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New Internet Search Resources (OSINT)

 

When it comes to 4GW, Information and Intelligence are as much a weapon as a rifle. Learn how to use them to you advantage!

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How Search Algorithims Manipulate You

 

A recent article about how Google and YouTube Search Algorithims are manipulated got me to thinking.

So I emailed a good friend of mine, Mr. A, with my concerns. Mr. A works on the security side of the IT industry.

Here is what he had to say:

Technology and information warfare have reached a new stage of sophistication. Not only is psychology optimally ‘weaponized’ in the way information is presented, but carefully crafted ‘profiles’ are used by companies like Google, YouTube, Amazon, and Facebook along with numerous ad tracking companies to show you advertisements that are the most likely to influence you.  If you, for example, put a search term into Google on your computer and look at the results, you will see a certain list in a certain order. If you do the same thing in a public library or on a computer at work with the identical search terms, there will be a different set of results. This is profitable for marketing purposes, but it can be used to suppress information as well.

The problem is that you don’t know what you aren’t being shown, and Google is making the decision on what you are to see! You are not being given an equally distributed set of information, but rather a curated subset of information. Twitter does ‘shadow banning’ where tweets from influential conservatives simply do not appear in the timeline of those that follow them. Again, you don’t know what you aren’t being shown, and so it is difficult to know when you have been presented incomplete information.

Additionally, disinformation campaigns are constantly being launched by extremist groups, corporations, and foreign nations aiming to flood the internet with information that confuses and divides people. Because it takes 10x more effort to refute a lie than it does to spread a lie, disinformation floods social media with disconcerting effectiveness. It’s not just about political elections either. Russia was recently caught spreading disinformation about vaccines of all things.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous.

 

China on the Border

CHINESE PURCHASE LARGE MEXICAN RADIO STATION NEAR US BORDER

 

Fourth Generation Warfare continues to be waged by China, this time via radio waves.

China has perfected the art of Lawfare, Information Warfare, Cyber-Warfare, Cyber Theft, Economic Terrorism Propaganda and good ole’ fashioned espionage down to a science. Just ask Diane Feinstein about it.

This radio station represents a major move in the global game of Chess being played right now between the U.S. and China. Checkmate is not far off.

I urge all of you to check out the authors website, Brushbeater and Sharpen up your martial skill-sets.

In the words of the author, “The threats are real and the day is Coming.”

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed an Stay Dangerous!

 

Infopacalypse Now

This is one of the most important topics for the Martial Citizen today. Recognizing the ability to twist and malign information to fit a certain agenda is the new norm in “News”. Please, Stay truly Informed and Don’t be Fooled!

 

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?” technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

 

In mid-2016Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before the 2016 election, he presented his concerns to technologists in San Francisco’s Bay Area and warned of an impending crisis of misinformation in a presentation he titled “Infocalypse.”

The web and the information ecosystem that had developed around it was wildly unhealthy, Ovadya argued. The incentives that governed its biggest platforms were calibrated to reward information that was often misleading and polarizing, or both. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google prioritized clicks, shares, ads, and money over quality of information, and Ovadya couldn’t shake the feeling that it was all building toward something bad — a kind of critical threshold of addictive and toxic misinformation. The presentation was largely ignored by employees from the Big Tech platforms — including a few from Facebook who would later go on to drive the company’s News-Feed integrity effort.

 

Read the Remainder at Buzz Feed News

Fifth Dimension Warfare: Cyber Merc’s

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The Growing Threat of Cyber Mercenaries

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Guns For Hire exist wherever there is a need.

The brave new world of information and cyber warfare are no different.

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Surveillance State: Proof “Being the Gray Man” is an Urban Myth

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Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you.

 

It’s time to come to terms with the fact that regardless of how “off the grid” or “careful” or “Gray” you THINK you are online, you have been made. An extensive online profile exist of you that people can access. Disconcerting isn’t it? Welcome to the 21st Century.

I highly suggest you guys read the Book Future Crimes by Marc Goodman. It won’t help you sleep any better, but it will inform you of some very scary stuff going on right now.

This is why I emphasize cyber skills in a Civilian Operator’s training regimen. The Fifth Domain of Warfare is accounted for in the Military why not with the civilian?

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Propaganda of the Deed: How Insurgents are Seizing the Initiative

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On a clear afternoon in March 2011, the relatively still air in Uruzgan’s Tarin Kot bowl was punctured by a blast wave and flame ball that rose more than 100 meters into the sky.

Insurgents had concealed an improvised explosive device within a motorcycle, and infiltrated it into the logistics soak yard outside the Multi-National Base Tarin Kot. The IED was set between two civilian trucks carrying highly flammable JP-8 jet fuel, which blazed through the soak yard when the device was remotely detonated. Several civilian trucks were destroyed and a small number of Afghan civilians were killed or injured in the attack. Importantly, Multi-National Base Tarin Kot was not breached, no military personnel were wounded or killed, and the loss of two tankers worth of aviation fuel had no impact on operations from the base. The soak yard, a force protection measure, worked as it should.

Militarily, the attack by Taliban insurgents was an absolute failure. As a propaganda event, the ball of flame, which could be seen throughout the Tarin Kot bowl, was spectacularly effective. Locals immediately assumed the attack was on the grounds of the base itself and the rumour network went into overdrive, describing casualties and damage. Local media, and their Western affiliates, quickly reacted to the event with reports of an attack against the base. Engagements by Uruzgan officials and ISAF Commanders did little to stem the tide of reporting that circled the globe, announcing a successful attack against the military base. No amount of explanation concerning the military insignificance of the attack could overcome a perception that the insurgents had struck at the heart of the Australian commitment to Afghanistan. Australia, and its ISAF partners, were on the receiving end of a burgeoning insurgent tactic now known as “propaganda of the deed”. Despite having the facts, Australian and ISAF Commanders were powerless to slow the spread of the ideal.

Read the Remainder at The Bridge