Monocolumn: How To Hide – A Lesson From Bin Laden

Monocolumn: How To Hide – A Lesson From Bin Laden
technology

In a world in which anybody with a computer can peer into anyone else’s yard, the long-term fugitive feels like a throwback to an era of pigeon post and pith helmets.

Monocle
  • 4 may 2011

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In a world in which anybody with a computer can peer into anyone else’s yard, the long-term fugitive feels like a throwback to an era of pigeon post and pith helmets. However, Osama bin Laden’s long evasion of America’s formidable reach demonstrates just how easy it can be, given the right connections and requisite chutzpah, to hide from the world.

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