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9-16-2008 @ 9:11PM
Your immediate and complete dismissal of the possibility is all the more reason a criminal (not just terrorists) might consider it. Other Internet mediums that provide some anonymity have been used in the past. However, I'd agree that there are other means of communication that seem a heck of a lot more likely. I won't stay and debate it though since you've all already made your minds up and anyone who says otherwise must be an idiot - like that eeevil George Bush, right? Y'know, the one who's simultaneously a complete moron and the leader of a vast worldwide conspiracy.
9-16-2008 @ 9:15PM
(That was more in response to the commentors than the original post, FYI.)
9-16-2008 @ 11:32PM
No, people are calling it moronic because the real intention of bringing up this "threat" isn't to actually stop terrorists. This "scenario" could happen in any kind of online medium, and doing it in a paid MMO with chat logging is about the worst way. This is simply an excuse to grab a bigger security budget and waste time monitoring everyone because there could be a terrorist some where (or maybe some NSA agents want to be paid to play WoW).If terrorists really wanted to communicate securely, they would hide their communications in other mediums (pictures, movies, songs), and use non-US based servers to exchange them.
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