drones
The UN's Map of Drone Strikes Was Built by Architects

It's rare to see architects working on security and human rights issues—but that's exactly what's happening right now, as a group of designers collaborate with the UN to document drone strikes in the Middle East. Read More >>

privacy
Who Thinks Letting Cops Use Facial Recognition Devices Is a Bad Idea?

In the past couple years, companies like Google and Facebook have struggled to find the right balance between useful and creepy with the development of facial recognition technology. Some law enforcement agencies, however, are not holding back their enthusiasm, and nobody's going for it quite like the cops in San Diego. Read More >>

olympics
Local Vigilantes Caused More Hassle During the Olympics Than Terrorists, Says Lord Coe

UK-based antagonist groups like Fathers4Justice triggered more worry for Olympic organisers during London 2012 than the nebulous global terror and cyber-warrior threat, according to games boss Lord Coe. Perhaps those tower block missile units put off the real bad boys? Read More >>

health
Dick Cheney Was Scared of Getting Assassinated by a Heart Hack

Though this sounds like a joke, former US Vice President Don Cheney and his doctors were legitimately scared about him getting assassinated via terrorists hacking into his defibrillator and causing a heart attack. So they turned off the wireless feature so nobody would kill him via heart hack. Read More >>

science
The New Deadliest Substance Known to Man Is Top Secret (For Now)

Scientists recently discovered a new type of botulinum toxin (a.k.a. botox) that they believe is the deadliest substance known to man. Because they've yet to discover an antitoxin, researchers won't publish the details of gene sequence due to security concerns—a first for the scientific community. Thank God. Read More >>

drones
Inside Al Qaeda's Half-Baked Plans to Take Down U.S. Drones

As much as Americans like to gripe about it Stateside, their complaints about the drone program are nothing compared to those of Al Qaeda. The terrorists don't like drones, because drones are designed to kill terrorists. According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, however, Al Qaeda's about to fight back. Read More >>

security
The Mastermind of 9/11 Kept Sane in Jail by Designing a Vacuum Cleaner

Besides being waterboarded and kept awake for 180 hours, there's not an awful lot to do when you're in the custody of the CIA for orchestrating the biggest terrorist attack in American history. So after he spilled all the secrets he could spill, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed did what anyone in his position would do to pass the time: He designed a vacuum cleaner. Read More >>

wtf
The Feds Say That Two Guys Made an X-Ray Weapon to Sicken People

In an attempt to "secretly sicken opponents of Israel" and presumably star as the bad guys in a barely believable action movie, two guys from New York have been accused by the FBI of assembling a portable X-Ray weapon that would shoot lethal doses of radiation. Seriously. They were going to sell it to Israel or the KKK. Read More >>

design
The Logos of Terrorist Organisations Predictably Love Using Guns

In a book called Branding Terror, Francesco Trivini Bellini and former United Nations counter-terrorism analyst Artur Beifuss compiled the logos and brand identities of terrorist organisations "from al-Qaeda to the Real IRA" and analysed them as they would any logo. It's fascinating to approach the identity of the terrorists from a graphic design perspective. Read More >>

internet
EU Wants "No Terrorists" Clause Added to ISP Contracts and a Big Red Terrorist Reporting Button

The EU's CleanIT group has published plans on how it believes terrorist use of the web could be curtailed, with one laughably useless suggestion saying that ISPs should add a clause to their contracts insisting that people don't use their web connections for evil purposes. That's sure to work. Read More >>

twitter
US Government Wants the FBI to Shut Down Hamas Twitter Accounts

Twitter has moved far beyond just being a service you tweet about your lunch on, and along with the many useful services it's a platform for, it can also be a tool for terrorism and violence. At least that's how bits of the US government see it, and that's why they're asking the FBI to shut down Hamas-related Twitter accounts. Read More >>

security
Two Arrested at Heathrow Over New Terror Threats

Two passengers coming into the country from Egypt were arrested at Heathrow last night, as counter terrorism police held them under suspicion of doing much worse things than ogling the flight crew. Read More >>

war
The US Government Unleashes the Wrath of Internet Trolls on Al-Qaeda

It's invaded their countries, used deadly, invisible drones to blow them up and killed their leader, but now the US is really gonna hit Al-Qaeda where it hurts -- the internet forums. I can hear them quaking in their bomb-filled boots from here. Read More >>

war
Seized Memory Card Contained al Qaeda Documents Encoded in Porn

Last year, Maqsood Lodin was being interviewed by police after he'd travelled to Pakistan. When his questioners found a memory card in his underwear, they were suspicious—but it seemed only to contain porn. Later investigation, however, reveals that one film was actually encoded with more than 100 secret al Qaeda documents. Read More >>

war
This Memo Killed Osama Bin Laden

The pen is mightier than the Seal Team 6, or something like that. Read the letter that officially made Bin Laden a dead man, straight off of CIA letterhead. Read More >>

hacking
The Police and MI6 Come Down Like a Tonne of Bricks as Two British Teens Arrested Over Terror Line Hacking

Well that didn’t take long. Mess with the police and MI6 and you’ll get your arse handed to you. Two teenagers from the West Midlands have already been arrested for the embarrassing Teampoison anti-terror hotline hacking from yesterday. Read More >>

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