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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.

Crowdsourcing Dystopia

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

Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Isis Partners With USAT To NFC-Enable 7,500 Vending Machines In Select Test Markets

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.paywithisis.com/">Isis</a>, the carrier-led mobile payments venture backed by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, is today announcing a partnership with <a target="_bla

Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Isis Launches In Austin & Salt Lake City

As <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/16/leaked-t-mo-photo-points-to-isis-mobile-wallet-debut-on-october-22/">previously</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/17/isis-mobile-payme

ISIS Mobile Payments To Launch On October 22, Aims To Be On 20 Handsets By Year’s End

Rumors of an<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/16/leaked-t-mo-photo-points-to-isis-mobile-wallet-debut-on-october-22/"> impending ISIS launch</a> have been swirling around for a while now, b

Leaked T-Mo Photo Points To ISIS Mobile Wallet Debut On October 22

The mobile wallet space is heating up — in that sun-peaking-over-the-mountains-and-evaporating-the-dew sort of way — and T-Mobile and co. won't be left behind. <a href="https://beta.tec
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