Skype Used By Syrian Rebels To Communicate
The Syrian government has cut off the citizens of Syria from gaining access to the Internet in hopes to censor its people to communicate to the outside world, according to a report from Google.
In light of that, the search giant has made the helpful Speak2Tweet system available to the Syrian people to help them tell the world what's truly happening in their country. The Google Speak2Tweet service platform allows users to leave voice messages which are then tweeted by the service for the world to hear.
Meanwhile, there's a report that Syrian rebels have used Skype satellite phone technology smuggled in from neighboring countries to stay connected to the Internet and keep activists and each other updated on troop movements and other important communications.
The above report also said the rebels anticipated the Syrian government to cut off the Internet access from its citizens and had since stockpiled some communication hardwares to enable them to stay connected.