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Jihadi Social Media

by John Reed on June 27, 2011

By David Reeder The Investigative Project on Terrorism recently reported that jihadist organizations are establishing a Facebook presence (though it’s more accurate to say they’re increasing their Facebook presence). Groups such as al Qaeda and al Shabaab are using social media to “bypass restrictions on terrorist organizations and to pass on videos, pictures and documents […]

Sister site Kit Up! just posted this great piece on how DHS is set to field stand-off sensors to predict if a person is about to commit a crime or terrorist act. As Kit Up! Editor Christian Lowe describes it, the system, developed by MIT spin-off Draper Labs, (developer of the Inertial Navigation System and employer of […]

By Kevin Coleman — Defense Tech Cyberwarfare Correspondent No one can dispute the huge success of the United States military and intelligence forces last week in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. SEAL Team Six eliminated an evil presence that posed a real threat to the United States. The digital data collected by those […]

Here’s something that’s been on our minds for a few days now. What if Moammar Gadhafi turns to terror strikes as retaliation for the international bombing campaign against his forces? We all know Gadhafi is no stranger from using such tactics from bombing several European airports and a Berlin nightclub to blowing up Pan Am flight […]

Remember that fully submersible drug smuggling submarine found in a remote jungle shipyard by Ecuadoran authorities last year? Last month, we reported how the advent of full-on submarines has prompted U.S. and Latin American officials to up their game for hunting drug runners. Now, it seems counter-drug officials have a new worry regarding the stealthy […]