Category Archives: Counter-terrorism

Germany’s Bavaria Expands Police Authority Amid Increase in Terror-Related Cases

The newly adopted state regulations give local police powers they haven’t had for over 70 years. Those in favor, including the head of Bavaria, insist that the law allows for more security, civil rights and privacy. Opposition parties claim the law to be “unconstitutional” and an “attack on freedom.”

Treating the symptom and ignoring the underlying cause.

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Collusion: Arrested Islamic extremist had USB with identities of 2626 French intel officials

A female Islamic extremist has been caught by police in possession of a USB key that contained the identities of 2,626 intelligence officials from France’s Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence (DCRI).

The woman, identified as Mina B., was already known to the country’s intelligence services and had been placed on the terror watch list known in France as the S-File, Le Point reports.

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Where are the real heroes in the struggle against Islamic jihad?

I just got through watching a video by one of my personal heroes, Anni Cyrus. Now, why do I call her a hero? Well, I did something very unusual this week. I went to see a movie by Clint Eastwood about Jihad in Europe called the 15:17 to Paris. These were real heroes because these were flawed people. People who have their own problems, but when the time came to be courageous, they moved in the face of fear.By Bill Warner

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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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