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[liberationtech] Facebook in Iran

Joshua Kauffman joshua.kauffman at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 16:17:10 PDT 2009


A related excellent and comprehensive how-to of security in repressive
environments:
http://irevolution.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/digital-security/

2009/7/13 Yosem Companys <ycompanys at gmail.com>

> Interesting and scary story about how iranian surveillance of foreigners in
> Iran is conducted:
>
> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106535773
>
> "[...] On passing through the immigration control at the airport in Tehran,
> she was asked by the officers if she has a Facebook account. When she said
> "no", the officers pulled up a laptop and searched for her name on Facebook.
> They found her account and noted down the names of her Facebook friends."
>
> A good reminder that when traveling in authoritarian countries, one should
> do a complete OS reinstall, encrypt EVERYTHING and keep all personal
> information off of the laptop. I'd also recommend doing a wipe of one's
> PDA/smartphone. You just never know...
>
> Researchers especially should be concerned if collecting data from
> activists, etc.
>
> Katy Pearce
> PhD Candidate, Communication, UC Santa Barbara
>
>
>
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