Associate Professor Thomas Holt authors online article for theconversation.com

Photo of Thomas HoltIn an article entitled ” ‘Burner’ phones, social media and online magazines: understanding the technology of terrorism”, Dr. Thomas Holt discusses how technology and social media have become a fundamental component of modern terrorism.  Terrorists use technology such as burner phones and online forums, to communicate and coordinate their attacks.

[W]e must recognize that technology use by extremist groups extends well beyond any one type of device, across the continuum of both hardware and software communication platforms. As technologies continue to evolve, extremists will continue to stay on the cutting edge of communications, whether they are encrypted or completely open.

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