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Teen Sentenced To 11 Years In Jail For Tweets Supporting ISIS

An American teenager was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for providing material support to terrorism. But Ali Shukri Amin, just 17 years old, never committed violence in the name of radical Islamic terrorism. His crime was running a Twitter account that celebrated the terrorist group and taught others how to send money through Bitcoin.

Retweets Kinda Are Endorsements If You're Retweeting ISIS

You can claim your retweets aren’t endorsements, but if you’re retweeting known terrorists on a regular basis, feds in the US may just use that as evidence to arrest you.

We're Getting A Big Red Button To Report ISIS Propaganda Online

As part of the Australian bid to combat IS and other terrorist groups around the world, new funding is being assigned to stop kids being radicalised online. Part of the funds will also be going to a new online reporting tool to help citizens say something when they see something online.

Australia Just Staged A Massive Counter Terrorism Exercise

Dubbed ‘Hermes Castle’, the multi-agency operation involved 450 police, emergency service and Defence personnel. The exercise is part of an ongoing commitment to testing and refining counter terrorism arrangements.

ISIS Has A New Terrorism Tactic: Doxing US Soldiers 

The Islamic State’s “Hacking Division” has posted personal information about more than 100 US military personnel online, and is encouraging supporters in America to use the info to kill the military members. Doxing is the latest digital weapon in ISIS’s tech-savvy arsenal.

Two Ex-Army Rangers Believe Thongs And Sarongs Will Defeat ISIS

I recently met two ex-Army Rangers in a bar, and got onto the topic of the war against ISIS. They told me they knew the solution: flip flops (or thongs). I scoffed, which probably isn’t something you should do to an Army Ranger’s face. And they put me in my place.

Tony Abbott Wants To Stop Kids Being Radicalised Online

Prime Minister Tony Abbott continues to charge down the National Security rabbit-hole, delivering a speech to the Australian Federal Police today on why we need metadata so bad, while adding that the Australian government needs to employ social media expert gurus to stop Aussie kids being “radicalised” online.

How Charlie Hebdo Created The Cover That Made Them A Terrorist Target

Back in 2006, Jérôme Lambert and Philippe Picard made this short documentary showing the creative process behind the first cover that made the fanatics to target Charlie Hebdo, a magazine that I used to read when I was a student in France. A unique look into a creative process that will surprise many Americans.

The Hackers Won. Now What?

Earlier today, the five largest movie theatre chains in the country decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie’s premiere altogether. And the ramifications of that choice are going to be felt for a long, long time.

Dumb Wi-Fi Network Name Delays Flight For Four Hours

Some asshat at Los Angeles International Airport ruined a plane-full of people’s days on Sunday night. He named a Wi-Fi network “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork”, and a passenger about to take off on a 9am flight to London noticed it. The plane didn’t take off until 1pm as a result.

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