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 …

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 Arnold: Search Atlas Demonstrates Google Search Bias by Location

Search Atlas Demonstrates Google Search Bias by Location An article at Wired reminds us that Google Search is not the objective source of information it appears to many users. We learn that “A New Tool Shows How Google Results Vary Around the World.” Researchers and PhD students Rodrigo Ochigame of MIT and Katherine Ye of …