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Dad first, always. Anarcho-curious. Data maniac. Political most of the time. #FSD 学海无涯. tweets != employer.opinions
Sep 28, 2018 14 tweets 13 min read
Personalized #FF in a thread.
@WylieNewmark for bridging the Gap between cultural and political academia to operations.
@DrunkBinary for the constant onslaught of crowdsourced and community effort.
@hacks4pancakes and @jfslowik for the human side of ICS infosec. @CharlesDardaman for being a malware reversing trooper and an awesome drinking buddy.
@HumanMalware for staying real and putting the warfare in cyber warfare.
@QW5kcmV3 for talking about tough subjects and being operator af.
@notdan for giving me the other perspective.
Aug 24, 2018 25 tweets 5 min read
Late night thread bomb? Why not?

Today I made a comment that I think everyone should vote third party. I seemed to get a good bit of pushback, which I expected because, well, it's a political tweet and politics are polarizing.

Here's why I am undecided but supportive of third party candidates.

I am firmly Libertarian. I feel as though individual liberty is the answer to the vast majority of problems, and while I think the Non-Agression Policy (NAP) is flawed, we could do with significantly less war.
Aug 23, 2018 36 tweets 6 min read
Thread bomb!

"The U.S. is overly paranoid about China’s tech rise" @washingtonpost Opinion article.… This one is... interesting. Authored by WaPo's Fred Hu, the article alleges first that China's technological rise is non-malicious both in foundation and in intent. It goes on to allege that it's not altogether that powerful, and still depends on the US for much of its tech.
Aug 21, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
What, you thought no threadbomb today?

This is a particularly important piece of news. It goes a bit further than "ZOMG OUR ENEMIES ARE FRIENDS NOW!" There are deeper implications and likely caveats, but this is surely a sign of a deepening relationship. Right now, sanctions are hurting Russia, and the threat of sanctions and existing tariffs are hurting China. Decreased dependence on the US sounds good unless we're talking about nations that aren't strategic rivals and national security threats.
Aug 20, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
Daily Thread Bomb:

This one concerns the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, a bill criticized by China as being egregiously inflammatory.… As a self-professed China hawk, I firmly believe that if China is mad, we're heading in the right direction. However, there was a particular quote in the BI article that highlights the perception that China has of their influence in the United States.
Aug 19, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
Okay, here's another thread bomb that's pretty much me geeking out on one of the better public #ThreatIntelligence reports to be released on #Chinese threat actors in recent memory.…

H/T to @__winn and Sanil Chohan of @RecordedFuture 's Insikt Group. One of the bigger revelations of this report is the correlation between Chinese economic and political activity and cyberespionage, a clear trend laid out throughout the report using correlative analysis.

Basically, Chinese cyber activity directly correlated with BRI talks.
Aug 19, 2018 21 tweets 4 min read
Hey look, it's another thread on Chinese geopolitics!

This thread is concerning China's Belt and Road Initiative, better known by it's more sinister name and implication as the String of Pearls initiative.

So dating all the way back to Sun Tzu, the most infamously overquoted book on strategy in history (disclaimer: I have a Sun Tzu quote in my bio) China has based strategy on the simplest and most complicated board game in the world:

围棋 // Wei Qi // Go.
May 19, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Hey, here's a cool thing:

Today I'm driving 12 hours to a brand new city to start my first job in infosec. And I pretty much owe it to Twitter and @hacks4pancakes specifically. I just graduated college with a general comp sci degree and a mandarin Chinese degree. I remember one night in December, I was super anxious about finding that first job.
May 15, 2018 18 tweets 4 min read
So here's a master thread on ZTE. I'm going to use this in a blog post later on that's a bit more thought out and probably worded better...

But I don't want to leave this situation as FUD tweets and retweeting those who also understand the gravity of the situation. 1/18 Yesterday, our Commander in Chief announced he was working directly with President Xi to give Chinese telecom giant ZTE access to the American market. ZTE, close competitor to Huawei, has been barred from the US market for the last couple of years... 2/18