Friday, March 10, 2006

Bloggers beware--Al Qaeda embraces

When I read stuff like this, it makes me stop and give pause to the NSA spying debate that we are having in this country. How do we stop this kind of thing from happening and still protect people's privacy? This is not good!
ABC News reports that beginning in “early 2002, al Qaeda quickly switched to hiding its online operations within more legitimate bulletin boards and Internet sites offering free upload services or connecting through such popular social network sites as Orkut and MySpace.”
There was also an article in the Newsweek about how gangs are starting to also use the web to promote their life-style and kids globally are responding and being recruited to start up chapters of a gang in another country.
I'll ask the question again: United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitation services, and basic education to every person on the planet.
Which policy do you think would help fight the spread of terrorism in the world?

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