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Afrin under the Turkish and Free Syrian Army bombardment. March 14, 2018. (YPG spokesperson)

Message from Afrin: We Can’t Wait for a Shutdown to Condemn Network Disruptions in Times of War

Update: On Sunday, March 18, 2018, the Turkish forces and their Free Syrian Army allies seized control of Afrin. No one we contacted in the aftermath of the reported a network disruption. Nonetheless, preemptive warnings can raise awareness about these disruptions before they occur and Turkey could still use this tactic in the future. As Turkish […]

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Beirut-Based Global Cyber-Espionage Campaign a Threat to Local Freedoms

A major cyber-espionage campaign — targeting thousands of individuals across 21 countries — is operating out of a Lebanese intelligence agency building, according to a joint report published Thursday by digital rights organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and mobile security firm Lookout. The campaign, dubbed Dark Caracal after a nocturnal and highly secretive wild cat […]

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Digital Citizen 3.7

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Subscribe here! BAHRAIN The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 40 human rights and press freedom groups, has called on Bahraini authorities to release imprisoned blogger Abduljalil Alsingace. Alsingace has been on hunger strike since 21 […]

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Turning Laws into Data on Arab Digital Rights

  Have you ever wondered how many anti-cybercrime laws are in force in Arab countries? What about anti-terror laws? Or how many laws govern free expression online in a given country? Or whether your online privacy is protected? Or if some countries are leading the way with access to information or data protection legislation? Until earlier […]

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