Shin Bet: Internet Aids Terrorists

Published: November 1st 2010
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The transformation of the world through advances made in the Internet world has made technology more available to the public. Israeli intelligence has thus warned that this, together with other widely accessible technologies, has made terrorism more lethal than it’s ever been.


"The terrorist threat in the future has become more complex. The world has turned into a 'global village' and everything is available to everyone. The world is smaller and broader and technology can cross continents," said Yuval Diskin, chief of Israel's internal security agency Shin Bet.


"Technology has made the world smaller and flatter," Diskin continued. "The availability of technology that has revolutionized economy and communications has also given rise to many global terror opportunities."


At the first Israeli Homeland Security International Conference, Diskin referred to applications such as Google Earth and others on the Internet as readily available options for terrorists to obtain intelligence to which they previously had no access.


According to Diskin, the 21st century could be best characterized by the fact that terrorists do not feel limited in carrying out "mega terror attacks,” ndtv reported.


Israeli internal security has stated, however, that terror can still be successfully defeated.


"Success requires a general cooperation between countries and intelligence agencies and the free flow of knowledge, intelligence and homeland security technology, as well as operational cooperation at a high level and the development of a global judicial system," Diskin underscored.

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