Tag Archives: YouTube

VA Announces Social Media Policy

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today a new social media policy regarding the secure use of online platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The policy, titled “VA Directive 6515: Use of Web-Based Collaboration Technologies,” outlines the rules for the department and its employees to leverage these types of …

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Fake Tweets Announce bin Laden Live and Kickin'

If you happen to spend some time on Twitter — outside of work hours, of course — you might have seen tweets announcing  news from CNN “conforming” that former terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is alive. Whatever you do, do not click on those URLs, warns Internet security firm Websense, …

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Law Student Found Guilty of Posting Extremist Videos on YouTube

A man who created extremist videos and uploaded them onto YouTube has been convicted of terrorist offenses following an investigation by London’s counterterrorism division. In addition to posting extremist videos on YouTube, Mohammed Gul, 23, made a compilation video on his laptop by editing footage of attacks on coalition soldiers …

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CIA Website Gets a Makeover

The CIA has launched a revamped website with links to YouTube and Flickr to help Americans better understand the agency’s often secretive work, officials said. “The idea behind these improvements is to make more information about the agency available to more people, more easily,” CIA Director Leon Panetta said in …

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Notorious Worm Stuxnet Used in Poisoned Search Results

Cyber crooks are now taking advantage of the infamous Stuxnet worm as a way to deploy malicious code. Trend Micro researcher Ivan Macalintal has discovered poisoned search results leveraging on this notorious malware threat. Among the search strings used in this blackhat SEO campaign were “stuxnet SCADA,” “stuxnet removal tool,” …

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Lawmakers: US Won't Stop 'Jihadi Websites'

Chairman of the House Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee said it was doubtful anything “useful” would come of trying to shut down extremist websites, Agence France Presse reports. Instead, “it is more likely we will tie ourselves up in knots,” said Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), because of the complicated considerations over …

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski: “Consumers Need to Make the Internet Work.”

In an interview with Steve Grove, YouTube’s head of news and politics, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski discussed his goals in implementing the FCC’s National Broadband Plan. Genachowski’s priorities include serving all Americans with broadband coverage while increasing private-sector competition and improving information available to consumers. “There is very little that …

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Boeing Beefs Up Cyber Presence

On Monday, Boeing announced that it had signed a deal to buy Fairfax-based eXMeritus, a producer of secure information sharing hardware and software.  This builds on last years’ purchases of Digital Receiver Technology, Ravenwing and Kestrel Enterprises.  Also, on June 9 Boeing Intelligence and Security Systems (I&SS) demonstrated its cybersecurity capabilities …

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Social Video for the US Intelligence Community

ExecutiveBiz members have had the pleasure of interacting with a long line of IT thought leaders. One of note is Chris Rasmussen, a great advocate for information sharing and collaboration within the federal space and a master of the use of new tools to get groups working together on hard …

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Shift Happens

We live in exponential times. We are adapting to change at an accelerating rate. This video clip is a Must See for executives contemplating these changing times and the impact that it will have on their companies; but more likely themselves. The video is full of quotable facts regarding our …

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