Training: Black OSINT – Robert Steele & Steve Arnold on The Dark Side

ROBERT STEELE: Because this post will live forever online, and the topics we will discuss are virtually classified, I offer a more revealing snapshot here with additional details below the fold: Every official web monitoring system — including so-called “white” portals — has been compromised. Governments (and their contractors) simply do not know what they …

Steve Arnold: Government IT Professionals Not Ready for Big Data + Meta-RECAP

Government IT Professionals Not Ready for Big Data Posted: 10 May 2013 05:29 AM PDT It is not a surprise that 97 percent of state and local IT professional expect their data to grow by more than 50 percent over the next two years. However, more than 75 percent of them are only somewhat or …

Steven E. Arnold: Canadian Company Waterloo’s NetSweeper Helps Countries Censor Internet

Troubling Tech News from Canada “As part of a globe-spanning investigation released Wednesday, researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab say they have found fresh evidence that internet-filtering technology developed by Waterloo, Ont.-based Netsweeper is being used in 10 countries to censor access to news, religious content, LGBTQ+ resources, and political campaigns. “India and …

Steven H. Arnold: HP Showed Russia Source Code for Pentagon’s Cyberdefense Software

HP Showed Russia Pentagons Cyberdefense Software This is a short honk to point out a startling discovery—EtherealMind.com declares, “Reuters: HP Enterprise Let Russia Scrutinize Cyberdefense System Used by Pentagon.” Citing a recent report from Reuters, writer Greg Ferro pinpoints the problem with companies that make nothing but deals:

Stephen E. Arnold: Steve Ballmer Does Good — USAFacts

USAFacts Centralizes Access to Data on Government Spending Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s recent project was inspired by his wife, Connie, who wished him to practice more philanthropy. Wouldn’t it help to know what our government is already doing  with its (our) money, he wondered? Out of this question has sprung USAFacts, a website that …

Stephen E. Arnold: Facebook Circles of Hell Tipping Point

According to Information (no, that’s the name of an online publication), quite a bit. “Facebook Secret Research Warned of ‘Tipping Point’ Threat to Core App” discloses allegedly confidential information that doom approaches with a Like icon. (We will take a look at secrets let loose in our August 6, 2019, “DarkCyber” video program.) To simplify, …