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article imageKiwi jihadist mistakenly broadcasts his location

By Eliana Robinson     Dec 31, 2014 in World
A technologically challenged Kiwi jihadist has been mistakenly broadcasting his location in Syria because he forgot to turn off the tracking device in his cell phone.
Mohammed Daniel, also known as Abu Abdul Rahman discovered that he had forgotten to turn off the tracking device in his phone. He deleted 45 geo-tagged posts from his Twitter account, after realizing that he had been inadvertently revealing his location to Canadian intelligence research agency, iBRABO
Daniel told the New Zealand Herald this July, that he would continue fighting in Syria until he achieved martyrdom.
"It’s a rookie social media mistake and one that intelligence and law enforcement agencies pray for when tracking criminals", said Jeff R. Weyers, who spoke out on behalf of iBRABO. He discovered that Daniel was broadcasting his location on Twitter from October to December.
Weyers went on to say, "we see fighters from Canada, France, and other western countries making the same mistake," which means that this is a widespread issue for jihadists. Technology seems to be hindering jihadists ability to effectively terrorize others.
This should serve as a valuable lesson to any aspiring jihadist.
It’s safe to assume that ISIS only recruits technologically savvy people. So before you decide to start a new life in Syria and become a 21st century crusade enthusiast, you must remember to turn off you cell phone trackers and beware of geo-tagged social media posts.
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