Feds Look to Fight Leaks With ‘Fog of Disinformation’

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Wired: Feds Look to Fight Leaks With ‘Fog of Disinformation’
    Undermining trust instead of restoring it? Poetic justice.

    And, as always, follow the money:
    But still not enough. No, they're going to lard up your "private" personal profile with lies:
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Actually, if you read their paper it's pretty clever, and I really don't have a problem with it.

    It's a defensive strategy to deal with people (often insiders) who are poking their noses where they don't belong.

    The best defense is to hire loyal intelligent people in the first place, but that doesn't always turn out as anticipated, especially when the gov't screws up left & right ...
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    The best defense is also not to do things like, oh, commit fraud and corruption and war crimes, and then punish the loyal people who blow the whistle.
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  4. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Isn't this fraud and slander?

    Where's the due process granted the selected target before the systematic destruction of his/her public and private life is initiated?

    The federal government wouldn't have so many whistle-blowers if they weren't so sleazy. If they could just refrain from being sleazy, the problem would go away. I don't see how acting out even worse is going to be helpful, but I guess sociopaths never learn.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You guys are complete missing the mark and the context. The article that was linked dealt with a real-life document theft at a company (Twitter) that apparently started as an inside job. "Poisonous" here simply means "decoy information" to see who takes the bait.

    Whether you like it or not, enterprises -- corporate as well as government -- are going to take steps to protect their data.
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  6. MaximumSisu

    MaximumSisu Requiescat in Pace

    Unintended consequences include wasted time and opportunities due to reliance on, or incorporation of, false data into real operations. Intelligence work is hard enough without being fed disinformation by your own side.
  7. MaximumSisu

    MaximumSisu Requiescat in Pace

    And, as a corollary to the above, in my experience significantly more leaks derive from the higher-ups than the worker bees (the big Wikileaks an exception), but it's the worker bees who will be fed the most deception.
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