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[–] Intestinal_Parasites 0 points 96 points (+96|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've lived in India for two years. A VPN is 100% required here. Their internet is highly censored, and monitored. People are arrested for making comments about politicians. The seemingly random sites they block is such a pain in the ass. I can't access my US banks without being on a VPN, news sites like Huffington post are blocked. ALL porn sites now. Imgur is often blocked. I can't use voat without a VPN, half of the links won't load.

Tired...

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[–] PotatoFarm 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

Wow, I didn't know it was that bad... you hear about China all the time, but I guess India is on the "good side" so it doesn't matter.

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[–] china_troll 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Well, China is the enemy, while India is a friend.

But remember, all governments are the enemy of the individual.

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[–] Balrogic 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

China is far more industrialized and much closer to being able to switch their economic mode to focus on Chinese development without needing to rely on exports to the west. India has way more work to do. Give it 10 to 15 years and all the talking heads will start complaining about the people in India getting a "terrifying" level of basic living standards.

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[–] Balrogic 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Hang in there! If you're going to be there long-term, the more India develops the less ignorance like that will be justifiable.

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[–] Intestinal_Parasites 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

I don't have the same outlook as you on this. I see a country bent of power, and corruption. My neighborhood got all upset when I gave the gardener Rs. 500 (~$9) for Diwali. Obviously far too much money for his kind. That amount was just spoiling him. According to my angry neighbors.

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_ESSENCE 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

half the country doesn't have indoor plumbing, and they have to VPN their internet because the government spies on them. I sense a distorted sense of priorites here. . .

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[–] Voatingyouup 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And here I thought China was bad...

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[–] Balrogic 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

Browsers are getting privacy forks, as operating systems are getting backdoors and motherboard manufacturers push toward implementation of new features to prevent anyone from installing an "unauthorized kernel" on their own system. Such as Linux or another open source kernel that's security vetted on a regular basis and used across industry.

If you want privacy you need to do a lot more than install the correct web browser. I seriously hope you're aware of that.

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[–] kevinstonge 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Which motherboard doesn't allow the installation of Linux?

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[–] k3ksninja 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Yes and let's not give up the fight. We are fighting for the right reasons.

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[–] TheRedditExodus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The issue with that is, how can people find out about them with blocked Internet?

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[–] SenorOcho 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Open source is also more filled with "Let's boot people because they expressed an opinion I disagree with" than ever. So there's that.

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[–] of_course 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

"No one is murdering the dream of an open Internet, she said, but it's withering away because no one is prioritizing its protection."

Very much the situation in a nutshell.

Unfortunately, when you make this argument, those who are complacent, uninformed, or actual opponents of free and open internet will try the "oh you're one of those conspiracy theorists" tactic.

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[–] Just_A_Voat 4 points 11 points (+15|-4) ago 

The Internet was never really "free" or "open". Users have been spied on since day one and someone somewhere was silenced.

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[–] Balrogic 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

It was much harder to grab all the content over phone lines, since those were protected.

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[–] Just_A_Voat 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

Actually it was a lot easier back then. Remember how the govt was able to wiretap into the phone line and listen to your call? They could easily do the same when you were connecting that 56k modem into the phoneline jack. And they didn't have the encryption that we have now. It was a lot more primitive and simpler.

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[–] MasquettaMan 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Come to 8ch.net

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[–] Delacroix 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

We will have to be the change we want

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[–] Gamiac 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Okay. Any ideas?

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[–] Delacroix 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Vote with your money, when possible use free platforms, support projects that would help reach that goal.

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[–] iburnaga 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Soooo deep web expansion anybody?

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[–] Snorlax 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Tracking on TOR is probably easier than ever lmao

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[–] iburnaga 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm sure your isn't the only deep web. Freenet was a thing a while back and isn't there I2P or something?

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[–] tehyosh 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

it is? how?

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

We're marching backwards into the future.

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[–] G392 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

So... We're moonwalking?

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[–] Balrogic 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Nah, we're just lost with no cell service and nobody knows how to read that confusing compass thing somebody brought just in case.

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