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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Syrian Government Passes New Anti-Cybercrime Bill

Update: After being approved by the Syrian parliament on March 18, 2018, the new anti-cybercrime legislation (Law 9/2018) was officially decreed by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on Monday 26, 2018.   On March 5, the Syrian Council of Ministers passed a new anti-cybercrime bill, creating specialized courts of first instance for cybercrime-related cases. These courts […]

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SMEX Seeks Creative, Skilled Web Developer

SMEX is hiring a consultant to support the development of our new website. We are looking for someone who can help us overhaul the site. We expect that this overhaul will require updating the front and back-end infrastructure, incorporating SMEX branding into a new skin, implementing new interactive features, and creating a synchronized back-end database […]

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