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Banning Feds From DefCon Is Self Defeating. Here’s Why.

July 11, 2013 by

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If you’re not familiar with DefCon, the hacker confab that has been meeting in Vegas for more than 20 years, you’re not paying attention to hacking. DefCon (and the accompanying conferences like BlackHat and BSides) makes Vegas the nerdiest place in the universe during July. You don’t want to use an ATM, connect to a […]

To Whom the 4th Amendment Doesn’t Apply

June 9, 2013 by

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Guest blogger Chris Swan contributed this from the UK. Chris is Chief Technology Officer of CohesiveFT, where he focuses on product development and product delivery. After a decade as a Combat Systems Officer in the Royal Navy, Chris moved to the financial services industry where over the last 12 years he was an engineer, architect, […]

How We Learn What We Know, to Chart What We Know

April 29, 2013 by

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I spent an enjoyable 20 minutes today speaking with Hilary Sargent, an OSINT rock-star who had to ask me what OSINT was. That’s not to say that she didn’t know – I’m sure she did. But when I told her that it was Open Source INTelligence, and further explained the difference, say, between that and […]

Boston Bombing Investigation: Intel Failure? No. Bad Expectation-Setting? Oh, yeah.

April 24, 2013 by

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This is a long post. As either Blaise Pascal, Mark Twain, Voltaire or my Uncle Sid said, I didn’t have time to make a shorter post. It ran today in CSO Magazine and will run in other outlets this week (though this version here has some footnotes). In a hurry? Here’s a summary: My conclusion is […]

BigEye: Meta’s Superb Daily OSINT Roundup

June 1, 2012 by

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There are lots of great compendia of OSINT out there for law enforcement, some of which we’ve mentioned in these pages before.  One outstanding publication which has been around since 2006 is BigEye News Compilation, a free service from Meta Enterprises, LLC. Some of my favorite daily OSINT reads include the Daily Open Source Critical Infrastructure Report […]

More Trigger Time Per Hour: F6 Labs, Hicksville, NY

May 31, 2012 by

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This may at first seem out of place on an intelligence blog, but since much of what Dave and I talk about is technology in law enforcement, I think it’s appropriate: I spent yesterday on the indoor shooting range at F6 Labs in Hicksville, NY. This indoor range is the only place in the US […]

EPIC sues DHS over Social Media

December 22, 2011 by

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over what EPIC states is DHS’ failure to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests by EPIC regarding DHS programs to monitor social media. Say that ten times fast. The lawsuit stems from one of several […]