EU adopts rules on one-hour takedowns for terrorist content
The European Parliament approved a new law on terrorist content takedowns yesterday, paving the way for one-hour removals to become the legal standard across the EU. The regulation “addressing t
Cyber threats from the US and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure
Cyber-confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is increasingly turning to critical civilian infrastructure, particularly power grids, judging from recent press reports.
Facebook’s AI couldn’t spot mass murder
Facebook has given another update on measures it took and what more it’s doing in the wake of the livestreamed video of a gun massacre by a far right terrorist who killed 50 people in two mosque
WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies
Four months ago, when two commercial DJI-made drones loaded with 1 kilogram each of plastic explosive detonated during a speech from Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro at a military event in Caracas,
Facebook and the perils of a personalized choice architecture
The recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica chaos has ignited a fire of awareness, bringing the risks of today’s data surveillance culture to the forefront of mainstream conversations.
Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys
The Russian state telecommunication regulator has started to block Telegram, as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service
Tech giants told to remove extremist content much faster
Tech giants are once again being urged to do more to tackle the spread of online extremism on their platforms. Leaders of the UK, France and Italy are taking time out at a UN summit today to meet wit
YouTube launches its counter-terrorism experiment for would-be ISIS recruits
Google's experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank, Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. When
Telegram agrees to delete terrorist content in Indonesia following partial block
Messaging app Telegram has agreed to block terrorist-related content in Indonesia after the government threatened to block the service over fears it was enabling terrorist communication. The country&#
How consumer drones wind up in the hands of ISIS fighters
ISIS reportedly carried out its first successful drone attack this week, using a commercially available drone to deliver explosives and kill two Kurdish fighters. It’s an effort that has been a
Pro-ISIS Hacker Group Video Threatens Twitter, Facebook CEOs Over Account Suspensions
Twitter and Facebook have recently claimed to be stepping up their fights against extremist content being hosted on their platforms. Indeed, there is some evidence that certain tactics to counter extr
Study Of ISIS Extremists On Twitter Suggests Repeat Account Suspensions Do Take A Toll
A study of ISIS supporter activity on Twitter suggests the tactic of repeat account suspensions can take a toll on the spread of extremist propaganda on the platform.
After Paris Attacks, Telegram Purges ISIS Public Content
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and amid ongoing operations to catch the perpetrators, with fears of further attacks swirling -- secure messaging app Telegram has shuttered a swa
Researchers From Arizona State University Take The War Online Back To ISIS
Data analysts and "information cascade" experts are using their skills to frustrate the spread of terrorist ideology from groups like ISIS, who grow increasingly adept at online recruitment.
Violent extremism starts with an idea and an entrepreneur. On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different le
ISIS “Cyber Caliphate” Hacks U.S. Military Command Accounts
The Cyber Caliphate, a hacker group claiming association with terrorist group ISIS, today seized control of the @CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube accounts that represents U.S. central military command. Th
Isis Mobile Wallet Rebrands To Softcard To Distance From Militant Terror Group
Isis, the mobile wallet platform backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is rebranding. "In a few weeks, Isis Wallet will become Softcard. It's a different name for the same great way to pay," the c
Isis Mobile Wallet Rebrands To Distance Itself From Militant Group ISIS
Isis, the mobile wallet platform backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S., has decided to rebrand after its name became synonymous with "ISIS," an Islamic militant group linked to sec
Isis, The Mobile Payments Initiative From AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile, Launches Across The U.S.
Mobile wallet platform Isis, backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S., is kicking off its nationwide launch today, as previously planned. Alongside the launch, an updated version of t
Carrier-Backed Mobile Wallet Isis Ties Up With Chase, Amex, Ahead Of Nationwide Expansion
Carrier-backed mobile payments initiative <a target="_blank" href="http://www.paywithisis.com">Isis</a> is gearing up support for its mobile wallet platform ahead of the nationwide launch later this y