Also in the News: Twitter for terrorists?

A new Army intelligence report warns that the social networking site Twitter could be used by terrorists and insurgents for surveillance, command and control and targeting of U.S. forces, according to a story in Federal Times.

"While searching through open source material, including Arabic language Web sites, the team discovered a wealth of information that suggests terrorists are adapting cell phone technology and possibly Twitter for communications, surveillance and targeting," the Federal Times reports.

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