Round Up the Usual Cyber Suspects to Hide “Keyser Söze” [The Usual Suspects was a 1995 mystery thriller in which the character “Verbal” is revealed to be mysterious mastermind of a massacre and a fire on a ship – Keyser Söze]

On September 10, 2020, Tom Burt, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Customer Security and Trust, posted at The Official Microsoft Blog[1]: “The activity we are announcing today makes clear that foreign activity groups have stepped up their efforts…

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America’s Surging “Q”

As an avid Star Trek fan, I am fascinated by “Q” – “Q” is the Federation designation for an impudent, self-superior and sometimes malevolent being from the otherwise mysterious Q Continuum.  The name “Q” applies to the name…

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The Herd and The Herdsman Alternate Facts, Alternate Interpretations and Purposeful Propaganda – Part II

I posed three questions in the first part of this blog series: Why do people create fake news or alternative facts; why do others accept and acknowledge them; and what effects do they have? In this blog, I…

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Alternate Facts, Alternate Interpretations and Purposeful Propaganda – Part I

Why do people create fake news or alternative facts; why do others accept and acknowledge them; and what effects do they have?  This blog series uses historical accounts over various time periods to discuss a topic in contemporary…

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Covid-19

ISIS and Al-Qaeda have taken to referring to COVID-19 as the “Soldier of Allah”, presenting the virus as a sort of divine retribution on their “infidel” opponents. Ignoring the fact that the virus has spread among Muslim populations…

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