Douglas, Arizona (ROTO REUTERS) There has
been a recent controversy of
the effectiveness of the Boeing Company erecting a “virtual fence”
along 6,000 miles of the U.S. border. Critics have said that
surveillance by the government’s $2.5 billion Secure Border Initiative
Network or SBInet leaves a lot of holes and will do little to reduce
Boeing proposes to construct a necklace of
1,800 towers equipped with
cameras, sensors and links to sophisticated computers along the
nation’s vast frontiers with Mexico and Canada. Boeing
proposes to construct a necklace of 1,800 towers equipped with cameras,
sensors and links to sophisticated computers along the nation’s vast
frontiers with Mexico and Canada.
News came today though of a surprising
capture that was the result of the new virtual fence technology.
It can be now revealed that a previously unknown terror cell
headed by Afghani Bhati Al-Boya has been broken up and their leader
Virtual terrorist Bhati Al-Boya was detected by the new
virtual fence and was prevented from entering the country.
Initial reports are that Bhati Al-Boya is a half-life
character that was intent on entering the country illegally and then
going to a computer cafe or library to enter the Second Life virtual
world and commit acts of terrorism.
Second Life a huge virtual universe where
real world dollars are spent by individuals and organizations
and disruption to normal play operations can do
real monetary damage. Virtual characters can easily assume
false identities known as Avatars that can make finding and arresting
virtual characters difficult.
To hold suspected virtual terrorist Bhati
Al-Boya a special virtual cell is being made at the Guantanamo Bay
detention camp where currently a firewall is being put into place.
These plans are being protested by the Virtual Character
Liberties Union (VCLU) who reject the power to detain
suspected virtual terrorists indefinitely, without charge, trial or a
right to counsel. Virtual enemy combatants should have access
to the courts and the the Bush administration does not have statutory
power to detain these virtual individuals.