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Mark Collins – Christmas/New Year Blogging Break (but not tweeting)

16 Dec

Will not be posting December 19/January 1 but will be tweeting. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – Christmas/New Year Blogging Break (but not tweeting)

Mark Collins: Terry Glavin on Trump and Why: “God help us all” or…

10 Nov

…the decline of the old media, especially newspapers, and the arrogant self-content of the greatest and goodest–excerpts: With Trump’s win, the Age of the Gargoyle has arrived In …

Source: Mark Collins: Terry Glavin on Trump and Why: “God help us all” or…

Mark Collins – China: Top Dragon Really Unfolding His Ascendant Wings

24 Oct

Further to these posts, Top Dragon is now C-in-C Top Dragon Now More Powerful than Mao? President Xi continues his relentless consolidation of power (is our prime minister paying any attention?): t…

Source: Mark Collins – China: Top Dragon Really Unfolding His Ascendant Wings

Mark Collins – Quantum Computing Coming: Canadian SIGINT Chief Warns of Threat to Encryption

26 Sep

Looks like Moore’s Law will be massively re-asserted: Quantum computing will cripple encryption methods within decade, spy agency chief warns The head of Canada’s electronic spy agency warned…

Source: Mark Collins – Quantum Computing Coming: Canadian SIGINT Chief Warns of Threat to Encryption

Mark Collins – NJ/NY Bombings: How a Young Afghan-American Turned to Jihad

26 Sep

Ahmad Rahami’s sad story of a terrible inability to reconcile a clash of cultures–excellent in-depth reporting at the NY Times: Journey From Class Clown to Suspect in Chelsea Bombing If…

Source: Mark Collins – NJ/NY Bombings: How a Young Afghan-American Turned to Jihad

Mark Collins – MI6: UK HUMINT Spooks Going Cyber, Including Social Media

22 Sep

It’s a brave new espionage world: MI6 to recruit hundreds more staff in response to digital technology Worldwide intelligence agencies increasingly rely upon internet and social media rather …

Source: Mark Collins – MI6: UK HUMINT Spooks Going Cyber, Including Social Media

Mark Collins – US House Committee’s Bipartisan Damning of Edward Snowden

20 Sep

That nerdy self-made martyr (Hollywood version here) was the opposite of snow-white and “No Whistleblower”–read all about it at Milnet.ca. Oddly enough there has been almost zero …

Source: Mark Collins – US House Committee’s Bipartisan Damning of Edward Snowden

Mark Collins – UK Security Services’ Successful Bulk Data Collection; Need More Powers (Canada?)

19 Aug

The British government is not shying away from doing what it considers necessary to fight terrorism (the SIGINT agency GCHQ mentioned later in the quote): Revealed: How MI5 and MI6 used powers to s…

Source: Mark Collins – UK Security Services’ Successful Bulk Data Collection; Need More Powers (Canada?)