Best Infosec Long-Reads of the Week, 8/6/22
How the Jester created CounterSocial, High-tech surveillance along the Arizona border is deadly, Faux CIA operative and cyber firm owner scammed victims, Why ransomware persists
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Lucas Ropek in Gizmodo explores how the pseudonymous hacktivist known as The Jester became concerned about the prevalence of “influence operations” on social media and created CounterSocial, an alternative social media site designed to counter the disinformation, trolls, influence operations, and harassment prevalent on other platforms. Ropek managed to wrangle the mysterious, sh*t-posting Jester for a wide-ranging conversation about his vision for his pet project, which has garnered 100,000 users and counting.
Gaby Del Valle in The Verge delves into the high-tech surveillance built by U.S. border patrol in the Sono…
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