Research into the process of radicalization via the Internet has largely studied the content that is available rather than how terrorists actually make use of it, a study from the Rand Corporation says.
Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees say they're concerned that jihadist groups are gaining new strength, partly due to the conflict in Syria.
Airport security X-ray screeners are trained to spot dangerous objects in luggage--but a new study finds that humans doing image-based item recognition tend to overlook unusual items, letting them slip by. What they found, based on more than 20 million examples, is that ultra-rare prohibited items--30 of the total items, which showed up less than.15 percent of the time in the game--were detected only 27 percent of the time.
The House passed three bills regarding the Transportation Security Administration Dec. 3. all with broad bipartisan support.
Whoever stole a truck carrying radioactive material in Mexico Dec. 2 probably did not know what was inside, said experts on terrorism and smuggling from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.
A federal judge ordered (.pdf) in November the case to go to public bench trial. Ibrahim, an observant Muslim who wears a hijab, seeks her removal from the watchlist. She is also suing under the First Amendment, asserting that the government burdened her exercise of religion.
Terrorist organizations value lone wolves for their ability to carry out the goals of the organization with lower costs, little or no need to plan, and a lower probability of detection, Amit Kumar of Georgetown University said during a recent event at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
The National Security Agency considered exposing the pornography viewing habits of Muslim "radicalizers," according to documents that the Huffington Post obtained from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Transportation Security Administration say they're going to work more closely together in a joint strategic plan they posted online Nov. 18.
The conflict in Syria will likely have consequences for international terrorism for decades to come, Brian Michael Jenkins of the Rand Corp. said Nov. 20 during a House hearing. Jenkins, a terrorism expert and senior adviser to Rand's president, said that Syria has provided al Qaeda a chance to establish a strong new base in the Middle East and bring in new recruits.