U.S. military cyber operation to attack ISIS last year sparked heated debate over alerting allies

Washington Post By Ellen Nakashima May 9 A secret global operation by the Pentagon late last year to sabotage the Islamic State’s online videos and propaganda sparked fierce debate inside the government over whether it was necessary to notify countries that are home to computer hosting services used by the extremist group, including U.S. allies…

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Jihadi Brides or Female Foreign Fighters? Women in Da´esh: from Recruitment to Sentencing

28 April  2017 By Ester E.J. Strømmen for Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) According to Ester Strømmen, gendered perceptions of violence and extremism affect how women in Da’esh have been described, presented, and subsequently treated. Indeed, those that have escaped the group’s clutches have received shorter sentences or pardons in courts of law, and they…

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Google 0-Day Hunters Find ‘Crazy Bad’ Windows RCE Flaw

Sunday, May 07, 2017 Swati Khandelwal  11.5K  2991  696  16.9K Update (Monday, May 08, 2017): Microsoft has released an emergency security update to patch below-reported crazy bad remote code execution vulnerability in its Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE) that affects Windows 7, 8.1, RT and 10 computers, as well as Windows Server 2016 operating systems. Google Project…

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International Order at Risk

Solutions Exist, but Political Will Is Lacking We stand on the shoulders of those who created the international order, which has prevented world war for more than 70 years. “[American leaders] who laid foundations of the contemporary world order, envisioned a world in which all peoples might pursue shared peace, prosperity and dignity. They hoped…

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