Signalling dissent

posted by
March 28, 2011
Economist
by staff  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"Savvy techies are finding ways to circumvent politically motivated shutdowns of the internet. With a tin can, some copper wire and a few dollars’ worth of nuts, bolts and other hardware, a do-it-yourselfer can build a makeshift directional antenna. A mobile phone, souped-up with such an antenna, can talk to a network tower that is dozens of kilometres beyond its normal range (about 5km, or 3 miles)." (03/17/11)

http://www.economist.com/node/18386151  

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