Modern war isn't always fought on a physical battlefield, and the US Army is making new moves to try and keep hackers and cyber attacks away from its computers. Yet some of these vital battles are being fought by young men and women who are new to the field themselves.
An investigation by the British Channel 4 News reveals the identity of the man behind one of the most prolific ISIS Twitter accounts. The man, known only as Mehdi, is a businessman living in Bangalore, India.
"Taylor" trained as a drone sensor operator for six months, learning how to blow up things — and people — across the world with million-dollar equipment. But even though she got to go home every night, a decade of long-distance war has still taken its toll.
It's no surprise that Twitter is changing the way we communicate with each other — but it's also changing the way we communicate with our government. Meet Arturo Sarukhan, a former ambassador from Mexico and a pioneer in the world of digital diplomacy.
Kosovo can't get recognition from the United Nations, so it's gone for digital recognition from the likes of Facebook and Google. But while it's mostly been a success, some Kosovars aren't sure that digital legitimacy amounts to much.
Getting your country recognized by the United Nations is an important step for global recognition. But it may be a bigger deal when Facebook acknowledges statehood. That's just what happened for Kosovo. Now when you tag your friends in a photo at a posh bar in Pristina, you can list Kosovo as the location.
Farea al-Muslimi says American drone strikes aren't just driving Yemenis away from the United States, they're also damaging their relationship with the very sky that feeds their crops and families in peacetime.
The world now officially knows that CIA interrogators tortured and abused prisoners, but what about the men and women who did the job for the military and other parts of the government? One former Army interrogator says torture was never on the table.
Arnas Fedaravičius is a 23-year-old actor who plays "James Snow," a character on a Russian spy mini-series who seems suspiciously like former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. So what's it's like to be Snowden, right down to the glasses?
Edward Snowden's biggest legacy may not come from changed laws or powers — it may just be the way that the debate over privacy has forced big companies like Apple and Google to safeguard its customers' information in more ways.
"Meryem" was a force on Twitter during the Gezi Park protests, tweeting news and information in Turkish and in English. She was covering the protests 22 hours a day — but that's a difficult pace to maintain when protest movements lose steam.
Today, many private companies have serious cybersecurity chops — but it hasn't been that way for long. Journalist Shane Harris describes the major hacking incident that forced corporations to get serious about cyberwarfare in an excerpt from his book, "@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex."
Anonymous has evolved from a band of online pranksters into a legitimate group focused on social activism. But just how much impact is it making? It's uneven, but that doesn't mean the group isn't making a difference, especially in the lives of budding activists.
Chris Doman doesn't want to scare you, but cyber attacks are only getting worse. That's why some hackers like him are pouring their time into "network defense," trying to keep out cyber intruders that want to steal everything from credit card numbers to industrial secrets.
Two Lebanese sisters have been interviewing accused terrorists in Lebanon’s Roumieh prison. They hope to understand what pushes people to become holy warriors. And they have found a common theme among the men —absent or abusive dads.
Just who runs protests in places like Kiev and Hong Kong? It's not an easy question to answer, but that doesn't mean the protest movements in those places lack energy or direction. In fact, their loose structure may be a new model for political organization.
Estonia has the youngest prime minister in the European Union. It's also rushing headlong into creating digital ID for people there. And while they offer access to an array of government and private services, they'll also issue online IDs to anyone who wants one — though they come with much less access.
After weeks of stagnation and clashes with police over the weekend, three of Hong Kong's top student protest leader say they'll go on a hunger strike to force negotiations with the city government. But it may simply be a sign of the protest movement's waning influence.