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Syrian Protesters Roll Out New iPhone Apps 105

An anonymous reader writes "Protesters in Syria, dealing with a strict media blackout, have rolled out new iPhone and iPad apps to share news, stories, and even jokes. Amid a brutal crackdown, rebels are fighting back on their iPhones. The Arab Spring's newest weapon keeps the opposition informed—and the regime in check."
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Syrian Protesters Roll Out New iPhone Apps

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  • App Store Policy (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @06:20PM (#38079252)

    That is until Apple takes their app down for no apparent reason.

  • by Baloroth ( 2370816 ) on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @06:31PM (#38079362)

    Oh yeah. Because a crackdown that killed 3,500 people (according to TFA) is clearly the same as throwing away a few tents.

    You realize that the OWS movement will never be taken seriously by reasonable people if hyperbole like this seem to be the common view of the movement, right? Because it totally won't. And shouldn't. Not saying it is. What I'm saying is your comments, and comments like this (which I see all the time on /.) only hurt yourself and the movement you (implicitly seem to) support.

  • by Bucky24 ( 1943328 ) on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @06:54PM (#38079656)
    I consider myself to be a reasonable person, and I take it very seriously. Though there's really no way to convince you that I'm reasonable, just a there's no way to convince you that OWS is serious. There will always be a segment of the population that is threatened by the idea that the system might be able to change.
  • by ClintJCL ( 264898 ) <clintjcl+slashdot@gma i l . com> on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @07:19PM (#38079976) Homepage Journal
    No, they weren't. If you ask anyone actually evicted by the police, the police did allow them to keep their property. They weren't abandoned, though maybe they were "abandoned". At this point, the law uses "words" that don't even have their common-sense "meaning" anymore, so maybe there is some legal status of "abandoned" that can be forced upon you even when you are not really abandoning your property.

    But by any common-sense interpretation of the English language, they were not abandoned. It was not voluntary. You are full of shit. And the bill of rights has a little something to do with every law in existence, for laws must take it into consideration in order to be legal. (Though there is always that awkward point after a law is passed, but before it is struck down. . .)

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two. -- Seneca