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Decided to pick up from multiple platforms and put my collection of notes, skills, experience, and opinions in one place so I can just refer disbelievers to this authoritative blog and save us all time and energy 🙂 I will copy old and add new content as I come across them. Better late than never … which is BTW not always true. Expect some intermingling of reality and comedy – ever so relevant now.

The Faultline Between Futurists and Traditionalists in National Security – War on the Rocks

It’s been boom times for national security and technology futurists. The dozens of articles on AI in War on the Rocks over the past few years are the tip of the iceberg.

Source: The Faultline Between Futurists and Traditionalists in National Security – War on the Rocks

Court filings show how Amazon Web Services is using Section 230 as a legal sword against Parler – GeekWire

The social media platform Parler marketed itself as a place where Americans could “speak freely” and avoid the fear of being “deplatformed.” Its investors included conservative donor Rebekah Mercer, who described Parler as “a beacon to all who value their liberty.” But Parler was never any sort of wholly independent island of absolutely free speech.

Source: Court filings show how Amazon Web Services is using Section 230 as a legal sword against Parler – GeekWire

FBI probing if foreign governments, groups funded extremists who helped execute Capitol attack

As part of the investigation, the FBI is examining payments of $500,000 in bitcoin to key figures and groups in the alt-right before the Jan. 6 riot.

Source: FBI probing if foreign governments, groups funded extremists who helped execute Capitol attack

What’s in a Name? Reimagining Irregular Warfare Activities for Competition – War on the Rocks

“Irregular warfare” has an image problem. Artistic liberties in Hollywood and misadventures by former special operators cause “irregular warfare” to be

Source: What’s in a Name? Reimagining Irregular Warfare Activities for Competition – War on the Rocks

Exposed Email Logs Show 8kun Owner in Contact With QAnon Influencers and Enthusiasts – bellingcat

The owner of 8kun appears to have been in regular email contact with QAnon conspiracy enthusiasts and influencers, a recently discovered vulnerability in mail servers used by Watkins and a number of the websites he owns, has shown.

Source: Exposed Email Logs Show 8kun Owner in Contact With QAnon Influencers and Enthusiasts – bellingcat

The Making of QAnon: A Crowdsourced Conspiracy – bellingcat

Three years ago, QAnon stitched together the most widely-held beliefs of the darkest corners of the internet. Here’s the backstory to its sinister success.

Source: The Making of QAnon: A Crowdsourced Conspiracy – bellingcat

How the Insurgent and MAGA Right are Being Welded Together on the Streets of Washington D.C. – bellingcat

Recent rallies in Washington D.C. have become networking opportunities for the far-right.

Source: How the Insurgent and MAGA Right are Being Welded Together on the Streets of Washington D.C. – bellingcat

The Coronavirus Games: A Geopolitical Spy Story – Lawfare

Around the world, spies are being used to respond to the pandemic by collecting information and equipment, engaging in information warfare, and exploiting contact-tracing platforms.

Source: The Coronavirus Games: A Geopolitical Spy Story – Lawfare

The DC Riot Is the Sandy Hook of the Disinformation Crisis | WIRED

After the 2012 mass shooting, many asked: If this doesn’t lead to change, can we ever expect change? We should be asking the same of the insurrection.

Source: The DC Riot Is the Sandy Hook of the Disinformation Crisis | WIRED