A hacker group associated with Anonymous took down a website sympathizing with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and replaced the page with Viagra and Prozac ads as part of its "War on ISIS" campaign.
The group Ghost Sec, which is associated with the hacktivist group Anonymous, hacked a website believed to be sharing ISIS propaganda and avoiding detection by moving on the dark web. Ghost Sec took the site down and put up a message encouraging readers to click on a link that led to an online advertisement of Viagra, Prozac, and other prescription drugs, according to Times of India (TOI).
The website in question was designed to recruit new jihadists for ISIS. But the terrorist group's supporters may have been surprised to find Viagra ads on the page instead of ISIS propaganda messages, Raw Story reports. more >>
Raspberry Pi has unveiled its latest computer for teaching kids how to code, and one of the best things about it is its $5 (£3.30) price tag.
On Thursday, the British pocket computer maker introduced the Raspberry Pi Zero, which is designed for children who want to learn coding. The $5 (£3.30) pocket computer, which measures 65 mm x 30 m x 5 mm, runs on a 1 GHz ARM chip with 512 MB of RAM, a Mini-HDMI socket, Micro-USB ports, and a microSD card slot, according to CNET.
Raspberry Pi is giving away its latest basic computer to all 11-year-old kids in the United Kingdom for free. The move is an act of support for the country's mandatory curriculum, which now includes coding, the report details. more >>
In what could be a call for the biggest and most intense get-together for the discussion of intensifying ISIS attacks, France, Russia, and even Great Britain have stated that they are all for the total eradication of this generation's strongest terrorist group.
It is clear that the recent onslaught in various locations on the French capital led French President Francois Hollande to hoist the colors and call for "war." The suicide bombings and gunfire attacks took the lives of over a hundred people whose families continue to grieve their loss.
Russia, on the other hand, has had several talks with U.S. President Barack Obama over the past months to settle on how the countries should cooperate in destroying Islamic State posts and weapon facilities in Syria and Iraq. more >>
Torrent sites have largely become part of the lives of some people who rely on The Pirate Bay (TPB) and other similar sites to get files that are either so rare or will need to be purchased with a hefty price.
With the news that TPB has been blocked in Netherlands, the list of countries blocking the site only gets longer. While there are still countries that don't seem to mind the issue about downloading files that are copyrighted by the law, there are still some who consider the act as a crime.
TPB has gone through a whole lot of struggles for the past weeks, following the order early last year from the Court of Hague that forced ISPs Ziggo and XS4ALL to block the said site. The past weeks have also proven to be some of the worst in the site's lifeline as numerous downtimes have been reported by users. more >>
Pope Francis has asked Catholic churches around the world to keep their doors open despite terror threats following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, saying terror groups must not be allowed to influence "every aspect of our lives," and especially the hospitality of the church.
"An inhospitable Church, like a family which is locked in on itself, demeans the Gospel and withers up the world," Pope Francis said during a general audience in the Vatican, according to Catholic News Agency. "No armored doors in the Church! Open all of them!"
The 78-year-old pontiff told pilgrims in St Peter's square that "if the door of God's mercy is always open," we must leave the doors of our institutions open so that "we can go out carrying God's mercy." more >>
Russia is open to an international anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition with the United States, France, and even Turkey, a Russian diplomat revealed on Wednesday.
In an interview with Europe 1 radio, Russian ambassador to France Alexander Orlov said Russia is willing to join an international anti-IS coalition that will strike the terror group even if Turkey is included in the alliance. The statement comes amid existing tension between Moscow and Ankara, which arose after the latter downed a Russian warplane, according to Xinhua.
"A coalition against Daesh (Arabic acronym for the Islamic States) is still possible to plan together strikes and form a common general staff with France, the United States and even with the Turkish if they want," Xinhua quotes Orlov's statement to Europe 1 radio. more >>