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(Closed) Live from Nullcon 2019 Day 2 – Elections, disinformation, cybersec and more

Welcome to MediaNama's Live Blog from Nullcon 2019. Please note that quotes may be paraphrased for brevity and speed. [caption id="attachment_197084" width="550" align="aligncenter"] Student hackers at work[/caption] Notes from the Keynote panel: "Hacking Elections for Fun & Profit: Disinformation & Cognitive Cyber Offence". Moderated by Pukhraj Singh (PS), cyber threat intelligence analyst, with participation from Eva Galperin (EG), Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Hariprasad Vemuru (HV), Tech Advisor to the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and Anand Venkatanarayanan (AV), security researcher. PS: Cognitive cyber offence is the next level of warfare... you're being manipulated at this point. We define the boundaries of discourse.. somethings aren't talked about outside of this window... hackers exploit this open window.. you want an extreme narrative within this discourse... when it is amplified on social media, it is stretched to the extreme. India faced cognitive cyber offence.. Extreme narrative has become mainstream (in the media) PS: Fact checking doesn't work... "lies travel faster than truth"... intermediaries arent going to help us. The false positives are too high... in a ML way.. PS: A person's social structure always remains the same... its easy to figure it EG: I'm gonna disagree with PS.. Info warfare is not new and it is not all powerful... its just trying to get people to do what you want them to do.. activism is just trying to sell something that isnt gross... and for me that was digital civil liberties... its bullshit that we don't have free will and…

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