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How ISIS uses video games, messaging apps to evade surveillance

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    A new report sheds some light on how terrorists, particularly those with the Islamic State (ISIS) involved in last week's deadly attacks in Paris, manage to communicate in an age when most communications tools are susceptible to government surveillance.

    The most interesting is the group's use of video game platforms, specifically Sony's PlayStation 4, to relay messages between members. A Buzzfeed News report quoted Belgium's federal home affairs minister Jan Jambon, who reported that Belgian authorities found a PlayStation 4 device used to communicate with ISIS affiliates in the home of one of the men involved in the Paris attacks.

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