Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Digital Jasmine: Flirting with Revolution

A real-world example of covert communications. Using available tools in unexpected ways to get the word out. May your day be filled with jasmine.

As uprisings spread across northern Africa this month, protesters lit up social networking sites with updates—even Egypt’s attempt to shut off the Internet couldn’t stop them completely. But in Libya, where the fight is getting hotter and hotter, few people use sites like Facebook or Twitter, and many would be afraid to write there openly. So protest leader Omar Shibliy Mahmoudi found a place where they could speak in code: dating sites.

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