TERRORISTS

Bitcoin

New Bill Asks Homeland Security to Investigate Whether Terrorists Use Bitcoin

Despite little evidence.
Jordan Pearson
5.19.17
Features

Illegal Trees: The Tunisian Smuggling Racket You’ve Never Heard Of

"Everyone works with corruption."
Sarah Souli
11.23.16
Internet

Sen. Feinstein Says Terrorists Only Need The Internet and Encryption To Attack

Who needs bombs and guns?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.9.16
ISIS

Some Jihadists Are Really Bad At Recommending Encryption

The new issue of Al Risalah includes a section that takes into account very recent developments in cybersecurity.
Joseph Cox
10.25.15
All Fronts

Tomorrow's Terrorist

Drawn from real world examples, an imagining of some of the tools a terrorist or insurgent of the future might use.
Peter Singer
9.17.15
News

The US Military Wants to Disrupt Terrorist Bounties With Virtual Currencies

Terrorist hunting needs a 21st century overhaul, according to the government.
Jordan Pearson
7.21.15
Canada

Spies Know What You're Downloading on Filesharing Sites, New Snowden Docs Show

A program called LEVITATION monitored users of file sharing websites such as Rapidshare and the now-defunct Megaupload for suspicious activity.
Matthew Braga
1.28.15
Motherboard Blog

The Most Laudable George W. Bush Supercut Ever Made

Today, right before our 237th Independence Day, I want you to check out a film that you should watch with very little context.
Jeffrey Bowers
7.3.13
Motherboard Blog

In the Future, Giant Inflatable Balls Will Save the Subway from Floods and Terrorists

A bunch of news outlets are running stories on a gigantic inflatable subway being built by the Department of Homeland Security to keep terrorists out of our transit tunnels.
Brian Merchant
11.2.12
Motherboard Blog

How the U.S. Exploits the Myth That Hackers Will Take Down Our Power Grid

Last week, Leon Panetta stoked some fears and drew bloggy jeers when he warned of an incoming "cyber Pearl Harbor." The gloomy song and dance, which we've heard played out so many a time now, made a chorus of hackers' alleged ability to disrupt transit...
Brian Merchant
10.15.12
Motherboard Blog

ONES + ZEROS: MPEE3s, Bath Salt Zombies, and Obama's E-War

Ones and Zeros is Motherboard's weekly investigation into the weird particle accelerator of the world as seen through the eyes of the internet.
ALEC LIU
6.1.12