Posts tagged “Syria”
Source: Fast Company
Amnesty International USA and the Standby Task Force have launched an ambitious campaign to crowdsource analysis of Syrian satellite imagery for military movements, demonstrations, and checkpoints.
Source: Global Voices Advocacy
Syrian Twitter users are reporting that the popular blogging platform WordPress is blocked on ISPs in the country.
Director Ron Deibert joined Al Jazeera’s The Stream via Skype to talk about a collective of pro-Assad hackers and online activists, who call themselves the Syrian Electronic Army.
Read the article and watch the video here.
Today, thanks to our friends from Telecomix and to the support of other hacktivists more or less affiliated with Anonymous, we are able to release new elements on BlueCoat’s implication in the setting up of Syrian censorship and repression. We’ve studied how Syrian censorship works more closely. We suspect they use two different technologies. The first one is rather simple and reasonably efficient (but can also be easily bypassed): a filtering proxy.
In this op-ed article, author Jillian C. York discusses the tendency of activists to censor themselves using special tools like Tor, or staying off certain networks altogether, due to the knowledge that posting the wrong picture on Facebook can get them arrested, if not worse.
In this article, The Atlantic reports on the Syrian Electronic Army, an open and organized pro-government computer attack group that is operating with at least tacit support from the regime, who uses DDoS attacks, phishing scams, and other tricks to fight opposition activists online.
The Information Warfare Monitor (IWM), a research collaboration between the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and the SecDev Group, an operational think tank based in a Ottawa, Canada, has uncovered an attempt to lure pro-revolution Syrian Facebook users into providing their login credentials by using a fake URL and login page.