Monday, November 19, 2012

Taliban Email Snafu exposes contacts

Taliban religious extremists and technology don't exactly go together.  Take this story of Taliban PR spokesman Qari Ahmedi, who clicked on CC instead of BCC to send out his press release last week, thus publicly broadcasting the names/email addresses of over 400 contacts to everyone who received the email.  Of course, BCC would have hidden the names of the other contacts on his mailing list, some of whom turned out to a provincial governor, a legislator, professors, and journalists.  Of course, most of these people were already quite well-known by even the most incompetent intelligence agencies.  But thanks for helping to make the jobs of even the most keystone of afghan law enforcement agencies that much easier.

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