Uber’s Shady Competitive Intelligence Unit Revealed in Court

In an interesting turn of events, the ongoing case of Waymo v. Uber, which was scheduled to go to trial next week, has come to a screeching halt amid allegations of Uber having withheld material information surrounding the existence of a unit within the company set up specifically to steal the intellectual property of others...
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China Continues its Xenophobic Counterintelligence Campaigns

Some may say that China has always had an underlying current of xenophobia. Arrests and prosecutions of foreign nationals in China on unexplained or unidentified espionage charges continue. These actions continue to feed this narrative, as do the government’s efforts to enlist the eyes and ears of the populace to thwart foreign intelligence operations which..
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How Extremists Groups Radicalize Recruits Online

Anyone with access to the internet can have their voice heard. And this is exactly the philosophy behind the extremist online radicalization and recruitment efforts of various terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah and ISIS/ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). They invest time and effort to put forward image-heavy content..
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Russia: Skilled Political Warfare Adversary

Russia, neatly tucked away in the rather large northeast corner of Europe and Asia with its 11 time zones, is the bastion of a most colorful political history. Since time immemorial there has always been underlying efforts to adjust perception, foment discord and inflame animus among targeted groups both foreign and domestic so that the..
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Hezbollah Amplifies Message Through Savvy Use of Media

Hezbollah, the “Party of Allah” (aka Party of God) recognized as a Shi’a Islamist political party and militant group based in Lebanon, has repeatedly demonstrated its mastery of the use of media and social networks to shape public opinion and grow sympathetic followers. Even recently the group has placed its operatives within Israel to regularity..
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Kaspersky Says Its Hand Was in the Cookie Jar, But …

Kaspersky Lab has been bombarded with an unending stream of claims that its Russian roots equate to being part of the Russian national team when it comes to national security interests. We previously discussed the rationale behind the ban of Kaspersky Lab security products in any U.S. government device, and how the company is believed..
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Proposed Active Cyber-Defense Bill Channels Mao Zedong

When an intruder is discovered in your network, every incident response team’s response is similar: What are they doing? What have they done? How long have they been here? Whose data has been compromised? How do we expunge them from our network? And the million-dollar question: Who are these miscreants in our network? All deserving..
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DOJ, AG Tout ‘Responsible Encryption’ to Bolster Prosecutions

In the past week, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein delivered two talks that implored the technology industry to embrace what he deems “responsible encryption.” When he spoke at the United States Naval Academy, he cloaked his commentary in hyperbole and innuendo, as if he was trying to draw battle lines between industry and..
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The Russian Bull’s-Eye on NSA

Last week the Wall Street Journal broke a story about yet another, as yet unidentified, National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who has been taken into custody for improper handling of classified materials. This individual loaded ultra-sensitive NSA documents on to his devices, which apparently used Kaspersky security software. Allegedly, the software was used to siphon..
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Dissecting China’s Global Bilateral Cybersecurity Strategy

Is China making nice in the cyberworld or is the company blowing smoke up our legs? Over the course of the past two years, we have seen China sign multiple bilateral cybersecurity agreements with countries that all could classify as potential adversaries and pursue high-level dialogue when agreements are a step too far. These countries..
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