Terrorism & Search Technology

Apr 18, 2006 - 7:25 am 0 by
Filed Under Search Theory

Recently, there has been a lot of popular concern over search technologies and terrorism. Danny just blogged last week on Terrorists & Extremists Worry About Their Search Privacy and there is a Cre8asite Forum thread named Google Earth Suspected to Have Helped Terrorists from this weekend. Basically, people are now exploring that these technologies are out there and available.

With Google Earth, you can get satellite images of remote locations, even of your home. Well, Google Earth just made it popular to the end users, but there were many services out there, prior to Google Earth that enabled the same thing. And trust me, terrorists knew about them prior to Google Earth.

Times have changed, tools are more easily accessible, these tools are both useful and powerful. Do we worry? Do we stop using them? Do we fight them? I don't have the energy to go into a post on my thoughts on this. Here is one comment from the Cre8asite Forum thread;

Next thing you know the terrorists will have used email or cell phones...

Let's take it to the forums; forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.


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