Ali Sibai

Ali is a digital security consultant with an interest in research on internet disruption, censorship, surveillance, and safety. Follow him on Twitter @alisibai

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Another internet blackout in Syria during exams

In recent years, internet outages in Syria have become a familiar, dystopian tradition during the Official High School Exams. The Syrian government has unplugged the internet during exams every year since 2016, plunging the country into total internet darkness. This month, more than 250,000 students will be undergoing the national exams in Syria, during which …

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Israeli Airstrikes Destroyed Internet Infrastructure in Gaza [Report]

When Israeli settlers and the police forces invaded Sheikh Jarrah, Palestinian activists and citizens took it to social media to expose the occupation’s daily violence against the families in the neighbourhood. Big Tech companies are silencing this Palestinian narrative and its supporters from all around the world through massive content takedown. They hid #Al_Aqsa hashtags, …

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#NoExamShutdown: 4 MENA countries shut down the internet so far “to fight cheating”!

This year, governments in the Middle East and North Africa have continued to shut down and throttle the internet during grade and high school examinations. So far, governments in Jordan, Syria, Algeria, and Sudan have disrupted the internet during examinations. We call on governments across the region to refrain from restricting access to the internet …

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