Surveillance and censorship: Inside Syria's Internet
NEW YORK --
Months after the Arab Spring uprisings first rocked the Middle East, a group of
Western free speech activists began to map the Syrian Internet.
discovered was evidence of government surveillance and censorship.
tipped off that people in Syria were being tracked online, and that information
was being used to hunt down protesters," activist Sam Covin told CBS News.
In the spring
of 2011, Covin and other members of the loose-knit activist group Telecomix,
which provides alternative techniques to bypass statewide blocked Internet or