BBC Story on Bloor Research into Jihadists use of Smartphones

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Written By: Nigel Stanley
Published: 26th April, 2011
Content Copyright © 2011 Bloor. All Rights Reserved.

An interesting story from the BBC based on some research I have been doing with Nico Prucha based at the University of Vienna.

We found jihadists were compiling packages of information designed to be received on smartphones. They contained copies of videos, songs, speeches and images that followers are encouraged to pass on. Some were using Bluetooth short-range radio technology to anonymously spread information to potential supporters, and there are further implications for mobile phone security following the commoditisation of tools and techniques.

Nigel Stanley
Practice Leader - Security
Bloor Research

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