Tag Archives: Electronic Counterinsurgency

Syria Goes Dark

Syria cut off over 90% of its internet access today. News reports state that this coincides with increasingly serious clashes between government and rebel forces. Whether or not the clashes are the cause of the blackout remains to be seen. If the Syrian government is behind this then the question that comes to my mind […]


Today you can run an approximation of 1984 out of a couple of rooms filled with server racks. This article, by Matthieu Aikins, appeared on Threat Level. The sometimes harrowing account of the opposition faced by anti-regime activists during the recent Lybian civil war. I once again am returning to an idea that came up quite early in […]

Social Control, Pt 2

I wrote earlier today about how social media makes it easy for both friends and enemies to find you. I found this on Slate. It seems that the Syrian government is hunting down people who even hold sympathy for political dissidents.