Moving Toward a Censorship-free Internet #netfreedon @ietf @internetsociety

An article Moving Toward a Censorship-free Internet by Dr. Johan Pouwelse in the October 2012 IETF Journal follows up on a meeting at IETF84 in Vancouver that discussed various technical solutions to government Internet censorship of the kind seen in the Arab Spring.

Technologies include:

  • Bluetooth Transfer – offline peer-to-peer.
  • Musubi – distributed crypto-enabled smartphone IM app
  • Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) – even via repeated bluetooth transfers..
  • Twimight – Decentralized microblogging app for Android
  • P2PSIP – peer-to-peer VOIP – an IETF standard, but with dubious security
  • PPSP – peer-to-peer streaming protocol – serverless video streaming