Non-government defense against terror?

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Anonymous the international network of hackers has declared war on ISIS after the Paris attacks. US security experts claim ISIS is using encryption to communicate their terrorist activities over the internet and not observable to national security agencies. Can this group of citizen vigilantes have a bigger effect on the spread of ISIS influence than the military of major countries?
 

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Can this group of citizen vigilantes have a bigger effect on the spread of ISIS influence than the military of major countries?
It's not likely. The data gathering and cryptanalysis technology available to national government far exceeds anything that's available outside of the intelligence community.
 
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Anonymous the international network of hackers has declared war on ISIS after the Paris attacks. US security experts claim ISIS is using encryption to communicate their terrorist activities over the internet and not observable to national security agencies. Can this group of citizen vigilantes have a bigger effect on the spread of ISIS influence than the military of major countries?
Given the clandestine nature of that group the veracity of that "declaration" is hard to determine. For all we know it could have been made by a pajama clad adolescent in his mom's basement.
 

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