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Collin Anderson @CDA Washington, DC

Researcher on Internet infrastructure, state-sponsored hacking, sanctions, human rights, and authoritarianism; 'Blonde guy, talks about Iran a lot.'(ملا لغتی)

685 Following   7,081 Followers   12,120 Tweets

Joined Twitter 1/9/09


Image of a #Hezbollah /Amal supporter beating up a woman protestor in Beirut #Lebanon yesterday, has now become a m… https://t.co/wr1Md4MuFN
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10/31
2019
Glad to see #CYBERWARCON doubling down on what made the first unique – recognizing the value of expertise outside o… https://t.co/SJlopMVHqo @miltonmueller @jack The algorithms, they're shaping my politics.
10/23
2019
Since this weekend, Twitter's recommendations are nothing but hard right wing accounts. Please let me out of this a… https://t.co/23n7252K7Q
10/22
2019
STATEMENT: @Wikimedia Foundation has opened an investigation, following the alarming reports questioning the indepe… https://t.co/3hc0BpIFYL
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10/9
2019
Trump also asked Ukraine to investigate Crowdstrike, the company that helped the DNC to turn over evidence of its h… https://t.co/PCkSJnizyA
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9/26
2019
@mrphs Success!Every time I’m in Russell, I feel the same Mark. https://t.co/thH7vXkfmx
9/20
2019
@arawnsley https://t.co/Z67Yj20x58
9/17
2019
@TomRittervg Location History
9/15
2019
@JoeBeOne @CenDemTech @internetsociety Congratulations for not leaving for Facebook.
9/12
2019
@AliMirjamali Problem here is that FOSS culture doesn’t provide the infrastructure or scale of a Cloudflare type se… https://t.co/wGKKrgILZxCloudflare seems likely to start limiting services for sanctioned countries, such as Iran. https://t.co/J73peKD8HM
9/11
2019
.@amazonnews, recent news reports from @BuzzFeedNews, @propublica, @nytimes, & @WSJ suggest otherwise. https://t.co/69vBDKUnuk
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9/6
2019
@azarijahromi Now take a picture at the Semnan Space Center launch pad. Include the scorch marks. @ihackbanme @secresDoge @campuscodi Would be helpful to know if compromised devices should still be pinging that en… https://t.co/yRAtbg1I3U @ratnerstar @arawnsley Vintage 78 is now open and pretty solid.
8/31
2019
@RuMboya This was an accessible and forceful argument on broader accountability in leadership. Really laudatory work.
8/30
2019
@arawnsley Is that ... material support?
8/29
2019
If it was concerned about disinformation, Twitter could start by not promoting Chinese state propaganda itself.… https://t.co/FGWduqkjNw
8/18
2019
@JoeBeOne @KimZetter As we all know, speechwriters also administer IT infrastructure.
8/15
2019
@ratnerstar @arawnsley At least the Afghanistani food is now on point. @ratnerstar @arawnsley Library Tavern is rubbish. Vintage 78 and Rumi’s Kitchen desperately need to open.
8/13
2019
@jfslowik @citizenlab @bellingcat @NASAJPL IAEA.
8/12
2019
@Riana_Crypto Same experience last year. Was a lesson too because the victim was male being stalked by his wife.
8/10
2019
@SeriesofTubes The sacrifices I make for small businesses :)
8/6
2019
The late night Nigerian Suya grill that’s sprung up in front of Torrie’s is truly something special. Unlike anythin… https://t.co/dCP2AIAir2
8/3
2019
@NarimanGharib @AlecMuffett @github GL D-1 is constrained to “personal communications over the Internet.” Developer… https://t.co/tgz9ueBgsE
7/27
2019
@JustinBrookman Heh. https://t.co/euArvJi97Y
7/26
2019
@SeriesofTubes We all take shelter in our own ways.Novel to see the Mojahedin-e Khalq and its cutout personas on Gab trying to cater to Trump/MAGA supporters. https://t.co/4PFqsY0Kbs
7/20
2019
Minor point here but ... does the IRGC’s surveillance drones use SD cards?!!! https://t.co/5mkfneTnZT https://t.co/FJNCDInSTA
7/19
2019
.@SenBlumenthal is purely pissed here. Calls for #FTC hearings. https://t.co/tKbv2T1dmF
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7/12
2019
@JoeBeOne @cyberinvasion Yeah same. Thought “Jesus, what terrible luck, Joe.”
7/4
2019
Suspicions Fall On IRGC For Dangerous Interference With GPS In Iran https://t.co/eiQC6WOYuP
7/3
2019
The U.S. launched a cyber attack on Iran amid escalating tensions. This is a tactic Iran is familiar with—Take a l… https://t.co/2lW6pGMy7y
Retweeted by Collin AndersonJahromi’s denial of U.S. cyberattacks fits with a long history of Iran over-exaggerating its defensive capabilities… https://t.co/D8GNXwdgE8
6/24
2019
@JoeBeOne @maassive @DiceRings I’ll take one. @zachsdorfman @arawnsley Seems like they’re doing more than repackaging your story? Seems like new details?
6/21
2019
@JohnHultquist @zachsdorfman @JennaMC_Laugh Alternatively: it’s the domestic component of a political or social dev… https://t.co/BkECGox8Wo
6/17
2019
@RandomFFUser @EthanZ @noUpside Left-oriented platforms would have their own toxic effects on democracy. @EthanZ @noUpside @RandomFFUser So then: the left doesn’t need these platforms because it can operate openly on the… https://t.co/HprcJZ4HZ4
6/12
2019
Heshmat Alavi played an outsized role in Iran foreign policy debates. The problem: Heshmat Alavi is not real. https://t.co/GEiowVcdfd
6/9
2019
@SeriesofTubes Also we have an entire regulatory apparatus around common carriers. If he’d like to apply CC status… https://t.co/Ma3kPPFIgs
6/4
2019
FireEye’s Clinton keynote is a brilliant honeypot for disinformation ops and anyone who disagrees is a shortsighted… https://t.co/9Pqp3pefUX
5/31
2019
@EskandarSadeghi did you wake up this morning and think “today, I will do everything I can to bait all of the diasp… https://t.co/aUiaKCOFiI @arawnsley @Bing_Chris Less problems with the VEP from now on. And less eternal blue stories. @Bing_Chris Huh. https://t.co/SroPVwE57S
5/30
2019
More than 170 members and supporters of #Iran's women's movement have published a statement opposing threats of con… https://t.co/TKyy7qR56e
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5/29
2019
@lorenzofb The Wire did more to teach about surveillance issues than any other show on television.
5/23
2019
@msuiche @botherder @amnesty It’s more likely that Israel tightens conditions on their export license. We know that… https://t.co/tfy1NxFaJU
5/16
2019
@SeriesofTubes Or Yandex
5/15
2019
@evacide @alexstamos Seems like a SCOTUS and ATS issue not an unfriendly circuit. @evacide @alexstamos Given that Broidy is an American citizen, and Global Risk Advisors is headquartered in New Yor… https://t.co/WsuVFB5vyH @evacide @alexstamos Of NSO or in general? @evacide @alexstamos Regardless of the cause of action, the dismissal was because of ATS. Standing for foreign clai… https://t.co/aYFIhmeBOz @alexstamos CFAA claims haven’t worked with Kidane v. Ethiopia or Broidy v. Qatar thus far, and the latter wasn’t a… https://t.co/8KSkXuqdiO
5/14
2019
@Dragonkin37 @ChicagoCyber @saffronsec The leakers are also dumping victims’ files as aggressively as Iranian docs.… https://t.co/0PlUm75Lso
5/9
2019
@brysonbort @HostileSpectrum @Jason_Healey @JohnHultquist @thedarktangent @msuiche Between the scattered nature of… https://t.co/OynL4iyRLk
5/6
2019
@JohnHultquist @sheeraf I'd be curious which of the Palestinian groups were targeting hospitals and other civilian… https://t.co/2qyyokdkKh @Timo_Steffens Norms are broken or created by very special situations, even if that catalyst was a political gestur… https://t.co/wUZINgs1OBThis is precedent setting. https://t.co/6hur6ncQQZ
5/5
2019
@ryanaraine Somewhere in Tehran there’s a Shamoon/Stonedrill version of this shirt.
5/4
2019
@lorenzofb @internetofshit commensurate with skill set :|*decides to finally poke at this fancy stereo receiver on a lazy afternoon* ಠ_ಠ https://t.co/5BW7GATSt5
4/28
2019
@nickdothutton @lorenzofb It’s not Wassenaar, it’s the EAR and OFAC sanctions, and there are licensing regimes that cover this. @taviso @lorenzofb The US maintains legal exemptions to sanctions explicitly to protect the security of activists a… https://t.co/75rnVDvA6h
4/26
2019
@AlecMuffett https://t.co/3DQaWlMBbn
4/23
2019
@the_merdak @hkashfi @s7az2mm Looks like this is someone peddling the same MuddyWater content. https://t.co/gL0v9h6BEx
4/22
2019
@the_merdak @thegrugq @hkashfi @s7az2mm Oh? Google Translate or intermediate Persian mistakes? @thegrugq @hkashfi @s7az2mm But cyber is a “nice to have” rather than a reliable deterrent, differentiating itself… https://t.co/IYUTihNY2f @thegrugq @hkashfi @s7az2mm I feel we are a bit too self-important sometimes. I think the IRGC is much more concern… https://t.co/jupGw6XUny @hkashfi @thegrugq @s7az2mm Hence, petty security apparatus squabbles is an attractive hypothesis. Simpler answer i… https://t.co/79ZMzN0Mhu @hkashfi @thegrugq @s7az2mm Groups commonly believed associated with MOIS — Oilrig, Magic Kitten, ComodoHacker — ar… https://t.co/wMyzrw95M4 @hkashfi @thegrugq @s7az2mm There’s a history of bureaucratic conflict, stemming from jurisdictional issues and pro… https://t.co/ftstW5n9Qv @hkashfi @thegrugq @s7az2mm The IRGC is often extremely incompetent, online and offline. MOIS is more professional… https://t.co/CVMYPQKr2Z
4/21
2019
Now ukr-leaks[.]org is active on CloudFlare infrastructure and hosting anti-Poroshenko content. That was a quick tu… https://t.co/pbrBNisFAG
Retweeted by Collin Anderson @IranWonk @AlirezaNader I think you’re being generous to assume this is a good faith discussion.
4/20
2019
@hkashfi This seems more compelling. It's either a IRGC/MoIS spat (IRGC groups seem more quiet lately) or its someo… https://t.co/5TbXJ83BlJ
4/19
2019
@TypeMRT Right. The official method is a sharpie labeled CD or a PDF from a non-Congress address. Open those. @SeriesofTubes As a white Protestant, I acknowledge our faults on this one.
4/18
2019
@geoffgolberg @hooshmandk Hooshmand has been looking at inauthentic Iranian activity for longer than you.
4/14
2019
@FarsNews_Agency لطفا عکس تغییر بداد؟ خیلی قدیمی. مرسی! 😘 https://t.co/4Ey8zPHP4y
4/4
2019
برانداز! من؟ lol 👻
4/3
2019
@ashk4n @MargaretAtwood Inauthentic behavior entirely describes my Facebook profile.
3/29
2019
@KevinBankston @katecrawford @trevorpaglen I endorse the very credible training data that led to this.
3/9
2019
@raistolo @runasand +1 for Hakone plan, don’t forget Amazake Chaya. Check to see if there’s any festivals overlappi… https://t.co/E4c2QMk9TX
3/8
2019
@SeriesofTubes @ashk4n https://t.co/n6GGXtLQu5 @Omid_M @JZarif Sure it isn’t fake?
2/25
2019
@mehdiy_fa @inazkam @ThomasErdbrink You’re calling the photograph fraudulent based on whether it’s tear gas or a fi… https://t.co/FbG0ZT3yoA
2/16
2019
@SiminK_ of @BKCHarvard gave an outstanding talk on the Iranian information domain at #CYBERWARCON. This is an impo… https://t.co/CWTDTaqGBt
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2/8
2019
@SwiftOnSecurity Saw this in Thailand and thought of you. https://t.co/TBmMlzbeT2
2/4
2019
I’ll save you the Black Cube contract, NSO: ⁦@citizenlab⁩ is an earnest bunch of Canadians that care about human ri… https://t.co/nj5YmCGHZj
1/26
2019
@JoeBeOne @blakereid @wendyck @USSJoin @mrglass @the_zeroth_law @feamster It’s not really net neutrality because Go… https://t.co/9HHTL1bqRV
1/17
2019
@AletheaLange @joejerome Less outbound tends to bring less inbound.
1/16
2018
OFAC sanctions Iranian Bitcoin exchanges involved in variant of the SamSam ransomware scheme. First ever designatio… https://t.co/aysmAGaomf
11/28
2018
@ashk4n So I was right to suspect you were not kidding about showing up to the Senate in a T-Shirt.Poor, ignored Voice of America. https://t.co/quHZ8AD7LH
11/27
2018
Bad setup, worse follow through. https://t.co/Ak2qmgLQYjHappy Thanksgiving to all--even the haters and losers!
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11/21
2018

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