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Big Data: The Security Perspective (Part 1)

Big Data: The Security Perspective (Part 1) | Information wars | Scoop.it
One of the hottest buzzwords of the past year was “big data,” but what does it really mean? And what does it mean in terms of security? In this article, ...
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Counter-Swarm: A Guide to Defeating Robotic Swarms

Counter-Swarm: A Guide to Defeating Robotic Swarms | Information wars | Scoop.it
War on the Rocks is expanding, and we need your help! Please support us on Indiegogo! Editor’s note: This is the last article in a six-part...
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Egypt youth embracing radicalization

Egypt youth embracing radicalization | Information wars | Scoop.it
After a long wait, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis – a group active in northern Sinai – has moved from the stage of sympathizing with ISIS to being a part of the international organization.
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Any Vietnam in Yemen will not be Egypt's Vietnam

Any Vietnam in Yemen will not be Egypt's Vietnam | Information wars | Scoop.it
( Yemen 's sixties civil war- gettyimages) After Saudi Arabia and its regional allies started their air strikes against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, it did not take long for Egypt to ...
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Iraqi militia so incensed by U.S. jets joining campaign to recapture Tikrit, they lay down arms and refuse to fight

Iraqi militia so incensed by U.S. jets joining campaign to recapture Tikrit, they lay down arms and refuse to fight | Information wars | Scoop.it
Washington has pushed for Shiite militias to leave the battlefield,but the militias outnumber the regular Iraqi government troops by more than six to one in Tikrit
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Egypt poised to join Saudi assault on Yemen rebels

Egypt poised to join Saudi assault on Yemen rebels | Information wars | Scoop.it
Egypt said it was willing “to send ground forces if necessary” to back an Arab-led offensive against Shiite rebels that has become a showdown between the major powers in the Middle East.
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ISIS: INSIDE THE ARMY OF TERROR by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan

ISIS: INSIDE THE ARMY OF TERROR by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan | Information wars | Scoop.it
Each evening the nightly news seems to zero in on another story that relates to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  We are bombarded with border crossings into Syria from Turkey, the state...
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China Reveals Its Cyberwar Secrets

China Reveals Its Cyberwar Secrets | Information wars | Scoop.it
In an extraordinary official document, Beijing admits it has special units to wage cyberwar—and a lot of them. Is anybody safe?
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Expert Fears White House Deliberately ‘Whitewashing’ Iran, Hezbollah Terror Threat

Expert Fears White House Deliberately ‘Whitewashing’ Iran, Hezbollah Terror Threat | Information wars | Scoop.it
A recent US Intelligence report which appears to downplay the terrorist activities from Iran and its proxy groups has raised questions about what could have motivated the change from previous similar reports. Cliff May, President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington DC think tank, called the Director of National Intelligence’s 2015 Worldwide Threat Assessment “disturbing.” May said he is worried that the Administration is attempting to minimize the terror threat of Iran
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Unleash the Swarm: The Future of Warfare

Unleash the Swarm: The Future of Warfare | Information wars | Scoop.it

Could swarms of low-cost expendable systems change how militaries fight? This is the third article in a six-part...

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For Hamas, Egypt is now the new "Israel"

For Hamas, Egypt is now the new "Israel" | Information wars | Scoop.it
(Photo via Reuters) For the Egyptian leadership and Hamas, February was a particularly bad month. The tension between the two sides has reached tipping point. The cascade of escalating events start...
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Jordanian king urges ‘World War 3’ to defeat ISIS threat

Jordanian king urges ‘World War 3’ to defeat ISIS threat | Information wars | Scoop.it
King Abdullah of Jordan has called the battle against the Islamic State “World War 3” in what is a “generational fight” to overcome these “outlaws of Islam.” Speaking to CNN, he implored all religions to come together, adding “this is our war.”
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Syria's Idlib city falls to al-Qaida-linked militants [big sunni counter-offensive: Syria, Yemen]

Syria's Idlib city falls to al-Qaida-linked militants [big sunni counter-offensive: Syria, Yemen] | Information wars | Scoop.it
The UK-based watchdog group said a number of Syrian soldiers were either killed or captured by the radical groups in Idlib since Saturday morning,adding that seven al-Qaida-linked militants were also killed d.
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Islamists enter flashpoint city of Idlib in northwest Syria

Islamists enter flashpoint city of Idlib in northwest Syria | Information wars | Scoop.it
Islamist rebels entered neighbourhoods in the regime-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria for the first time in four days of fierce clashes with government forces, a monitor reported.  "The armed groups have entered a number of areas inside the city and clashed violently with regime soldiers," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. He said the Islamists had advanced significantly from the northwestern and southeastern sides of the city, and that t
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One Professional Russian Troll Tells All

One Professional Russian Troll Tells All | Information wars | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what the daily life of a Russian Internet troll is like? Dmitry Volchek of RFE/RL's Russian Service talks to a young blogger who recently spent two months working at the country's mai...
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Russia playing the long game in global cyberwar campaign

Russia playing the long game in global cyberwar campaign | Information wars | Scoop.it
Russia's cyber-capabilites are the focus of much attention but it is playing the long game says one expert
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From The Israeli Army Unit 8200 To Silicon Valley

From The Israeli Army Unit 8200 To Silicon Valley | Information wars | Scoop.it
To understand Israel’s innovation success, look no further than the Israeli Defense Forces and the country’s mandatory policy of service for young adults...
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In praise of ... the Bardo museum in Tunisia | Emma Graham-Harrison

In praise of ... the Bardo museum in Tunisia | Emma Graham-Harrison | Information wars | Scoop.it
The museum in Tunis revels in an ancient heritage that is under attack by Islamic State militants. Let’s hope its spirit and treasures endure
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Ce que peut réellement Memex, le moteur de recherche du web profond américain - Diplomatie Digitale

Ce que peut réellement Memex, le moteur de recherche du web profond américain - Diplomatie Digitale | Information wars | Scoop.it
Memex, le moteur de recherche du Web profond de la DARPA, est entré en phase beta. Ses premiers succès présentent des menaces comme des opportunités.
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Major piece of Obama anti-IS strategy is stalled

Major piece of Obama anti-IS strategy is stalled | Information wars | Scoop.it
U.S. military and intelligence officials are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for political reconciliation in Iraq, a key tenet of the Obama administration's strategy to dislodge...
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Russia accuses United States of plot to oust President Vladimir Putin via opposition aid

Russia accuses United States of plot to oust President Vladimir Putin via opposition aid | Information wars | Scoop.it
Russia's Security Council has accused the United States of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by financing the opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations.
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Egypt closes 27,000 places of worship - Middle East

Egypt closes 27,000 places of worship - Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowment has shuttered 27,000 local places of worship under the pretext of fighting terrorism, while awarding 400 preaching permits to Salafists.
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Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats | Information wars | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other
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