A 1x1 tracking pixel was used as evidence of treason against 30,000 Turks, sent tens of thousands to jail  

written by Cory Doctorow. added over 3 years ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

turkey internet censorship surveillance    

Turkish authorities only admitted their mistake when a pair of digital forensics experts called Tuncay Beşikci and Koray Peksayar and a lawyer named Ali Aktaş spoke out about their work the pixel's traces and were noticed by government officials who'd been implicated by the pixel and wanted to clear their names. They believe that the creations of Bylock deliberately mixed their tracking pixel into apps not associated with the Gülenist movement in order to make it useless as evidence of guilt.

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