Tag Archives: Syria

Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Helmi Noman interviewed on France24 Arabic

Noman discussed the recent Twitter compromises, techniques believed to be used (phishing URLs), and how the regional dimensions of the conflict in Syria is reflected on the Internet (e.g., defacement of Iranian and Russian websites over their support to Syrian regime).

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – January 2013

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks and technological developments from the region.

Infographic: Is your country vulnerable to a Syria-style Internet blackout?

Source: Max Fisher, The Washington Post

Last week’s jarring shutdown of the entire Syrian Internet raised a number of questions, some of them scary: How does this even happen? How could an entire country be pulled offline so quickly? Who else is vulnerable?

Media coverage of The Canadian Connection report series

The Citizen Lab report “The Canadian Connection: An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada” and its follow-up, “The Canadian Connection: One Year Later”, have been mentioned in the media in relation to the recent shutting down of Internet networks by the Assad regime in Syria.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – November 3-16, 2012 – Citizen Lab

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, Internet and social media use, and technology.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch October 6-19

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks, and more.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch September 8-September 21

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, Internet and social media use, and more.

Syrian activist arrested for having livestreaming app installed phone

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.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch August 25-September 7

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks, and more.

Amnesty International site hacked by supporters of Syrian government

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.