Europe · Information operations · NATO

NATO is Synonymous with the US. Europe Must Be Included


I echo the author’s sentiments, but from a US perspective. Many in the US leadership have been asking Europe to shoulder more of the burden for their protection. </end editorial> NATO is Synonymous with the US. Europe Must Be Included Sandra Houzvickova June 28, 2016 People do not see NATO as just a defense organization: people… Continue reading NATO is Synonymous with the US. Europe Must Be Included

Computer Security · Information operations · Information Warfare · OPSEC · Security

Here’s Why Lawyers Suggest You Stop Using Your Finger to Unlock Your Phone


You are protected against revealing passwords under the Fifth Amendment’s right against self-incrimination, but your biometrics are not. By Will Yakowicz Staff writer, Inc. http://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/why-biometrics-are-bad-for-your-constitutional-rights.html?platform=hootsuite Biometrics might be cool and convenient, but the technology could potentially undermine your legal rights under the Fifth Amendment, which prohibits the government from compelling a witness to testify against… Continue reading Here’s Why Lawyers Suggest You Stop Using Your Finger to Unlock Your Phone

Hackers · Information operations · Scam · Security

Fake LinkedIn profiles used by hackers


3 December 2015 A growing number of hackers are targeting professionals on LinkedIn, according to security firm Symantec. Its investigation uncovered dozens of fake accounts on the social network, across a variety of industries. Posing as recruiters, the fake accounts allow hackers to map the networks of business professionals and gain the trust of those… Continue reading Fake LinkedIn profiles used by hackers

Information operations · Secure Messaging

This Is ISIS New Favorite App For Secret Messages


By Shane Harris  (Update at bottom) The terror group is pushing a new way to communicate quietly after the Paris attacks. It’s called Telegram. In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, ISIS is encouraging its followers to use a popular chat application that can make text messages effectively invisible to government spies. A day… Continue reading This Is ISIS New Favorite App For Secret Messages

OPSEC · Security

Don’t Drink And Drive Extends To The Internet


I’m a hard charging sumbitch. I quit college after two years, enlisted in the US Army, went to Airborne School to learn to fly airplanes and learned, instead, I was to jump out of them while in flight. Okay, I’m joking, I knew it was about parachuting. I was accepted to try out for the Special Forces Qualification… Continue reading Don’t Drink And Drive Extends To The Internet

Censorship · Crisis Management · cyber security · Human Rights · Security

US to Relinquish Control over Internet


The US Commerce Department announced, yesterday, its intention to give up control over the Internet at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration — an agency of the US Department of Commerce, source here. US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, Lawrence E. Strickling, said We… Continue reading US to Relinquish Control over Internet