by the way

While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
In Moderation

Leaked Documents Show How Instagram Polices Content to Prevent ‘PR Fires’

Besides revenge porn and terrorism, flags for moderators include ‘Nazi,’ ‘Cartel,’ and ‘Gang,’ according to leaked training documents for Instagram workers.
Joseph Cox

The International Monetary Fund Has a Dystopian Vision for the Blockchain

IMF head Christine Lagarde wants to “fight fire with fire” in order to regulate cryptocurrencies.
Jordan Pearson

Here’s the FBI’s Internal Presentation About the 9/11 Attacks

FBI documents obtained by Florida Bulldog offer more questions than answers about the circumstances surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
Sarah Emerson

Homeland Security Will Begin “Heightened Screening” of Phones on All US-Bound Flights

In March, the agency announced a ban on electronics on US-bound flights coming from the Middle East and North Africa.
Kaleigh Rogers

UK Cops Say Visiting the Dark Web Is a Potential Sign of Terrorism

In a leaflet distributed as part of a nationwide counter-terrorism campaign, police tell citizens to be on the lookout for anyone using the dark web.
Joseph Cox
Bad bug

Facebook Exposed Moderators to the Very Suspected Terrorist Groups They Were Monitoring

One moderator fled the country and went into hiding.
Ben Sullivan
Internet Insecurity

A TV Hack Appears to Have Sparked the Middle East's Diplomatic Crisis

Alleged hackers broke into a TV station to broadcast and tweet fake news, provoking a huge diplomatic incident.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
"Upload Knights"

How Terrorists Slip Beheading Videos Past YouTube’s Censors

Other jihadi propaganda on the video-sharing platform may be visually more low-key, but are just as insidious in their own ways.
Rita Katz

UK Police Charge Activist Under Terrorism Law for Refusing to Hand Over Passwords

Borders are hostile places for keeping information secure.
Joseph Cox
Cyber terrorism

The Islamic State's Tech Support Is Worried About CIA Hacking Tools

Whether Islamic State supporters will actually learn anything from reading the documents is another matter, though.
Joseph Cox
Cyber terrorism

Inside the Site Teaching Islamic State Supporters How to Use Encryption

A 34-year-old man from Cardiff was arrested for creating videos offering cybersecurity tips that were then posted on an Islamic State supporter site.
Joseph Cox