Thursday, November 10, 2005

Poor French youth using blogs, cell phones to plan riots...demand bluetooth for equality

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has diverted resources to monitoring blogs—short for Web logs—in an effort to anticipate the movements of the protesters, who have set fire to thousands of cars since the unrest began on October 27.

Two youths were placed under official investigation, one step short of pressing charges under French law, early on Wednesday on suspicion of inciting violence over the Internet after urging people to riot in blogs, a judicial source said.

But tracking rioters' blogs is a big task for the security services, already stretched by the violence on the ground.
(ABC News)

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