Monday, October 12, 2015

Activist try to counter ISIS abuse of social media; encrypted terror threats may be impossible for law enforcement to detect now


Simon Cotte has a rather interesting article in The Atlantic, Oct. 8, 2015, about a “volunteer” anti-ISIS activist nicknamed Mikro, somewhere probably in eastern Europe (maybe a former Soviet republic) who helps Twitter blacklist suspect accounts.  It’s not clear how he gets paid (ask that about Snowden, too), or whether innocents could get misidentified.  The link to the story is here.
  
And NBC News reports FBI director James Comey as saying that “dozens” in the US are in encrypted communication with ISIS, and currently US intelligence or law enforcement is unable to monitor them.

 

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