Monday, October 27, 2008

Twitter Snitches 2

And now, from the "double-edged-sword" school of social media comes a report that Twitter could become the latest terrorist tool for coordinating militant attacks. Check out this October 16 draft report by the Army's 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, posted on the Federation of the American Scientist's Web site. The report offers a number of scenarios and says that Twitter, when used with a cell phone camera/video capability, could help terrorists conduct ambushes or plot supply routes in difficult terrain. A Nokia 6210 Navigator, with its GPS utilities, is particularly analyzed. For more on the report, go to Noah Shachtman's Danger Room blog.

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