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Uganda's lesson to other authoritarians: controlling the internet works

  • In recent elections, a key tactic in curtailing opposition has been to control Ugandans' access to the internet, blocking social media and messaging software like WhatsApp, and even instituting countrywide internet blackouts, cutting the population off from information at the most vital time.
  • Thanks to Museveni's control over traditional media in the country, Wine has relied on online platforms to get his message out, so the ban on Facebook and Twitter affected him far more than the President or NRM candidates.
  • In the past, Ugandans have been able to get around limited blocks using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) -- software that encrypts internet use -- and other censorship circumvention tools, enabling them to bypass the restrictions by tunneling their traffic through servers in another country.
  • As of Monday, Uganda remains largely cut off from the global internet, according to monitor Netblocks, even as Wine and other opposition leaders attempt to contest Museveni's declaration of victory.

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The bunker builders preparing for doomsday

  • While the disasters they anticipate might – at the more extreme end of the spectrum – include major "resets" like an all-out nuclear war or a massive electromagnetic pulse from the Sun that would fry our fragile electronics, most preppers stockpile for low to mid-level crises like the one the world is experiencing now.
  • When Hall took me on a tour of the condo in 2018, he explained that "the whole idea was that we could build a green doomsday structure that someone can use as a second home that also happens to be a nuclear-hardened bunker".
  • He waved me over to the nuclear, biological, and chemical air filtration unit for the condo and explained that they had three military-grade filters each providing 2,000-cubic feet per minute of filtration, that "were $30,000 (£24,400) a pop", says Hall.

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