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Nov 4th 2014

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UK Spy Chief Says US Tech Firms Are Helping Terrorists: Tech News Today 1128

Robert Hannigan claims US tech companies offer terrorists 'Networks of Choice."
Category: TWiT Bits
Britain's new head of GCHQ has barely started in his new job, and already he's making people mad. In an op-ed for the Financial Times, Robert Hannigan called US-based tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter the "command and control networks of choice for terrorists and criminals." Hannigan says the social networks are "in denial" about misuse of their services by terrorists, and he called for more cooperation by the companies. He also made the point that he believes users want more balance between privacy and counter-terrorism. For the full episode, go to Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by Cachefly.