Threats

The Non-Specific Details of the Norwegian Threat

Bjørn Ihler | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Bjørn Ihler

The Norwegian Police Security Service have announced that they had received credible threats of terrorism against Norway within the next few days. The Security Service were very non-specific when sharing this information with the general public...

As the Islamic State's Threat Grows, Israel and Jordan Seek Security Ties

Nikita Malik | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

In the long term, both Jordan and Israel will structure their partnership to be one that is devoid of any possible peril... Living apart together, Israel and Jordan are two partners that won't welcome the conflict coming closer to home.

The Real Reason Those Sad Twitter Trolls John Nimmo and Isabella Sorley Were Sent To Jail

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

To all those people saying, "This isn't a free speech case, they were simply jailed for making death threats!", I say: "Not so fast..." Firstly, because they were not found guilty of committing the old offence of "threatening to kill or murder any Person"; and secondly, because the act that they were found guilty under does, very clearly, have implications for free speech

When the Words "Body Bag" Were Uttered, I Would've Agreed to Pose Naked in Playboy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Finch-Lees

I found exposing myself to physical threats fundamentally incompatible with pregnancy, the first of which ended in miscarriage after being pinned up against a wall by a man who uttered the words "body bag" (amongst others) in my ear. My crime? Co-organising a series of demonstrations exposing the genocide in Darfur.

Caroline Criado-Perez and the Psychology of Cyber-Bullying and Twitter Trolling

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Raj Persaud

Caroline Criado-Perez began receiving a barrage of online abuse after the Bank of England announced Jane Austen would feature on the next £10 note. These bizarre and extremely aggressive reactions to her have so far been explained as uncovering a previously suppressed widespread hatred of women. We think the psychology of her predicament is more complex, hinging upon what success represents to the envious and, particularly, those with low self-esteem.

Internet Trolls Up Their Harassment Game With 'Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian'

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A sick online game in which users are invited to ‘Beat up Anita Sarkeesian’ is the latest online bullying exercise to hit the web. When America...

UN and Governments Breached In Mass Cyber Attack

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK

Security firm McAfee has published a report revealing a mass cyber infiltration of 72 networks, including breaches of the governments of the United St...