Terrorists in Somalia are
trying to shut down mobile access to the Internet over fears
the US will use the technology to target them.
From the AP:
Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked militant group has ordered
telecom companies to shut down mobile internet services over fears
the U.S. can use the data to target militants.
Al-Shabab this week set a 15-day deadline for the telecoms, whom
the group accused of being ‘‘enemy collaborators.’’ The two
affected mobile operators that offer 3G data service declined to
The telecom industry was a Somali
success story, even, or especially, before the re-formation of
a government last year.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/10/somali-militants-order-telecoms-to-shut