A new report by the US President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is advising outgoing President Obama to revamp America's biodefense strategy to meet the threats posed by CRISPR and other advanced biotechnologies.
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If this face seems familiar, it's probably because you've seen it associated with any number of recent terror incidents. This man has apparently died at least three times since January, most recently in the terrorist attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. So what gives? A France24 investigation provides the answer.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told ABC World News Tonight's David Muir that he remains opposed to giving the FBI a skeleton key that would allow it to break into one of the San Bernardino shooter's iPhones.
Extremist terrorist groups use social media to rally support around the world, using sites like Twitter to mobilize sympathizers into possible plots. But in a blog post earlier this month, Twitter says that kind of behaviour flagrantly violates its terms of service, and reports that it's suspended tens of thousands of primarily pro-ISIS accounts since May.
Video: The Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, has quickly risen to power in the regions of Iraq and Syria in the past few years. This map by Peter Ridilla tracks the groups' spread across the region. The Islamic State is shown in red against the rest of the region, what started off in just a few areas a few years ago has now crossed multiple borders, multiplied itself, and grown terrifyingly fast in recent months.
In the past few months, dozens of media outlets reported on a disturbing secret app being used by ISIS members to exchange secure messages. The media reports were based on one another, as well as the word of a volunteer hacking collective called Ghost Security Group (GSG). Another story has also made the rounds recently: That this same group, GSG, found information and used it to stop a mass terrorist attack. These are compelling, terrifying stories — and they're both stories with many holes, from a strange and unverifiable source.
A 19-year-old US citizen was arrested in Pennsylvania today for using the internet to recruit for ISIS. From within his parents' house, Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz created a stockpile of weapons and spent his days chatting about buying women as slaves and killing US soliders, using Twitter handles like @MuslimBruh0.
This should not come as a surprise, but Anonymous is probable not going rid the world of terror with its myriad "ops." In fact, the latest reports indicate that the leaderless pack of hacktivists is not only incapable of disrupting ISIS, it seems like Anonymous is totally f**king this one up.
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.