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Al-Qaeda Websites Oddly Go Dark for 11 Days

Ex-State Department official: 'It looks like a takedown'

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda's most popular web forums have gone dark for 11 days now in what experts are calling a likely cyber attack, the Washington Post reports. "It sure looks like a takedown," said a former State Department official. If website administrators were dealing with mere technical glitches, they... More »

Time to Crack Down on Jihad 2.0

Web indoctrination of terrorists on US soil poses major threat

(Newser) - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has knocked Nidal Hasan out of the headlines but the Fort Hood suspect is the kind of threat America needs to focus on, warns Daniel Henninger. Home-grown terrorists, indoctrinated over the Internet, are now more of a danger than "old-school" jihadis abroad, and the ideology that... More »

Terror Trackers Tackle Jihadis Online

Two firms spearhead web war on terror

(Newser) - Two low-profile private contractors are at the forefront of the fight against cyber-jihadis, Der Speigel reports. From secret US locations, IntelCenter and SITE track footprints that al-Qaeda and other groups leave online. They detect new statements in the maze of terror-linked sites and rapidly transmit them to the world's counter-terror... More »

3 Charged in Plot to Kill Brown

Suspects face murder, terror charges after online threats to PM

(Newser) - Three British citizens have been charged with terror offenses for allegedly plotting to assassinate Gordon Brown, the Guardian reports. The suspects, who will appear in court in London today, belong to a group calling itself Al-Qaeda in Britain. They are accused of everything from soliciting murder to inviting support of... More »

Al-Qaeda Plenty Safe, Thriving on Web

US missed badly on chance to foil terrorists' propaganda network

(Newser) - Americans might think of al-Qaeda as a cave-dwelling group of primitives, but the terror group operates one of the most sophisticated propaganda operations on the web, the Washington Post reports. Al-Qaeda releases documentary-quality videos every 3-4 days through tightly secured channels. “It’s beautifully crafted propaganda,” said one... More »

5 UK Students Freed on Terror Appeal

Judge overturns convictions for having extremist literature

(Newser) - The UK's top judge today quashed the convictions of five young Muslims on charges of downloading and sharing terrorist material, the Telegraph reports. Lord Chief Justice Phillips ruled that, under 2000's Terrorism Act, it is not illegal to possess and study terror literature unless there is obvious evidence of "... More »

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