Newly Disclosed NSA Documents Shed Further Light on Five Eyes Alliance

Latin because it is so meta communication (pun): modus vivendi!

In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the NSA released several batches of records concerning the history and nature of the agreement that led to the Five Eyes alliance.

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British Airways flight mistakenly lands in Scotland instead of Germany

Oh come on, it is the journey, not the destination!

Passengers on a British Airways flight from London’s City Airport to Dusseldorf in Germany were met with a surprise Monday morning when their plane touched down — in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

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Is there Common Ground in U.S.-China Cyber Rivalry?

The U.S. and China are rapidly sliding into a full-court confrontation in and over cyberspace. This portends serious risks and disadvantages for both sides in light of their economic and technological interdependence. It is bound to have even greater reverberations internationally, given that both countries serve as the world’s leading cyber powers, measured in their … Continue reading “Is there Common Ground in U.S.-China Cyber Rivalry?”

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Is It Time to Abandon the Term Information Operations?

Operations in the information environment will be a critical part of future joint force operations and should be baked in to those operations as a fully valued tool in commanders’ combined arms toolboxes. Reaching that goal will require greater acceptance and understanding of information across the

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The 26 Words That Guard the Open Internet and Open-Source Intelligence

No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information

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The Troika Laundromat – OCCRP

How else are you supposed to hire music superstars for private parties and pay medical bills? Now this is real global crime stuff, a bit different than town man-child chest pounding.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a global network of investigative journalists.

Laundromats are complex systems for moving money that allow corrupt politicians, organized crime figures, and wealthy business people to secretly invest their ill-gotten millions, launder money, evade taxes, and fulfill other goals.

OCCRP has previously exposed three such schemes: The Proxy Platform, the Russian Laundromat, and the Azerbaijani Laundromat.

Now, OCCRP and its reporting partners reveal a unique new Laundromat, created by a prestigious financial institution. This time, the work shows not only its beneficiaries but also exposes its mastermind and operator — Troika Dialog, once Russia’s largest private investment bank.

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Russian Battlefield Awareness and Information Dominance: Improved Capabilities and Future Challenges

The Russian military is developing the doctrine and capabilities for gaining and contesting battlefield awareness that will pose a significant challenge to U.S. forces in any future conflict with Russia. The military’s focus on information dominance extends from a broader belief among Russian leader

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Man angry his photo was used to prove all hipsters look alike — then learns it wasn’t him | CBC Radio

I do not even know myself anymore duuuuude!

He threatened to sue the MIT Technology Review for using this image — only to find out it’s of someone else entirely.

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