ISIS ‘Kill Lists’ Increasingly Target U.S. Civilians

Pro-ISIS hacking groups have started including American civilians along with military, government, and law enforcement personnel on “kill lists,” consistent with the terror group’s effort to expand attacks to random targets and instill fear in the public, according to a new report. The SITE Intelligence Group, an organization that monitors jihadist propaganda, examined eight lists…

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Google and Facebook Quietly Escalate Their Cyber-War on ISIS

The two tech giants have stepped up their fight using the same technology used to remove videos with copyrighted content. Silicon Valley has long struggled with how to police inappropriate or even criminal content. Earlier this year, Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter agreed to work with the European Union to identify and combat hate speech…

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Insecurity for Cybersecurity

There’s been no better magic word than “cybersecurity” to crack open technology investors’ wallets. Corporate executives feared their companies could be the next victim of embarrassing digital incursions like the ones at Target, Sony and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, so they earmarked big budgets for technology defenses. The rising tide of cyberattacks lifted all the companies selling…

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New FCC Rules Will Protect Undersea Cables From Natural Disaster and Cyberwarfare

It’s easy to forget about the submarine cables that lie beneath our oceans, but without them, the world would come to a standstill. The cables that connect six of the Earth’s continents are vitally important, accounting for more than 95 percent of phone calls, internet service, and data traffic between the United States and the…

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