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Back from Texas. Ann Arbor house still not done. This week? I hope so. It had best be on the market soon; by then end of next week, it'll be six-feet deep in snow drifts. Such are the winters in Ann Arbor. Well, almost.

Greeting me in today's news, courtesy of Computer World was a report from the U.S. Army's 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, posted on the Federation of American Scientists website. The Inteli-types see Twitter, and similar microblogging services, as severe security threats. Terrorists, you know. They're everywhere.

The most prominent example provided was that of a non-violent protest of the Republican National Convention earlier this fall, "Activist Use of Twitter for Law Enforcement Counter
Surveillance and Movement Coordination at the most recent Republican National Convention (RNc)". Terrorists, you know. They're everywhere.

As of today, a PDF of the public bits of the report ("FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY") can be found here. Have a read. It's a hoot.

Anybody want to bet that there's already dynamite placed at the entrance to Twitter Tunnel and Blogging Bridge? When the Balloon Goes Up, don't count on public communications services. My advice: for a time, walkie-talkie-like devices should still work. Buy some, and buy a solar battery charger, too.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
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From:squigglequill
Date:October 27th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
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CB radios?

10-4 good buddy, this is the Squiggle Quill comin' at ya from the West Side. We gotta watch on the fuzzy-wuzzies out here. Lots of oink down activity so stay clear until ya hear the liberty bell. You copy?
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From:ferrocene
Date:October 27th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Yessir, good buddy, I copy. I'm gonna proceed 10-0, for now: the 10-15 is about to start.

3s & 8s to ya', Squiggie-Q. I'm 10-10 & Lis'nin' in.
From:zephret
Date:October 27th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Your ma raised you well.

Shit is going DOWN right now. :/

*grips you and looks around paranoid*
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From:ferrocene
Date:October 27th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Yes, indeed. Ma raised me well. Knowing, full well, that she wasn't raising me to be happy.

<sigh> Oceania isn't as nice a place as it used to be. :-/
From:zephret
Date:October 27th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
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South America looks good.

I'm worried I won't want to come back!
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From:ferrocene
Date:October 28th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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LOL! Leftist guerrillas and right-wing death squads sound sooooo much better than London & Austin.
From:zephret
Date:October 28th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
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Well, not much of that goes on in the Peruvian amazon, at any rate :p
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