Defending the Indefensible: A New Strategy for Stopping Information Operations – War on the Rocks

One note, prevention (results driven) is more than just deterrence (consequence driven.)

In the book Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, malicious viral information is deliberately spread by a nefarious actor to infect computers and people’s brains. The virus is transmitted in a variety of ways: via bodily fluid exchange, exposure by observing code with your eyes, as an injected drug, and via computer

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CGI ‘Influencers’ Like Lil Miquela Are About to Flood Your Feeds

Lil Miquela may be fascinating in her own right, but the rise of digital humans in social media and elsewhere is just getting started.

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Your own devices will give the next Cambridge Analytica far more power to influence your vote

Greater connectivity, more data, and auto-generated content will make today’s manipulation techniques look primitive.

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Whistleblower says Canadian company worked on software to find…

A Cambridge Analytica whistleblower said on Tuesday that Canadian company AggregateIQ worked on software called Ripon which was used to identify Republican voters ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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John Boyd on Clausewitz: Don’t Fall in Love with Your Mental Model

Boyd sought not so much to circumvent Clausewitz as to use the Prussian’s concepts as fuel in his own mental refinery. And Boyd’s message to his audience was that the process of mental refinement could not stop, nor be confined to the ideas of any one individual, no matter how insightful they might

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