Boing Boing : Cyberwar guide for Iran elections

Tech blog Boing Boing have published a number of guidelines for Twitter users to help aid Iranian bloggers in the face of a crackdown by the Iranian security forces. Advice includes

Do NOT publicise proxy IP’s over twitter, and especially not using the #iranelection hashtag. Security forces are monitoring this hashtag, and the moment they identify a proxy IP they will block it in Iran. If you are creating new proxies for the Iranian bloggers, DM them to @stopAhmadi or @iran09 and they will distributed them discretely to bloggers in Iran.

and Spartacus style –

Help cover the bloggers: change your twitter settings so that your location is TEHRAN and your time zone is GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location and timezone searches. If we all become ‘Iranians’ it becomes much harder to find them.

Read the full set of guidelines here sent to them by blogger yishaym who has also been exposing some sneaky photoshoping by the Iranian establishment.

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