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SalamaTech Trains Syrians on Facebook Security

In January, Salamatech partnered with the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) to deliver in-region digital safety training to representatives of Syrian civil and human rights organizations as well as teachers unions.

The session raised awareness of the risks of using Facebook, taught participants how to protect their accounts, and also covered the growing threat of social engineering.

SalamaTech Facebook training encourages peer-based learning aimed at engaging participants through activities and hands-on material. As one participant remarked, “I now realise how easy it is to protect myself on Facebook, by enhancing its built in security features.”

Many of the activities addressed privacy and security issues relevant to the daily lives of participants. Students were able to identify phishing attacks, familiarize themselves with Facebook’s privacy settings and create effective passwords.

The session was part of a week long training event hosted by PILPG in Turkey, which focused on building civil society capacities related to transitional issues, such as peace negotiations, transition planning, constitution drafting, and peace negotiations.

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