Thursday, October 02, 2008

Syria Increases Internet Censorship

The National newspaper in the UAE has an article discussing recent increases in Syrian censorship on the Internet. The article provides a good background on Internet use within Syria and the types of information that is censored:
"And in a sign that the censors are becoming more technologically advanced, a series of software gaps that existed in online controls a few months ago have been closed. It used to be a relatively simple matter for internet surfers to get around the censors using freely available programmes. Now accessing prohibited pages is much more difficult, and requires specialised knowledge."

Syria tightens control over internet

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