Brian Armstrong @brian_armstrong Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase Co-founder @GiveCrypto Building an open financial system for the world. Join us: coinbase.com/careers Jul. 03, 2019 1 min read

Pretty crazy to imagine having zero access to any of these. Easy to forget that this is the norm for 1.3B billion people. Many of them probably have zero interest in these sites, but then why do they need to be blocked?

For all China's strengths, censorship is probably one of the biggest areas holding them back. Perhaps I'm naive, but I think people are smart/resourceful, can sense when they are being misled, and will eventually find a way.

Will be exciting to see how technology continues to push the boundaries here. Projects like StarLink, Google Loon, etc can start to offer unfiltered internet over countries like China/North Korea. VPNs could also become much easier to use (free, baked into the OS, always on).

Technology is the most effective way to improve freedom for the average person around the world.

Another example:  https://qz.com/1660460/hong-kong-protesters-use-airdrop-to-breach-chinas-firewall/ 


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