October 12th, 2003, 03:54 PM
Web sites listed as 'terror' groups
The United States has added Web sites to its list of "foreign terrorist organizations" for the first time, under the category of aliases for conventional groups, a State Department official said Friday.
A list published in the Federal Register includes Newkach.org, Kahane.org, Kahane.net and Kahanetzadak.com as aliases for the Jewish group Kahane Chai, or Kach, which is suspected of organizing attacks on Palestinians.
Under U.S. law, it would be illegal to provide money or other material support to the designated Web sites, the people who run them could be denied U.S. visas, and U.S. banks must block their funds. The State Department said it was not yet clear how this would work in practice.
But the law may not enable the United States to block access to the Web sites, if only for technical reasons.
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October 12th, 2003, 04:42 PM
October 12th, 2003, 04:47 PM
Seems like were exchanging our freedom for security quite often these days. It may be for the best, but who knows, the government might evenentually make it illegal to learn anything related to cyberspace cause theyre seen as a "threat to national security." Just some hypothetical thinking.
October 12th, 2003, 07:33 PM
Interesting..........if it were a newspaper or magazine, it would probably be unconstitutional?......but a foreign website?..............hey, maybe the good guys are learning how to "cheat fair" as I would put it?
October 12th, 2003, 07:49 PM
Well this is a Police state ur talking about....... if wer on the subject..... is ther a non police state out there....... every state has a priority...... national Security
October 12th, 2003, 08:30 PM
Every politician's priority is personal aggrandisement?
October 12th, 2003, 09:10 PM
Well i was just saying, we seem to be moving away from the freedom we hold so highly, towards security. You cant really have all the freedom you want AND all the security.
October 12th, 2003, 10:10 PM
Interesting story, thanks Spools!
Did they release the list of websites? My guess is no as this would invite a DOS/DDOSes against them...although if the govt wanted to hurt them....
October 13th, 2003, 02:56 AM