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RB207: Hacking Censorship (Drone Humanitarianism I)

The Internet exists and persists on the border between helpful and harmful, between freedom and totalitarianism, access to knowledge and censorship. But as long as technology is adaptable activists will be learning and creating workarounds to spread information and promote change. Enter the Circumvention Tools Hackfest, a four-day bonanza of coders and freedom lovers gathered together to build and improve applications to help activists in repressive regimes get around censorship and surveillance. Correspondent Becky Kazansky attended the Hackfest to find out what kind of tools these "hackers" cooked up. As part of our new series — Drone Humanitiarianism: Harnessing Technology to Remotely Solve and Prevent Crisis — she filed this report.


4 Oct 2012

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January 31, 2015