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France has advised a ban on the use of free and shared WiFi connections
France Created: 9 Dec 2015
France considers banning free WiFi and software allowing internet users to hide their identity during a state of emergency in wake of Paris attacks.

- France has advised a ban on the use of free and shared WiFi connections
- Police suggest it is more difficult to track suspects who use public WiFi
- Country is also looking to ban the anonymous and secretive Tor browser

As such, it is used by terrorists and cyber criminals to communicate and find information without being tracked. France wants to make sure fanatics cannot converse secretly over the internet.

Following the terror plot, it was revealed ISIS fanatics were using a 'cyber caliphate' - protected by their own encryption software - where they plan their next attacks.

It is unclear whether they were specifically using Tor.

Large numbers of ISIS fighters are young, highly educated Westerners who are fighting the holy war with sophisticated backgrounds and training with digital technology.

The state of emergency already enables the authorities to search houses without a warrant, impose tighter border controls and ban protests.

Meanwhile, fellow hacking group Anonymous has promised to hunt down militant jihadists online following the terrorist attacks in Paris which left 130 people dead in total.

Anonymous' declaration of war came in a video posted on the group's French YouTube page shortly after the Paris attacks, where they warned the terror group to 'expect us', vowing to hunt down those responsible online and expose them.

Wearing the group's signature Guy Fawkes mask, a spokesman says in French: 'Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down.

'You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go. We will launch the biggest operation ever against you. Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get prepared.'
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Source: Agnes Ingvarsdottir

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