Michael Kearns: CIA Agents in China Wiped Out…

China killed CIA sources, hobbled U.S. spying from 2010 to 2012: NYT China killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach whose origin has not been identified, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Michael Kearns: Insights on Facebook Data & Psychological Profiling — Hyped but Interesting

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​ Phi Beta Iota: Cambridge Analytica appears to have some deep talents but …

Michael Kearns: Yonatan Zunger on Trump’s Coup

Trial Balloon for a Coup? Analyzing the news of the past 24 hours The theme of this morning’s news updates from Washington is additional clarity emerging, rather than meaningful changes in the field. But this clarity is enough to give us a sense of what we just saw happen, and why it happened the way it did. …