Good news: Lantern brings Internet to everybody

by John Seiler | November 22, 2014 9:44 am

LanternSome good news. A new pocket-sized, solar-powered device, Lantern, brings the Internet to everybody — including the poorest people who have no local Internet. LanternĀ brings down satellite signals to your computer or smart phone, then lets you communicate with the world.

So people living in some backwater dictatorship will be able to log in and find out what’s really going on. And they’ll be able to broadcast what they see, such as government oppression, while organizing opposition to tyranny.

And where the Internet exists but is censored, such as China or Saudi Arabia or Iran, Lantern gets around that. But it has child controls to make sure your kids don’t see some of the horrible stuff out there.

Check it out:

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