February 17, 2010

#FreeWebVe will be a trending topic soon

Liza López, from El Nacional (in Spanish), writes:

The reform to the Telecommunications Law, left in a drawer since 2008, establishes a single, state-controlled access point, as in Cuba, China and Iran. The presence of cuban vice-president Ramiro Valdés, known as the censor in the island, and congressmen statements over the terrorist character of social networks, have unleashed suspicions.

Six months ago, I wrote:

The government can, and probably will, establish some sort of online censorship. It will not work as expected for the reasons already mentioned. Nevertheless, they will be able to monitor a lot of traffic. And if things someday really heat up, they can disrupt most important Web sites for a considerable period of time.

I’ll revisit my notes and post some useful links when the technical aspects become clearer. However, this is not good.

We are about to see if a generation that grew up under internet freedom, is going to tolerate Government meddling of Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry Messenger.

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