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The hacker collective known as Anonymous first declared war on Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) supporters back in the Summer of 2014 with [Operation NO2ISIS](http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasperhamill/2014/06/27/anonymous-hacktivists-prepare-for-strike-against-isis-supporters/) which promised to target the online infrastructure of those countries sponsoring Islamic State militants. This declaration followed the hacking of an Anonymous Twitter account, …

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American technology companies are by implication evil, and aiding terrorist groups such as Islamic State/ISIS according to a number of highly influential but terribly ill-informed Western players. Apple and Google have become the command and control networks of choice for terrorists and implementing full-device encryption by default will help Islamic …

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If it were not bad enough that the Iowa Division of Homeland Security official website was hacked, defaced and forced to close down temporarily it appears that another Iowa state government resource was also compromised a few weeks before. At the end of January the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission …

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Moazzam Begg, former [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2863.html"]Guantanamo Bay[/URL] detainee, is set to go back to the now closed suspected terrorist prison camp. But this time his stay will be purely virtual, on the Xbox 360. As strange as it might sound, a new computer game is being developed based upon life in Guantanamo …

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I am no great fan of the concept of National ID Cards, although my reasoning is not so much based upon distrusting the 'if you've done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear' argument nor even the 'big brother invasion of privacy' paranoia which seems to grip most of the …

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[URL="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,444089,00.html"]Fox News[/URL] is ominously warning about the potential of Twittering terrorists. The U.S. Army's 304th Military Intelligence Battalion released in mid-October [URL="http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/mobile.pdf"]a report [/URL]describing how a number of social media and other technologies, including Twitter, could be used by terrorists. After all, “Twitter has also become a social activism tool …

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[URL="http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/2008/06/always-read-small-print.html"]According to the New Scientist[/URL] it appears that Apple has decided to cover all bases when it comes to how iTunes is used. Apparently, buried deep within the [URL="http://developer.apple.com/softwarelicensing/agreements/pdf/itunesqtsitelicense.pdf"]iTunes End User License Agreement[/URL] is this little gem of a clause: "Licensee also agrees that Licensee will not use the Apple …

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A CIA analyst speaking at the SANS 2008 SCADA and Process Control Summit in New Orleans has admitted that hackers have not only been able to penetrate the power grids of several countries, but also successfully cut power to several cities, all from the relative safety of the Internet. Central …

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GPS satellite navigation devices have become an indispensable part of everyday life for millions of drivers the world over. Without these little technological route planning miracles, many of us would literally crash and burn as we struggled to regain control over that map while driving too fast and drinking a …

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[URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/news/107043/alqaeda-plot-to-blow-up-uk-internet.html"]Reports[/URL] have come in over the weekend of a series of dawn raids by the Metropolitan Police on a number of terrorist suspects with Al-Qaeda connections in London. All the suspects have been arrested. The raids follow the seizure of computer files last year suggesting that the target of their …

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The biggest test of Internet homeland security went pretty much unnoticed this week. Yet it represents the most serious attack on the Internet itself for five years. On the 6th February a 12 hour concerted Distributed Denial of Service attack took place aimed at the DNS root servers that manage …

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I was caught up in the travel nightmare that has been unraveling in the UK this week, the result of a major gambit in the ongoing ‘war on terror’ being foiled. Like many business travelers, I had been due to fly, short haul across into mainland Europe, when the news …

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