According to Noah Shachtman on DangerRoom a draft Army intelligence report is circulating among spook-land that says Twitter might become an effective tool for terrorists bent on causing harm. Of course Twitter isn’t the only tool mentioned in the terror toolbox. The study points out cell phones and other hardware and software that used in combination with Twitter could pose threats. The study cites how activists used Twitter in Minneapolis during the Republican Convention this summer.
Of course, from my way of looking at it, using Twitter and/or any other gadget/software/hardware/gizmo is no different than using any other innovation that comes along. The trick, if you’re in the bad guy catching game is to be on top of things before the bad guys are. But then that poses another whole series of questions now, doesn’t it.