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Trump's open source insurgency put him in the White House, will another open source insurgency remove him from it before the next election? Potentially. Let's dive into this. Last fall I wrote about the potential for an anti-Trump insurgency in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Guerrillas
My own methods. That would probably take a book.
He might back insurgents to get a better trade deal.
With Trump's inauguration tomorrow, I thought this thinking might be useful. ____ I was on a panel at the always insightful Suits and Spooks conference in Washington DC last week (it's an eclectic mix of IC pros and cybersecurity execs... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Global Guerrillas
During the 2012 US Presidential election, the Romney campaign was accused of buying fake Twitter followers from a bot network after he gained a whopping ~150,000 new followers in one day. Romney's following jumped 17% in one day, providing him... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Global Guerrillas
Russia has two exports: energy and kompromat. Since energy isn't nearly as valuable as it was a decade ago, Putin has increased Russia's production of kompromat to compensate. So far, he's been fairly successful with this, but for an unexpected... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Global Guerrillas
There's a war for the future being waged online. It's being fought across the world's online social networks, and the outcomes of these online battles increasingly dictate the outcome of what happens later in the real world. One of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Global Guerrillas
From the group running the effort.
It would appear to be a coup by most people. Enough people to ignite an insurgency/civil conflict. Just look at this thread.
There's an electoral coup underway. The number of potentially faithless Republican electors is now up to 50, more than enough to deny Trump the votes he needs for an EC win and/or give Hillary Clinton the votes she needs to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
On December 19, 2016 the electoral college will vote. Based on the vote, Trump should receive 306 votes and Clinton will have 232. However, it is possible for many electors to change their vote. They aren't bound by it. There's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
For those of you not watching the aftermath of the election carefully (or you live outside of the US), here's a list of "popular" reasons for why Clinton unexpectedly lost the election to Trump according to the establishment. Notice how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
This year, an open source insurgency formed in the US and it took control of the White House. I didn't write much about it this fall because it hit too close to home. I knew what would happen. What is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
This is big news. This is the first large scale demonstration that the "Terrorism Tax" I speculated about back in 2004, actually works. ______________ Liz Alderman at the NYTimes reported that terrorism is squashing Europe's first glimmer of recovery since... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
The new FAA rules (part 107) for the commercial use of drones are now in force.. Let me summarize them for you in a single picture: The FAA rules (needed) are not only years late, they contain a major flaw.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
What happens when a terrorist network (ISIS) finds a way to activate terrorists using social media (neatly piercing the security defenses that we pay hundreds of billions of $$ for every year) to randomly attack civilians (like the knife attack... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
I'll get some down and dirty insurgent thinking up tomorrow. In the meantime, here's some of my thinking on a strategic concept that could direct the development of autonomous robotics. It's called cognitive dominance. Cognitive dominance is the ability to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
During this year's US election, what is the most common form of political communication? Is TV, print, or online advertisements? No. Is TV, print, or online journalism? No. The most common form of political messaging is found on social networking.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
I've been asked to do an AMA (ask me anything) with Reddit's largest group (200k members). ___________ Please join me in welcoming John Robb for an AMA this Friday, August 12th, at 7PM EST! John is an entrepreneur, defense and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
Our political system is broken. How do we fix it? We don't. We hack it. We build a political party that works like a network. How? We turn the party into an app. Into software. My collaborator, the successful tech... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
Some thinking you might find useful. It might sound wild and remote, but we are in a wild and out of control year. ANYTHING can happen. A treasure trove of e-mail and voicemail messages from the Democratic National Committee has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
It's amazing how quickly social media broadcasting has become central to social violence. It is being used by all of the participants: Attackers (video was removed): Larossi Abballa Facebook livestreamed his terrorist attack on the home of a police chief... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
Some items to think about: Brexit is a true black swan. Nobody in the mainstream, including the Leave camp, saw it coming. Even now, based on the analysis being written, few people understand why it won. Why did it win?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
Bots will transform warfare, from guerrilla warfare to conventional state conflict. Before I get to how bots will enable the automation of terrorism (a truly transformational development), let me spend a bit of time on how it will transform nation-state... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Global Guerrillas
Enemies innovate, particularly open source networks like ISIS. That's a given. It's what you do in response to that innovation that matters. That's where we are at right now. As I've been writing (1, 2, and 3), it appears that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Global Guerrillas