US Is Edward Snowden responsible for the use of secure communication by terrorists? Edward Snowden, a world famous whistle blower and former CIA contractor informed us about dangerous snooping techniques of the intelligence agencies. Since the famous leak by Snowden, the market has responded with messaging services with tougher encryption tools. Today even normal communication services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Google hangouts come with encryption. Many jihadist groups are also misusing this technology which was supposed to protect the privacy of users. Paris attacks recently triggered the discussions about the role of internet and messaging services in planning terrorist attacks. So is Edward Snowden really responsible for the use of sophisticated encrypted communication by terrorist? Many online communities held him responsible for this in some way. Prominent voices such as Boris Johnson, London’s mayor held Snowden responsible for Paris attacks due to his involvement in leaking thousands of classified documents. Johnson said that Snowden taught some of the nastiest people to hide themselves from the authorities. But experts have something else to say. Flashpoint Global Partner, a technology firm which exclusively keeps a watch on Deep Web said that online jihadi activities haven’t changed since ‘Snowden leaks’. The history has shown us that the technological development cannot be stopped on both sides of the fences. In 2007, well before the Snowden leak, Al Quaeda Web forum was freely distributing encryption software called Asrar aL-Mujahideen (Secrets of the Mujahideen). Data by Flashpoint has revealed that all jihadi messages and files were encrypted by this software that time. The history of releasing secure communication software for terrorist groups continues till year 2013. Asrar al-Dardashah (Secrets of Chatting) was made available four months before Mr. Snowden went public with NSA documents. Edward Snowden can’t be accused of helping terrorists. His revelations definitely alarmed internet users to opt for secure communications and unfortunately some these users were terrorists. Spread the love Related Topics:Edward Snowdenworld Up Next Anonymous closes more than 20,000 ISIS propaganda accounts on social media Don't Miss Paris Attacks: More than 120 dead in a coordinated attack on 6 places in Paris Akshay Tarfe You may like Vijay Mallya detained in ED money laundering case, gets bail soon North Korea again fired a ballistic missile which flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido Island Two million pilgrims join Mecca for the hajj pilgrimage North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan today A bomb blast in Ankara shakes Turkey United States will sell fighter planes to Pakistan despite opposition by the Congress Comments HOT NEWS Career3 hours ago IIT Recruitment 2018: Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ Posts, Apply before 15th June 2018 IIT Recruitment 2018: Indian Institute of Technology has announced an official notification for filling the different Group A and Group... Career3 hours ago AIIMS Bhopal Recruitment 2018 for 50 Posts: Know the Detail AIIMS Bhopal Recruitment board 2018 has been declared 50 opportunities for the posts of Junior Resident (Non-Academic) under Department Hospital... Career13 hours ago Central Railway Recruitment 2018:Ticket Collector and other vacancies Central Railway Recruitment Board 2018 has announced a recruitment notification for the vacancies of Junior Engineer, Ticket collector and others.... Health2 days ago Honey: Benefits of honey in our daily life Honey is a delightful and natural sweetener a significant number of us are as of now acquainted with. For those... Google2 days ago Google created their own AI which is better than the ones which are made by Humans The fact is known to all that the Artificial Intelligence or AI will surely outperform the humans in future. In... Health2 days ago Power Yoga: Top Benefits of power yoga in your life Indeed, yoga unquestionably encourages you to tone up and lose the additional fat. Be that as it may, Power Yoga... Education3 days ago Indian Navy Recruitment 2018 For 10+2 B.Tech Cadet Entry began Indian Navy Recruitment 2018: Indian Navy has declared the notification for aspirants who are willing to join 4-year degree course... Trending Education7 days ago CBSE NEET UG result 2018 declared at cbseresults.nic.in Education6 days ago BSEB 12th result 2018: Bihar Board results out Education6 days ago APTET Hall Ticket 2018 – Released at aptet.apcfss.in; Download Now Health7 days ago The best solution to Prevent back pain – Lift heavy things!