Our willingness to share content without thinking is exploited to spread disinformation
Source: Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder
Recently, a federal judge in New York dismissed the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) civil lawsuit against Russia, Wikileaks, and others stemming from the 2016 cyber-attack on the DNC. While much of the media attention has focused on the judge’s decision that, under the First Amendment, Wikileaks and other “second-level participants” could not be held liable […]
Source: Time for a Cyber-Attack Exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
Security researcher Joseph Tartaro thought NULL would make a fun license plate. He’s never been more wrong.
Source: How a ‘NULL’ License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell
The White House is seeking reauthorization of a law that lets the N.S.A. gain access to logs of Americans’ phone and text records — while acknowledging that the program has been indefinitely halted.
Source: Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize N.S.A.’s Deactivated Call Records Program
Can Donald Trump do 100 push-ups a day? Let this AI convince you.
Source: This AI generates fake news about anything you want. Try it!
The agency wants to teach computers to detect errors in manipulated media using logic and common sense.
Source: DARPA Is Taking On the Deepfake Problem
When Jim Mattis stepped down as the Secretary of Defense, momentum for information operations slowed. Here’s how Pentagon leaders could accelerate it again.
Source: How to give the military’s tactical information warriors a chance
Chinese state-sponsored espionage group APT41 has been covertly staging financially motivated activities targeting the video game industry.
Source: Chinese cyber-espionage group is extorting money from the gaming industry
At the Black Hat security conference, a researcher demonstrated how making tweaks to navigation signals could send a self-driving car careening off the road.
Source: Bogus Satellite Nav Signals Send Autonomous Cars Off the Road