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April 9, 2009

Be our guests: terrorist websites hosted in US

Filed under: Cybersecurity,Terrorist Threats & Attacks — by Philip J. Palin on April 9, 2009

US web companies are popular hosts for terrorist Internet sites and operations. According to this┬ámorning’s Washington Post, “Intelligence officials and private experts cite dozens of instances in which Islamist militants sought out U.S. Internet firms — known for their reliable service and easy terms that allow virtual anonymity — and used them to incite attacks on Americans.”

Eben Kaplan of the Council on Foreign Relations has authored a helpful backgrounder on Terrorists and the Internet.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

April 9, 2009 @ 8:34 am

Huge issues. I come down on the side of disruption and prevention of hostile use of the internet. Question is what is hostile? I think the line drawing can be tough but where actually bragging over deaths of American military is occurring correctly or not it seems that a strategy of disruption is appropriate!

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