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Information Shifts: 4 Defense Snapshots – February 2009

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Hostile surveillance(click to view full) Defense Industry Daily came across 3 snapshots in recent months that illustrate the changing nature of the front-line information war, and of the environment in which industry and government must operate. We’ve now added a 4th. These 4 examples have broad reach, from tactical reconnaissance and information warfare, to strategic reconnaissance, to front-line “public diplomacy,” to the halls of politics and power… 1. Tactical: You’re on Candid Cellphone! 2. Google Earth is Watching You… as You Watch Others [NEW] 3. From Front-Line Transparency to Policy Debates: US Navy Blogs 4. Informed Reporters Who Work from Home: The US V.A. Department Experience Tactical: You’re on Candid Cellphone! We’re on Candid Camera?!?(click to view full) From an October 2008 report on a US operation to capture al-Qaeda operative Abu Ghadiyain in Syria:   “A Sukkariyeh resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared for his life, said he saw at least two men taken into custody by American forces and whisked away by helicopter. Another villager displayed amateur video footage he took with his mobile phone that shows four helicopters flying toward them as villagers point to the skies in alarm. An Associated Press journalist […]

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