iPhone-wielding Taliban beating Australian forces in Afghanistan

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    http://www.zdnet.com.au/iphone-wielding-enemy-trumps-defence-339302061.htm

    iPhone-wielding Taliban beating Australian forces in Afghanistan
    Friday, March 26, 2010 - 02:19 PM EDT

    "Department of Defence chief technology officer (CTO) Matt Yannopoilos today said Defence was being beaten in Afghanistan by enemies accessing information quickly via iPhones," Ben Grubb reports for ZDNet Australia.

    "At the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Canberra Branch conference this morning, Yannopoilos said 'bad guys' in the war-torn country were making better use of available data by 'using iPhones and applications — and multiple SIM cards — and going much faster than we are,' despite the fact that Defence had more intelligence at its fingertips," Grubb reports.

    "'Defence is one almighty information collection machine. It generates more info than I've ever seen,' he said. However, Defence's information was stuck between 'silos' of data, with most of it going unused unless someone happened to be looking at it carefully, he said. In the future, Defence hopes to have data that is not separated into application silos so that it can be used by other applications when required," Grubb reports.


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    Global fundamentalist terror organizing . . . yes, there's an app for that. :cool:
     
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    I wonder what kind of pics they've got on their MobileMe galleries . . .
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.1-update1; en-gb; Nexus One Build/ERE27) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17)

    Low resolution, grainy images taken on the camera in their dimly lit caves? :D
     
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    It reminds me of an article I read in the Newspaper about South Sudan, no paved roads or communal electricity supply but it does have a 3.75G mobile phone network
     

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