So much has happened in Tunisia since I last blogged on the
large-scale phishing attacks against activists and journalists
in the country. With the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and a new interim government in place,
online censorship seems to be ending. Opposition media
and human rights sites are viewable, and CPJ's
Tunisia reports are
now available in the country (although it was always possible to
access them through our https service). Social networking sites such as Facebook are available without the
password-stealing code of the previous cybersecurity regime.
I've yet to hear of any site that remains blocked, although
Tunisia's filtering system was
so byzantine, it's hard to conclusively tell whether it has
been completely shut down.