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NSA director rebukes Beijing for 'weaponizing' disinformation in Hong Kong protests

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

Gen. Paul Nakasone says China's information warfare efforts are only meant to help the country exert authoritarian control.

Twitter: We accidentally used security data to target users with ads

by Greg Otto • 1 week ago

Twitter does not know how many people were impacted by the error.

Thriving ‘disinformation-as-a-service’ market could make smearing corporate rivals easy

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

It is “alarmingly simple and inexpensive” to launch a sophisticated disinformation campaign with help available in cybercrime forums, analysts from Recorded Future concluded after studying the issue.

Research outs poorly constructed disinfo campaign aimed at Hong Kong protests

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

Hackers that appear to be acting in the interest of China’s government have been hijacking and using fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, according to Graphika research.

Sen. Warner says hacking, disinformation are the future of war, and urges the U.S. to keep up

by Shannon Vavra • 4 weeks ago

Sen. Mark Warner says the world has entered a new phase of nation-state conflict in which cyberwarfare and information warfare are the primary means through which countries assert their power on the world stage.

Latest Facebook shutdown involves hundreds of accounts misleading users in Ukraine, Iraq

by Jeff Stone • 4 weeks ago

The unrelated efforts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East are the latest examples of how the social media giant's reach is exploited.

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