Author: Vincent Milano

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Threats to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to begin on July 23, Recorded Future has released a new report outlining potential threats and threat actors to the 2020 Games. Titled Threats to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the first section of the report analyses Cyber Operations Targeting the Olympics...

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Recommendations from the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military

In February 2021, a 90-day Independent Review Commission (IRC) on Sexual Assault in the Military was established to assess the military’s current treatment of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The IRC reviewed the military’s policies and processes regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment, and spoke to over 600 people including...

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Active Shooter Incidents – 2020

The US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have released Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2020, their latest report in a series of documented active shooter incidents. This report outlines the 40 active shooter incidents that occurred in the United States in 2020. Active shooter incidents are...

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White Supremacy Search Trends in the United States

Moonshot, along with the Anti-Defamation League, have recently released a report analyzing the internet searching habits of Americans on topics related to white supremacy and anti-Semitism. The study covers the period of July 2020 – March 2021, during which the events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement,...

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Recent Focus on QAnon

Months after the January 6, 2021 storming of the United States Capitol, the QAnon conspiracy theory continues to gain traction in the U.S., and pose potential threats to American democracy and public safety. QAnon’s main premise is that prominent members of the Democratic Party and Hollywood elite comprise a transnational...

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Disinformation Automation

Effective disinformation campaigns can create doubt, spread false narratives, and even call others to action, but these campaigns have strictly been a human-only endeavor. In Truth, Lies, and Automation: How Language Models Could Change Disinformation, researchers at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology explore if artificial intelligence and automation...

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2021 Annual Threat Assessment Released

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has just released their Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2021. This annual report focuses on the worldwide threats to U.S. national security for the upcoming year, and specifically “provides the IC’s [Intelligence Community] baseline assessments of the most...

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Examining Military Experience Among the Capitol Hill Siege Participants

The Program on Extremism along with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point have just released ‘This is War’: Examining Military Experience Among the Capitol Hill Siege Participants. This study “uses federal court documents to examine the prevalence, demographics, and characteristics of individuals with military experience who were charged for...