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Encrypted terrorist communication

Fighters from the Islamic State terrorist organization use digital media and also Playstation 4 consoles for communication and propaganda purposes. What does this mean for security services?

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Encrypted terrorist communication # Shift # 21.12.2015

Fighters from Islamic State communicate with each other using digital apps such as Telegram. The app uses strong encryption technology, making their communications inaccessible to prying eyes. The terror group is also believed to be using Playstation 4 consoles to plan operations. The international hacker group Anonymous says it’s going to take on Islamic State in cyberspace. What is Anonymous doing – and is it useful in the battle against IS?

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