Ben Makuch

Hacking

United Arab Emirates Says It Doesn't Hack Dissidents or Journalists

But news reports continue to suggest that ex-NSA hackers are helping the country hack and surveil its citizens.
Ben Makuch
4 days ago
SURVEILLANCE

The NSA Discussed Spying on Nonmilitary Russian Targets in its Top Secret Newsletter

A newly released slide from Snowden Archives shows US spies conspiring to target "Russian civil targets" in 2005.
Ben Makuch
5.30.19
tech-internet

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

Minds is home to neo-Nazis, and wants its users to help decide what content stays on the site.
Ben Makuch
Jordan Pearson
5.29.19
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
5.8.19
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
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
1.29.19
Far-Right Extremism

Neo-Nazis Are Organising Secretive Paramilitary Training Across America

The creation of a new social networking platform called "The Base" appears to be an effort to shift Nazism from a divided digital space to physical, violent insurgency.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
11.21.18
Canadian Far Right Extremism

Member of a Neo-Nazi Terror Group Appears To Be Former Canadian Soldier

Using sources and hidden chat networks, VICE has traced the code name of an Atomwaffen member to Brandon Cameron, a former Nova Scotia soldier.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
8.3.18
Canadian Far Right Extremism

Violent Neo-Nazi Group Has Disturbing Plans For Canada

VICE can reveal that Northern Order, once described as a "phantom group", is an Atomwaffen affiliated neo-Nazi cell.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
7.11.18
Views My Own

Why Is the West Ignoring the War in Ukraine?

The war is active and people are dying. Most people just don’t care about it for a cocktail of both bigoted and ignorant reasons.
Ben Makuch
6.13.18
The Sick Day Issue

Sitting Down with a Post-9/11 Whistleblower

Before Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, or Edward Snowden, there was Thomas Drake.
Ben Makuch
9.16.16
News

A Missing Former Canadian Soldier Is Alive and Fighting the Islamic State

Brandon Glossop, a veteran of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, hopped on a plane in February to join the People's Protection Units in their fight against the infamous jihadists.
Ben Makuch
4.22.15
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