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Nowhere to hide?: "The FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users"

December 16th, 2014 No comments

The FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users | WIRED "Since Operation Torpedo, though, there’s evidence the FBI’s anti-Tor capabilities have been rapidly advancing. Torpedo was in November 2012. In late July 2013, computer security experts detected a similar attack through Dark Net websites hosted by a shady ISP called Freedom Hosting—court records have since confirmed it was
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7 held in Spain, Morocco over female Islamic State recruits

December 16th, 2014 No comments

middleeasteye.net, 7 held in Spain, Morocco over female Islamic State recruits "Spain’s interior ministry said four women, one of them a minor, and three men were arrested in Barcelona, Spain’s North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, and in the nearby Moroccan town of Castillejos."
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More than 120 people killed in Pakistan Taliban school siege, says official – live updates

December 16th, 2014 No comments

Guardian, More than 120 people killed in Pakistan Taliban school siege, says official – live updates more social media reaction here
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The Second Wives Club

December 12th, 2014 No comments

NewYorkObserver, The Second Wives Club: New Matchmaking Site for Muslim Polygamists "Yusuf Khan, a web developer and entrepreneur, launched the UK-based polygamy site three months ago. The site already has over 3,000 users, he said.

“SecondWife.com wasn’t planned,” Mr. Khan said by email. Originally, he had hoped to create a more traditional matchmaking site, but found that the market was
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Net radicalisation issues

December 12th, 2014 No comments

Muslims in Britain against extremists | All media content | DW.DE | 10.12.2014
"Young British Muslims are appearing in videos to show their solidarity
against IS, and to send the message that IS does not represent them or
their values. The videos enjoy tens of thousands of supporters, while
President Barack Obama has praised the campaign for its courage. But
other Muslim groups have
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Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State: Gaging Failure and Success in Online Jihad

December 12th, 2014 No comments

Rita Katz, Site Intelligence, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State: Gaging Failure and Success in Online Jihad
"We always hear about the overwhelming social media campaigns by the Islamic State (IS), and how they flood the internet with gruesome images of beheadings, threats, military achievements, and victories. But what about al-Qaeda (AQ) fighters and supporters? After all, geographically speaking,
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iReligion: Religious Elements of the Apple Phenomenon

December 10th, 2014 No comments

iReligion: Religious Elements of the Apple Phenomenon – Journal of Religion and Popular Culture – Volume 26, Number 3 /2014 – University of Toronto Press I haven’t read the entire article, due to the pay wall, but it looks interesting. Not sure if the tribulations some experienced with Yosemite and Mavericks form part of the ‘religious experience’.
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Defusing Taliban publicity

December 10th, 2014 No comments

Massoumeh Torfeh, aljazeera.com, Defusing Taliban publicity "Journalists in Afghanistan have decided for the second time this year to curtail their reporting on Taliban attacks as a means of reducing the impact of their message. The first such collective action was taken during the presidential elections when the Taliban were completely boycotted. This is a strategic decision according to Fahim
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CIA torture program

December 10th, 2014 No comments

Guardian, CIA torture program: Senate report details abuse of detainees – as it happened

Mother Jones, The Senate Just Released the CIA Torture Report. Read the Full Document
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Indian IS recruit ‘goes home after having to clean toilets’

December 2nd, 2014 No comments

Daily Mail, Indian IS recruit ‘goes home after having to clean toilets’ + iPod didn’t work
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