It was fascinating in the days following the bombing to see how the internet sleuths speculated on practically everything. This speculation was based on photos before & after the explosions, not just Beck-like Saudi fixations … The huge quantity of images and videos out in the wild quickly was distilled down to a few dozen photos of guys near the scene carrying backpacks big enough to hold a pressure cooker bomb. I don't know if the Reddit crowd actually picked out the real bombers, but the crowd-sourcing effort was impressive (although wrong).
But now there's more and more speculation about connections to these terrorists … and some seem like the FBI would be all over stuff like this:
So, if the army of Reddit-type crime solvers is so quick (only a couple of days) to identify specific "suspects" within crowds out of the thousands of photos out there … why don't they apply the same effort to filter the internet for Youtube bomb-making, terrorist networking and Jihad recruiting videos? Identify who is linking to these things. Give this information to the FBI, I'm sure they won't mind.
Would'nt it be great if world-class hackers like 'Anonymous' save the world by taking down all this terrorism information? I know, this is the real world, but it's likely to be a bit Max Headroom too.
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