Terrorists in Somalia are trying to shut down mobile access to the Internet over fears the US will use the technology to target them.
From the AP:
Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked militant group has ordered telecom companies to shut down mobile internet services over fears the U.S. can use the data to target militants.
Al-Shabab this week set a 15-day deadline for the telecoms, whom the group accused of being ‘‘enemy collaborators.’’ The two affected mobile operators that offer 3G data service declined to comment.
The telecom industry was a Somali success story, even, or especially, before the re-formation of a government last year.