Oops! Taliban Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members
There are e-mail gaffes and then there are e-mail gaffes. Muhammed Lila reports that a Taliban spokesperson exposed more than 400 recipients on a Taliban e-mail list:
The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid’s email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.
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