Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, September 26, 2023
"Likely degraded elements of the Russian 58th Combined Arms Army’s 42nd Motorized Rifle Division are increasingly counterattacking in the Novoprokopivka area, suggesting that Ukrainian counteroffensive operations may have degraded relatively more elite Russian Airborne (VDV) elements "
#EU #Pentagon #Military #War #Ukraine #NATO #Putin #Russia #Weapons #US #Zelensky #News #CounterOffensive #NAFO #Crimea #ISW
"Russia wanted to conquer Ukraine in just 2 days — it now says the war will last at least 3 years"
"Ukraine running out of time to use US Abrams tanks before winter, retired general says"
"Milley leaves Joint Chiefs with a legacy of controversy, consequence "
What Would Real “National Defense” Look Like?
A progressive #Pentagon? Talk about an oxymoron! The Pentagon continues to grow and surge with ever larger budgets, ever more expansive missions for example, a Space Force to dominate the heavens and yet more bases in the Pacific to encircle China, and ever greater ambition No wonder it’s so hard, to the point of absurdity to imagine a Pentagon that would humbly and faithfully serve only the interests of “#national #defense”
"Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 581 of the invasion
Russia releases interview video of Black Sea fleet commander Ukraine claimed to have killed; new details revealed about Nord Stream pipeline explosions"
"Nagorno-Karabakh: Third of ethnic Armenian population flees
Yerevan said more than 42,000 ethnic Armenians have fled in fear of reprisal from Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, Germany and the US are pushing to get independent observers into the breakaway region. DW has the latest."
"Day 581 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Russia blamed the US for the Nord Stream Explosion"
Travis King: North Korea to deport US soldier for illegal entry
" Consensus builds for EU bank to finance shells and tanks
The war in Ukraine has changed Germany’s thinking after it previously opposed the idea."
"EXPLAINED: Sergei Shoigu’s Incredible ‘War Until 2025’ Speech
Russia’s defense minister is adamant the “planned goals” of the “special military operation” can still be achieved, albeit clearly not in the three days he originally envisaged."
"Residents in Annexed Crimea Turned Away From Bomb Shelter During Air Raid Alert"
Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, September 25, 2023
"The tactical situation in Verbove remains unclear amid continued Ukrainian offensive operations
Ukrainian forces reportedly struck the Khalino Airfield and a Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) building in Kursk Oblast
US-provided Abrams tanks have arrived in Ukraine"
"British Army train Ukrainian troops in vital mine disposal skills
Ukrainian soldiers will use British Vallon metal detectors and personnel mine extraction kits, while Royal Engineers teach them how to adapt the equipment they have available on the front line."
" Polish government whips up hate against director over migrant film
With an election looming on October 15, there’s a lot of politics behind the ruling party’s attacks on Agnieszka Holland."
"Drone strikes reported in Ukraine’s Odesa and Dnipro regions, Russia’s Kursk region targeted in Ukrainian attack"
"Spillover From Air War in Ukraine Violates Another International Border – This Time It’s Transnistria’s
In another example of how Moscow’s war seems increasingly to be in danger of spreading beyond Ukraine’s borders, another missile flew into another neighboring country, this time Moldova."
Amazing article... (my opinion)
"Overcoming setbacks, NATO-trained brigade breaches Surovikin line in Zaporizhzhia Oblast"
This could be important...
"Ukraine breaks Russia’s main defensive line with armor as forces make critical advances"
"Ukraine's 'army of drones' are bombarding Putin's forces, hitting a record 205 pieces of Russian military equipment last week, official says"
"Russian officers who hadn't been paid by Moscow sold key intel on the Black Sea Fleet to Ukrainian resistance fighters. Then the headquarters blew up."
"US offers Poland rare loan of $2 billion to modernize its military"
"Crimean port of Sevastopol comes under missile strike. To save its aircraft, Russia lifts nearly all aviation off airfields in annexed Crimea."
"CSCE Chairman Wilson Welcomes Biden Administration Decision To Transfer ATACMs To Ukraine"
"Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, September 24, 2023"
"Elements of three Russian divisions are actively defending against Ukrainian salient in the Orikhiv area
Ukrainian forces are attacking along three directions around Orikhiv
Ukrainian forces are attacking north of Verbove and could isolate the 56th VDV Regiment from its sister regiments in the Verbove area"
"M1 Abrams Tanks Have Arrived In Ukraine
Some of the 31 promised M1A1 Abrams tanks have been delivered to Ukraine and will soon join the counteroffensive. "
"Ukrainian Army Trains with 120mm Scorpion Mobile Mortars "
➝ 🔓 ❌ TransUnion Denies #Breach After Hacker Publishes Allegedly Stolen Data
➝ 🔓 ⚖️ Hackers breached International Criminal Court’s systems last week
➝ 🔓 🤖 #Microsoft #AI researchers accidentally exposed terabytes of internal sensitive data
➝ 🦠 💸 #BlackCat #ransomware hits #Azure Storage with #Sphynx encryptor
➝ 🇮🇷 🇮🇱 Iranian Nation-State Actor OilRig Targets Israeli Organizations
➝ 🇮🇳 #India's biggest tech centers named as #cybercrime hotspots
➝ 🇫🇮 💊 Finnish Authorities Dismantle Notorious #PIILOPUOTI Dark Web Drug Marketplace
➝ 🇨🇦 🇷🇺 Canadian Government Targeted With #DDoS Attacks by Pro-#Russia Group
➝ 🇨🇳 🇺🇸 #China Accuses U.S. of Decade-Long #Cyberespionage Campaign Against #Huawei Servers
➝ 🇺🇸 🇨🇳 China's Malicious Cyber Activity Informing War Preparations, #Pentagon Says
➝ 🇨🇳 🦠 New #SprySOCKS Linux #malware used in cyber espionage attacks
➝ 🇬🇧 🔐 UK Minister Warns #Meta Over End-to-End Encryption
➝ 🇺🇸 🇷🇺 One of the #FBI’s most wanted hackers is trolling the U.S. government
➝ 🦠 🥸 Fake #WinRAR proof-of-concept exploit drops #VenomRAT malware
➝ 🦠 📈 #P2PInfect botnet activity surges 600x with stealthier malware variants
➝ 🦠 📡 Hackers backdoor #telecom providers with new HTTPSnoop malware
➝ 🦠 🐝 #Bumblebee malware returns in new attacks abusing #WebDAV folders
➝ 🔐 #GitHub launches #passkey support into general availability
➝ ☑️ 🐧 Free Download Manager releases script to check for #Linux malware
➝ 💬 🔐 #Signal adds quantum-resistant encryption to its #E2EE messaging protocol
➝ 🍏 🔐 #iOS 17 includes these new security and #privacy features
➝ 🩹 High-Severity Flaws Uncovered in #Atlassian Products and ISC BIND Server
➝ 🩹 😡 Incomplete disclosures by #Apple and #Google create “huge blindspot” for 0-day hunters
➝ 🍏 🩹 Apple emergency updates fix 3 new zero-days exploited in attacks
➝ 🩹 #TrendMicro fixes #endpoint protection zero-day used in attacks
➝ 🩹 #Fortinet Patches High-Severity #Vulnerabilities in FortiOS, FortiProxy, FortiWeb Products
➝ 🔓 Nearly 12,000 #Juniper #Firewalls Found Vulnerable to Recently Disclosed RCE Vulnerability
📚 This week's recommended reading is: "Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It" by Marc Goodman
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F-35 fighter jets are only 'mission capable' 55% of the time, new report says
> Much of the program’s expense — $1.3 trillion — is the cost of maintaining and operating the fighter jets, the GAO report said.
> “If the aircraft can only perform 55% of the time and the goal is 85 to 90% of the time, taxpayers are not getting their money’s worth,” said Diana Maurer, who authored the report for the Government Accountability Office.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/f-35-fighter-jets-only-mission-capable-55-percent-time-rcna111308 #F35 #US #Pentagon
The #Pentagon’s costly fleet of #F35 #fighterjets can only fly a little over half the time, as #maintenance issues keep the aircraft on the ground despite the growing# reliance on the #planes by the US and its allies.The fleet’s mission-capable rate or the % of time a plane can perform one of its assigned missions was 55 % as of March 2023, far below the Pentagon’s goal of 85 to 90% the GAO report - https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-23-105341#defense #govdocs
🇺🇸🇺🇦President Zelensky is shown the U.S Pentagon, and meets with high ranking members of U.S. military leadership (Ukrinform - Ukrainian National News Agency VIDEO) #Ukraine #USA #Mastodon #Pentagon #Press #News #Russia #RussiaUkraineWar #9yrInvasionofUkraine #WantedDeadOrAlive
Investigators found black mold, sewage covering bathroom floors, broken fire systems, and a discharged soldier who never left the barracks.
#Tech #Pentagon #MILITARY
> Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. was confirmed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. President Joe Biden nominated him four months ago.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-confirms-first-military-nominee-months-broader-tuberville-block-rcna108100 #Pentagon #TommyTuberville
"Despite export controls and sanctions, Latvia has imported microchips to Russia worth millions of euros since the onset of the full-scale war in Ukraine."
"The 5 Biggest Ukraine Developments From the UN Summit So Far
President Zelensky is set for a dramatic face to face today as he speaks in front of Russian officials for the first time since the launch of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine."
"Zelenskiy accuses Russia of genocide and urges world leaders to attend peace summit
Ukrainian president says all leaders ‘who do not tolerate any aggression’ would be invited to a peace summit"
Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, Sept. 16, 2023
"Ukrainian forces have likely made a significant tactical breach along a section of the current Russian defense layer in the Robotyne area
Ukrainian forces continued offensive operations in the Bakhmut direction and continued to make gains
Ukrainian forces advanced in western Zaporizhia Oblast"
Mr. X ....
"Elon Musk likes to think he saved us from Armageddon. He’s just brought it closer
Whatever his new biography says, by giving into Russia’s nuclear blackmail the X boss can only encourage more threats from Putin"
Is Tommy Tuberville Paving the Way for Trump to Fill the Pentagon with Lackeys?
> This is a naked power play, whose end goal, I suspect, is to fill every senior military position simultaneously with Trump loyalists and sycophants if Trump wins reelection in 2024.
https://newrepublic.com/article/175511/tommy-tuberville-trump-pentagon-lackeys #GOP #Republican #TommyTuberville #Pentagon
"Ukraine’s Attack On Sevastopol Also Targeted Important Ships Crossing Black Sea "
Elon #Musk has reportedly made the decision to transfer control of a portion of the #Starlink satellite network, which is being utilized in the war in #Ukraine, to the #Pentagon. This development was disclosed by Musk's biographer, Walter Isaacson, during an interview with the #Washington Post.
Isaacson stated that Musk's decision to take this step was influenced by his dissatisfaction with the intense criticism directed at him and a belief that some of the accusations against him were unfair.
❻ #ElonMusk moving servers himself shows his ‘maniacal sense of urgency’ at #Twitter, now #X🔴https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/11/elon-musk-moved-twitter-servers-himself-in-the-night-new-biography-details-his-maniacal-sense-of-urgency.html
❾ His refusal to have #Starlink support #Ukraine attack in #Crimea raises questions for #Pentagon🔴https://apnews.com/article/spacex-ukraine-starlink-russia-air-force-fde93d9a69d7dbd1326022ecfdbc53c2
Romney sends his text: “In case you have not heard this, I just got a call from #AngusKing, who said that he had spoken w/a snr ofcl at the #Pentagon who reports that they are seeing very disturbing #SocialMedia traffic regarding the protests planned on the 6th (#Jan6). There are calls to burn down your home, Mitch; to smuggle #guns into #DC, & to #storm the #Capitol.
#Romney calls, & #King informs him of a conversation he’s just had w/a high-ranking #Pentagon ofcl. #Law enforcement has been tracking online #chatter among #RightWing #extremists who appear to be planning something bad on the day of #Trump’s upcoming “rally” in #DC The president has been telling them the election was stolen; now they’re coming to steal it back. There’s talk of #gun smuggling, of #bombs & #arson, of #targeting the #traitors in #Congress who are responsible for this travesty.
"Ukraine Counteroffensive Update for Sept 12 (Europe Edition): ‘I Want Putin to Wake Up in the Morning Worried’
Russia targeted civilian ship in Black Sea; Musk’s refusal to help Ukraine raises questions about future US contracts; Biden “more likely” than before to send long-range ATACMS missiles."
Neoconservatives led a bipartisan push to invade #Afghanistan and #Iraq. Congress passed the Patriot Act. The #FBI stepped up operations targeting Muslims, but also environmental activists. Politicians militarized the police.
The occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan cost nearly a million lives, driving more people to join the jihadists. The rise of the Islamic State a decade later showed that the invasions had only strengthened the forces that neoconservatives claimed to be attacking. The Taliban recapturing Afghanistan in 2021 confirmed the pointlessness of the invasions.
By any metric, the stability of the US government has eroded since 2001. Every time the authorities escalate the conflicts they expose us to and the control they hope to wield over us, they are taking a risk."
For a more detailed analysis:
As reported by #Farrow in the @NewYorker, & as reported by The Financial Times @ftworldnews, & in Walter Isaacson’s new book, #Musk has had direct conversations w/ #Putin & subsequently parroted #Russia policy on their invasion of #Ukraine.
Elon Musk’s Shadow Rule
by Ronan Farrow
"To the dismay of #Pentagon officials, Musk volunteered that he had spoken with Putin personally."
Miracles can happen. Miracles do happen. You can make them happen.
“And it was for the next 10 seconds after that immediate impact – that was the only 10 seconds of the day that I was afraid. Terrified, in fact.”
“He gave me a big kiss,” Mr Clark later remembered, laughing uncomfortably. “I said, ‘Uh, I’m Brian.’ He said, ‘I’m Stanley! We’ll be brothers for life!’”
Of all the people in the floors above where Flight 175 crashed, only four survived. Mr [Brian] Clark and Mr [Stanley] Praimnath are two of them.
#September11 #NeverForget #WorldTradeCenter #Pentagon #Shanksville #LetsRoll #Courage #Intervention #Help #Solidarity #RespectLife #Rescue #Terrorism #Fanaticism #Hate
"Poland to Acquire 672 K9A1 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzers from South Korea's Hanwha Defense "
#EU #Pentagon #Military #War #Ukraine #NATO #Putin #Russia #Weapons #US #Zelensky #News #CounterOffensive #NAFO #Korea #Poland https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_september_2023_global_security_army_industry/poland_to_acquire_672_k9a1_155mm_self-propelled_howitzers_from_south_korea_s_hanwha_defense.html
The Inside Story of How the Navy Spent Billions on the “Little Crappy Ship”
Now the Navy is getting rid of them. One is less than five years old.
🥥 THIS^^^ so much this, Dr JJ.
#Tuberville is thinning the top ranks at the #Pentagon for a devious purpose.
Take your pick or choose all 3:
1 ) Preparation for another #GOP #Coup attempt.
2 ) He's the perfect useful idiot for #Putin
3 ) He's a cog in the wheel for the current rolling fascist takeover, 🥥
Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, September 5, 2023
"Ukrainian forces continue to advance in western Zaporizhia Oblast.
Russian sources continue to complain that Russian forces lack sufficient counterbattery capabilities and artillery munitions"
"Meet the man leading the front-line effort in Ukraine's cyber war with Russia"
Across the services, many generals & admirals are being forced to perform 2 roles simultaneously. The strain of this double duty places a real & unfair burden on these #officers, the orgs they lead & their #families.
The #BlanketHold is also exacting a personal toll on those who least deserve it.
Each of us has seen the stress this hold is inflicting up & down the chain of command, whether in the halls of the #Pentagon or at bases & outposts around the world.
When it's finished, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office's website (aaro.mil) will provide a secure channel for reporting unidentified anomalous phenomena - perhaps eventually for the general public as well as for professionals. But for now, that feature is still "Coming Soon." https://cosmiclog.com/2023/08/31/pentagons-new-ufo-website-is-still-a-work-in-progress/ #UFO #UAP #Space #AARO #Pentagon
"Russia Sinks Line Of Ships To Protect Kerch Bridge
Russia is working to create an improvised barrier in an attempt to protect its critical Kerch Bridge against future drone boat attacks. "
Before jumping into this week’s infosec news, I wanted to let you guys know that this newsletter has just achieved its 1,000th subscriber! 🥳 I’m so humbled and grateful to all of you who regularly read this list.
➝ 🇫🇷 🔓 #Databreach at French govt agency exposes info of 10 million people
➝ 🔓 #Kroll data breach exposes info of #FTX, #BlockFi, #Genesis creditors
➝ 🏆 🔓 #MOVEit, the biggest hack of the year, by the numbers
➝ 🇫🇮 🔓 HUS confirms data breach by ex-staff member, hundreds of patients' data compromised
➝ 🇩🇰 🔓 #Hosting firm says it lost all customer data after #ransomware attack
➝ 🔓 🐥 Scraped data of 2.6 million #Duolingo users released on hacking forum
➝ 🔓 #Ivanti warns of new actively exploited #MobileIron zero-day bug
➝ 🇯🇵 ⌚️ Japanese watchmaker #Seiko breached by #BlackCat ransomware gang
➝ 🇺🇸 🔓 #Tesla notifies employees of data breach
➝ 🇰🇵 North Korean APT Hacks Internet Infrastructure Provider via ManageEngine Flaw
➝ 🇨🇳 #Microsoft says Chinese hacking crew is targeting #Taiwan
➝ 🇺🇸 💰 #FBI Finds 1,580 Bitcoin in #Crypto Wallets Linked to North Korean Hackers
➝ 🇦🇺 💰 Australian Lender Latitude Financial Reports AU$76 Million #Cyberattack Costs
➝ 🇰🇵 🇰🇷 North Korean hackers target US-South Korea military drills, police say
➝ 🇺🇸 🚀 #Pentagon urges US space companies to stay vigilant against foreign intelligence
➝ 🇬🇧 ⚖️ Two #LAPSUS$ Hackers Convicted in London Court for High-Profile Tech Firm Hacks
➝ 🇺🇸 🇷🇺 Two founders behind Russian crypto mixer Tornado Cash charged by US federal courts
➝ 🇺🇸 🇪🇺 US tech firms offer data protections for Europeans to comply with EU big tech rules
➝ 🇧🇷 🗳️ Brazilian Hacker Claims #Bolsonaro Asked Him to Hack Into the Voting System Ahead of 2022 Vote
➝ 🩹 🦈 #FBI: Patches for Recent #Barracuda ESG Zero-Day Ineffective
➝ 🦠 New #Malware Turns #Windows and #macOS Devices into Proxy Nodes
➝ 🍏 📝 New Variant of #XLoader macOS Malware Disguised as 'OfficeNote' Productivity App
➝ 🇸🇾 Researchers Uncover Real Identity of CypherRAT and CraxsRAT Malware Developer
➝ 🤖 🔐 #Google Workspace Introduces New AI-Powered Security Controls
➝ 🔐 🌀 #Bitwarden releases free and open-source E2EE Secrets Manager
➝ 💬 🔐 Meta plans to roll out default end-to-end encryption for Messenger by the end of the year
➝ 💡 TP-Link smart bulbs can let hackers steal your WiFi password
➝ 🔓 📂 #WinRAR flaw lets hackers run programs when you open RAR archives
📚 This week's recommended reading is: "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World" by Bruce Schneier
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"Vladimir Putin gave a video address to participants in the BRICS business forum, on August 22 in Johannesburg, South Africa, ahead of the main BRICS summit for member countries.
Journalists in the Kremlin pool report that the Russian president’s address was dubbed into Russian in a voice not belonging to Putin himself. Why ... is unclear. "
Senator Elizabeth Warren Probes Google’s Quest for Soldiers’ #Medical Data
lmao, the US military keeps accidentally sending highly sensitive information to email addresses in Mali because they write .ml instead of .mil. The Dutch company managing Mali’s domain has collected 117,000 emails this year alone.
Control of Mali’s domain is about to revert to the Mali government, at which point it can collect all those emails. It’s a close ally of Russia, and could theoretically pass on information.
Monopolists are shifting more and more value from suppliers and customers to their shareholders every day. And when the customer is the government, the depravity knows no bounds. In *#ResponsibleStatecraft*, #ConnorEchols describes how military contractors like #Boeing are able to bill the #Pentagon $52,000 for a *trash can*:
House Republicans united to narrowly pass defense legislation on Friday that restricts Pentagon policies on abortion access, medical care for transgender troops and diversity.
But Politico says the bill doesn't stand a chance in the Senate: https://flip.it/OzMOWb
Mr. Brexit... and his buddy Putin.
"Nigel Farage's Аccounts were Closed after it was Revealed the Russians were Paying him"
➝ 🦠 🇺🇸 Schools say US teachers’ retirement fund was breached by #MOVEit hackers
➝ 🇨🇳 🇺🇸 Chinese spy #balloon did not collect information over US, #Pentagon says
➝ 🇨🇳 🦠 #TSMC Says Supplier Hacked After #Ransomware Group Claims Attack on Chip Giant
➝ 🇷🇺 Russian Cybersecurity Executive Arrested for Alleged Role in 2012 Megahacks
➝ 🇷🇺 🛰️ Hackers attack Russian #satellite telecom provider, claim affiliation with #WagnerGroup
➝ 🇬🇧 ⚕️ More than a million #NHS patients’ details compromised after cyber attack
➝ 📊 🐛 #MITRE releases new list of top 25 most dangerous software #bugs
➝ 🇷🇺 Pro-Russia DDoSia hacktivist project sees 2,400% membership increase
➝ 💻 🛡️ #Brave Browser boosts privacy with new local resources restrictions
➝ 🦠 🏦 Anatsa Banking #Trojan Targeting Users in US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
➝ 🇺🇸 💵 White House releases cybersecurity budget priorities for FY 2025
➝ 🇺🇸 🇧🇷 8Base Ransomware Spikes in Activity, Threatens U.S. and Brazilian Businesses
➝ 🇬🇧 🔐 #Apple speaks out against bill that could mandate #CSAM scanning in iMessage
➝ 🇵🇭 2,700 People Tricked Into Working for Cybercrime Syndicates Rescued in #philippines
➝ 🇩🇪 ⚡️ #Siemens Energy confirms data breach after MOVEit data-theft attack
➝ 🕵🏻♂️ 📱 #LetMeSpy, a phone tracking app spying on thousands, says it was hacked
➝ 🦠 💰 Prominent #cryptocurrency exchange infected with previously unseen Mac #malware
➝ 🤖 📝 #LLMs and #IncidentResponse? It Starts with Summarization
➝ 🇺🇸 👨🏻🎓Hackers steal data of 45,000 New York City students in MOVEit breach
➝ 🇨🇦 ⛽️ Suncor Energy cyberattack impacts Petro-Canada gas stations
➝ 🦠 🕹️ Trojanized Super Mario Game Installer Spreads SupremeBot Malware
➝ 🇩🇪 💾 SSD missing from #SAP datacenter turns up on #eBay, sparking security investigation
📚 This week's recommended reading is: "Alice and Bob Learn Application Security" by @SheHacksPurple
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Nukes to Belarus
"Russia-Ukraine war: Belarus says transfer of nuclear weapons from Russia has begun – as it happened"
The Pentagon says the Ukraine supply mission is the largest authorized transfer of arms in history from the U.S. military to a foreign nation.
Time Magazine (now without a paywall) explores the race to arm Ukraine: https://time.com/6274688/arming-ukraine-counteroffensive/
"Reframing the US policy debate on a ‘long war’ in Ukraine"
"The US risks facing the same escalation risks under worse conditions if it does not help Ukraine liberate its territory through a series of successive counteroffensive operations.
The West has a profound ability to shape the outcome of the war in Ukraine. The West’s problem is not capability; it is perception."
The airman accused of leaking #Pentagon secrets apparently has a history of racist and violent comments:
Palantir shows off an AI to go to war
#Palantir already sells its #domestic #surveillance services to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, so it should come as no surprise that the company founded by billionaire #Peter #Thiel is working to make inroads into the #Pentagon as well.
On Tuesday, the company released a video demo of its latest offering, the Palantir Artificial Intelligence Platform (AIP). While the system itself is simply designed to integrate large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI's GPT-4 or Google's BERT into privately-operated networks, the very first thing they did was apply it to the modern battlefield.
"Seven Russian military planes in formation north of Finnmark. A pair of Tu-160 strategic bombers flew together with two Il-78 tankers and three MiG-31 combat jets. NATO scrambled two F-35 that met the Russian planes north of Finnmark. "
BBC News - Jack #Teixeira : US airman charged over #Pentagon documents #leak
🧵Update: #FBI Ermittler konnten den Verdächtigen #PentagonLeak|er Jack #Teixeira mithilfe von Rechnungen einer Internetplattform identifizieren. Teixeira wurde heute an das Gericht im Bundesstaat #Massachusetts überstellt und die Anklage gegen ihn wurde eröffnet. 1/x
🧵#PentagonLeaks: Wie erwartbar: Die extreme Rechte feiert den #Pentagon-Leaker Jack #Teixeira als Nationalhelden. #Green #Carlson #FoxNews 1/x https://twitter.c…
Remember the Chinese Balloon???
"Chinese spy balloon gathered intelligence from sensitive U.S. military sites, despite U.S. efforts to block it. The intelligence China collected was mostly from electronic signals, which can be picked up from weapons systems or include communications from base personnel."