ISIL turning to the dark web for communication

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The Islamic State and other terrorist groups are turning to encrypted messaging services and the so-called dark web to spread their propaganda and possibly plot attacks.

Conventional email and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are now widely considered too risky for terrorist groups, so new apps like Wickr, Silent Circle and especially Telegram are being embraced by the Islamic States.

The app Telegram allows users to send encrypted messages that are nearly impossible for authorities to decode.

CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.

ISIL turning to the dark web for communication

ISIL turning to the dark web for communication

The Islamic State and other terrorist groups are turning to encrypted messaging services and the so-called dark web to spread their propaganda and possibly plot attacks. Conventional email and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are now widely considered too risky for terrorist groups, so new apps like Wickr, Silent Circle and especially Telegram are being embraced by the Islamic States. The app Telegram allows users to send encrypted messages that are nearly impossible for authorities to decode. CCTV America's Jim Spellman reports. New apps like Wickr, Silent Circle and especially Telegram are being embraced by ISIL. Telegram allows users to send encrypted messages that are nearly impossible for authorities to decode. For more on the efforts to crack down on ISIL and its communications infrastructure, CCTV America's Jim Spellman reports.
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Robert Siciliano discusses encryption technologies

For more on data encryption technology and how extremists are using it to communicate, CCTV America’s Michelle Makori spoke to Robert Siciliano. He’s a security analyst with Hotspot Shield.

Robert Siciliano discusses the telegram and encryption technology

Robert Siciliano discusses the telegram and encryption technology

For more on data encryption technology and how extremists are using it to communicate, CCTV America's Michelle Makori interviewed Robert Siciliano. He's a security analyst with Hotspot Shield.
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