Hackers released a list showing the phone numbers and home addresses of nine alleged ISIS recruiters, in countries including Turkey, Indonesia, Kuwait, and Iraq. Alongside this, one of the hackers behind the leak detailed how the terrorist organization recruits members using the Internet.
According to the hacker, who goes by the moniker “JhonJoe,” a favorite venue for ISIS recruiters is Twitter. When the recruiters find someone who expresses views similar to their own, they’ll make contact using the direct message function on Twitter.
“We ran a sting operation to uncover this,” said JhonJoe, in an interview on Twitter.
Your child’s writings, texts etc., could get them arrested and put on the Terror Watch List.
Future policing and incarceration is becoming a reality, a B.S. study called “Profiling School Shooters: Automatic Text-Based Analysis” alleges DHS, teachers and psychologists can identify future school shooters based entirely on a students writings!
What’s that you say? It can’t possibly be real? But the study was conducted with the Department of Education (DOE)!
FBI Director James Comey continued his push for Silicon Valley to give the federal government backdoor access to encrypted data at a congressional hearing. However, the tech industry has told committee members that it’s not in their interest to help.
At a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday, Comey said that he wants Silicon Valley to create a workaround that would give the federal government access to encrypted data in their programs and hardware, even though more than 140 tech firms have come out against the idea.
Siri will be able to perform an important new trick when Apple’s next iPhones come out.
The virtual assistant will always have an ear open, listening for users to summon it, ever ready to answer questions or to assist with certain tasks.
There are a lot of unanswered questions around these “always listening” devices, such as how they can use the data and who they can share it with.
“[The license agreements] have an extraordinarily wide latitude,” Bruce Schneier, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law, said to Business Insider. “And that’s a huge worry.”
Reliable sources have informed the Examiner that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the largest school system in Maryland, has installed LanSchool in Chromebooks distributed to students.
As the product brochure disarmingly mentions, LanSchool can be used for real-time monitoring of student activity on the computer. The website states that “Thumbnail monitoring allows the teacher to quickly view each student’s screen. At a glance, it is easy to see which students are on or off task. Administrators can monitor up to 3000 students at a time and dual-monitors are supported.” The website goes on to say that “LanSchool v7.8 automatically logs all keystrokes on student machines. (This can be disabled if your organization has policies against keystroke monitoring) Months of keystrokes are kept in a rolling log that can be watched in real-time or exported to a .csv file.”
The Examiner has confirmed through knowledgeable sources that MCPS did not obtain parental authorization for the use of the intrusive software from students who were given Chromebooks with LanSchool installed.