“Do you feel more Arab or more American?” she asked. I had answered the ten previous questions very calmly, but with this question I looked back at the security official confused and irritated. She couldn’t have been much older than me—her business attire and stern facial expressions did not mask her youth.
- A missive from Comrades from Cairo amidst the elections.
- “We’re coming! We have parachutes! Caught between global compassion and local action” – Tactical Tech on the complexities of technology and activism.
- Ethiopia introduces deep packet inspection (via the Tor Project)
- Obama order sped up wave of cyberattacks against Iran (Stuxnet):
It appears to be the first time the United States has repeatedly used cyberweapons to cripple another country’s infrastructure, achieving, with computer code, what until then could be accomplished only by bombing a country or sending in agents to plant explosives.
- The use of SSIDs to show political allegiance
- “One of my brother’s sons, Din Mohammed, whom I was very fond of, was killed by a drone missile on March 17, 2011. He was one of about forty people who died in this strike.”
- Google to now allow downloads of software (Earth, Chrome) in Syria.
- (and in more positive Google-related news), Google to warn users targeted by state-sponsored cyberattacks.
- How hipster are you? Ask a cat.
- And speaking of cats…half-cat, half-drone, 100% horrifying.