Posts Tagged ‘OSINT’

Do GCHQ name all of their Cyberwarfare Operations after Pop Culture?

Do GCHQ name all of their Cyberwarfare Operations after Pop Culture?

Leaked documents from JTRIG (the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group) show that GCHQ's operations are not only bigger, more invasive and more manipulative than previously realised, but also that they name their tools and techniques after films, TV shows and even genres of music. A recent article by Tom Coburg ...
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Schrödinger’s Hack: The NSA’s Report on Russia Hacking the US Election

Schrödinger’s Hack: The NSA’s Report on Russia Hacking the US Election

The Intercept recently published a leaked NSA report describing a cyberattack presumed to be carried out by Russia military intelligence. While many have seen this as the confirming proof that Trump only got elected because of Putin the truth is a lot more complicated. It seems the leaker wanted to ...
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Updated 'Complete' List of DOD Films

Updated ‘Complete’ List of DOD Films

Sometimes the Freedom of Information Act is a strange beast and you receive something you didn't ask for, but are still happy to get.  That happened to me recently when in response to a request about the Pentagon's Hollywood database I received an updated list of DOD Films - movies ...
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The CIA's James Bond File

The CIA’s James Bond File

The CIA has had an interest in James Bond almost since its inception as a series of novels in the 1950s.  The books were probably the first spy fiction to refer to the CIA by name and to depict them through the character of Felix Leiter.  This led to a ...
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The CIA Spying On Spy Fiction - Scorpio

The CIA Spying On Spy Fiction – Scorpio

While the CIA have been assisting films such as Scorpio for decades they maintain very few records of their involvement in these productions, making it difficult to know how influential the Agency is in this arena.  A different but somewhat fruitful angle of inquiry is in the CIA's records of ...
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The CIA and Hollywood - Season 2 Linkchart

The CIA and Hollywood – Season 2 Linkchart

We will begin releasing season 2 of The CIA and Hollywood this weekend, and to give you a taste of what's to come we have produced a linkchart combining data and connections from both season 1 and the forthcoming season 2.  New additions include The Rock, Angelina Jolie and former ...
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Pentagon Production Assistance Agreement for Man of Steel

Pentagon Production Assistance Agreement for Man of Steel

Sometimes the support of the DOD can improve a film.  When the Pentagon provided Michael Bay with script notes and suggestions on Transformers III he 'was very receptive to our notes and expressed his desire for us to “help (him) make it better.”'  However, Man of Steel was not so ...
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Disinfowars 11 - How to use the Freedom of Information Act

Disinfowars 11 – How to use the Freedom of Information Act

As a keen user of the Freedom of Information Act I have filed many requests over the years. This week I delve into some of my personal experiences with FOIA requests explaining what worked and what didn't, which requests were successful and unsuccessful, and why. I discuss the latest success: ...
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