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July 2019
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=1910d96deaf6aa4310ebceabd39da011&tab=core&_cview=0 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) is hosting a “STO Industry Day” event on August 7 – 8, 2019, in the DARPA Conference Center, Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the event is to (1) familiarize attendees with STO’s vision, problem spaces, program managers (PMs), and technology interests; and (2) […]
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News and Commentary Joint Staff report urges whole-of-government response to Russian malign influence: The United States still does not understand the scope of the Russian government’s aggression, including its use of disinformation, political influence, economic coercion, cyberattacks, and similar “gray zone” tools, according to a report released by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Jason Werchan of the U.S. […]
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Patrick Berlinquette, Opinion in the New York Times, July 7th 2019https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/opinion/google-ads.html Ad campaigns that manipulate searchers’ behavior are frighteningly easy for anyone to run. Kevin Hines had one thought as he plummeted toward the Pacific Ocean: I can change anything in my life except the fact that I just jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge. “One […]
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Irina Ivanova, July 1st 2019, CBS Newshttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-details-efforts-to-prepare-for-2020-census-disinformation-elections-disruption/ Facebook plans to ban misinformation about the 2020 Census as well as a range of disruptive information about the elections. The company is also making a public, searchable database of all jobs and credit ads listed on its platform. The announcements come as part of a civil rights […]
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Russia Russian Strategic Intentions | United States Department of Defense  U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid | David E. Sanger & Nicole Perlroth | New York Times Libya Uncovers Alleged Russian Plot to Meddle in African Votes | Samer Al-Atrush, Ilya Arkhipov, & Henry Meyer | Bloomberg The West Fears Russia’s Hybrid Warfare. They’re Missing the Bigger Picture | Nicole […]
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Matt Apuzzo, New York Times, July 6th 2019https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/06/world/europe/europe-russian-disinformation-propaganda-elections.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage BRUSSELS — The European Union launched an ambitious effort earlier this year to combat election interference: an early-warning system that would sound alarms about Russian propaganda. Despite high expectations, however, records show that the system has become a repository for a mishmash of information, produced no alerts […]
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Bryan Bender, June 30th 2019, Politicohttps://www.politico.eu/article/russia-outgunning-us-in-race-for-global-influence-pentagon-study/ The U.S. is ill-equipped to counter the increasingly brazen political warfare Russia is waging to undermine democracies, the Pentagon and independent strategists warn in a detailed assessment that happens to echo much bipartisan criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to Moscow. The more than 150-page white paper, prepared for […]
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Our Take Europe needs a continent-wide buy-in on a new strategic approach to tackling authoritarian interference, ASD argues in a comprehensive report that details European efforts to defend against such threats and identifies specific, actionable recommendations to strengthen deterrence and build resilience to this long-term challenge.  Europe should not be lulled into a false sense of security now that the […]
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