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[ NNSquad ] How Syria methodically erased itself from the Net

How Syria methodically erased itself from the Net

http://t.co/s0aaewsI  (ars technica)

   "That centralization of the nation's Internet traffic gave the
    Assad regime a much greater level of control over communications
    with the outside world. And it took place as the government-which
    already has used deep packet inspection technology to track
    citizens' use of the Internet-began to use its control over the
    national Internet infrastructure as a weapon. In May it was
    discovered that government agents were using servers in Damascus
    (hosted through Tata Communications) as part of an effort to
    install malware on dissident's computers to monitor their Internet

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
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 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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