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Terrorists Rely on Tech Tools

The Internet has become the new Afghanistan for terrorist training, recruitment, and fundraising, an academic says.Terrorist groups are exploiting the accessibility, vast audience, and anonymity of the Internet to raise money and recruit new members, according to a researcher at the University of Haifa in Israel. The number of terrorists’ Web sites has increased by 571 percent in the past seven years, says Gabriel Weimann, chair of the university’s communications department. “Al Qaeda doesn’t operate like a terrorist organization anymore,” Weimann said, speaking at the New American Foundation here on Wednesday. “They don’t live together, they don’t train together, sometimes they don’t even meet.” They don’t need human interaction as long as they can communicate, he added. Full Story

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