by Karl Bode

FBI: Terrorists Can Operate Airport Webcams, You Know

from the well-duh dept

A new "assessment" from the FBI and the Homeland Security Department suggests that airport webcams are the latest public menace, and may be used by terrorists to plan their attacks on the nation's airports (via The Raw Feed). The warning was triggered after a link to an Alaskan airport webcam was posted to an unspecified "extremist website," raising concerns among the feds that terrorists were using the cameras to track "security measures, guard shift changes, and pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns." No specific instance of webcam use by actual terrorists was given, and the warning is "precautionary", says the feds. As with the recent Google Earth terrorism worries, terrorists are going to get the information they need whether or not these technologies exist. We're guessing that a group seriously considering an attack isn't going to rely solely on grainy 100 yard views of tarmacs, but it's nice to know the FBI and Homeland Security have realized that public access webcams shouldn't be aimed at secure airport facilities. Still, we might be safer if we just shut this whole Internet thing off.

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    Sherman R. Buck, 17 Jan 2007 @ 7:37pm


    I'm sure the authorities would love it if they could just shut off the internet, because ignorance is bliss to those that like keeping people imprisoned and docile, it allows them to do as they please and keep the gap between the haves and the have nots. It's a bit too late for the fools, because they spent all those years making people dependent on them so as to get them to buy their "stuff" only the damn fools were so engrossed with riches and power that they forgot to realize the power of the consumers. People put their money where their mouth is and it effects those fools who thought they were in charge. I'm reminded of the old margarine commercial saying, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature." The light is coming and it is going to obliterate the dark. Bye Bye

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