Monthly Archives: March 2007

Hacked websites, trojan horses, Russian/Panamanian blackhat hackers – just another day at the Berkman Center

About a week ago, I was writing a blog post and wanted to link to a friend’s personal site. I wanted to make sure I got the link right, so I googled her name. I was surprised to discover that … Continue reading

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Angola enters the “rent a thug” business

What happens when your currency has collapsed to the point where you can’t pay your police? Ask your friendly neighbor to borrow some of their thugs. The crisis in Zimbabwe has taken a toll on police and security forces, many … Continue reading

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links for 2007-03-20

ICE: Internet Censorship Explorer ? Pakistan: Blogspot accessible, but block has not been lifted Nart helps clarify the “blogger unblocked” news in Pakistan. It looks like Blogspot will be blocked once the government figures out how to adapt to the … Continue reading

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Ambassador Dell might not have such a hard time flying out of Harare…

Last week’s violent crackdown on a peaceful rally in Harare has led to speculation that Mugabe’s government is finally crumbling and that change is on the way in Zimbabwe. That may be true, but in the short term what’s more … Continue reading

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links for 2007-03-19

Myjoyonline.com :: Photo Gallery ::: On March 6, 2007 Ghana marked 50 years of independence from colonial rule with a colourful parade of security services and school children at the Independence Square in Accra. It was attended by a large … Continue reading

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links for 2007-03-17

allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: U.S. Senator Obama Calls Recent Events ‘Outrageous’ (Page 1 of 1) Senator Obama’s condemnation of Mugabe’s crackdown on dissent in Zimbabwe (tags: uspolitics africa zimbabwe) Where did 100 million missing women go? – By Stephen J. Dubner and … Continue reading

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links for 2007-03-16

Kubatana – Archive – Strikes and Protests 2007 – Save Zimbabwe Campaign Images from the Prayer meeting in Harare, and from the arraingment of activists afterwards (tags: africa zimbabwe protest) Global Voices Online ? Blog Archive ? Pakistan: block on … Continue reading

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Two takes on the Greensboro massacre

Speakers at this year’s South By Southwest received a pass that allowed admission to all interactive sessions as well as all film sessions, which gave the geeks a chance to see what a film festival looks like. It also gave … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: Sunday’s violence and the aftermath

The violent crackdown on dissent in Harare this past Sunday is starting to have repercussions around the world and in the nation. The US has suggested an increase of sanctions on the Mugabe government – the challenge is finding a … Continue reading

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links for 2007-03-15

The American Spectator Amazing commentary on economic inequality in the US, in which conservative Ben Stein manages to sound like a socialist revolutionary (tags: uspolitcs economics) Global Voices Online ? Blog Archive ? Guinea-Conakry: standing up to a power-hungry President … Continue reading

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