UPDATE: 20191230 - Uploaded much better video footage to my Peertube account, linked appropriately.
My preparations leading up to HOPE 9 were something of a last minute scramble; at HacDC the night before we left for New York my trusty cellphone of four years decided to give up the ghost. This meant that I had to get to a Sprint store early on Thursday morning, pick out a new phone (a Samsung Galaxy S-2, which appears to be a later model of Lyssa's phone) and set about migrating all of my data in the little time there was before I had …
I don't have a lot of time.
All hell broke loose in Syria on 3 February 2012. The city of Homs was invaded by the Syrian military, which then opened fire. Over 400 people are confirmed dead, and I don't have an accurate count of the number of people who were injured anymore.
To help the people of Syria connect to the Net to continue transmitting video footage and photographs of what's …
One of the problems hacktivists ran into when trying to disseminate useful information to people in Syria and Egypt was how to get through to people when DNS and web access are being filtered or outright blocked. Putting up web pages containing phone numbers of ISPs volunteering dialup access was something of a crapshoot because there was no guarantee that people would be able to view them. Someone (I don't remember whom) hit on the idea of contacting sysadmins in the Middle East by leaving messages in the access and error logs of their web servers. This works but pumping …
This footage was shot Friday, 8 July 2011: Download this video.
Here is an article about what was going on that day in Syria (warning: Facebook).
Mirrored from this pad at Telecomix, here are links to the deaths of multiple peaceful protestors in Syria. Much of this footage is graphic in nature, but it's also of people literally putting their lives on the line in the hope of making a better world to raise their children in. Please repost and retweet this widely.
Today is Volcano of Aleppo, and in celebration we are running a news service on
http://www.facebook.com/pages/English-Speakers-to-Help-The-Syrian-Revolution/207817119257373. If you pass me any links or messages, I will get their Arabic content summarised and post to the site for …
Reprinted from here in case intercom.gs gets filtered.
The following phone numbers can be used for free dialup access to the Net:
00492317299993 User=telecomix Pass=telecomix
004953160941030 User=telecomix Pass=telecomix
0031205350535 User=XS4all Pass=XS4all
00431962962 User=selfnet Pass=selfnet
0034912910230 no password
0016033715050 no password
004721405060 no password
Dial up access for Syria:
@speak2tweet works in Syria. Call +16504194196, +390662207294 or +442033184514 to hear tweets or leave a tweet.
http://188.8.131.52/ seems to work for accessing the Google search page. Other features might use different servers …