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Syria Restores Access to Facebook and YouTube

Post by Joe Bese on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:39 am

The Syrian government began allowing its citizens Wednesday to openly use Facebook and YouTube, three years after blocking access to Facebook and other sites as part of a crackdown on political activism. Human rights advocates greeted the news guardedly, warning that the government might have lifted the ban to more closely monitor people and activity on social networking sites.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/world/middleeast/10syria.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha22
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Post by Lime Flavoured on Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:49 am

You could always argue that monitored access is better than no access at all. Whether that's true is debatable though.

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Post by Joe Bese on Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:14 am

Lime Flavoured wrote:You could always argue that monitored access is better than no access at all. Whether that's true is debatable though.

I don't know. Security of communications is critical, would coded messages work?

I'd love to see Syria follow Egypt's lead.
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Post by Lime Flavoured on Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:21 pm

coded communications would work well as long as you can be relatively discreet about it. Obviously coded messages would be a huge red flag.

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