1. DooKey

    Twitter Deleted 270,000 Terrorism Accounts in the Second Half of 2017

    Twitter managed to delete over 270K terrorism-related accounts in the second half of last year by mostly using internal tools they developed in-house. They say three-quarters of those accounts were taken down before they could send out a single tweet. I think all of us can agree terrorism is a...
  2. R

    ISIS Used eBay To Send Money To A US Operative

    A recently unsealed affidavit alleges that U.S. citizen Mohamed Elshinawy pledged allegiance to ISIS and received about $8,700 from the terrorist organization through PayPal under the cover of fake computer printer sales. Elshinawy was arrested over a year ago following a surveillance operation...
  3. FrgMstr

    YouTube Statement on Fighting Online Terror Content

    YouTube has updated its blog on its commitment to fight terror content online. YouTube is claiming that its machine learning capabilities has allowed it to remove 75% of the offending content before ever being flagged by a human being, which is very impressive to say the least. It went on to...
  4. Bees

    NSA Changes Rules to Spy Less on American Citizens

    Big Brother is watching less closely, as the National Security Agency announced the stoppage of a controversial act in their warrantless wiretapping activities. Previously, an American citizen’s text and email communication mentioning foreign people of interest had been marked for collection...
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    UK Government Renews Calls for WhatsApp Backdoor after London Attack

    Looks like big brother is at it again in the UK, which shouldn't be surprising considering it is the land of CCTV. The debate between privacy and security is not a new one, which has been highlighted by both the Apple FBI decryption case as well as the many conflicts between WhatsApp and the...
  6. Zarathustra[H]

    Method to Bring Down Malicious Drones is Effective, but Illegal

    What once seemed like science fiction, people either accidentally doing harm with unmanned aerial drones at airports, or intentionally causing harm through terrorism, is not quite as far fetched as it once was. The FAA receives more than 100 reports every month of drones flying too close to...