Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Cuba's long time aversion to the Internet; China tracks down dissident family members across borders


Vox has an article tracing the very slow growth of Cuba’s Internet, where only about 5% of people have access, and where there are thirty-something hotspots on the whole island.  The link is here.

Outside of North Korea, Cuba has been one of the world’s most repressive countries, on the theory that that having information should be a social or political privilege.

In the mean time, China has demonstrated it will cross international borders to bully family members of dissidents, as shown in this story  about a kidnapping in Myanmar.

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