Experts call ISIS the best-funded non-state terrorist organization the U.S. has ever confronted. We explore how ISIS fills its coffers and how the international community is trying to shut off the funding pipeline.
Maybe you love your cellphone-PDA-camera-music player thingy, or maybe you hate it and just want a phone. Or maybe you love sending e-greeting cards to friends and family, but you’ve noticed that spammers seem to love them too. It’s the first Tuesday of the month — and The Computer Guys are back to help us make sense of the world of new technology — and answer your questions.
- Ben Bederson Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland-College Park; Director of Client Technologies, ZenZui
- Allison Druin WAMU's Computer Gal; Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland
- John Gilroy WAMU Resident Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development at SolutionsDevelopers
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