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Online manhunt for Boston bombers raises concerns

The EFF's Cohn was cautious about the Boston online efforts. "I don't think we know yet whether crowd-sourced investigation like the Reddit one can work, since this is really very new," she told AFP.

"Real law enforcement is a skill, and even they get it wrong sometimes with horrible results for those affected," she said, citing cases of mistaken identity at the 1996 Atlantic Olympics and the 2004 Madrid bombings.

Friday, April 19, 2013
AFP
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