ISIS: The Islamic State releases its own smartphone app

The Islamic State has released its own app for Android smartphones, which it uses to spread propaganda, including videos of beheadings and messages about terrorist attacks in various parts of the world.

The existence of the App was uncovered by the Ghost Security Group, a vigilante collective that aims to disrupt Isil’s online operations.

Rather than using the Google Play Store, which would allow Google to take it down, Isis is distributing installation links through encrypted Telegram App messages.

Although thousands of Twitter accounts have been taken down, and Telegram has banned dozens of Isil channels, the use of its own app would allow Isil to avoid such attempts to police and block its communications.

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