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Oxford Internet Institute Creates Internet "Tube" Map 56

Posted by samzenpus
from the follow-the-lines dept.
First time accepted submitter Jahta (1141213) writes "The Oxford Internet Institute has created a schematic of the world's international fiber-optic links in the style of the famous London Tube map. The schematic also highlights nodes where censorship and surveillance are known to be in operation. The map uses data sourced from cablemap.info. Each node has been assigned to a country, and all nodes located in the same country have been collapsed into a single node. The resulting network has been then abstracted."
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Oxford Internet Institute Creates Internet "Tube" Map

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  • The map is Biased (Score:5, Interesting)

    by phayes (202222) on Friday April 04, 2014 @04:45AM (#46658959) Homepage

    The data used to create it is from Reporteurs sans Frontières. France's DGSE performs the same mass surveillance of the internet & telephone data as the US & UK but nobody talks about it because:
    A: It's legal here for the government to snoop on anyone they want. Foreign nationals, French citizens, whatever...
    B: The government has a level of control over the press not present in the US/UK and discourages reporters here from talking about it.

    RSF knows that this is the case but somehow France is conveniently left off the list of surveillance states? Suuurrree...

    On a side note:
    I have moved much of my home browsing over to a tablet. Beta is now being foist upon me even when logged in and the /?nobeta=1 URL trick no longer functions. Way to go slashdot, I've been a regular for close to 2 decades but now only visit when sitting down in front of a PC/Mac. Still losing readership? I'm an example.

  • by orzetto (545509) on Friday April 04, 2014 @08:05AM (#46659683)

    You can't go to jail in the US just for illegal use of the internet.

    Yes you can, google up Justin River Carter. He made a hyperbolic, sarcastic comment on Facebook, and he's looking at up to 10 years in jail [washingtonpost.com]. Another case is Cameron D'Ambrosio's [ibtimes.com]. The magic word is terrorism: if anyone is scared by what you say or says they are, you are fornicated.

    You can for looking at kiddie porn, or threatening somebody, but those things were illegal before we had an internet.

    Same you can say about any country with the imprisonment mark. It was illegal to mock Mohammed in Pakistan before the Internet, and now too. The imprisonment icon means, "you can go to jail after unwarranted, sweeping wiretapping of your Internet connection".

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 04, 2014 @08:09AM (#46659703)

    Nobody is in jail here for reading or posting political views.

    Yup, no political prisoners in the US at all [afgj.org].

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