Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Syria Opens Facebook, YouTube for First Time in Five Years

Via theatlantic.com -

The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment (STE), Syria's state-owned Internet Service Provider (ISP), asked distributors to remove the firewall that blocks access to Facebook and YouTube. The changes should come into effect at some point today.
Read the full story at The Next Web.


While this is positive news, one must ask - "Now that they are open, how OPEN are they?"

Just because a user can get to a site, doesn't mean they can get to all content on said site - enter DPI and increased stealth censorship.

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