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TK News by Matt Taibbi • 9504 implied HN points • 16 Feb 24
  1. Many reporters who covered the Russiagate story faced backlash and criticism for their reporting.
  2. Various journalists and media figures who exposed illegal surveillance and manufactured intelligence in the Trump-Russia investigation were targeted and discredited by mainstream commentators.
  3. Despite facing pushback, these reporters like Glenn Greenwald, John Solomon, and Lee Smith continued to investigate and report on the inaccuracies surrounding the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 7737 implied HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. Intelligence reports can heavily influence policy decisions, as seen in past conflicts like the Iraq war, showing the importance of accurate and unbiased information in governance.
  2. The use of selective release of classified information for political purposes, as seen in the Russiagate scandal, highlights the dangers of manipulating intelligence for agenda-driven decisions.
  3. Corruption in intelligence agencies impacts all political ideologies, making it a non-partisan issue that concerns citizens of all affiliations.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 5963 implied HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. The war in Ukraine has become a key point of global propaganda, with narratives being forcefully maintained over actual truths.
  2. Public opinion in conflict zones can be manipulated by controlling the narrative and stifling contrary information.
  3. Government officials may push for wider conflicts without public support, suppressing the reality of the situation.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 6976 implied HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. The CIA allegedly manipulated intelligence to hide that Russia favored Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
  2. Some CIA analysts believed that Russia had a comfortable relationship with Hillary Clinton, contrary to what was publicly declared.
  3. The intelligence report claiming Russian interference to benefit Trump and harm Clinton was deemed inaccurate and misled the public.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 1634 implied HN points • 02 Mar 24
  1. The rise in Bitcoin price can serve as a proxy for general anxiety felt by the investing public, reflecting concerns about uncertain times.
  2. A notable news development was the New York Times article revealing the ways in which the CIA assists Ukraine in its conflict against Putin.
  3. The general anxiety levels are increasing across various facets, not just limited to one area.
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Glenn’s Substack • 2496 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. A cautionary tale in an article discusses a fictional attack on America, highlighting the importance of border control, intelligence, and target hardening.
  2. The aftermath of past attacks in Israel showed that atrocities can fuel anger and determination rather than cowing a nation into submission.
  3. Having a strong deterrence strategy may be a crucial factor in preventing potential future attacks by instilling fear in those who support terrorists.
Lucian Truscott Newsletter • 2928 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. The U.S. military is facing attacks by Iranian-backed militias in the Middle East.
  2. The complex proxy war in the region involves various groups fighting against the U.S. and its allies.
  3. American troops are stationed in bases in Iraq, Syria, and Jordan for strategic purposes, amidst threats and conflicts.
Emerald Robinson’s The Right Way • 4127 implied HN points • 04 Dec 23
  1. Liberal journalists have released new allegations regarding the origins of the censorship-industrial complex.
  2. Olivia Troye was involved in debunking the whistleblower's story about U.S. government censorship.
  3. Troye was fired from the Trump Administration and is considered a 'useful idiot' of the national security state.
All-Source Intelligence Fusion • 762 implied HN points • 20 Feb 24
  1. Former Obama CIA Chief Michael Morell publicly supports Nikki Haley's presidential campaign with both donations and endorsements.
  2. Morell organized efforts to shape the 2020 presidential election by discrediting a report on Hunter Biden, a move tied to intelligence officials interfacing with the Biden campaign.
  3. Several high-ranking former intelligence and national security officials, including Michael Morell and Douglas Feith, are backing Nikki Haley's campaign for president despite limited voter support.
Egg Report • 569 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. In the realm of computation, complex statements can be broken down into simple ones, reflecting a mono-causal, universalist view of reality.
  2. Projects like AI and VR are attempts to recreate intelligence and reality, each carrying metaphysical claims about the simplicity and illusory nature of complexity.
  3. Engaging with computers and writing code trains individuals to think in a certain way, guiding them towards a robotic mindset and reinforcing metaphysical assumptions.
Public • 456 implied HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. CIA allegedly manipulated intelligence to hide that Russia favored Clinton over Trump in the 2016 election
  2. The Trump-Russia scandal was based on a report that inaccurately painted Trump as a puppet of Putin
  3. The Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) released in 2017 falsely claimed that Russia interfered in the election to help Trump
The Algorithmic Bridge • 233 implied HN points • 06 Mar 24
  1. Top AI models like GPT-4, Gemini Ultra, and Claude 3 Opus are at a similar level of intelligence, despite differences in personality and behavior.
  2. Different AI models can display unique behaviors due to factors like prompts, prompting techniques, and system prompts set by AI companies.
  3. Deeper layers of AI models, such as variations in training, architecture, and data, contribute to the differences in behavior and performance among models.
Unmasking Russia • 707 implied HN points • 28 Jan 24
  1. The newsletter 'Unmasking Russia' focuses on uncovering Russia's operations against democracies and human rights crimes.
  2. Expect weekly original content, curated news on Ukraine and Russia, and translations of investigations from 'Unmasking Russia'.
  3. For further support, readers can upgrade to a paid subscription to help the author continue their research and advocacy efforts.
All-Source Intelligence Fusion • 842 implied HN points • 15 Jan 24
  1. Orbis Operations, led by former CIA officials, accidentally published confidential data agreements.
  2. Anomaly detection techniques used by intelligence agencies and corporations focus on detecting anomalies and insider threats.
  3. National security data brokers like Orbis fuse various data sources for surveillance and intelligence gathering.
Cremieux Recueil • 199 implied HN points • 07 Mar 24
  1. It's challenging to compare intelligence between humans and nonhuman species like apes due to the lack of suitable cognitive tests.
  2. Machine intelligence testing is complex, and comparing it to human intelligence is not straightforward.
  3. Comparing intelligence across different groups may be hindered by factors like age and methodological barriers.
Matt Ehret's Insights • 491 implied HN points • 01 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses uncomfortable truths about the FBI and the origins of terrorism over the past 180 years.
  2. It questions the involvement of the British Empire in the current Civil War plan in the USA.
  3. The post raises concerns about potential foreign manipulation in the current political situation in the USA.
Paola Writes • 471 implied HN points • 07 Jan 24
  1. Intelligence comes in various forms beyond traditional measures like logical-mathematical or linguistic-verbal.
  2. The definition of human intelligence can be complex, with factors like motivation and self-awareness playing a role.
  3. Efficiency in gaining skills may be a significant factor in measuring intelligence, but human intelligence is complex and cannot be solely defined by efficiency.
Maximum Truth • 118 implied HN points • 27 Feb 24
  1. Top AIs still struggle with IQ tests, showing limitations in understanding logic and spatial patterns.
  2. AI's strength lies in database knowledge and pattern matching rather than general intelligence.
  3. Current AIs, like ChatGPT-4, perform only slightly better than random guessers on IQ tests, indicating a lack of generalized intelligence.
All-Source Intelligence Fusion • 622 implied HN points • 04 Dec 23
  1. Leaked details reveal collaboration between U.S. and Australian intelligence officials and tech industry executives.
  2. The workshop focused on 'human-machine teaming' for AI policy in defense and intelligence sectors.
  3. The event involved key figures from major tech companies like OpenAI, Anthropic, Scale AI, and Palantir.
The Line • 2908 implied HN points • 24 Mar 23
  1. The Liberals mishandled the Chinese interference scandal, making it worse for themselves at every step
  2. The government's damage control approach has backfired, slowly backing the Prime Minister into rhetorical traps
  3. A public inquiry into Chinese interference is seen as a strategically smart move for the Liberals to restore confidence
Xavi Benjamin • 39 implied HN points • 17 Mar 24
  1. The TikTok ban poses serious concerns about government overreach and its impact on freedom of speech and internet control.
  2. There is a need for transparency and discussion about fast-tracked bills that could affect the American people, especially in areas like universal healthcare.
  3. Being informed about potential government actions and their implications is crucial for advocating for policies that align with individual beliefs and values.
Public • 435 implied HN points • 04 Dec 23
  1. US military contractors used counterterrorism tactics against the American people
  2. Tactics included psychological operations, debanking, and changing social media platforms' Terms of Service
  3. The Censorship Industrial Complex waged influence operations using offensive methods like disinformation campaigns and debanking
Cremieux Recueil • 90 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. Some Black African students in the UK perform better on GCSE exams than on IQ tests, leading to a puzzle that is not easily explained by sampling differences.
  2. The discrepancy between GCSE performance and general intelligence indicates that GCSEs may be biased indicators of intelligence, favoring certain groups over others.
  3. Psychometric bias might explain why Black Africans in the UK excel in GCSEs despite IQ tests suggesting otherwise, highlighting the presence of biases in assessment methods.
All-Source Intelligence Fusion • 842 implied HN points • 22 Sep 23
  1. Defense Information Systems Agency has a new $2.5 million social media surveillance contract with Dataminr.
  2. Dataminr, associated with Twitter, has been careful to avoid the 'surveillance' label and instead presents itself as an 'alerting' platform.
  3. Despite past commitments, Dataminr continues to provide access to social media data for surveillance purposes.
Joe Carlsmith's Substack • 255 implied HN points • 02 Jan 24
  1. Artificial intelligence poses a significant risk as a potential second advanced species on Earth.
  2. Approaching AI with care and reverence, like interacting with other intelligent species, is crucial.
  3. Understanding the complexity and potential sentience of AI is key, as they may not be mere powerful machines but complex, fascinating entities.