Google Earth and Apple iPhone trouble Israeli security chief

“Civilian Internet applications now offer militant groups access to intelligence that rivals what government spies can get, Israel’s domestic security chief said on Monday,” Dan Williams reports for Reuters.

“Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin, in a rare public address, identified cyber technologies as an ascendant international security threat,” Williams reports. “‘Intelligence once enjoyed only by countries and world powers can now be obtained through Internet systems like Google Earth, Internet cameras that are deployed all over the world and linked to the Web, or applications for IPhone devices that allow for quality intelligence to be received in real-time,’ he told a homeland security conference in Tel Aviv.”

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  1. Power to the people!!! I’d rather let everyone (even the bad people) have access to info, than give it all away to the supposedly “good” governments. We all know how trustworthy governments have been throughout history….

  2. Power to the people!!! I’d rather let everyone (even the bad people) have access to info, than give it all away to the supposedly “good” governments. We all know how trustworthy governments have been throughout history….

  3. And opportunities too. When they hack in, they leave a trail back to their PC and an opportunity to hack back at them.

    I see a hole new level of Spy vs Spy vs Spy. Now Hack vs Hack vs Hack. Maybe when they peek in they will leave with a virus that tethers to a phone, a device, a mp3 or a WiFi network and calls home with a HERE WE ARE!

  4. And opportunities too. When they hack in, they leave a trail back to their PC and an opportunity to hack back at them.

    I see a hole new level of Spy vs Spy vs Spy. Now Hack vs Hack vs Hack. Maybe when they peek in they will leave with a virus that tethers to a phone, a device, a mp3 or a WiFi network and calls home with a HERE WE ARE!

  5. Then Israel should start attacking the web and any technology that threatens its existence. Anyone who questioned – or even thought to themselves – that this may be an irrational decision should instantly be labeled “anti-semitic”. Additionally, they should think long and hard about who – beyond Google and Apple – they should pre-emptively attack. Or perhaps they could get Apple to attack Google for them. If this were to happen, they would have a very convenient distraction going on that would allow them to further expand their ongoing land grabs and obliterate the indigenous population that they steamrolled in 1947.

    Sound familiar? If only it weren’t true…..

  6. Then Israel should start attacking the web and any technology that threatens its existence. Anyone who questioned – or even thought to themselves – that this may be an irrational decision should instantly be labeled “anti-semitic”. Additionally, they should think long and hard about who – beyond Google and Apple – they should pre-emptively attack. Or perhaps they could get Apple to attack Google for them. If this were to happen, they would have a very convenient distraction going on that would allow them to further expand their ongoing land grabs and obliterate the indigenous population that they steamrolled in 1947.

    Sound familiar? If only it weren’t true…..

  7. @KenC

    Daniel Craig had a Helio (don’t call it a phone!) and it almost got him killed. Sean Connery in his prime would have thrown out the iphone, and slept with the bad guy’s wife thereby convincing her to shoot him in the back. [the bad guy, not Connery]

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