Ben Makuch

tech-internet

Minds, the ‘Anti-Facebook,’ Has No Idea What to Do About All the Neo-Nazis

Minds banned accounts linked to self-styled neo-Nazi paramilitary groups Atomwaffen Division and Feuerkrieg Division after a Motherboard investigation.
Ben Makuch
Jordan Pearson
5.28.19
Canadian Far Right Extremism

Canadian Military Confirms Neo-Nazi Group Atomwaffen Was Within Its Ranks

A report by military intelligence outlines that since 2013, 53 Canadian Armed Forces members were either connected to hate groups or hate incidents.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
5.28.19
web hosting

The Far Right Has Found a Web Host Savior

A web host called Epik has begun hosting the sites that other web hosts won't, which raises questions about how successful deplatforming hateful websites can actually be.
Ben Makuch
5.8.19
Hacking

The CIA Will Use its New Dark Web Site to Collect Anonymous Tips

The intelligence agency is stoked about its new Onion site on the dark web: "Our onion site is one of several ways individuals can contact the CIA."
Ben Makuch
5.7.19
Hacking

Israel Bombing ‘Cyber Operatives’ Isn’t Cyber War, It’s Just War

Experts in cybersecurity and conflict warn that it’s too early to draw dramatic conclusions about Israel’s strike against the alleged Hamas cyber headquarters.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Ben Makuch
5.7.19
extremists

After Facebook and Web Host Bans, Far-Right Extremists Are Encrypting and Going IRL

Like ISIS, white nationalist extremist groups are feeling the pinch of internet shutdowns, but are organizing on encrypted channels and meeting up IRL.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
4.17.19
Far-Right Extremism

Online Neo-Nazis Are Increasingly Embracing Terror Tactics

Fascist Forge is the latest online, neo-Nazi breeding ground for violent extremism and it’s unapologetically calling for lone wolf terrorism.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
1.28.19
News

ISIS Fighter From ‘Caliphate’ Says the RCMP Is De-Radicalizing Him

In an interview with VICE, Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi says “the title of having been a Mujahideen...it's just not something you want to give up so easily.”
Ben Makuch
1.17.19
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Volunteers Under Fire

All over the US and Canada, rural communities are grappling with how to provide vital emergency services to citizens amid rapid population migration into cities.
Ben Makuch
12.4.18
Far-Right Extremism

Neo-Nazis Are Organizing Secretive Paramilitary Training Across America

The creation of a new social networking platform called “The Base” appears to be an effort to shift Naziism from a divided digital space to physical, violent insurgency.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
11.20.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

Ukraine's Lost Generation

Sucked into the trauma and labor of an ongoing war, Ukraine’s Millennials face uncertain prospects in a country rife with Soviet-era boomer corruption, an uneven economy, and a lack of job opportunities.
Ben Makuch
10.31.18
Canadian Far Right Extremism

Neo-Nazis Want Canadian Military Training

Between hateful diatribes against Jews and the LGBT community, neo-Nazi chat posts show a group of men who really want military training.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
10.22.18
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