Skip to comments.Terrorists using Internet as a weapon: experts
Posted on 04/16/2009 1:18:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL, Spain (AFP) - "Computer-savvy" terrorists are using the Internet as a new weapon but national authorities must be aware of individual rights when combating the threat, speakers at an international conference said Thursday.
"Information technology and particularly the Internet has become a key tool of terrorist groups as well as a potential target," said Mike Smith, the head of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee.
"Terrorists use it to spread their ideology, to recruit, train and motivate their followers, to plan their attacks and communicate with each other across borders."
However, he said fighting the threat has become "extraordinarily challenging."
He was speaking at the opening of the Conference on Terrorism and Cyber Security being held in San Lorenzo de El Escorial outside Madrid under the auspices of the Council of Europe human rights body and the Organisation of American States.
The secretary general of the pan-European Council of Europe, Terry Davies, told the conference that governments and law enforcement bodies must be conscious of individual freedoms when fighting the threat of cyber terrorism.
"The Internet may be used as a new unconventional weapon harnessed by a new computer-savvy generation of terrorists," he said.
"It is our responsibility -- as policymakers and experts -- to work out how to stop them and when necessary...
"Our approach must strike a fair balance between individual rights and the interests of society, a delicate balance but a fundamental one in times of crisis -- be it an economic crisis or the destablisation of the State by terrorist acts.
"Whatever the danger we face, we must ensure the preservation of these common values."
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Terrorists using Internet as a weapon: experts
... ... .. and the experts just noticed this? lol
And just what do we suppose this will lay the foundation for?
WOW, did they just concluded this? For many years the terrorists have been using the internet to recruit more terrorists and teach them in details with written and visual instructions how to make bombs, explosives, car bombs, snipping, kidnapping, and many other very violent terrorist acts.
Hmmmmm. Working on stories to control our internet?
Terrorists are threat.
Terrorists use Internet.
Conservatives are terrorists.
... I just can't think of what the next step might be....
concluded = conclude
Setting up false public perceptions before torching the Reichstag.
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What a distinctively Un-American proposition.
preservation of these common values
Whose "common values"? I'm only interested in American values.
assault weapons powerful computers are not designed for hunting gaming or posting pictures of yourself in your underwear on Myspace and therefore they have no place in a civilized society.
Individual rights ARE the interests of society! That is, the interests of any successful, wealthy, advanced, growing, Judeo-Christian society.