"The importance of social media cannot be understated" per Cybercom's Gen Nakasone, re today's SSCI hearing with social media companies/Russia election interference "This is where social media companies can impose a cost on our adversaries"

Map. History of Cyberwar conflict

23 September 2018
Rubio pounds Google for its absence. "Maybe it's because they're arrogant" or maybe it's because of Buzzfeed's big story about how they managed to replicate Russian disinfo ops. "I'm sure they don't want to be here to answer these questions."
Rubio says maybe Google is not here because they didn't want to answer questions about a group managing to get Google Ads while using the same info as the .RU IRA
$TWTR is down 5%, $FB drops 1.4% as Dorsey and Sandberg testify
Twitter chief says was 'unprepared' for 'weaponized' social media manipulation
Sandberg references fact that FireEye tipped off FB about the Iranian influence campaign in talking about cooperating with other social media companies on disinfo/influence campaigns. "In our mind, that's the system working." Jack says Twitter hosted a meeting in past 2 weeks
Twitter CEO @jack tells Congress the company is thwarting 530,000 suspicious log-ins daily, twice as many as detected a year ago.
"The importance of social media cannot be understated" per Cybercom's Gen Nakasone, re today's SSCI hearing with social media companies/Russia election interference "This is where social media companies can impose a cost on our adversaries"
"Our adversariescontinue to have an ability to up their game" per Cybercom's Gen Nakasone "We are engaged every single day against our adversaries" he says, calling US cyber force equal or better
Warner gives shout-out to deep fakes technology, which can place largely anyone's face onto another video (porn, compromising stuff), as the future of disinfo.
Twitter CEO @jack and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testify on Capitol Hill
Facebook has removed account of pro-Kremlin blogger Graham W Phillips
2 week ago
Russian authorities complain to Google that YouTube is hosting Alexei Navalny's videos calling for protests against pension reform on polling day. Google has never responded to any letters from the Russian censor, they say, and this will be viewed as interference in elections.
LTT spokesman Murad Bilal to Alnabaa: Facebook is down due to a malfunction in international internet cables provider
Top UN counter terror official announces sept. 26 rollout of global standards for collecting digital evidence from private sector communications companies.
[email protected] has announced it has identified and shut down an influence operation originating from Iran.
3 week ago
US counter-intelligence chief William Evanina urges LinkedIn to copy the response of other social media platforms which have all purged fake accounts allegedly linked to intelligence agencies
Trump says Google, Twitter, Facebook are trying to silence people
FBI rebuts Trump tweet: "The FBI has not found any evidence the (Clinton) servers were compromised," an FBI official tells @KenDilanianNBC
3 week ago
Hungary bans Kaspersky lab software on government computers
Shanghai policehave launched an investigation into the alleged massive data breach containing nearly 500 million pieces of information of Huazhu Group Ltd., one of China's largest hotel operators.
US President Donald Trump accuses China of being behind the e-mail piracy of Hillary Clinton
US Special Envoy for Iran: We are working to address Iran's threats in cyberspace
Google statement in response to Trump tweet
3 week ago
Telegram changed it's user agreement - used data could be hand over to security services due to court decision
[email protected] with some early tweets accusing @Google of rigging search results, showing "only the viewing/reporting of Fake News" and warning "will be addressed."
DPRK hackers disguised themselves as South Korean cyber police and sent phishing emails to people who work with North Korea. They disguised the sender's mail domain as instead of the government domain.
3 week ago
Last week, I reported that over 14 million Texas voter records were exposed because of an unsecured server. Now, the Texas secretary of state's office says whoever is to blame "will have to answer questions" over the data leak.
Facebook says it is banning 20 Burmese individuals and organizations, including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces
YouTube has reinstated the account used by Identity Evropa
Several U.S. tech giants to convene on cybersecurity: report
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