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SWJED
07-28-2007, 08:18 AM
29 July Washington Post - Tom Ricks's Inbox (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/27/AR2007072702031.html).

Here, in a study published in June 2006 by the military's Joint Special Operations University, two "information warfare" specialists mull over how the U.S. armed forces and intelligence agencies might influence opinion overseas through foreign bloggers...

... In this regard, information strategists can consider clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers or other persons of prominence already within the target nation, group or community to pass the U.S. message. . . . Sometimes numbers can be effective; hiring a block of bloggers to verbally attack a specific person or promote a specific message may be worth considering. On the other hand, such operations can have a blowback effect, as witnessed by the public reaction following revelations that the U.S. military had paid journalists to publish stories in the Iraqi press under their own names. People do not like to be deceived, and the price of being exposed is lost credibility and trust...

Dominique R. Poirier
07-28-2007, 10:15 AM
Is this study available online or else?

marct
07-28-2007, 02:36 PM
Hi Dominique,

Is this study available online or else?

Hard to know since he doesn't really give us the name of the study or he authors. It may be Blogs and Military Information Strategy (http://www.au.af.mil/info-ops/jsou/blogbook06june.pdf), By James Kinneburg and Dorothy Denning.

Marc

Dominique R. Poirier
07-28-2007, 03:03 PM
Hi Dominique,

Hard to know since he doesn't really give us the name of the study or he authors. It may be Blogs and Military Information Strategy (http://www.au.af.mil/info-ops/jsou/blogbook06june.pdf), By James Kinneburg and Dorothy Denning.

Marc

Seems relevant and, in any case, pretty relevant to what I'm looking for at this time.

Thanks.

marct
07-28-2007, 03:05 PM
Seems relevant and, in any case, pretty relevant to what I'm looking for at this time.

Thanks.

De nada. If you are researching the area, you may want to go to http://www.au.af.mil/info-ops/related.htm which is how I found that link.

selil
07-28-2007, 03:58 PM
Dorothy Denning has several books on the topic and has been publishing in ACM and IEEE for a long time. The Dennings used to be at my University. She is the counterpoint to the Fred Cohen Information Warfare genre. Fred Cohen runs a low volume information warfare list off of yahoo groups.

Dominique R. Poirier
07-28-2007, 04:22 PM
Dorothy Denning has several books on the topic and has been publishing in ACM and IEEE for a long time. The Dennings used to be at my University. She is the counterpoint to the Fred Cohen Information Warfare genre. Fred Cohen runs a low volume information warfare list off of yahoo groups.

Seems to relate rather to IT, hacking, viruses and the like.

Parhaps you and some other members might be interested in MetaSecurity, a freshly created blog dedicated to this subject and to the use of MMORPG's by Muslim terrorists and other violent activists for propaganda, meeting, training and recruitment purposes.

Here it is:
http://metasecurity.net/