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Flame War

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 2:13 pm (UTC-4)
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New Alarm Bells, And Old Questions, About The Flame Virus And Cyber-War Doug Bernard | Washington DC There’s a new Big Bad lurking out there on the Internet, and it goes by the name of “Flame.” But what we don’t know about it may be more important than what we do. Tuesday morning, computer security […]

Syria’s Internet Hijack

Posted May 12th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-4)
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Using a “Man-in-the-Middle” to Target Activists Given the civil unrest roiling the Middle East, Syria’s recent decision to unblock Facebook seemed…well, puzzling.  After all that’s been made of the social network’s role in helping organize the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings, why would Damascus choose this moment to open it up? Perhaps now we have the […]

Arabs Find – and Lose – Their Voice Online

Posted February 4th, 2011 at 3:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Digital Connections Sprout in a Difficult Environment The images collected over the last two months have been nothing if not compelling. Masses of Tunisians surrounding government office buildings as President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees the nation.  Thousands of Yemenis filling the streets of Sanaa to protest the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.  […]

Cell Phones Opening New Vistas in Mideast

Posted May 7th, 2010 at 3:23 pm (UTC-4)
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The rapid spread of cell phones in the Middle East over the past decade has created a new space for young people in closed societies to interact and express themselves while providing activists with more efficient ways to organize massive political campaigns. In so doing, mobile technology is reshaping the region’s cultural landscape.  VOA’s Aida […]

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