Canadian firm caught New Zealand ISIS jihadist’s blunder on twitter

Jeff Weyers of iBRABO, a Canadian open source intelligence site, spoke to the Vancouver Observer about open source security intelligence, and about Canadian examples being referenced in ISIS propaganda. Jenny Uechi   Jan 3rd, 2015   An Ontario-based open source intelligence research group, iBRABO, exposed a New Zealand ISIS fighter who was unwittingly broadcasting his location in Syria on twitter. Mark…

How ISIS Games Twitter

The militant group that conquered northern Iraq is deploying a sophisticated social-media strategy. J.M. Berger Jun 16 2014, 2:00 PM ET Pete Simon/Flickr The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that…

Tech Companies Shine Some Light on National Security Requests

  “Transparency reports” reveal insights about the requests made in the name of national security—including information that was previously kept secret. By Mike Orcutt on March 10, 2014 Why It Matters Revelations about surveillance by the U.S. government cast doubt on the privacy of user data held by technology companies. Newly released reports from Web…