Category Archives: Counter-terrorism

Google Cites Progress in Stopping Spread of Terror Content Online

A database that the four organizations established last December to share information with each other and with other technology platforms now contains more than 40,000 “hashes” that uniquely identify videos and images containing extremist content. YouTube and the other members of the initiative are using the hashes to identify, remove and, in some cases, block videos and images that violate each company’s respective policies with regard to terror content.

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Does Monitoring Muslim Communities Stop Terrorist Attacks?

The mosque attended by the recent New York terrorist had previously been under surveillance from an NYPD program that was later cancelled. News of this has led some to wonder whether or not cancelling the program was a mistake. When evaluating counter-terrorism methods, it’s important to be objective. The metric that really matters is “Did the program work?” So, the question to be asked is: Could a cancelled Muslim community surveillance program have stopped the recent terror attack in New York?

If the success record of that program in stopping terrorists is anything to go by, that seems unlikely.

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Prevent Counter-Terror Strategy ‘Discriminatory And Counter-Productive’ In Focus On Muslims, Runnymede Trust Report Says

Prevent should be investigated over whether frontline staff’s “existing biases and stereotypes” were contributing to how much more likely Muslims are to be referred to its de-radicalisation programme, race equality think tank The Runnymede Trust has said.

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NYC Installs Concrete Barriers to Protect Bikers from Muslim Terrorists

The Islam Tax is just another cost of importing Muslims to America. Preventing Muslims from entering the U.S. would be a lot smarter than installing concrete barriers to prevent Muslims from killing Americans. via NYC begins installing concrete barriers on pedestrian pathways.

Our betters seem incapable of understanding that an ideology is the threat, not the weapons used.

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Sweden mulls introducing digital ‘anti-terror’ fences

Sweden plans to use digital ‘geo-fences’ in larger cities to protect against potential terror attacks. Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth hopes to introduce the ‘geo-fences’ in urban areas next year and which use technology that can digitally stop large vehicles or reduce their speed.

Fools. The weapon is not the threat.

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