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German Spy Chiefs to Head to US as Snooping Row Widens | SecurityWeek.Com

German Spy Chiefs to Head to US as Snooping Row Widens | SecurityWeek.Com | Information wars | Scoop.it
German spy chiefs will travel to the United States to demand answers following allegations that US intelligence has been tapping Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
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US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State

US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State | Information wars | Scoop.it
Middle East allies accuse Barack Obama and David Cameron of failing to show strategic leadership in fight against Isil, as MPs could be given vote on whether to bomb Syria
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Al-Azhar goes online to fight extremism - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Al-Azhar goes online to fight extremism - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
As terrorist groups mobilize young Muslims in cyberspace, religious institutions in Egypt are reviving religious discourse and recruiting technology to counter extremist ideas.
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The 'Caliphate Cubs' of IS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The 'Caliphate Cubs' of IS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
According to witnesses, the Islamic State has been recruiting children in Iraq and Syria and enrolling them in special training camps.
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The Only Thing Iraq’s Sunnis and Shias Hate More Than Each Other Is the Islamic State | VICE News

The Only Thing Iraq’s Sunnis and Shias Hate More Than Each Other Is the Islamic State | VICE News | Information wars | Scoop.it
Iraq’s Sunni tribes and Shia militias are trying to put aside their history of bloodletting and find ways to support each other in the fight against the Islamic State.
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Iranian Demonstrations Heat Up In Kurdish Cities, Met With Military Violence

Iranian Demonstrations Heat Up In Kurdish Cities, Met With Military Violence | Information wars | Scoop.it
Demonstrations are spreading across the country's Kurdish cities where 25 people have been wounded as the military and police crack down on protests.
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Researchers mount cyber attacks against surgery robot

Researchers mount cyber attacks against surgery robot | Information wars | Scoop.it
A group of researchers from University of Washington have tested the security of a teleoperated robotic surgery system created by their coll...
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Separating myths from reality: Egypt’s heated religious debates

Separating myths from reality: Egypt’s heated religious debates | Information wars | Scoop.it
Last week, the privately owned Egyptian satellite channel Al-Qaherah wal Nas decided to pull the controversial talk show “With Islam” at Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh’s request. The show’s host, Islam al-B...
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Efforts to Fight Extremism in Education Misses the Point

Efforts to Fight Extremism in Education Misses the Point | Information wars | Scoop.it
On April 13, photos circulated in the Egyptian media of a book-burning ceremony. Several Ministry of Education officials can be seen in the pictures standing in a school courtyard, holding Egyptian flags and watching while a small pile of books...
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TV5Monde : comment les pirates ont débranché la chaîne

TV5Monde : comment les pirates ont débranché la chaîne | Information wars | Scoop.it
Sur le pont depuis l’attaque dont a été victime TV5 Monde, son directeur informatique Jean-Pierre Verines n’a pas fermé l’œil depuis...
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What Jordanians talk about when they talk about Israel

What Jordanians talk about when they talk about Israel | Information wars | Scoop.it
In Amman, a new think tank seeks to inject nuance into the conversation about the Jewish state and the Arab world
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Addressing the Challenge of "Cybercrime-as-a-Service"

Addressing the Challenge of "Cybercrime-as-a-Service" | Information wars | Scoop.it
Once you can see what files are doing and can identify them as malicious, even after a cyber attack, you need retrospective security in order to marginalize the impact of an attack
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Turkey Plans to Invade Syria, But to Stop the Kurds, Not ISIS

Turkey Plans to Invade Syria, But to Stop the Kurds, Not ISIS | Information wars | Scoop.it
The Turkish military is not enthusiastic and Washington may have its doubts, but President Erdogan appears determined to set up a buffer zone.
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The Arab World and Turkey

The Arab World and Turkey | Information wars | Scoop.it
( President Erdogan- Photo via AP) In a historic election, the Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lost its parliamentary majority. The consequences of these results are felt not just in...
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The need to reform Islam - Daily News Egypt

- Moha Ennaji By Moha Ennaji With the escalation of violence in the Middle East and North Africa, and in the wake of the deplorable terrorism in Paris, Musli
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US Govt proposes to classify cybersecurity or hacking tools as weapons of war | BetaNews

US Govt proposes to classify cybersecurity or hacking tools as weapons of war | BetaNews | Information wars | Scoop.it
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In a propaganda war against ISIS, the U.S. tried to play by the enemy’s rules

In a propaganda war against ISIS, the U.S. tried to play by the enemy’s rules | Information wars | Scoop.it
“Welcome to ISIS Land,” a State Department propaganda video that went viral, has become a flash point in a debate over how far the U.S. should go to engage a barbaric adversary online.
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APNewsBreak: Turkey, Saudi in pact to help anti-Assad rebels

APNewsBreak: Turkey, Saudi in pact to help anti-Assad rebels | Information wars | Scoop.it
ISTANBUL (AP) — Casting aside U.S. concerns about aiding extremist groups, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have converged on an aggressive new strategy to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad. The two countries — one a democracy,…
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Sisi Pulls the Plug on the Religious Debate

Sisi Pulls the Plug on the Religious Debate | Information wars | Scoop.it
Over the past two weeks, Egyptians were not occupied with the daily terrorist attacks in Cairo, Sinai and elsewhere in which dozens were killed, or with regional wars in Yemen, Libya, and Syria. Instead, the heated debate on the airwaves and in...
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Erdogan (#Turkey) lashes out at West and Russia for recognizing Armenian killings as genocide

Erdogan (#Turkey) lashes out at West and Russia for recognizing Armenian killings as genocide | Information wars | Scoop.it
Turkish President Erdogan has slammed the world leaders for recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide. The Turkish leader said countries like Germany, France and Russia should first "clean their own stains."
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Turkey Nurtures Egypt’s ‘Terrorist’ Muslim Brothers

Turkey Nurtures Egypt’s ‘Terrorist’ Muslim Brothers | Information wars | Scoop.it
While Cairo hands down death sentences, Ankara allows the Brotherhood to open TV stations. A close look at a rivalry shaping many Mideast conflicts.
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French TV network TV5Monde hit by massive cyberattack - CNN.com

French TV network TV5Monde hit by massive cyberattack - CNN.com | Information wars | Scoop.it
A French television network regained control of one of its 11 channels Thursday after a cyberattack crippled its broadcasts and social media accounts.
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Iraq: The lesser of two evils - FT.com

Iraq: The lesser of two evils - FT.com | Information wars | Scoop.it
It was a trip he took often, a 90-minute drive from his mansion on the outskirts of Babel province to the capital. But something went wrong around the time he was stopped at one of many checkpoints in southern Baghdad. Exactly what transpired
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