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04/04/04
MI5 Take Terrorist Advice Online
- New site offers commentary on attack-risk to UK

MI5 have let it be known they think "the threat from international terrorism remains real and serious."

Not exactly an earth-shattering assessment but one which appears in public for the first time on the British Secret Service's new-style website. The site, say its backers, is designed to provide the public with the latest information on the risk of terrorist attacks in this country.

The danger is that in pumping out a series of bland warnings already covered in greater depth by the media, MI5 will stand accused of merely playing the PR game and even of needlessly increasing the fear of terrorism.

To counter such an attitude, the MI5 site provides what it call detailed security advice for businesses and other organisations responsible for other people.




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