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Iran tightens grip on cyberspace with 'halal internet'

Iran tightens grip on cyberspace with 'halal internet'

  In the last few months Iranians have found themselves in a cyber no-man's land. Many are reporting international websites and online services, including Gmail and Skype, are often blocked and circumvention tools effectively squashed, making it difficult to communicate...

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Crisis Mapping Syria: Automated Data Mining and Crowdsourced Human Intelligence

Crisis Mapping Syria: Automated Data Mining and Crowdsourced Human Intelligence

The  Syria Tracker Crisis Map  is without doubt one of the most impressive crisis mapping projects yet. Launched just a few weeks after the protests began one year ago, the crisis map is spearheaded by a just handful of US-based Syrian activists have meticulously and...

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Crowdsourcing Crisis Information from Syria: Twitter Firehose vs API

Crowdsourcing Crisis Information from Syria: Twitter Firehose vs API

Over 400 million tweets are posted every day. But accessing 100% of these tweets (say for disaster response purposes) requires access to Twitter’s “Firehose”. The latter, however, can be prohibitively expensive and also requires serious infrastructure to manage. This explains...

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Taofik Alhallak: Before his Martydom He Wrote

Taofik Alhallak: Before his Martydom He Wrote

 Al-Saleb wa al-Mogeb [Positive and Negative] Youtube channel  by veteran Syrian media personality Taufik al-Hallak. The well-know program  in the sixties and seventies of last century in Syria.  

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