(VentureBeat) Edward Snowden's leaks of some of the National Security Agency's darkest secrets have benefitted the group responsible for blowing up New York's World Trade Center: Al Qaeda.
That's according to a new report on Al-Qaida's embrasure of mobile by the intelligence organization Recorded Future. Its latest report discloses a slew of new mobile apps and encryption tools that the terror group released to communicate with its disparate cells in Africa and the Middle East and to broadcast hate-filled messages against the West.
Al-Qaida has long used encryption on mobile, IM, and Macbooks, but security researchers have noticed changes since Snowden broke open the NSA's treasure chest of intelligence operations. The terror group — and the violent ISIS, which now controls vast areas of Iraq — have used that data to innovate, using advanced encryption tools across most of their platforms as a matter of norm, Recorded Future's report said.
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