[funsec] Osama bin Laden 'Fan Cubs' Build Online Communities
william at emailonastick.com
Wed Mar 8 23:30:42 CST 2006
Is there a problem?
From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On
Behalf Of Fergie
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:19 PM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: [funsec] Osama bin Laden 'Fan Cubs' Build Online Communities
Now, wait just a second.
Didn't some criminal Brazilians use Orkut as drug distribution network?
Yes, in fact, I believe it did:
(That is why I keep a blog. :-)
I'm not into fear-mongering, but this is kind of troublesome.
Fuck MySpace -- _this_ quite bothersome. That crimal activity oof this
nature continues to be an issue, Orkut deserves a bit more attention,
Via USA Today.
Al-Qaeda sympathizers are using Orkut, a popular, worldwide Internet service
owned by Google, to rally support for Osama bin Laden, share videos and Web
links promoting terrorism and recruit non-Arabic-speaking Westerners,
according to terrorism experts and a survey of the sites.
Most jihadist message boards on traditional websites are in Arabic and
require users to know someone connected with the boardbefore they can gain
access. Social networking services such as Orkut, Friendster and MySpace,
however, allow users to create personal profiles and associate with
"communities" based on shared interests. After users join one of these
services, they have access to the forum postings in any public community.
These popular Internet services can be used for everything from publicizing
a garage band to finding dates to connecting supporters of democracy - or
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet fergdawg at netzero.net or
fergdawg at sbcglobal.net ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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