Michael Bassin, 28, looking at Twitter posts from the extremist group ISIS. Bassin monitored the posts as part of a volunteer effort to ensure there were no mentions online of captured American journalist Steven Sotloff's Jewish and Israeli identity.
When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron walks to Parliament after leaving Number 10 Downing Street in London on September 1, 2014. Cameron announced new laws on Monday to try to stop radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq launching attacks on Br
The debate between security and civil liberties continues to heat up in the UK. More than 500 British citizens have reportedly gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, and the government wants to increase measures to make sure they don't bring violence with them when they return home.
This photo purportedly shows an ISIS class of 2014 martial arts graduation photo, and in the background, a bridge spanning a large river.
Pioneered by people like Eliot Higgins, new social media techniques are being used by journalists to track or "geolocate" terrorists as seen in their propaganda photos and videos. For reporters locked out of dangerous conflict zones, such methods are becoming important new ways to get the story.
A table of young men at the Al Atrakchi House cafe in Baghdad's Mansour neighborhood. It's decorated with antique Iraqi furniture and artifacts. The owner says he's created this space to remind Iraqis of their country's rich history in hopes they'll be in
More than half of all Iraqis are under the age of 20. But as most of the country is gripped by violence and instability, opportunities for young Iraqis are evaporating, and more and more are emigrating abroad. One group of friends say they’re determined to break that trend.
A militant Islamist fighter uses a mobile to film his fellow fighters taking part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province on June 30, 2014.
Among the many disturbing aspects of the execution of journalist James Foley is the fact that it was part of a deliberate PR campaign. Groups like ISIS rely on hundreds of tech-savvy foreign fighters from the West to disseminate their radical vision — often with success.
Syrian activist Qusai Zakarya stands as he is recognized by US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at UN headquarters in New York on May 22, 2014.
After surviving a siege and chemical weapons, Qusai Zakarya became an activist in his native Syria. Now in the US, he reflects on the death of "true martyr" James Foley, the American journalist who died at the hands of ISIS this week — and blasts the Obama administration for not acting in Syria.
A woman holds up a placard during a peace rally in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square.
In the midst of the ongoing and divisive war in Gaza, some Israelis have made their anti-war sentiments known. Sometimes, though, that's easier said than done. A left-leaning couple in Jerusalem shares their story of ostracization after vocalizing their anti-war opinions.
A researcher at Hauri
When you go to the hospital, you give up a lot of very personal data, not the least of which is your name, address and Social Security number. Recently, a group of Chinese hackers associated with their government's cyber espionage program branched out from their usual work and targeted a huge hospital system's patient database — and got away with a huge haul of personal data.
Usama Hasan
The man who executed American reporter James Foley spoke with a British accent, presumably one of hundreds of British nationals that authorities think are fighting alongside members of ISIS. So why are they there, and how can they be stopped?
A refugee woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits with a child inside a tent at a refugee camp in north-eastern Syria. The Yazidis have been brutally persecuted by militants from the Islamic State, some
This isn't the setup for a joke: Last week, after the death of Robin Williams, a US Army veteran and a supporter of Islamic militant group ISIS tweeted their regrets. Soon the pair were swapping recollections of their favorite Williams movies and other pop culture trivia.