Seven questions for reporters, lawmakers, and the public to demand answers.
Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate
Darn it … As I was getting to enjoy, women for a change, tormenting men at the workplace … alas it was not true. Not all may be lost though … a glimmer of that gray area that is Thailand.
ProPublica erred when it reported in 2017 that Gina Haspel was in charge of a secret prison in Thailand during the infamous interrogation of an al-Qaida suspect.
In this second post in our series about Canada’s national security law reform, we begin a discussion of changes proposed for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s primary signals intelligence and cybersecurity agency. We focus specifically on how Canada will address an issue that has also arisen in allied states: oversight of bulk collection that may incidentally include communications involving nationals.
It is about disrupting and holding accountable entrenched actors and conduct that have reared their ugly heads again and again over the years continuing to present.
The following have been updated and added to the integrated slides:
Never Too Late
Focusing on Relevant Stuff
Title 26, 18, 50 and 10 Confusion
Federal Investigations Primer:
Added compartmentalization & Need to Know
Cross-Border Law Enforcement Primer:
Added Canadian “Agent” Role
Added Stings, Ethnic Communities and Foreign Personas
Updated Factual Instances: Corruption
Updated Impacts of Off-the-Books or Regional Independence Alliances
Sources, Operatives & Organizations Digest:
Added Criminal Organization Structure
Added Criminal Organization Communication Structure
Added Matchmakers & Rainmakers
Seattle Federal Corruption Slides Integrated:
Added Selected Linkages Slide Set
This post is the 2nd addendum to (previous limited information 9 posts) and integrated post for documentation and reference purposes. Information, context and statements were previously and contemporaneously documented and independently verifiable. Conclusions and assessments are self-evident or clearly marked and separately identified. Related efforts are not recent and have been ongoing for a significant period.
A few years ago, shortly after stepping down as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, I published a long article called Law Enforcement as a Counterterrorism Tool. As its title suggests, the article’s central thesis was that law enforcement methods are useful in combating international terrorism. I did not try to make the case that law enforcement is the only, or even necessarily the best, way of combating terrorism.
Two Democratic senators on Wednesday asked major vendors of U.S. voting equipment whether they have allowed Russian entities to scrutinize their software, saying the practice could allow Moscow to hack into American elections infrastructure.
Get ready for your head to explode.
In the middle of TEDxBrussels talk on March 5 that focused on censorship, a male event organizer walked onto the stage and physically dragged the female presenter off. And the kicker? The theme of the entire TEDx event was Brave New World — as in, yes, the Aldous Huxley book about a dystopian future wherein an all-powerful state controls the lives of its citizens.
And it only gets worse from there.
On Feb. 13, our colleague Robert Chesney flagged the upcoming Cyber Command legal conference titled “Cyberspace Operations in the Gray Zone.” The conference—which begins Monday morning and involves heavy interagency and private sector and academia participation—is set to address a number of key international and domestic law issues surrounding cyberspace operations, such as the exploiting of social media in the gray zone, the characterizing of information warfare in cyberspace, the protecting of domestic information systems, the countering of gray zone cyber threats, technology and warfare, and privacy implications of military cyberspace operations.
The benefits of secure encryption redound to both law enforcement and citizens’ rights.