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Nothing says 'Taliban' quite like net neutrality, eh, EU Digi Commish?

Comment Gaffe-prone Gunther is at it again. This time the EU Digi-Commissioner Gunther H-dot Oettinger has described the enforcement of "uniform" net neutrality as "Taliban-like". Unsurprisingly digital rights activists have not been pleased at being compared with a fundamentalist organisation judged by the UN to be responsible for …
Jennifer Baker, 10 Mar 2015
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Taliban official's email blunder leaks 400+ contacts

Anyone in the bulk email business should know never to mix up cc: ("carbon copy") and bcc: ("blind carbon copy") – especially if the materials you're sending out are Taliban press releases. That was exactly the rookie mistake made by Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmedi last week, ABC News reports, which resulted in Ahmedi …
Neil McAllister, 16 Nov 2012
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Virgin IT dept shocked by donkey-shagging Taliban

Four Virgin Atlantic employees at Gatwick airport were sacked after a video purportedly showing a member of the Taliban having sex with a donkey was emailed to the airline's entire IT department. The vid, called “What the Taliban do when they are not making improvised explosive devices", according to the Sunday Mirror, was …
Lester Haines, 6 Jun 2011
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Taliban attack Brit troops with explosive donkey

British troops in Afghanistan's Helmand Province will in future eye donkeys with suspicion after the Taliban strapped an improvised explosive device to an unfortunate beast of burden and sent it "galloping" towards a military camp. Major Richard Streatfeild, of the 3rd Battalion the Rifles Regiment, said the insurgents had " …
Lester Haines, 3 Dec 2009
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Gadget-buying Taliban 5th column in Blighty - shock!

Comment Widespread media reports suggest Taliban bomb-makers in Afghanistan use electronics sourced in the UK - perhaps bought by British or British-resident Muslim sympathisers. These stories are based on a report by the Telegraph, covering a briefing given to UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband by the commander and staff of 3 …
Lewis Page, 23 Feb 2009
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Taliban man loves his iPhone

The Taliban's former ambassador to Pakistan has been outed as a fanboy for the iPhone. Despite banning most forms of new technology when in power it seems even the Taliban have bowed to the force of Apple's marketing. Mullah Zaif told al-Jazeera's man in Kabul Hamish Macdonald he was addicted to the handset and internet …
John Oates, 13 Feb 2009
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iPhones will win the war in Afghanistan, says NATO chief

The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, has said that progress is being made in the international community's battle against terror in Afghanistan - and that progress is being made by iPhones. Delivering a speech yesterday at the Brussels-based Security and Defence Agenda thinktank, …
Lewis Page, 27 Jan 2009
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Lego terrorist threatens democracy

Religious leaders have united to express their dismay at a custom range of Lego figures - including a "Toy Taliban" armed to the teeth with C96 broomhandle Mauser pistol, AK Assault Rifle and M67 frag grenades. BrickArms' Toy taliban figure The offending terrorist - made by US firm BrickArms and punted for £9.50 to …
Lester Haines, 4 Dec 2008
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Taliban extends mobile shutdown order

The Taliban has now ordered mobile operators to shutdown daytime access to their networks in the Afghan province of Ghazni. The hard-line Islamic militia says it's annoyed that wireless signals are being used to locate its insurgent gunmen. "We have informed mobile companies operating in Ghazni to turn off their signals during …
Cade Metz, 21 Oct 2008
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UK spooks forced to hand Gitmo files to suspect's lawyers

The High Court has told British intelligence services to hand over relevant files to lawyers representing Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian and one-time UK resident, facing a US military tribunal at Guantánamo Bay. Mohamed is accused of plotting to trigger a radioactive "dirty bomb" on US soil, and could face the death penalty if …
Lewis Page, 22 Aug 2008
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Afghan cellco accuses rivals of funding Taliban

Roshan, the largest mobile provider in Afghanistan, has accused competitors of paying off criminals to protect their infrastructure, pointing out that it owned eight out of the ten masts destroyed this year. The claim has been denied by competitors Afghan Wireless, Etisalat and Afghan Telecom, who say the lack of damage to …
Bill Ray, 10 Jun 2008

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