Insurgents and terrorists are using the web more than ever these days. But it’s probably not a one-sided front:
It is also likely that US information warfare specialists are very carefully and selectively examining and, when possible, even manipulating posted data. Nothing better than to change a couple of key steps in the on-line bomb making manual or to suggest “improvements” in bomb-making techniques that result in devices that are more easily discovered or go off prematurely. A few successful “plants” of that nature and suddenly the practices of Information Assurance are more than abstract theory taught at West Point.
Even if we don’t actually change bomb-making instructions, the idea that we might can’t sit very well.
Remember though, that since we’re patting ourselves on the back because it goes both ways, that it goes both ways. (via a reader)