Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Facebook to the rescue over International terrorism

The latest use of social media gets the attention of the Independent this morning.

The paper reports that

Intelligence agencies are building up a Facebook-style databank of international terrorists in order to sift through it with complex computer programs aimed at identifying key figures and predicting terrorist attacks before they happen.
adding that

By analysing the social networks that exist between known terrorists, suspects and even innocent bystanders arrested for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, military intelligence chiefs hope to open a new front in their "war on terror"

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