An L.A.company is under fire for creating the technology that reportedly allows terror groups like Al Qaeda to recruit members and plan attacks.
Fox News this week called out El Segundo-based Internet Brands for its group-discussion platform vBulletin. Of course, blaming a tech platform these days would be like blaming the Alexander Graham Bell for all criminal threats made via telephone.
But Security consult Jeff Bardin claims that …
… 10,000 jihad groups use the service.
“We are putting virtual weapons out there with the source code — and we make it widely available,” Bardin told Fox.
vBulletin is basically software that allows anybody to create a community discussion board, like the ones you see for car aficionados, sports fans and followers of politics.
A company spokesman:
As software providers, vBulletin's capacity to monitor content on the Internet is limited, particularly on websites using illegal, unlicensed copies of vBulletin. vBulletin — along with our parent company Internet Brands — in no way condones terrorist activity and cooperates fully with law enforcement agencies on any investigation it can be of help on.
Next up, Fox blames Google because terrorists also use gmail.