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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Syria allows YouTube and Facebook

For the first time in three years, Syria is allowing access to YouTube and Facebook.
Internet users in Syria say Facebook and YouTube are available for the first time in three years amid signs Damascus may be lifting its ban on the websites.

The Syrian government does not comment on its Internet restrictions. But several web users in Syria told The Associated Press on Tuesday the sites were accessible for the first time in years without having to tunnel through proxy servers. The head of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedeom of Expression, Mazen Darwish, said he has "semiofficial confirmation" the ban is being lifted.
I would bet that Big Brother is watching every single surfer in Syria. But I guess the Syrians have decided that they're not afraid of an Egyptian-style revolution. You'd have to get out from behind your monitor for that.

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