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President Donald J. Trump: Address to the Nation on the crisis at the border

President Donald J. Trump: Address to the Nation on the crisis at the border. The White House

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Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), social media and political polarization in the United States, 2012-2018

The IRA, social media and political polarization in the United States, 2012-2018. Philip N.Howard, Bharath Ganesh, Dimitra Liotsiou. University of Oxford. – 46 S. – (Computational propaganda research project)

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis of this attack based on data provided by social media firms to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).
This analysis answers several key questions about the activities of the known IRA accounts. In this analysis, we investigate how the IRA exploited the tools and platform of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to impact US users. We identify which aspects of the IRA’s campaign strategy got the most traction on social media and the means of microtargeting US voters with particular messages.


Via:
https://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/ira-political-polarization/

NSA encryption plan for ‘internet of things’ rejected by international body: sources

Betr.: Simon and Speck, families of lightweight block ciphers, created by the NSA.
 
Technische Information:
Assessment of cryptographic techniques and key lengths. Ed.: G.Vidal, H. von Sommerfeld and B. Poletti. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 Information technology – Security techniques. 25 S. – (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 Standing Document ; 12 = SD12)
„The intention … is to provide general references to cryptographic techniques and key length selection sources as well as to present general background information that is applicable to the use of ISO/IEC cryptography standards.“
 
Anlass:
Exclusive: NSA encryption plan for ‘internet of things’ rejected by international body. Jack Barton and 4 contributors
 
Betroffene Normen:
ISO/IEC 29192-2. Prep. by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, Subcommittee SC 27, Security techniques.
 
ISO/IEC DIS 19086-4. Responsible: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38
 
About:
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27, IT Security techniques
 
The SIMON and SPECK families of lightweight block ciphers. Repository. NSA Cybersecurity
 

Facebook: Datenschutzskandal – Anfrage nach dem Freedom of Information Act betr.: Dr Aleksandr Kogan, Cambridge University, and his work with Global Science Research and Cambridge Analytica

Anfrage nach dem Freedom of Information Act betr.: Dr Aleksandr Kogan, Cambridge University, and his work with Global Science Research and Cambridge Analytica using data acquired from Facebook through the “This is your digital life” app. George Engels, WikiTribune. Antwort von James Knapton, University of Cambridge. 2 S.

Via:
Cambridge University declines our information request over Cambridge Analytica
https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/04/20/business/cambridge-university-declines-our-information-request-over-cambridge-analytica/66865/

Facebook, social media privacy, and the use and abuse of data. Hearing. U.S. Senate

Facebook, social media privacy, and the use and abuse of data. Hearing. U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Committee on the Judiciary. Chairmen: John Thune, Chuck Grassley. Witness: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
Enth.:
Witness testimony, opening statements, video (5:33:44)

NATO enlargement. Russian assertions about Two-Plus-Four Agreement (1996)

NATO enlargement. Russian assertions about Two-Plus-Four Agreement. John Kornblum, John Herbst. U.S. Secretary of State for Europe ; State’s office on the Newly Independent States. 1996. 9 S.
Memorandum ab S. 2
 
Via:
NATO expansion: what Yeltsin heard.
Russian president led to believe Partnership for Peace was alternative to expanded NATO.
Documents show early Russian opposition to “neo-containment;“ more U.S. assurances to Russia: “inclusion not exclusion” in new European security structures.
Comp. and ed. by Svetlana Savranskaya and Tom Blanton. National Security Archive