Ben Makuch

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
5.6.19
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Edward Snowden Explains Why the CIA Just Made an Instagram

"They get Twitter accounts. Instagram accounts (with) puppies and everything like that, because they want to be friendly. They want to be on your side."
Ben Makuch
4.22.19
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
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YouTube Decides to Leave Neo-Nazi Propaganda Online

Neo-Nazi propaganda, podcasts, and audiobooks continue to exist on YouTube. Even when alerted to their existence, the platform demonetized and removed some features from them, but did not delete the videos.
Ben Makuch
4.2.19
Far right

Web Hosting Companies Shut Down a Series of Neo-Nazi Websites

Major online neo-Nazi meeting grounds are being nuked by hosting sites that want nothing to do with connections to militant white nationalists. Meanwhile, several of them have regrouped on Twitter.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
3.29.19
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
News

An Interview with Abu Huzaifa, Canadian ISIS Fighter

“I guess the title of having been a Mujahideen,” said Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi, the infamous ISIS fighter at the center of the “Caliphate” podcast, “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
12.20.18
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
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