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Foreign Policy

Living in fear of “replying all” to your company-wide emails? Hey, it could be worse. ABC News  reports:

In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference. He publicly CC’d the names of everyone on his mailing list.

The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid’s email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.

“Taliban have included all 4 of my email addresses on the leaked distribution list,” tweeted journalist Mustafa Kazemi, a prolific Kabul-based tweeter with more than 9,500 followers. “Quite reassuring to my safety.”

The list, made up of more than 400 recipients, consists mostly of journalists, but also includes an address appearing to belong to a provincial governor, an Afghan legislator, several academics and activists, an … Afghan consultative committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, an Afghan warlord whose outlawed group Hezb-i-Islami is believed to be behind several attacks against coalition troops.

 

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  1. Will Profit

    November 17th, 2012

    Please forgive the shameless self promotion, but I believe this to be the best vid ever about email gone wrong.
    http://capitalistpreservation.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-do-yall-think-about-farm-sluts.html

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  2. Houston

    November 17th, 2012

    Hahahaha!

    This is the new terror tactic they are trying out.

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  3. sumdumguy

    November 17th, 2012

    Noteworthy Comment Thumb up +14

     
  4. IronyCurtain

    November 17th, 2012

    You just know the Obamas were on that list. Who’s a bigger advocate for Islamic psychopaths?

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  5. sTevo

    November 17th, 2012

    Farm Sluts is a rip.

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  6. thirdtwin

    November 17th, 2012

    Obviously the work of the Zionist Entity

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  7. thirdtwin

    November 17th, 2012

    Yep…Debka is calling it “Schmuxnet Virus!

    I kid, I kid…oy vey!

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  8. David K

    November 17th, 2012

    Hey! Just because the Democrats were part of the cc list means NOTHING! I know NOTHING!

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  9. Billy Fuster

    November 17th, 2012

    Now they will be besieged with Nigerian investment offers.

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  10. sonepinue

    November 17th, 2012

    47002 http://stockprices112.net – what is penny stocks ^o)

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  11. thirdtwin

    November 17th, 2012

    O.o…IOTW’s got the Stocksnet virus

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  12. The Clintons

    November 17th, 2012

    Hillary and Bill

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  13. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 17th, 2012

     
  14. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 18th, 2012

    Head will roll.

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  15. Unruly Refugee

    November 18th, 2012

    Hezb-i-Islami, also known as His-bit-off-salami

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  16. Dano

    November 18th, 2012

    Oy!

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