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Eye on Extremism: July 7, 2020

“Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a United Nations aid helicopter in Nigeria's North-East region. The terrorists, according to the UN, launched the attack on Thursday in Damasak, Borno State, killing two civilians including a five-year-old child in the process. Edward Kallon, UN...
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The Cyber Terrorism Risk: Overblown?

A few years ago, the FBI Director at the time stated that ISIS was “waking up” to the idea of initiating a cyberattack against critical US infrastructure with sophisticated malware....

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CEP Senior Advisor Prof. Dr. Hany Farid writes: "The EARN IT Act is the culmination of years of cajoling, pleading, and threatening the technology sector to get its house in order. They have not, and so now is the time for legislation to rein them in."...
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"Another study, this time by the US-based Counter Extremism Project, released in 2018, noted that Facebook has helped Daesh grow fast by connecting its members with others with similar extremist views. The study, which analysed the online behaviour of a thousand users in 96 countries, found...
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Eye on Extremism: July 2, 2020

“Taliban commanders have confirmed that Russia has offered financial and material support to its members in exchange for attacking US forces in Afghanistan. The practice was first reported on Friday by The New York Times, which cited US intelligence officials. President Donald Trump has since...
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ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency in June 2020

Following is the June installment of “ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency,” a monthly update on the ongoing attacks by the terrorist group ISIS in central Syria. The May update can be read ...