Wednesday, October 5, 2011

IRCPPS in the Links: Authoritarian Regime Censorship from the Inside

via Slashdot:

Hacktivist cluster Telecomix released 54 gigabytes of Syrian censorship log data.The anonymized log data was collected from seven of 15 Bluecoat SG-9000 HTTP proxies used by Syrian government telco and ISP STE. Preliminary analysis revealed such keywords as proxy and Israel were blocked. And of course, much porn. The data set provides a unique look at Internet censorship from the inside. Internauts who enjoy regexes and charts are invited to help make a pretty infographic. Telecomix's#opsyria has been fighting censorship and facilitating communications [note: French language link] in Syria for the past few weeks, providing TOR, VPNs and technical advice and support via IRC...