Protecting the Internet from Dictators: Technical and Policy Solutions to Ensure Online Freedoms by Warigia Margaret Bowman & L. Jean Camp

Abstract: In this paper we explore the interaction between of Internet communications, activists, and the state in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Uganda and northern Sudan. This paper addresses the following problem: Under what conditions are authoritarian regimes able to disrupt Internet traffic in situations of a popular uprising, and what can be done to prevent it?

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