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Thomas Rid

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The History of Disinformation with Thomas Rid

Aspen Digital's Disinfo Discussions

Thomas Rid, a political scientist and professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the history of disinformation with Aspen Digital's Director for Cyber Initiatives Garrett Graff. Rid's book, Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare, examines Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election in the US.     This session is part of a series of expert briefings on mis and disinformation hosted by the Aspen Institute in tandem with our Commission on Information Disorder to help make sense of the various facets of the information crisis. They are designed as a resource for the commissioners and the broader public.  To learn more about Aspen Digital’s Commission on Information Disorder, visit www.AspenInfoCommission.org and follow us on Twitter @AspenDigital.

30mins

22 Apr 2021

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A Book(s) Review - (1) Active Measures by Thomas Rid (2) Russians Among Us by Gordon Corera (3) From Russia with Blood by Heidi Blake (4) The Folly and the Glory by Tim Weiner

Pb Living - A daily book review

If You Like what we do support us here,  https://anchor.fm/pbliving/support Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare Book by Thomas Rid Russians Among Us Book by Gordon Corera From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West by Heidi Blake The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020 Book by Tim Weiner--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pbliving/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pbliving/support

11mins

10 Jan 2021

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Thomas Rid

The Good Fight

Yascha Mounk speaks with Thomas Rid, Professor of Strategic Studies at John Hopkins University SAIS about the operations of secret services around the world and the misinformation campaigns that shape international competition. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.comTwitter: @Yascha_MounkWebsite: https://www.yaschamounk.com/Podcast production by John T. Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

19 Jun 2020

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Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation & Political Warfare | Thomas Rid

Hidden Forces

In Episode 140 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Thomas Rid, Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies about active measures, the history of disinformation, and political warfare. We live in the age of organized deception. Spy agencies pour vast resources into hacking, leaking, and forging data, often with the goal of weakening the very foundation of liberal democracy: trust in facts. As a renowned expert on technology and national security, Thomas Rid was one of the first to sound the alarm. More than four months before the 2016 election, he warned that Russian military intelligence was “carefully planning and timing a high-stakes political campaign" to disrupt the democratic process. But as crafty as such so-called active measures have become, they are not new. The story of modern disinformation begins with the post-Russian Revolution clash between communism and capitalism, which would come to define the Cold War. In this conversation about active measures, Rid reveals startling intelligence and security secrets from materials written in more than ten languages across several nations, and from interviews with current and former operatives. He exposes the disturbing yet colorful history of professional, organized lying, tracks the rise of leaking, and shows how spies began to exploit emerging internet culture many years before WikiLeaks. Finally, he sheds new light on the 2016 election, especially the role of the infamous “troll farm” in St. Petersburg as well as a much more harmful attack that unfolded in the shadows.   During a period of heightened emotions, extreme politics, and dangerous precedents, this conversation will help listeners to understand how we got here and what we can do in order to make it safely through the other side. You can access the episode overtime, as well as the transcript and rundown to this week’s episode through the Hidden Forces Patreon Page. All subscribers gain access to our overtime feed, which can be easily added to your favorite podcast application. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Subscribe & Support the Podcast at http://patreon.com/hiddenforces Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod Episode Recorded on 05/25/2020

46mins

8 Jun 2020

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Thomas Rid on 'Active Measures,' Part 2

The Lawfare Podcast

In this episode of Lawfare's Arbiters of Truth miniseries on disinformation, Quinta Jurecic and Alina Polyakova spoke with Thomas Rid about his new book, "Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare." Yesterday’s episode of the Lawfare Podcast featured a conversation between Thomas and Jack Goldsmith about the book, focusing on the early history of disinformation through the 1980s. Today, Alina and Quinta follow up with a discussion with Thomas on disinformation in the digital age, along with some questions about what it’s like to interview former KGB and Stasi officials about their influence campaigns.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

30 Apr 2020

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Thomas Rid on 'Active Measures,' Part 1

The Lawfare Podcast

Jack Goldsmith spoke with Thomas Rid about Rid’s new book, "Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare." The book is about the history of information operations and influence campaigns, and we’re bringing you a two-part Lawfare Podcast to discuss it in detail. On this episode, Jack and Thomas discuss the history of disinformation from the beginning of the 20th century through the 1980s. Tomorrow on the Lawfare Podcast’s “Arbiters of Truth” miniseries on disinformation, Alina Polyakova and Quinta Jurecic will be sharing their discussion with Thomas about his research starting at the beginning of the internet age.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42mins

29 Apr 2020

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Active Measures: A Conversation with Thomas Rid

SpyCast

SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down (remotely) with professor Thomas Rid to discuss the history of disinformation, and his new book, Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare.

1hr 3mins

21 Apr 2020

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Unsolicited Response Podcast: Cyber War & Cyber Weapons with Author Thomas Rid

@BEERISAC: OT/ICS Security Podcast Playlist

Podcast: Digital BondEpisode: Unsolicited Response Podcast: Cyber War & Cyber Weapons with Author Thomas RidPub date: 2013-08-12Thomas Rid of Kings College has a book out with the provocative title: Cyber War Will Not Take Place. Most of the discussion around this book has focused on the assertion in the title, and we cover this in the last third of the podcast. Thomas stresses words matter and gives examples why whether an […]The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from Dale Peterson, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.

58mins

17 Mar 2019

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Rise of the Machines: An Interview with Dr. Thomas Rid

SpyCast

SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Thomas Rid, professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, and the author of Rise of the Machines. The book tells the sweeping story of how cybernetics, a late-1940s theory of machines, came to incite anarchy and war half a century later.

50mins

25 Oct 2016

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Thomas Rid on Cyberwar, Attribution and the Crypto Debate

SecurityWeek Podcast

Thomas Rid, Professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, joins Ryan Naraine on the podcast to discuss his new book, the lack of nuance in the crypto debate and the future of global cyber conflict.

28mins

20 May 2016

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