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Feds Look to Fight Leaks With ‘Fog of Disinformation’

Wired - Pentagon-funded researchers have come up with a new plan for busting leakers: Spot them by how they search, and then entice the secret-spillers with decoy documents that will give them away.

Computer scientists call it it “Fog Computing” — a play on today’s cloud computing craze. And in a recent paper for Darpa, the Pentagon’s premiere research arm, researchers say they’ve built “a prototype for automatically generating and distributing believable misinformation … and then tracking access and attempted misuse of it. We call this ‘disinformation technology.’”

Two small problems: Some of the researchers’ techniques are barely distinguishable from spammers’ tricks. And they could wind up undermining trust among the nation’s secret-keepers, rather than restoring it.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/fog-computing/all/



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What's new?

This is an old tactic, and I feel we experience this even in the Liberty movement. Scratch that I know. I could give examples but why start an argument, when most of us are not willing to hear it?

They tried to discredit Susan Lindauer

They tried to discredit her as crazy. Everyone should read her book Extreme Prejudice - it opened my eyes about the lengths the government will go to surpress the truth.

“Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."

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Man. Next thing you know, they'll be lying to the people!

...oh wait...

Undo what Wilson did

If they're admitting it

In Wired now...(an intelligence run magazine) then you know they've beaten doing it for years. Note the trick is to flush out the disinfo agents.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Bingo

Or...

...or...or... they could try just not breaking the law and hiding behind a shroud of secrecy.

Nah!

That would never work.

what about this information?

Is this story misinformation? It is disturbing and believable.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
-Benjamin Franklin

Feds Look to Fight Leaks?

Feds Look to Fight Leaks With ‘Fog of Disinformation’

Feds Look to Fight Information With ‘Fog of Disinformation’

Fixed it.

This is nothing new

Just look at free speech. Just think about it a moment. Everything is a double edged sword. So the right to "free speech" makes you feel like you have a voice but it also and more importantly muddies the waters with mindless drivel and obscenity which makes government lawlessness and coverup easy as pie.

Oh, is this where "Evil

Oh, is this where "Evil Warlord" stole this phrase without crediting the source? Now it makes more sense.

The problem with spreading

The problem with spreading disinformation domestically is that your own operatives start believing it, and then nobody knows what the truth is. The intelligence community then becomes useless, because none of the information can be trusted.

That's the plan. Destroy objective recognition of truth. Then

"truth" becomes whatever the government thug wielding a gun decides it is as he threatens to kill you unless you agree with him and comply with whatever his demands of the moment are. Which, incidentally, he can make up entirely, because by that point, HE is the law. There is no objective law outside of his whim.

This was the plan all along.

"The Truth" is reality, plus

"The Truth" is reality, plus self-interest. Unfortunately, this is the truth.

That has to be their goal.

.We will all think we are psycho.