April 13, 2006

IF YOU NEED PRIVACY YOU SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO HAVE IT:

Terrorists' Web Chatter Shows Concern About Internet Privacy: Groups Advise Members on Anonymity, Avoiding Intercepts (Yuki Noguchi and Sara Kehaulani Goo, April 13, 2006, Washington Post)

Terrorist groups, which for years have used the Internet and its various tools to organize and communicate, are paying more attention to addressing security and privacy concerns similar to those of other Web users, counterterrorism experts say.

The Internet has long been a convenient gathering place for radical Islamists advocating violence against Western influences, known as jihadists. Through online chat, e-mail and Web postings, communities of people have relied on one another for advice, political debate, even movie reviews and biographical information on suicide bombers and religious leaders.

Recently, postings on jihadist Web sites have expressed increasing concern about spyware, password protection, and surveillance on chat rooms and instant-messaging systems.


Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2006 4:09 PM
Comments

Uhoh, these poor jihadis better consult a civil liberties atty like the esteemed Mr. Glenn Greenwald.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 13, 2006 4:41 PM

If we stop the terrorists from freely communicating over the internet, the terrorists will have won.

Posted by: Pepys at April 13, 2006 6:10 PM
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