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cda @CDA Washington, DC

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

732 Following   7,339 Followers   12,264 Tweets

Joined Twitter 1/9/09


I'm shocked how hard it is to generate text about Muslims from GPT-3 that has nothing to do with violence... or bei… https://t.co/PmgzEGE70C
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8/9
2020
@CristinGoodwin TCPA meets FSIA. @youbsanctioned I think it’s because Commerce has the lead for the Secure Supply Chain EO, and they thought they im… https://t.co/ogGvXYuFbz @hellertime @__apf__ @jeffbachtel It’s a delegation of authority to the Secretary of Commerce, so essentially Trump… https://t.co/pj1iCmWHHO @tradelawnews @AlubaCap Precedent from assigning to Commerce and looking at ZTE, Huawei, Hikvision, et al is that i… https://t.co/55IR2ykoSn
8/7
2020
@HadiNili @SiminK_ @StateDept @RFJ_Persian Did they just blanket Iran with text messages to send people to ... a filtered site?
8/6
2020
@evacide IEEPA is a hell of a drug.
8/1
2020
@isik5 @DougMadory @AbdirahmanKahar @netblocks Why did Netblocks ascribe intent and base analysis on unattributed s… https://t.co/wYo1p5VT1d
7/27
2020
On the recent explosions in Iran, from a comparative perspective Building on @RZimmt’s research, I dug into IRNA's… https://t.co/OiP3SzjUiR
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7/20
2020
I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too l… https://t.co/xdAnExhy9J
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7/18
2020
BIS today published a notice seeking public comments on items controlled for crime control & detection reasons, inc… https://t.co/ho1zeysM78
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7/17
2020
can i pay money to keep Twitter free of the verified?
7/15
2020
@m0rb Half my Persian vocab is the juvenile humor of Iranian script kiddies.Heh, "khar pedar." These Iranian hackers just don't give a damn. https://t.co/0kfpajTSRL @SeriesofTubes I didn’t appreciate the difference until I spent an afternoon in Old Town.
7/7
2020
@hdagres Arson wasn’t common, it wouldn't be a crime. @hdagres Paper shops, wheat fields, and electrical wires that were stripped of copper by thieves ... unlucky, tragic but pretty normal. @hdagres Or it’s a country of 80 million people, with deteriorating infrastructure due to sanctions and mismanageme… https://t.co/AO6yho0V75
7/4
2020
Ten thousand retweets and enraged quote tweets in reaction to a "police officer from Texas" calling for civil war –… https://t.co/3iIBTP9YA0
7/3
2020
@JohnHultquist Long history of explosions due to incompetence with the IRGC. https://t.co/Lri2alB7zd
6/25
2020
@jckichen Ask @Ammir since apparently he’s the Iranian cyber threat.
6/20
2020
@robport Antifa tend to use the double red/black flags, the iron front arrows, communistic iconography, or a fist.… https://t.co/JvWM2suBHb
6/18
2020
@MishaZand Surprising though that Cecile hasn’t figured out a new shtick other than appropriating keffiyehs in several years.
6/14
2020
@StateDRL Tell HHS.
6/13
2020
@SamanthaJoRoth This is three dumpster fires and a massive amount of red color shift from the street lights.
6/1
2020
@mehdiy_fa @RootAccX How do you think the MEK feels about the transparency around Balatarin’s moderation? Neutral platform?
5/30
2020
@potkazar Is everyone else on Twitter?How’s Twitter supposed to take it down if you hide the account name? https://t.co/6MzUduYn7j @CristinGoodwin @ShaneHuntley @JohnHultquist But also, retaliation for espionage isn’t by any means new.
5/29
2020
@davidakaye Is it going to disband its fact checking initiative?
5/28
2020
On May 22nd, Qatar made mandatory the use of their COVID-19 contact tracing app #EHTERAZ, with severe penalties for… https://t.co/2xNItDTLkp
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5/27
2020
@_decius_ @ColinAngus @__apf__ @Cloudflare I’m pro ‘mall cops kicking terrorists out of malls.’ @_decius_ @ColinAngus @__apf__ @Cloudflare We’ve spent two decades shoving aside violence against marginalized comm… https://t.co/2dmqjIkI7Q @_decius_ @ColinAngus @__apf__ @Cloudflare This isn’t novel. If white suprematists tend to congregate at a bar, at… https://t.co/TG9YDa0lEf @drbazoo @jrezaian https://t.co/9Z6XYfKKO9 @__apf__ @Cloudflare More work can be done across the industry. https://t.co/WW1sS1Zp95 @ColinAngus @__apf__ @Cloudflare I’m sorry, creating a hit list for racist harassment — if not threats of violence… https://t.co/oD6U1NpWXf
5/16
2020
@LorenRaeDeJ Having had half the suggestion in this thread: something you've never had before because everything is… https://t.co/pFrgKFtOTQ
5/15
2020
@lorenzofb @jilliancyork Pick any book on this list, For Bread Alone and Death in Beirut are vivid. For Persian lit… https://t.co/yltD2SGMr0
5/13
2020
@brennan_mike Thankfully, found the origin. Because to be honest, I was going to eat them either way. @Behrang A friend/suspect's denial was "you should be concerned that whoever it is knows how to kill you."who mailed me date cookies anonymously why do you want to poison me why am i going to still eat them and good bye i… https://t.co/GHNn25mUQv
5/9
2020
@rcalo import re def ai_model(title): return re.match(r’detect criminality’, title) is not None I’ll take my… https://t.co/USmDw849XK
5/7
2020
@moranned But have you given proper consideration of the fact that it *feels good*? @CryptoGangsta Or it's "خزر"...This blog is attributed to an author "Juan." Native English speakers pointed me to the term ‘duck’ – roughly transl… https://t.co/dCAm7t6nUA
5/6
2020
@avivra @underthebreach It doesn’t say specific to the Shamoon attack, it says documents from the same group.
4/30
2020
What a moron. https://t.co/M5WDs0UbsgIf you’re targeted by harassment by @tataloo and his clique, please email me at cda@cda.io. Rounding up reports.
4/24
2020
@juanandres_gs Why did you make the leap from خزر (Caspian) to نظر? Branding?
4/23
2020
@AllisonLantero @Erie Can confirm. Drizly worked well last week. @bcrypt This idea started with the domain name didn't it?
4/14
2020
Real heart-filled messages from the real people. https://t.co/9UJQ1j6NPI @BootsRiley @cficare It's probably mesh networking. A fair amount of time and money was spent on trying to make it… https://t.co/YVFtcQ05Zz
4/7
2020
@MishaZand tbh, this kinda deserved to get ratio'ed.
4/6
2020
I think another story here is buried. Whoever was behind the Telegram monitoring seems to have scraped Instagram fo… https://t.co/aCb6owCjcM @arawnsley This is a tweet uniquely of its time and place.In the mystery of the leaked Iranian Telegram data, may I suggest BotSaz – the Telegram bot developer who's Gitlab… https://t.co/EDJYUn5Wcs
4/3
2020
@CARScoalition Why not just have Uber directly pay for these ads?
4/2
2020
Millions of Americans are now using @zoom_us to attend school, seek medical help, & socialize with their friends. P… https://t.co/6lDkXkoJ3U
Retweeted by cda @SeriesofTubes But doesn’t his point align with your sentiments about the elite schools?
3/31
2020
@ashk4n @kashhill Licensed from third parties. https://t.co/lYeRQoq415
3/29
2020
Sure enough, when @masoud_molavi was killed, @jabeh_siah immediately went silent on Twitter and Telegram… https://t.co/Mr2wJ8LTsu
3/28
2020
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3/27
2020
@TectonixGEO @mikko @xmodesocial Where do you get your location data – are you the first party for any of these app… https://t.co/8jKq2v2jjQ
3/26
2020
@Khaaasteh Is that a reply from the aircraft we hear at 0:43? It doesn't sound like an American accent.
3/22
2020
@SeriesofTubes Bunch of folks around the tidal basin had full branches of cherry blossoms as take home souvenirs. A… https://t.co/46ZLY4mvKn
3/21
2020
@msmaryclinton @rrvdsa Wait since when did the ND DSA get good at this? Where can I find one? @jayharrington3 @SPTV @swatcbs WHAT KIND OF MADMAN IS TOUCHING A SUBWAY DOOR IN TIMES LIKE THESE?!
3/19
2020
Pervasive surveillance, vaporware, and questionable science — a real Iranian Defense accomplishment! https://t.co/v7dvXeVq5n
3/12
2020
@davidakaye Shame because you’re wrong.
3/5
2020
@SeriesofTubes Quarantines being the literal antithesis of decentralized medicine.
2/28
2020
@Joseph_Marks_ I feel culturally exploited.
2/26
2020
@Ammir @DougMadory @awscloud @JHUSystems @googlecloud If it's partial packet loss it's not sanctions, it's network… https://t.co/3QGardcigl
2/22
2020
@SeriesofTubes It’s not *totally* stacked for tech and their proxies. It’s actually inclusive with some of the best… https://t.co/AJlRHxOy1r
2/12
2020
@jilliancyork Nothing to my knowledge except a maximum pressure campaign with a keener interest in IRIB and sanctions enforcement. @jilliancyork It has on previous occasions. @jilliancyork No. IRIB has been an SDN since February 2013. @jilliancyork PressTV is definitely sanctioned. @RidT @ShaneHuntley That book must be amazingly prescient and everyone should pre-order it. @ShaneHuntley Too easy, how about a disinformation op that itself poses a cyber security firm attempting to make a name for itself. @orenfalkowitz @JoeUchill @RidT You use "successful" a few times in the report; what evidence is there that Burisma… https://t.co/BkHDY6leUAI too can grep certificate transparency logs. https://t.co/GpesuX5pis
1/14
2020
Apparent cuts to Iran's international internet connections this morning timed with #PS752 announcement and protests… https://t.co/IWhhj7j1lA
1/11
2020
@AOstovar Was pretty precise in Abqaiq and Khurais.
1/8
2020
@josephfcox they’ve activated the BluntCR3Wz420 brigade, a dangerous show of force
1/7
2020
The Clausowitz account has now been removed. I've converted and archived the World War 3 book for researchers. Whoe… https://t.co/JVpK2ydMxn
1/6
2020
Well this is novel (heh): a fake account playing off political divisions on Soleimani is promoting a 616 page, pro-… https://t.co/5zlI53fVhI @AssalRad I'd be cautious about amplifying this: https://t.co/3FUZmXptExFake accounts trying to stoke political tensions related to Iran with racist baiting of prominent personalities and… https://t.co/YlzL8NsMEK @PreetBharara Good mixture of reporters near/on the ground, aggregators, and actual experts: @lrozen,… https://t.co/BMPSffxfo5 @wbm312 @GUNSHIPMUSIC And after you have to develop opinions about preamps, and then to the cartridge market. It’s never ending.Trump’s blusterous rhetoric & bravado will throw us headfirst into a real & reckless war. Diplomacy & deescalation… https://t.co/O2uSAtjULF
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1/5
2020
@DefTechPat @JohnHultquist @jamesrbuk I think the attribution for the tanker attacks is the IRGC's navy. https://t.co/cZtNOwyq1B @DefTechPat @JohnHultquist @jamesrbuk That's a bit of conjecture that makes some meaningful assumptions about the I… https://t.co/NblxCOdZCU @DefTechPat @JohnHultquist @jamesrbuk Sure, and I recognize ZeroCleare/Dustman is an active and destructive campaig… https://t.co/VjIq1CsES8 @JohnHultquist @jamesrbuk As always, I follow in your footsteps! @JohnHultquist @jamesrbuk I'm being purposefully terse and contrarian; Iranian hackers are still going to hack, an… https://t.co/qZ7hCAn44S @JohnHultquist @jamesrbuk It's degrees of public plausibility: harder to argue 'we didn't put a specialized explosi… https://t.co/LzPnVhpzCZ @hackerfantastic @kbrackson Who needs OPSec when you can deface with complete impunity! Better yet, it’s free professional advertising.
1/4
2020

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