Guest: Michael R. Davidson, Former Field Operative and Author of ‘Harry’s Rules’ (A CIA thriller)
TOPIC-KGB Enters the Social Network
Guest Opportunity: Michael R. Davidson, Former Field Operative and Author of ‘Harry’s Rules’ (A CIA thriller)
Did the Cold War end or did the KGB find a way to retain its power and dominate the new Russian Federation?
Reportedly, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (formerly part of the KGB) has purchased blogging and social networking programs. The investment will include software for surveillance and analytics but a large portion is to be used for ‘mass distribution of messages in social networks with a view to the formation of public opinion’.
Meet Michael R. Davidson:
Specialist on the persistent threat to US interests of Putin’s Russia
Seasoned veteran of the CIA’s legendary Clandestine Services with nearly 30 years of experience as a case officer and senior intelligence official at home and abroad
Over 17 years abroad in a variety of sensitive posts handling the most sensitive operations against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact
Former Chief of Internal Operations, in charge of CIA Operations in the USSR and Eastern Europe
Speaks Russian, Polish, French, Spanish and German
Founded two private sector international consulting companies and one industrial manufacturing company. Currently provides consulting and analyses related to economic development, as well as occasional work in the security field.
Date Recorded: 9/15/2012
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