Dec. 22, 2012
-- Is also intended to "political emergency", so state restrictions for network usage, such as in countries like Syria. Money there is for "Commotion" in Detroit by various foundations in the U.S. and the U.S. State Department, which has launched one of the starters in the past two years, state "digital freedom" projects. The State Department has in the past four years, put about $ 100 million in such projects.
Also in the European Union to "uncensored emergency networks" and testing of potential products is crafted. As part of the research program "Community Network Testbed for the Future Internet" (Confine) are, according to a Commission official present new applications tested. By January 2013, and external mesh network researchers a test network with 40 nodes are willing participants, plus a team of Confine for advice to the trials. Further testing tools should also provide opportunities for the EU-funded Open Labs. Which are currently undergoing a second round of applications.
Tests of possible anti-censorship infrastructure packages are important to gauge their security against attacks. In the past, are tools for Internet activists who have been financed from the well-stocked country pots, been taken apart again and again because of safety concerns, say the U.S. civil rights of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and advise a better networking between the funded projects and technical experts and activists.
Support for the procurement of tools for vulnerable activists to come from the extra pot in the fall announced "Digital Defenders partnership"
. A total of 2.5 million euro buy the members of the "Coalition for Freedom Online" for those managed by the Dutch development organization Hivos pot. By the Netherlands and the United States launched Coalition invites again in 2013 to the annual meeting of state power Freedom Fighters, this time to Tunisia.