Blockchain for Vote Transparency


David Herbling August 20, 2018, 10:11 AM EDT Kenyan elections have been marred by rigging claims, violence Kenya’s electoral agency intends to use blockchain technology to offer real-time results, as part of reform efforts to enhance the integrity of voting. East Africa’s biggest economy is turning to the distributed-ledger technology that’s used to verify and… Continue reading Kenya Elections Agency to Adopt Blockchain for Vote Transparency

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Say


Russia continues its information war against the US and the West. The tools and weapons it uses are evolving constantly, to elude Western defenses.  Russia’s goals remain the same, undermine Western democracy, divide Western society among existing fault lines, and promote Russian national interests.   Russia does this while maintaining a pretense of innocence, denying everything,… Continue reading New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Say

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

Confucius Institute closed at US university amid concerns about Chinese influence on campuses


China’s approach to the influence of American citizens is more subtle than Russia’s.  China has established over 100 Confucius Institutes associated with universities all over the US. Increasingly, however, the targeted universities realize the program is an attempt at releasing propaganda at malleable, easily influenced students and dissociating themselves with the institutes.  </end editorial> Senator… Continue reading Confucius Institute closed at US university amid concerns about Chinese influence on campuses

Information operations · Iran · Russia · Information Warfare · Turkey

Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (125)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> More saber-rattling from Muscovy while the bottom continues to fall out of the national economy. Levada exposes further Sovietisation of the Russian populace. Shevchenko and Preobrazhensky on the dilemmas the Vozhd confronts. No recent Salisbury reports. The Tehran leadership continues its campaign of whining, while trying to… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (125)