Terrorism

French Minister of the Interior Discusses Anti-Terrorism Efforts | GW Today | The George Washington University

The French spin on phone encryption. Both France and the US have been recent victims of terrorism. France has a long history of advocating les droits des hommes (the rights of citizens). For the French government to side with the US in advocating the cooperation of tech companies with law enforcement points to a common threat where the privacy of telephone conversations must yield to national security.

The first real computer I owned back in the 1980s had encryption software that unquestionably rivaled anything I worked with in the military back in the Cold War. The Patriot Act, after 9-11 was silent about phone encryption. Requiring a court order before a wiretap seemed to be a sufficient Constitutional protection for civil liberties since the government had the upper hand in these matters. Now there are encryption programs and cryptography methods in the hands of the general public that rival those of governmental agencies, domestic or foreign.

Edward Snowden’s former employer is supposed to be the cat’s meow when it comes to breaking into encrypted communications. It seems highly skeptical to me that Apple software has not already been compromised by someone in or out of government, not just ours. Being able to include information obtained illegally in an action before a court of law is the real problem.

https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/french-minister-interior-discusses-anti-terrorism-efforts

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World War III Is Here. (BBC News: Philadelphia police officer ambushed ‘in the name of Islam’)

World War III is here. Tredje världskriget är här. La troisième guerre mondiale est ici. World War III ist hier. Tercera guerra mundial está aquí.

Notice: This is a social media blog providing news, news analysis, and commentary primarily addressed to the transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex world communities. I have no intentions whatsoever of advocating for the overthrow of the United States or any other sovereign government.

So a dude headed to prison tries to kill a cop in Philly with a stolen gun and WWIII is on?

There are a lot of discontented loners in the world who find a sense of brotherhood, sisterhood, by identifying with a movement like radical jihadism. ISIL must dance with glee when things like this, San Bernardino, and other places erupt, motivated by ubiquitous social media. With a US Presidential Election on the horizon, the timing couldn’t be better. And the absolute frosting on the cake is ALL THOSE GUNS out there! US politics are so polarized that no matter how many mass shootings happen, the supply of firearms will not be impeded. Just lay your money down!

What does it take to go off the deep end like this? Perhaps not much at all. Disillusionment about life, mental illness, a twisted sense of purpose, or “just for the hell of it”.

The Internet is bringing the world together, especially with portable devices you can access the Internet with anywhere in the world. And there will always be groups using the Internet to promote their cause. And people wanting to be noticed are armed and ready to act out violently in response.

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

Philadelphia police officer ambushed ‘in the name of Islam’_87576440_18-01860thsprucest-1_7_201611_40_35pm.jpgA police officer in Philadelphia was ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.
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5 December, 2015 06:18

A guide like this may be a good idea for the US with the almost-daily news reports of violence involving mass shootings whether or not terrorist-related. Denial can be just as bad as over-reaction when these news reports intrude into our everyday peaceful lives.

France publishes guide to surviving terror attack http://f24.my/21CzOey

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