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ISIS Customer Service Digital Security Manual

ISIS has 24-hour help desk for terrorists

November 20th, 2015

New reports detailing the activities of ISIS, which is responsible for the recent attacks on Paris, Beirut and for taking down a Russian passenger jet, reveal that the organization employs a 24-hour customer support service that can help out with various digital problems its members may have. The same tech-savvy group manning the round-the-clock service …

Encrypted Chat Telegram ISIS

Encrypted chat app Telegram reverses stance, bans 78 ISIS accounts

November 19th, 2015

Some people suspect that the ISIS group involved in the November 13th attacks on Paris used encrypted apps and services to communicate, with Telegram being highlighted as one chat app that ISIS-affiliated members favor. However, there’s no official proof the attackers actually used encrypted devices and services to talk to each other when planning attacks. …

Ben Carson ISIS Washington Post Editorial

Ben Carson has a really stupid idea for fighting ISIS

November 19th, 2015

I honestly did start reading Ben Carson’s opinion piece in The Washington Post with an open mind. After all, it’s been clear that the Obama administration’s plans to counter Islamic State haven’t been effective so far and I was curious to see what an outside critic actually proposed as an alternative. So I read Carson’s editorial …

Police Raid Paris Kills ISIS

ISIS mastermind behind Paris attack killed during police raid, France confirms

November 19th, 2015

French police and special forces conducted a massive raid in Paris’ suburb Saint-Denis in the early hours on Wednesday morning. Heavy gunfire and explosions were heard near an apartment building where individuals suspected of being linked to the Paris attacks were hiding, including the person who may have planned the November 13th assault on Paris. Two people …

Paris Attacks Encryption Debate

McCain wants to legislate encryption even though there’s no evidence it helped ISIS in Paris attacks

November 19th, 2015

While it’s suspected that encrypted communication services may have helped ISIS coordinate attacks on Paris, there’s no evidence to actually prove it. Even so, some members of Congress are already talking about legislating encryption, potentially requiring tech companies to include backdoors into encrypted products that could be used by spy agencies to prevent similar tragedies …

Isis Facebook

Facebook deactivates the account of a woman whose first name is ‘Isis’

November 18th, 2015

In the wake of the horrifying terror attacks in Paris last week, Facebook de-activated the account of a San Francisco-based engineer whose real name is Isis Anchalee. The removal, which was ultimately reversed, highlights the ongoing battle Facebook has with respect to users with real names that the social networking giant nonetheless deems to be …

ISIS Sharia Law No Beer Sex

How ISIS will punish you for drinking a beer, talking to women and more

November 18th, 2015

The fact that Islamic State members go into other countries to commit acts of terrorism is bad enough. But actually living under them might be even worse, as testimony from people who once lived in ISIS-controlled territories shows us. A lengthy article in The Daily Beast tells us that ISIS will enact severe punishments on its citizens/prisoners for …

Paris ISIS Attacks Encryption

Selling us safety: The huge PR problem spy agencies have on their hands

November 18th, 2015

The horrendous November 13th attacks on Paris are exactly what intelligence agencies have told us all along: Something bad will happen because they can’t conduct massive surveillance operations in light of the Snowden revelations, and because more products and online services offer end-to-end encryption that can’t be tapped into. The NSA and all its international …