A plan to stop governments from shutting down the Internet

crackersa

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how stupid are these people? they will be punishing the citizens even further as well as hurting the economy.
 

Praemon

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Is anyone reading the article? :p

It's just suggestions on how to deal with governments, notably in Africa, when they block access to the internet, like in Egypt. In theory this won't affect anyone other than the government itself and its subsidiaries. Privately run businesses won't be affected.

It sounds like a good idea, although I'm not sure it will have a big enough impact on African governments considering their reliance on the internet is fairly low for the most part.
 

Chris.Geerdts

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This is a bigger issue than seems at first sight. Govt tries to quell opposition by shutting down the internet, which is the very backbone of commerce, not to mention operational systems. Shutting down is more than an inconvenience, it is a matter of life or death for some and a livelihood for many.

Cameroon govt punished half the country (the anglophone) by shutting down that side only.
 

Swa

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LOL, they'll just use companies instead. Most government work is outsourced to third parties anyway. I don't know of any government that runs their own ISP.
 
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