In The Media
- (Flashpoint) Measuring the Impact of the Snowden Leaks on the Use of Encryption by Online Jihadists
- September 16, 2014
A series of recent private, open source reports have suggested that leaks of sensitive information from the National Security Agency (NSA) by former analyst Edward Snowden, which began in June 2013, have noticeably accelerated the development of secure communications tools by jihadi/terrorist groups, their recruits, and their affiliates. Specifically, these reports have focused on the significance of several online communications encryption tools that were officially released by jihadi-affiliated groups in the months following Snowden’s initial disclosures.
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