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Israeli Defense Force says enlisting hackers

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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 04:41 PM
Since when did hackers make good bloggers?? Blogging, my < snip>...

IDF says enlisting hackers

Spokesman tells panel on internet 'as strategic weapon' army wants 120 'new media fighters'

Benayahu said the internet had had a significant effect on recent uprisings in Arab nations such as Tunisia and Egypt. "We cannot but be impressed at how Western technology harms regimes at the other end of the spectrum, such as Iran, or at how one cell phone camera can harm a regime more than any intelligence agency's operations," he said.

Egypt, however, "still does not understand the power that is being given to the public, while slowly being taken away from its leader".

The spokesman said he also plans to establish blogs for other spokesmen and commanders as a PR tool. "We are at this front and proceeding slowly," he said, and recommended that the government appoint a "new media minister".

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