VPN Usage Surges as Belarus Remains Offline
People in Belarus are discovering anti-censorship tools as the country experiences a major internet outage
A non-profit by tech entrepreneurs in Belarus is using Bitcoin to help dissidents get around repression and financial monitoring.
Venezuela has blocked access to Coinbase and MercaDolar, cryptocurrency and fiat remittance platforms respectively, alongside two VPN providers.
Using free and open-source software, the Open Observatory of Network Interference has built a “decentralized, citizen-led, internet censorship observatory.”
Russian internet censorship agency Roskomnadzor has persuaded a court to block various crypto sites including a popular bitcoin OTC data provider.
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.
The rallying cry of the totalitarian is "He farted first", but if both systems have produced similar outcomes, is there much of a difference? Today's wide-ranging discussion features Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Adam B. Levine and Andreas M. Antonopoulos