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PeaceTech and the Syrian Conflict: What Canadians Are Doing

Join us on 30 September 2016 at Ottawa’s Peace Festival as we share our experience with PeaceTech and the Syrian conflict. The conflict in Syria has been fought on, and through, the internet. Since 2012, SalamaTech has helped hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians to stay...

Peacetech and the Syrian Conflict: New Report By The British Council

The British Council recently published a new report looking at peacetech initiatives responding to the Syrian crisis. Our own projects – SalamaTech and Be Heard – were featured in the study, which also quoted our Executive Director, Deirdre Collings. The report, entitled “Innovative Peacebuiding in Syria: A Scoping Study of the Strategic...

Look Beyond the CVE Buzzwords; See the People

With all the talk of countering violent extremism (CVE), it can be easy to lose sight of the most important aspect of any conflict: people. To actually affect change and help at-risk youth, for example, to find an alternative path, those kids must become the...

How Islamic State uses killings to try to spread fear among media

The Committee to Protect Journalists published a piece entitled How Islamic State uses killings to try to spread fear among media. The Islamic State continues to hijack the media and the Internet, which they have used to advance their horrifying propaganda machine, disseminate gruesome videos,...

The Mulham Voluntary Team: Bringing Light to Syrians through Social Media

The Mulham Voluntary Team is a shining example of how young Syrians are leveraging Facebook and Twitter to raise vital support for fellow Syrians in need. Almost four years into the Syrian crisis, approximately 12.2 million Syrians are in need, 7.6 million are displaced, and over...

Tor Project Warns of Attack on Network

In a blog post published Friday, the Tor Project warned users that it had learned of a potential attempt to incapacitate the Tor Network in the coming days via "the seizure of specialized servers called directory authorities." Directory authorities serve Tor clients a list of...

WordPress site compromises traced to RevSlider plugin vulnerability

A large number of WordPress sites have been compromised due to a vulnerability in the RevSlider plugin (commonly packaged with premium themes) which has resulted in thousands of sites being used to serve malicious payloads in drive-by download attacks. The attackers are actively scanning websites for...

BGP Hijack by the Syrian Telecommunications Establishment

The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment (STE) is typically in the news among Internet circles for the latest massive outage causing massive portions of the Syrian Internet to simply disappear from the outside world. However, on December 9th, 2014, the STE made waves for a different reason....