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How GPS Tracking Technology Can Curb Domestic Violence

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When the US government shut down on December 21st there was an overlooked victim: the Violence Against Women Act, which expired the same day. That lapse means that new funds for Department of Justice’s VAWA programs, such as hotlines, shelters, crisis centers, and legal assistance, will not be funded until the law is reauthorized. WIRED OPINION […]

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A Growing Frontier for Terrorist Groups: Unsuspecting Chat Apps

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Heads up, tech companies: If your product appeals to the masses, it likely also holds allure for terrorist groups like ISIS. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Rita Katz is the Executive Director and founder of the SITE Intelligence Group, the world’s leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization specializing in tracking and analyzing the online activity of the global extremist community. ISIS […]

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What the US Can Learn from Israel and China’s Collaboration

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The contrast could hardly be more striking. In October, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a blistering speech accusing China of stealing prized US technology and military hardware. Barely two weeks later, one of Beijing’s most powerful bureaucrats touched down in Israel for a visit focused on building ties with its tech and innovation sectors. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Scott Moore […]

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Foreign Trolls Are Targeting Veterans on Facebook

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I first came across the imposter Facebook page by accident. The page was made to look like that of my employer, Vietnam Veterans of America, complete with our organization’s registered trademark and name. As an Iraq veteran and the office’s designated millennial policy guy, I was helping run VVA’s social media accounts. The discovery kicked […]

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The US Leans on Private Firms to Expose Foreign Hackers

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When the Democratic National Committee realized they had been hacked in April 2016, they turned to experts from a private company: the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. Within a day, the company had identified two Russian state-sponsored hacking groups inside the DNC network. Within a few weeks, it publicly explained its analysis in a detailed blog post. […]

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Why UX Designers Should Consider the Role of Sound Design

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Imagine you’ve finished shopping. Then, just as you’re getting ready to leave, the chip reader shrieks at you to remove your credit card. No matter how pleasant the shopping experience was or how nice the checkout person, the last thing you’ll hear before exiting the store is that grating noise—a sound that, statically speaking, affects […]

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To Curb Terrorist Propaganda Online, Look to YouTube. No, Really.

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Before most people even knew that terrorist outreach was happening online, YouTube was a top recruitment venue for jihadi terrorist groups. The platform, which consistently ranks among the most trafficked websites in the world, has served as a library for radical clerics’ speeches and calls for fundraising. Meanwhile, the corresponding comments sections provided recruiters narrow […]

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How the Kavanaugh Information War Mirrors Real Warzones

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As the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court confirmation for Judge Brett Kavanaugh escalates, the online conversation around it has started to feel less like a debate and more like a war. That’s because it is one. It’s been more than three decades since the alleged sexual assaults. But in making their case, defenders of both […]