IBM researchers have injected viruses with neural nets, making them stealthier and precisely targetable.
To understand how digital technologies went from instruments for spreading democracy to weapons for attacking it, you have to look beyond the technologies themselves.
One Russian troll account is linked to 9.5 million fraudulent email addresses.
A BuzzFeed News analysis shows that Russian accounts blamed the violence on the “antifa” and backed Trump all the way. Then most of them abruptly went silent — presumably banned by Twitter.
According to a newly released State Department cable, the attack was part of a Russian campaign to sow disinformation about NATO. It came as Russia allegedly was stealing Democrats’ emails.
The 2018 “techlash” shows no sign of slowing. The last week of July saw the release of two papers containing proposals for significant increases regulation of tech companies, particularly with an eye toward protecting the integrity of political processes and elections.
Never before in history have terrorists had such easy access to the minds and eyeballs of millions,” declared one journalistic account of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine and proficient use of Twitter, Facebook, bots, and other modern means of getting its message out.
The world got a glimpse of Russian hybrid warfare ten years ago, and the lessons have never been more clear than they are today.
This is another reason I prefer interacting with women.
You just can’t trust a little dog.
The FBI has started sharing information about online trolls and other suspicious users with top technology companies as part of the bureau’s behind-the-scenes effort to disrupt foreign influence operations aimed at U.S. elections, with officials saying it is the service providers’ responsibility to police malign messaging by Russia and other countries.