Apple's old marketing phrase, "There's an app for that," took a darker turn this week when the hackers of Ghost Security Group discovered that terrorist group ISIS has made its own Android app. Not that making an app is hard to do anymore.
You won't find this app in any app store, however. You can only get it if you have the link, which members of ISIS share through Telegram and other secure messaging services. So, what does the app do?
It's essentially an app for pro-ISIS propaganda. It displays the latest news and videos from the terrorist-friendly Amaq News Agency, including beheading videos.
This is just the latest evidence that ISIS is doing a good job of utilizing technology to promote its particular brand of evil. And so far, it looks like technology companies aren't really sure how to put a stop to it. While Twitter, Facebook and other social companies close terrorist accounts regularly, they tend to pop up again fast.
Kim has discussed that problem in several of her Weekly Digital News Update podcasts. Listen to them for free for her take.