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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.

Revealed: Muslim Brotherhood ‘Fatwa’ app ranks in top 100 downloads in Europe – The National

Condemned as ‘radicalisation tool’, the Euro Fatwa app has not been removed by Apple or Google

Source: Revealed: Muslim Brotherhood ‘Fatwa’ app ranks in top 100 downloads in Europe – The National

US sanctions Iranian groups for ‘attempted election interference’ | Middle East | Al Jazeera

The US accuses Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, among other groups, of trying to interfere in upcoming contest.

Source: US sanctions Iranian groups for ‘attempted election interference’ | Middle East | Al Jazeera

U.S. Democrats Say Facebook Algorithms Cradle Violent Extremists

A pair of U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced the latest bill proposing to amend Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act on the grounds that algorithms used by social media platforms — namely, Facebook — have facilitated extremist violence across the country resulting in U.S. citizens being deprived of their constitutional rights.

Source: U.S. Democrats Say Facebook Algorithms Cradle Violent Extremists

The Transformation of Business in an Age of Espionage – Lawfare

American businesses have not fully recognized the enhanced nation-state threat environment within which they are operating, and they do not entirely appreciate the difference between risks and threats.

Source: The Transformation of Business in an Age of Espionage – Lawfare

U.S. Intel Accuses Iran and Russia of Election Interference

Tehran reportedly imitated the Proud Boys to send threatening emails to Democrats by obtaining voter information, as Russia did.

Source: U.S. Intel Accuses Iran and Russia of Election Interference

Weaponized Tweets: AI Could Help Defend Against Adversary Attacks in Social Media – War on the Rocks

Social media is the new battleground for information warfare — and artificial intelligence provides weapons and shields in this fight. This is a story of how artificial intelligence could have helped defend America against adversarial attacks on Twitter in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, allowing a human intelligence analyst to easily track changes in the adversary’s online tactics over time.

Source: Weaponized Tweets: AI Could Help Defend Against Adversary Attacks in Social Media – War on the Rocks

A shadowy AI service has transformed thousands of women’s photos into fake nudes: ‘Make fantasy a reality’

More than 100,000 photos of women have had their clothing removed by the software, including of girls younger than 18. “Would a lab not dominated by men have been so cavalier and so careless about the risks?”

Source: A shadowy AI service has transformed thousands of women’s photos into fake nudes: ‘Make fantasy a reality’

The Mystery of the Immaculate Concussion

He was a senior CIA official tasked with getting tough on Russia. Then, one night in Moscow, Marc Polymeropoulos’s life changed forever. He says he was hit with a mysterious weapon, joining dozens of American diplomats and spies who believe they’ve been targeted with this secret device all over the world—and even at home, on U.S. soil. Now, as a CIA investigation points the blame at Russia, the victims are left wondering why so little is being done by the Trump administration.

Source: The Mystery of the Immaculate Concussion