I’ve been an internet advocate since 1989. Some still see internet as privilege. But non-internet ways have shut down. No return.

I’ve been an internet advocate since 1989. Some still see internet as privilege. But non-internet ways have shut down. No return.

 

The methodology used to remove Iranian access to the internet was a three year, multiparty effort which included the USA and US corporations compliance with sanctions which facilitated the existing plans Iran has of establishing its own national network that is disconnected from the internet (network of networks).
 
The way this was done is unlike any done in any nation previously as access removal had to take place with all wireless networks and carriers and all manner of physical cables and sat feeds.
 
 
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 What criteria distinguishes between important people and unimportant people? I’m confused why one would not apply this to every encounter.
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From a technological, corporate and political point of view, I’ve never seen an internet shutdown like Iran’s internet shutdown before.
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It’s nearly at that now.

I’m thinking in particular about Iran’s internet shutdown.

From a technological, corporate and political point of view, I’ve never seen an internet shutdown like Iran’s internet shutdown before.

People applying for passports via phone (which still work) can’t get them because the passport providers need you to fill out forms online.

So, they can’t leave.

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