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    Editor Jefe
  • feb 01, 201115:55h
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El pequeño hermano: Los faraones de mi Egipto.

PD: Somera descripción de un proyecto cada vez más necesario, por si alguien se interesa en ponerlo en práctica:

Cuba sin Censura: Uncensored Cuban News on Cuban Cell Phones

CSC is a service to deliver uncensored news about Cuba on Cuban cellphones via text messaging. All you have to do is leave your phone number in a website, send an email or sms and choose the quantity of headlines and preferred topics you’d like to receive, to start reading the headlines on your cell.

How will your project improve the delivery of news and information to geographic communities?

In Cuba State controls the entire press. It is impossible to access to independent news sources off the Internet, where penetration is still very low. Bloggers and independent journalists have made an effort to show unofficial information on the Internet and break the informative monopoly of State over the control of information, but the audience of this information is still very limited. This project aims to use new technological means to deliver uncensored information directly to people interested in it, which have a cellular phone and can choose to share this information with other citizens.

What unmet need does your proposal answer?

According to the last official report on the website of the National Statistics Office, in 2009 there were 1.6 million internet users in Cuba, representing 14.2 percent of the population. In most cases they were connected to a government intranet rather than the internet proper.
This situation is about to change, as the government plans to finish the laying of submarine cable from Venezuela, and will expand the bandwidth during the summer of 2011.
Cuba still has the lowest mobile-phone penetration rate in Latin America, but the number is rising fast, with more than one million handsets for 11.2 million people at the end of June 2010, according official sources.
The recent economic reforms in Cuba has brought a growing need for reliable information that goes beyond Cuban government’s restrictions. Recently, new technologies have allowed an alternative route for many Cubans information anxious to know what they can not read in Cuban newspapers.

What will you have changed by the end of the project?

Cuban citizens will be more informed. Cuban bloggers have not only made it possible to know a reality silenced by the official press but they have also in a way made it “trendy” — in the benumbed Cuban society — to exercise forgotten freedoms. This project is seeking for a new conscience of technological gadgets as an information tools.

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  • Gabriel dice:

    Querido Sin Salida,

    Por favor, danos enlaces.

  • mirtha h rodriguez dice:

    Los dictadores en cuba solo dejan que el pueblo conozca de opresión y miseria, no hay libertad, no se puede hablar si no es a favor de los dictadores, y lo triste es que llevan 52 años de dictadura asesinando a un pueblo desarmado.

  • Sin Salida dice:

    Interesante proyecto. Mas opciones:

    1. Los teléfonos Androide último modelo pueden usarse como un “wireless hub”. Es decir que con una persona tenga uno de estos teléfono con conexión a la red, otros teléfonos u ordenadores con tarjeta wifi en su vecindad pueden conectarse mediante el hub del Androide. ¿Una red alternativa de cibercafés de bolsillo?

    2. Denial of Service Attacks a teléfonos fijos. Si, a teléfonos fijos. Conjan el listado de todos los teléfonos oficiales de Cuba. Si se obtiene listin telefónico del G2, mandos militares, etc. mejor. En Python escribir un código que registre 10,000 números de teléfonos en Google y empiece a llamar a todos los teléfonos del listado. Pronto estarán colapsados.

    3. Como ya expuse en otro comentario con SMS se puede controlar un ordenador en el extranjero. P.e. enviar SMS y que la computadora los publique en Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, o incluso que los reenvíe como SMS a otros celulares en Cuba. Un SMScast.

    Suerte!