A screen grab of the Twitter account for the Nusra Front in Qalamoun, which has been used to broadcast videos of the Lebanese captives being held by the jihadists in the outskirts of Arsal.
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Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists," the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ wrote in a Financial Times article published Tuesday.Robert Hannigan said some U.S. technology companies were "in denial" about the situation and urged them to give more help to security services trying to combat ISIS jihadists and other organizations. While he did not name the firms directly, he said that militants used Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp and referred to the graphic videos showing the final moments of Western hostages executed by ISIS. Hannigan's comments came less than a week after he started the job.
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