The Taliban Already Had This Artist's "Anti-Drone Tent" Idea

Dutch artist Sarah van Sonsbeeck is showing an Anti-Drone Tent now at Mediamatic Fabriek in Amsterdam. It promises to shield users from aerial infrared surveillance by hiding them beneath the heat-reflective surface of a Mylar® space blanket. It's a neat idea. That's why the Taliban has been using it for years. »8/23/14 6:54pm8/23/14 6:54pm

The Taliban Mistakenly Outed Every Single Person on Its Mailing List

If you didn't already know that the Taliban had a mailing list, your mind is already blown. But here's a solid one-upper: the Taliban spokesperson accidentally CC'd everyone on that list in an otherwise pedestrian email, outing some people who likely didn't want the world to know they were subscribers. »11/16/12 10:43am11/16/12 10:43am

500 Taliban Prisoners Just Escaped Through a Long Underground Tunnel—Built Using No Heavy Machinery

In their biggest prison break since 2008, nearly 500 Afghani detainees (mostly Taliban members) escaped from the Sarposa Prison through an underground tunnel, dug from the outside. Now the U.S. military is searching high and low, hoping to corral the escapees back in. The crazy thing is that they built this long… »4/25/11 11:35am4/25/11 11:35am

Taliban Orders Afghan Cellphone Companies to Shut Down Networks at Night

Taliban rebels in Afghanistan have issued an ultimatum to the country's mobile network operators to shut down cellphone coverage at night—or else. The reason for this is not because of a desire by the medieval revivalists/"moral" "guardians"/warmongering nutcases/nasty little freedom-killing, women-bashing,… »2/26/08 6:27am2/26/08 6:27am