Security Firm Blame Twitter as ‘Cyber-Sanctuary’ For Daesh Terrorists

twitterCYBER THREAT, May 11, 2016

A security consulting firm has blamed Twitter saying it has become a haven for Daesh terrorist group.

In an interview with Sputnik, Michael Smith, chief operating officer of the security consulting firm Kronos Advisory said the micro-blogging network Twitter has turned into a cyber-sanctuary for Daesh (Islamic State/ISIL/ISIS) terrorists.

It is reportedly that Twitter blocked U.S. intelligence companies from accessing real-time information known as Dataminr after two years of cooperation.

Smith described Twitter as an effective platform which Daesh and also other terrorists groups are exploiting in coordinating their activities.

Through Twitter, Islamist terrorists group have been able to manage most aggressive and ultimately effective recruitment and radicalization programs to potential followers from across the globe.
U.S. Intelligence has described the tool as extremely valuable providing examples of Dataminr alerting U.S. intelligence of the November 2015 Paris attacks and notifying clients of the March 2016 Brussels attacks 10 minutes ahead of news outlets.

U.S. Intelligence community hopes Twitter will reconsider their decision to end Dataminr's relationship with Twitter citing they want to protect ‘users’ privacy’.

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