In a speech Sunday in Washington, the former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency said that terrorists around the world prefer to communicate with Gmail.
The Washington Post reported that the remarks were made by Michael Hayden as part of a speech at an adult education forum at St. John’s Episcopal Church, just across Lafayette Park from the White House.
“Gmail is the preferred Internet service provider of terrorists worldwide,” Hayden said, apparently referring to the search engine’s email service as opposed to any actual Internet service provider. “I don’t think you’re going to see that in a Google commercial, but it’s free, it’s ubiquitous, so of course it is.”
In other news, Boeing is the preferred airplane manufacturer of terrorist hijackers.