Source: Tech Dirt
Police and security forces around the world — and that includes in the West — hate being recorded when they’re overstepping the mark in the execution of their duties, since it allows the public to challenge official accounts, and even to use videos to seek redress.
Posts tagged “Syria”
Source: James Ball, The Washington Post
Supporters of the Syrian government hacked the Web site of Amnesty International, posting items that falsely accused the rebels of a string of atrocities.
Source: Sean Gallagher, ars technica
Censorship and government monitoring aren’t the only problems facing Syrian Internet users.
Source: Jillian C. York, EFF
EFF has long contended that existing export controls—maintained by the Departments of Treasury and Commerce—hinder the ability of activists in countries like Syria to communicate.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
As the violence escalates across Syria, so do the campaigns of targeted malware attacks against Syrian activists, journalists, and members of the opposition, which covertly install surveillance software on their computers.
Source: Christian Science Monitor
For years, average Syrians were blocked from Facebook, YouTube and other social media by Bashar al-Assad’s repressive police-state government.