The internet has proven to be an invaluable tool for revolutions across the globe, but in the case of the Syrian revolution, the government has also been aggressively using it to strike back at the movement and its members. Bloomberg Businessweek tells the story of Taymour Karim, a Syrian citizen who began working in field hospitals to treat wounded activists. Karim was targeted as a revolutionary, hacked, and arrested, despite the efforts of a global network of individuals trying to prevent it. Computer technician Dlshad Othman worked to set up VPNs to protect revolutionaries, while John Scott-Railton, a University of California graduate, acted as a bridge between Syrian activists and web companies to keep their customers' information secure. To read more on Karim's arrest and the country's broiling cyber war, check out the full article at the source link below.
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