VPN Usage Surges as Belarus Remains Offline
People in Belarus are discovering anti-censorship tools as the country experiences a major internet outage
Belarus media are testing NewNode, a decentralized tech helping resist the government censorship.
Using free and open-source software, the Open Observatory of Network Interference has built a “decentralized, citizen-led, internet censorship observatory.”
A Belarusian bank is launching a bitcoin buying service via bank cards for citizens of Belarus and Russia.
A non-profit by tech entrepreneurs in Belarus is using Bitcoin to help dissidents get around repression and financial monitoring.
What do you do if your country unplugs the internet? Satellite and mesh networks are possible future solutions, but they have technical and political limitations.