File Sharing Against Censorship

from the ratcheting-things-up-a-bit dept

In the early days of the web, there was lots of talk about how it would help usher in democracy and bring down dictatorships, because information could not be contained. Turned out that wasn’t exactly true, as places like China do a pretty good job (though, certainly not perfect) containing information online. So now, more people are starting to look at ways to use file sharing as a news delivery system that is much more difficult to block than typical file sharing. This isn’t all that new, but making such programs easier to use would go a long way towards getting this to work. In fact, why not combine the concept with a news aggregator of some kind, so that the news you’re reading is automatically available to everyone else using the software.

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