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The British Are Coming (For Google And Facebook Data On American Servers)

The US and UK are currently holding secret meetings with the hopes of making it easier for police and spy agencies to access emails and other electronic data held by private companies on both sides of the Atlantic, the Washington Post reports.


Is This Vigilante Group Fighting ISIS Or Just Feeding The Media A Fat Load Of Crap? 

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.


Twitter Clarifies Guidelines About Banned Content, Touches Doxxing, Revenge Porn And Self-Harm

The social media website has updated its official rules relating to online abuse and what materials can be posted on its network, by broadly outlining a range of impermissible behaviours and transmissions.


Teen Arrested For Using 57 Twitter Accounts To Recruit For ISIS From His Parents' House

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.


The DHS Has Vague Plans To Find Terrorists On Facebook

The Department of Homeland Security is planning to look more closely at visa applicants’ social media footprints before letting them into the country.


Anonymous Is Really Screwing Up Its War On ISIS

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.


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.


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