This collection is aftermath of my interest in exploring the relationship between Intelligence Agencies & Wikipedia. Credit for the initial collection of links (which I occasionally update) goes to ‘the internet propagandist’ or an anonymous soul whose page had since disappeared. As may be determined from the wide range of dates of the articles, manipulation of the Western democracies population through social media, as well as spying on the people by military and intelligence agencies, is a very old phenomenon by ‘age of internet’ standards, essentially constantly upgraded over these past two decades:

Spent time searching the subject of who your facebook friends might be? Ever wonder what the intelligence agencies are up to with fake profiles? Driven mad at people who derail intelligent discussions? It’s simple folks. In information operations, the goal is to create people who ‘are what they think’ to the advantage of ‘the man behind the curtain.’ This collection should help lift the ‘cover’ ..

Your phone’s digital profiling creates your “surveillance score”

British information warfare officer is Twitter senior executive

The Pentagon’s plan to GPS your smartphone

The Crypto-Keepers by Yasha Levine (recommended)

US Army wants new AI tool for social media surveillance and analysis

Israel Sets Up Secret Firm With Top Ex-generals, Envoys for Online ‘Mass Awareness’ Campaign ‘To Fight Delegitimization’

On Fake News The Washington Post’s relationship to the CIA

Webcam monitoring employees

Hackers place images in apps and record your passwords via brain response with BCIs

The CIA’s ‘Pokémon Go’ App is Doing What the Patriot Act Can’t

The Pentagon’s secret pre-crime program to know your thoughts, predict your future

Operation Earnest Voice – CENTCOM military sock-puppets

Police Use of “Stingray” Cell Phone Surveillance Technology Spark Privacy Concerns

‘Beware’ the police tool that data mines your life

“This is No Longer Fiction” – The Era of Automatic Facial Recognition and Surveillance Is Here

Iris Scanners are Coming to College Campuses

Paul Ryan Sneaks Massive Surveillance Bill Into $1.1 Trillion Must Pass Spending Legislation

New UN Privacy Chief Proclaims – UK Digital Surveillance is “Worse than Orwell”

The Obama Administration is Forcing Local Cops to Stay Silent on Surveillance

Meet the Black Budget: The NSA’s Surveillance Business Model

Smart Phones & Tablets Spying On You

The Gentleperson’s Guide To Forum Spies

GCHQ hacks online polls (and much more)

New Snowden leak: “GCHQ exploited unencrypted data from Twitter to identify specific users around the world and target them with propaganda”

New Zealand uses XKeyscore to spy on WTO candidate countries

DARPA Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC)

BBC News: US plans to ‘fight the net’ revealed

BBC News: Pentagon plans propaganda war

CENTCOM engages bloggers

WIRED: Air Force Releases ‘Counter-Blog’ Marching Orders

Military Report: Secretly ‘Recruit or Hire Bloggers’

Internet AstroTurfing by private companiesThe Guardian: Internet Astroturfing

Reddit: Downvote bots attached to specific accounts

Air Force ordered software to manage army of fake virtual people

HBGary: Automated social media management

Military contractors propose “false flag” attacks on opponents using fake documents

NPR: Report: U.S. Creates Fake Online Identities To Counter ‘Enemy Propaganda’

The Guardian: US spy operation to manipulate social media

The Guardian: The need to protect the internet from ‘astroturfing’ grows ever more urgent

Sentient World Simulation

Exposing Cyber Shills and Social Media’s Underworld

The Guardian: Israel organizes volunteers to flood the net with Israeli propaganda

The Guardian: Israel ups the stakes in the propaganda war

Israel To Pay Students For Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda

Jewish Internet Defense Force

Israeli Internet “Warfare Squad”

Israeli Megaphone Desktop Tool

Israelis hold presentations teaching each other how to “counteract anti Israeli” content on Wikipedia media gatekeepers for the Israeli state

Turkey’s Government Forms 6,000-Member Social Media Team