Tag: Terrorism

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

A key US spy tool will lapse at year’s end unless Congress and the White House can cut a deal

November 15, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

With just seven weeks until the end of the year, the Biden administration is running out of time to win the reauthorization of a spy program it says is vital to preventing terrorism, catching spies and disrupting cyberattacks. The tool, […]

Defense, Industry

Senate GOP set to block domestic terrorism bill as gun debate heats up

May 26, 2022


On Thursday, Senate Republicans are set to block legislation intended to combat domestic terrorism. And they’re all over the place on whether homegrown extremism even needs more federal attention. In the wake of a recent racist shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., […]

Federal, Policy

House passes domestic terrorism bill after Buffalo shooting

May 19, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress […]


US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports

July 20, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with […]


ISIS hacker gets 20 years for giving terrorists US military kill list

September 26, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

An overseas hacker from the group Kosovo Hacker’s Security was handed a 20-year term Friday. This is the nation’s first prosecution of a hacker trying to carry out an act of terrorism. Kosovo citizen Ardit Ferizi, a 20-year-old with the […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Twitter says it shuttered 235k accounts linked to terrorism in 6 months

August 19, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Twitter said Thursday it has shut down 235,000 accounts linked to violent extremism in the last six months alone. That brings the total number of terminated Twitter accounts associated with terrorism to 360,000 since mid-2015. San Francisco-based Twitter, which had […]


Brussels terror attacks: Why ramping up online surveillance isn’t the answer

April 4, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

ISIL is not only fighting a cultural war; it’s fighting a media war. For that reason maybe we should stop talking about it as though it were a “real” war. As though there were valiant warriors on both sides. As […]


Cyberwar keeps CIA’s Brennan up at night

February 17, 2016

Via: FCW

CIA Director John Brennan said he believes it is inevitable that the Islamic State group will try to stage an attack on American soil, and the growing threat of cyberwarfare “really is the thing that keeps me up at night.” […]


Obama wants help from tech firms to fight terrorism

December 7, 2015

Via: CIO

U.S. President Barack Obama is seeking the help of tech companies to combat terror threats, which he described as entering a new phase.Obama’s remarks could put into sharp focus again the demand by law enforcement agencies for tech companies to […]


US airport screeners missed 95% of weapons, explosives in undercover tests

June 1, 2015

Via: David Kravets

Transportation Security Administration screeners allowed banned weapons and mock explosives through airport security checkpoints 95 percent of the time, according to the agency’s own undercover testing. ABC News reported the results on Monday, but Ars could not independently confirm them. […]