terrorism

Nearly Half The Names On The US Terrorist Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

Today in bad news about the government watching you, we learnt that the US government’s terrorist watch list has doubled in recent years. What’s worse, however, is that the government admits that over 40 per cent of the people on that list have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation”. None.


Australian 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Poster Pulled After Controversial Terrorism References

Paramount Pictures in Australia is into some hot water today following a poster promo for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and its abstract links to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Whoops.


World Map Created By Plotting Out Each Terrorist Attack Since 1970

It’s incredibly sad that we can basically paint the map of our world just by using the locations of all terrorism acts since 1970. The brightest parts of the map show the areas of the world that have to deal with so much tragedy. The darkest parts are ‘safe’ because so few people live there.


Report: NSA Is Storing Tons Of Data From Citizens And Non-Targets

The Washington Post just published a huge NSA investigation. The findings, sadly, are unsurprising, but the scope is massive: nine out of 10 messages intercepted by the NSA come from regular folks, not targets, and those private conversations and photos have been living in plain view on NSA databases. Just ’cause you’re a citizen doesn’t mean you’re safe.


The TSA Is On The Lookout For Electronics That Won't Turn On

The US Transportation Security Administration has a new target: mobile phones and other electronics that won’t power up. At certain airports, if your device won’t turn on, it — and maybe you — won’t get on that plane.


Aussie Killed By Drone Strike In Yemen

Australia was yesterday violently and tragically dragged into the drone war being waged on terror by the United States in the Middle East, after an Australian with alleged terrorist ties was reportedly killed by a remote drone strike.


The UN's Map Of Drone Strikes Was Built By Architects

It’s rare to see architects working on security and human rights issues — but that’s exactly what’s happening right now, as a group of designers collaborate with the UN to document drone strikes in the Middle East.


Is Design To Blame If A Building Collapses After A Nuclear Attack?

The World Trade Center’s Tower 7 collapsed at 5.21pm on September 11, 2001, after fires ignited by debris from the first and second towers weakened its structural columns. But were the building’s designers and developers responsible for anticipating the attack?


US Air Force Officers Keep Leaving Nuclear Missile Doors Open

Not to scare you or anything, but US Air Force officers have left the blast doors to nuclear-tipped missiles open at least twice in the past year. These are the guys who help guard the launch codes who are also tasked with watching over the arsenal. Leaving the missiles available and unattended is a very, very big no-no.


Dick Cheney Was Scared Of Getting Assassinated By A Heart Hack

Though this sounds like a joke, former Vice President Don Cheney and his doctors were legitimately scared about him getting assassinated via terrorists hacking into his defibrillator and causing a heart attack. So they turned off the wireless feature so nobody would kill him via heart hack.