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Building An Internet Bridge To Iran

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 10:37 pm (UTC-4)
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The Battles To Keep Iran’s Web Up And Running Doug Bernard | Washington DC It’s no secret the Iranian government doesn’t much care for the Internet. At least, when it comes to their own citizens. While maintaining its oil and financial industries’ links to the rest of the world via the Internet, Tehran continues to […]

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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 […]

Leaping Over the Censors

Posted April 13th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-4)
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JulieAnn McKellogg | Washington While it’s hard to generalize across the nations, it seems apparent the Internet and digital networks continue to play a serious role in helping pro-democracy activists organize and communicate.  This, despite efforts by a growing number of governments to limit, censor, or totally block portions of the web. This week the […]

What Went Wrong With Haystack?

Posted September 24th, 2010 at 12:58 pm (UTC-4)
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It seemed too good to be true, and perhaps that should have been the first warning. “Haystack” was said to be just the needed tool for Iranian democracy activists to break through governmental firewalls and hide their identity. In the end, it may have put them at risk.  How did the promise of Haystack go […]

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