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Subversive apps help citizens fight state silencing

Source: New Scientist

When the Egyptian authorities realised protesters were using the internet to organise themselves in January, they came up with a simple solution: in an instant they disconnected the nation, cutting off anti-government dissidents from an invaluable resource. The outage inspired James Burke and Chris Pinchen – both members of the P2P Foundation, a group that monitors how data is shared online – to begin work on the ChokePoint Project.

Cold War bunker nurtures new cyber-warriors

Source: RT

Gathered at a Cold War bunker, a yet-unnamed Russian youth organization is being conjured into life. Its mission? To launch an online information war to prevent an Arab Spring-type uprising in Russia.