Terrorists Go High-Tech

Terror Suspects Hone Anti-Detection Skills

Simple Codes, Remote Sites, Internet Phone Calls Among Means Used to Foil High-Tech Surveillance

By Craig Whitlock
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, January 5, 2008; Page A11

MILAN, Italy -- In an age of spy satellites, security cameras and an Internet that stores every keystroke, terrorism suspects are using simple, low-tech tricks to cloak their communications, making life difficult for authorities who had hoped technology would give them the upper hand.

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Al-Qaida’s new line: Videos for mobile phone

In an effort to extend its influence and its message, Al-Qaida is reissuing batches of its video recordings in formats suitable for viewing on mobile phones.

Al-Qaida’s media wing, al-Sahab, has announced the move on websites commonly used by Islamic militants. Yesterday eight previously recorded videos were made available including a tribute to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the former al-Qaida in Iraq leader, killed by US forces in June 2006.

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