August 17, 2006

In terror war, phone sales raise alarm

USA today reports on wireless technology in an era of global terrorism, following the false arrest of three Texas men caught with 1,000 cell phones.

"Cellphones have become a tool of choice for those wanting to stay a step ahead of government wiretappers as well as for insurgents triggering bombs. Reselling them on the black market also has become a way of funding illicit activities."

Related:

-- Easy to Resell, Prepaid Phones Rankle Carriers

-- FBI: No Terror Groups in Cell Phone Case

-- Terrorists or simply cell phone thieves?

And Textually's chapter devoted to cell phones used by terrorists

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