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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:06 PM

Taliban fails to BCC an e-mail, reveals its entire PR mailing list

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/taliban-fails-to-bcc-an-e-mail-reveals-its-entire-pr-mailing-list/

http://abcnews.go.com/International/taliban-accidentally-reveal-identities-mailing-list-members/story?id=17737950#.UKaAeaVqtlL


An apparent slip of the hand by a Taliban spokesperson has revealed the members of the group’s mailing list, according to a report Friday from ABC News. The 400 e-mail addresses include many journalists, but also a few members of government as well as “academics and activists.”

The Taliban regularly sends e-mail blasts with press releases highlighting its latest activities, usually from the e-mail account of spokesperson Qari Yousuf Ahmedi. But this time, the press release Ahmedi intended to send was forwarded from account of another spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid. Ahmedi forwarded the e-mail on to the mailing list, but CC’d all 400 members, rather than BCC’ing them, so the full list of e-mail addresses was laid bare to all who received it.

According to ABC News, the list included “a provincial governor, an Afghan legislator” and an “Afghan consultative committee.” We can only imagine the chain of reply-alls that followed, but we’re certain it’s the stuff nightmares are made of.

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LiberalArkie Nov 2012 OP
Electric Monk Nov 2012 #1
Glassunion Nov 2012 #2
Robb Nov 2012 #3
tallahasseedem Nov 2012 #4
Robb Nov 2012 #5
greytdemocrat Nov 2012 #6

Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:07 PM

1. Awesome

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:08 PM

2. More importantly

Is the Taliban still using their old AOL account?

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:10 PM

3. Oh, man. I've totally done that.

(The first step in conflict resolution is defining common ground.)

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:12 PM

4. Slow golf clap...

That damn bcc! LOL!

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:54 PM

5. Kick, because I'm still laughing about this.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:32 PM

6. oh noooooooes!!!





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