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Articles tagged with: jasmine revolution

U.S. Spreads Democracy Through Shadow Networks

The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and Mobile phone systems that citizens of repressed governments can use to bypass censorship in their native countries. The initiative is funded with $2 million from a State Department grant and the Internet is deployed from a small briefcase.

The idea is to smuggle the briefcase (full of Internet) across the border and quickly set it up to allow wireless communication over a wide area with a link to the world wide web. This could be the first step out of many that gives people a greater freedom to step up against their government. The new liberation-technology movement involves creating these stealth wireless networks so activists can communicate outside their government’s ears in countries like Iran, Syria, and Libya.

Gmail Blocked – How Far Will China Go?

Chinese Internet users have reported greater and greater difficulty accessing GMAIL within the past weeks, claiming that the google mail client was either slow or inaccessible.
Google, after extensive checking on their part, said the Chinese government is responsible for the access problems.

Coincidentally the Jasmine Revolution(a pro-democracy movement) occurred at about the same time that China had begun…