The US government is demonstrating that it is no better than the country it has long criticized for its vast censorship apparatus.
Trump’s cronies are dismantling the organization that helped give birth to open source tools like Signal and Tor. For activists around the world, the results could be disastrous.
When fuel prices rose and Iranians protested, the government shutdown the internet for all but a select few. Iran just came back online.
Meanwhile, Iran seems to be testing its own national intranet, something authoritarian regimes are increasingly interested in.
On Thursday, Wickr announced that paying, and soon free, users will be able to route their Wickr traffic through a network used to circumvent internet censorship, which could be useful for users in Iran, Russia, or perhaps China.
Reports say mobile services like Telegram have been shut down as protests continue across the country.
When should American companies comply with government censorship requests?
Peter Sunde is giving Catalan independence activists free, anonymous hosting and domain names to avoid Spanish government censorship.