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Feds Look to Fight Leaks With ‘Fog of Disinformation’

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:30 PM
Hmm this is interesting.

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.

The Fog Computing project is part of a broader assault on so-called “insider threats,” launched by Darpa in 2010 after the WikiLeaks imbroglio. Today, Washington is gripped by another frenzy over leaks — this time over disclosures about U.S. cyber sabotage and drone warfare programs. But the reactions to these leaks has been schizophrenic, to put it generously. The nation’s top spy says America’s intelligence agencies will be strapping suspected leakers to lie detectors — even though the polygraph machines are famously flawed. An investigation into who spilled secrets about the Stuxnet cyber weapon and the drone “kill list” has already ensnared hundreds of officials — even though the reporters who disclosed the info patrolled the halls of power with the White House’s blessing.


So now, DARPA and the government are just confirming what we knew all a long, every truth is wrapped in lies.

They've been doing this for years IMO in the UFO bits and other forms of conspiracy topics and now it's just their way of combatting the people like Bradley Manning who do the brave service of exposing the corruption and war crimes of our leaders.


posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by tothetenthpower

Now even the lies will be wrapped in lies! I wonder what the possible implications of such documents being leaked might be. What if someone leaks a document that's fake, and someone misinterprets it as real information and does something ridiculous? Or, what's to stop them from using it to deny real leaks? Maybe a kill list does get out, they could just say "oh, don't worry about that it was a fake list. nothing to see here, move along."

I really don't like the thought of this, but like you said; they've been doing it for years, it's just now in the open.

posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by Mapkar

Yeah good point.

Imagine something gets leaked about some Terrorist Group and another nation goes on a tangeant and bombs a town full of civilians because of it?

Who is responsible then?

This is a dangerous game these folks are going to start playing.


posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:38 PM
reply to post by tothetenthpower

Yea,,this is certainly something for people who look towards our government to protect them to seriously think about for sure!

posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:51 PM
Im surpised they haven't been doing this all along.

Any database connected to the open internet should be full of mis-information.

Wow is there finally intelligence in "army intelligence"...

posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:15 PM
They already are doing it, and have been doing it for a very long time, there is a dearth of disinformation each with a slightly different track to poison the well of what little bit of truth escapes.
Continue using your discernment, take nothing at face value, if it smells like a turd it probably is, and if has a .gov feel to it, it won't be hard to distinguish it from the truth.
Remember misdirection and disinformation will always attempt to achieve its aim by getting you to believe it.
Almost everything that comes down the sewer pipe of the MSM is salted, redacted, refined to get the general population thinking a certain way.
Just try and work out what a government is trying to do in a particular news cycle and use discernment.
Disinfo will be in some way "on message", normally this will be counter to the actual truth which will be simply what it is..

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