Internet In A Suitcase

Jun 17 2011 @ 12:38pm

We nearly missed this exciting item from the week's news:

In response to the government suppression of Internet access during the Arab Spring, "Internet in a Suitcase" will allow citizens to bypass censors and help them reconnect in times of government imposed shutdown. A "suitcase" can be transported to dissidents in a repressive country and quickly set up to allow wireless communication over a wide area with a link to the global Internet, thus undermining the despotic governing powers.

This is exactly the kind of support we should be giving. Not bombs, but social media. It's time the West got asymmetrical too.