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article imageDark Web Watches Out For Terrorists

By KJ Mullins     Sep 27, 2007 in Internet
How do you Blog? If you use your Blog to post rants you just may have your Blog watched by the Dark Web. Terrorists and extremists use the Internet to recruit. The government uses it to monitor the ones that could be a threat.
A recent report estimated that there were over 5,000 web sites devoted to terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda. They often hide their activity in a harmless looking website.
The Dark Web project uses advanced techniques such as spidering and link, sentiment, authorship, media and content analysis to find extremist activity that is operating on the web.
One of the tools that the Dark Web project uses is called Writeprint. It analyses countless documents of 'anonymous' content on the web. Within 95% accuracy it can tell if an author has posted numerous content in the past. When a author is found it alerts the system.
Web spiders are also used on discussion pages to find terrorist activities that are taking place.
The groups that are being observed know about Dark Web. At times they fight back in an attempt to disable the surveillance.
"They can put booby-traps in their Web forums," Chen explains, "and the spider can bring back viruses to our machines." This online cat-and-mouse game means Dark Web must be constantly vigilant against these and other counter-measures deployed by the terrorists.
If you're the typical Blogger who rants you may have your content observed. That's not a bad thing though. Most Bloggers don't mind at all when others read their words. Just be aware that your rants could have your actions monitored more closely by the government.
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