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Gen David Petraeus has previously said US online psychological operations are aimed at 'countering extremist ideology and propaganda'. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an "online persona management service" that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world. The project has been likened by web experts to China's attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet.
A real person using the internet. Unfortunately we can no longer assume what we are reading is written by one of these creatures. Photograph: Jeff Blackler/Rex Features Every month more evidence piles up, suggesting that online comment threads and forums are being hijacked by people who aren't what they seem.
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Pour avoir cherché à démasquer le groupe Anonymous, HBGary, une société de sécurité informatique, a vu ces derniers s’emparer des archives emails de l’entreprise et les publier aux yeux de tous sur internet. HBGary, qui compte plusieurs agences fédérales ainsi que l’armée américaine parmi ses clients, a ainsi dévoilé – bien involontairement – de nombreuses informations compromettantes, dont une concernant la mise au point d’une technologie permettant à un seul opérateur d’incarner une multitude de personnages à travers différents réseaux sociaux, tels Facebook, Twitter ou MySpace. Avec un tel logiciel, une personne pourrait ainsi simuler, à elle seule, un effet de foule, une petite équipe pourrait mettre en scène une majorité. La psycho-sociologie ayant toujours cours dans le virtuel, on imagine aisément l’intérêt d’un tel outil pour quiconque voulant influencer l’opinion (et la presse) à travers les réseaux sociaux.
A Guide to the Establishment of Autonomous Online Entities, 1.5 This brief treatise is written for the use of those who are interested in establishing a cooperative organization for the purpose of organizing efforts towards activism, whether of the philanthropic or oppositional sort. The greatest barrier to collaboration among well-meaning people is the widespread cultural sickness by which such efforts as these are deemed to be misguided or even unseemly. Many take what would appear to be solace in the fact that some great number of appeals to human decency and attempts at human reform have succumbed to human failings; here is humanity, after all, still imperfect even after some number of people have taken so much trouble in attempting to perfect it.
Anonymous 'Leader' Quits. Is Barrett Brown The Next Julian Assange? - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2011O ne of the few public faces of the hacktivists' collective Anonymous has quit the group. It's not much of a surprise. Since the attack on Sony (which most Anonymous activists deny) the group has been in disarray, with various factions taking down each other’s websites , battling over their chat channels, and “doxing” -- revealing each other’s identities online.
Operation Metal Gear This operation stems from a string of leaked HBGary emails wherein a company by the name of Booz Allen Hamilton, in direct contact with Aaron Barr, is believed to have bid on and successfully won the contract to develop an unnamed software from the US Air Force. This software will be known as "Metal Gear" for informational purposes. We believe that Metal Gear involves an army of fake cyber personalities immersed in social networking websites for the purposes of manipulating the mass population via influence, crawling information from major online communities (such as Facebook), and identifying anonymous personalities via correlating stored information from multiple sources to establish connections between separate online accounts, using this information to arrest dissidents and activists who work anonymously.
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Network World - The international collective known as Anonymous is trying to figure out just what U.S. Central Command wants with software that can create and manage phony identities on social networks. Called Operation Metal Gear , the effort is aimed at shining light on software that that has the potential to set up phony Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts and could help operatives manage them so they seem like they were set up by real people, with the apparent object of influencing and gathering data about the actual real people they friend. ADVICE: 7 ways to avoid getting hacked by Anonymous Anonymous members say they think the software can be used as a tracking and infiltration mechanism on social media sites, both to build profiles of actual members and to influence discussions.
Abstract: A system to apply persona styles to written communications. The system includes a communication analyzer and a modification engine coupled to the communication analyzer. The communication analyzer identifies an element of original content of a written communication and determines that the element of the original content of the written communication is incompatible with a selected persona style.
The cyber activist group known as Anonymous has launched a new campaign dubbed Operation Metal Gear. According to an Anonymous press release circulated Wednesday evening, Metal Gear is primarily investigative in nature, as it seeks to track down an enigmatic, yet sophisticated military app designed to spawn multiple cyber personalities. "This operation stems from a string of leaked HBGary emails wherein a company by the name of Booz Allen Hamilton, in direct contact with Aaron Barr, is believed to have bid on and successfully won the contract to develop an unnamed software from the US Air Force," the group explained.