the-switch

Syria’s largest city just dropped off the Internet

Aleppo has been heavily contested by the Assad regime and Syrian rebels.

A lone American hacker is waging war against the Syrian government

This white collar officer worker has already infiltrated a major regime Web server and is redirecting its emails.

Why Google brought its app store to Iran, and what it could mean for Syria

Google is taking advantage of newly loosened U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Hackers deface Google Palestine, object to Google Maps labeling of Israel

Google’s presence in the Palestinian territories, Google.ps, has been defaced by hackers.

Satellite imagery can be used to violate human rights, or to protect them

Like almost all military technology, it's powerful but value-neutral.