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Terrorism and the Internet

How does one deal with this insidious use of a liberating public utility? An easy answer would be to find ways to curtail this freedom. Yet while we must better defend our societies against terrorism, we must not in the process erode the very qualities and values that make our societies worth defending. While the danger cyber-terrorism poses to the Internet is frequently debated, surprisingly little is known about the threat posed by terrorists’ use of the Internet. A recent six-year-long study shows that terrorist organisations and their supporters have been using all of the tools the Internet offers to recruit supporters, raise funds, and launch a worldwide campaign of fear. It is also clear that to combat terrorism effectively, mere suppression of their Internet tools is not enough. A scan of the Internet in 2003-04 revealed the existence of hundreds of websites serving terrorists in different, albeit sometimes overlapping, ways. Full Story

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