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  • #76775

    SusanB
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    Help hide Iranian protesters: change your Twitter location to Tehran, time to +3:30 GMT.

    #280653

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    Why don’t the protesters change their location to Columbus? If this works, won’t this also “hide” the protesters from each other? If the police want to shut them down, won’t they just arrest them on the streets or shut down the cell phone network (like they already did) or block Twitter at the DNS level?

    I don’t understand this.

    #280654

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    Also, here’s a tip for protesters… if you want to have a covert network for organizing a massive protest against the government, don’t run it on a public website that anyone can look at and which has your phone number on file and has had serious security breaches in the past.

    20 years of cypherpunks debating anonymous crypto signatures and theoretical darknets, and people are still using cell phones while trying to “hide.”

    #280655

    futureman
    Participant
    #280656

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    JimL2 wrote >>
    Also, here’s a tip for protesters… if you want to have a covert network for organizing a massive protest against the government, don’t run it on a public website that anyone can look at and which has your phone number on file and has had serious security breaches in the past.
    20 years of cypherpunks debating anonymous crypto signatures and theoretical darknets, and people are still using cell phones while trying to “hide.”

    If I ever need to hide from the government I’m totally calling you. From a payphone.

    #280657

    joev
    Participant

    somertimeoh wrote
    If I ever need to hide from the government I’m totally calling you. From a payphone.

    Make sure to wear gloves so you don’t leave fingerprints.

    I think this has more to do with people outside Iran wanting to feel connected to the protesters.

    While I completely agree with their reasons for protesting, I’m not sure what the end goal is. Moussavi isn’t all that different from Ahmedinajad policy-wise. Less manic, maybe; doesn’t have “crazy eyes.” After all, Moussavi was approved to run by the ayatollahs, who, regardless of elections, still control the country in a theocratic manner.

    #280658
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
    Participant

    somertimeoh wrote >>

    JimL2 wrote >>
    Also, here’s a tip for protesters… if you want to have a covert network for organizing a massive protest against the government, don’t run it on a public website that anyone can look at and which has your phone number on file and has had serious security breaches in the past.
    20 years of cypherpunks debating anonymous crypto signatures and theoretical darknets, and people are still using cell phones while trying to “hide.”

    If I ever need to hide from the government I’m totally calling you. From a payphone.

    Are you kidding? Jim gossips like a 14 year old girl. They’d apprehend you before you even hung up.

    #280659

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    Payphones aren’t going to help. At a certain point everything flows into the telephone company’s hardware, and then you’re susceptible to room 641A. And that’s in a country that supposedly has laws limiting domestic wiretaps. In a country where the government has unlimited power regarding surveillance, you’re in samizdat and clandestine-cell territory.

    Anyway, using twitter is dumb but I suspect the Iranian counterintel community is in such disarray at this point that it won’t be able to stop it.

    #280660

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    Jokes, people!! Honestly, if I’m ever running from the government it’s probably BECAUSE of JimL2, so you know, there’s that.

    #280661

    SusanB
    Participant

    The dissidents are using Twitter to communicate with the outside world as that all other means of communication has been shut down and foreign journalists have been forced to leave the country. Iranian journalists have been forbidden to show images of the protests.

    #280662

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    SusanB wrote >>
    The dissidents are using Twitter to communicate with the outside world as that all other means of communication has been shut down

    Okay… And why will changing my twitter profile’s time zone help them continue to do this?

    #280663
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    I hate twitter and the middle east.

    #280664

    Core_Models
    Member

    The whole “Change your location” thing makes absolutely no logical sense, but nonetheless, the tweeting from Iraq has been the most (and maybe only) thing worth reading on there in a while.

    #280665

    JonMyers
    Participant

    They would sift IPs for location not text declarations of location.

    #280666

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    JonMyers wrote >>
    They would sift IPs for location not text declarations of location.

    I don’t think twitter publicly shows your IP address… especially not when you post via cell phone, which IIRC is the entire point of Twitter.

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