China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Alliance for Securing Democracy: 24 September 2018 Securing Democracy Dispatch


Securing Democracy Dispatch   September 24, 2018 Dear readers, We are in the process of re-designing the Securing Democracy Dispatch, and would appreciate your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Thank you in advance, The ASD Team News and Commentary White House unveils national cyber strategy to deter foreign adversaries: On September 20,… Continue reading Alliance for Securing Democracy: 24 September 2018 Securing Democracy Dispatch

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea · Russia

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (37)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Another unusually busy week for developments in Asia and WESTPAC, with much reported on Russian sanction busting in the DPRK, and Russia’s alliance of convenience with Beijing – it will be interesting to see how long this persists as China starts swallowing Russia’s traditional export markets. DPRK… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (37)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Overtly Threatens US Over Latest Round of Sanctions


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. It is interesting to see Yevengy Prigozhin added to the list. I thought he was on the list previously. You remember him. Putin’s chef, finances the Russian troll farm in St. Petersburg, and owns Wagner PMC.  </end editorial> Chinese “outrage”  over the sanctions falls into the “crocodile tears” category –… Continue reading Russia Overtly Threatens US Over Latest Round of Sanctions

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

China’s Interference in U.S. Politics is Just Beginning


President Trump publically called out China this week for trying to influence American politics ahead of the midterm elections, tweeting that China is “actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me.”  A report by a congressional commission last month describes Beijing’s foreign influence machine, although… Continue reading China’s Interference in U.S. Politics is Just Beginning

China · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare

U.S. Orders Chinese Outlets To Join Foreign-Agents List


Wall Street Journal, Sept. 19, Pg. A6 | Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha The Justice Department ordered two leading Chinese state-run media organizations to register as foreign agents, according to people familiar with the matter, as U.S. officials ramp up efforts to combat foreign influence operations and toughen their stance on a variety of China… Continue reading U.S. Orders Chinese Outlets To Join Foreign-Agents List

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers


Ryan Gallagher September 14 2018, 3:25 p.m. Google built a prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users’ searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people’s queries, The Intercept can reveal. The search engine, codenamed Dragonfly, was designed for Android devices, and would remove content deemed sensitive… Continue reading Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

Cruz: Chinese Want Mexico Radio for Propaganda


It is fairly apparent this is a political gesture, but my question is ‘why wasn’t this done previously’?  Just for clarity, Phoenix TV, is a Hong Kong-based broadcaster tied to the Chinese government and intelligence services. The radio station they seek to buy is in Tijuana, Mexico, which borders San Diego, California. This is the loudest… Continue reading Cruz: Chinese Want Mexico Radio for Propaganda