Michael Kearns: CIA Agents in China Wiped Out…

China killed CIA sources, hobbled U.S. spying from 2010 to 2012: NYT China killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach whose origin has not been identified, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Michael Kearns: Insights on Facebook Data & Psychological Profiling — Hyped but Interesting

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​ Phi Beta Iota: Cambridge Analytica appears to have some deep talents but …

Michael Kearns: The Mistaken US Intelligence Community Approach to “Finding Leaders”

This IC Staff study — just as all other Great Man, leader-centric models — defines individuals as leaders only in “the top three” SES Positions. Ironically, modern leadership models contend leadership is NOT positional, it is essentially relational (socio-politicaly and intellectually critical). This is a typical study of senior managers called executives, who are incorrectly …