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Larry's Newsletter - Issue #10

Welcome to 2016 and the 7th birthday of Bitcoin! This year is going to exciting as the role of techno

Larry Salibra

January 4 · Issue #10 · View online
The most interesting things I've seen in blockchain, tech, and our decentralizing world as seen from the world's border with China.

Welcome to 2016 and the 7th birthday of Bitcoin! This year is going to exciting as the role of technology and the Internet become more closely intertwined with the eternal game of politics and power.  Let’s get started!

Bitcoin and Voting Power
Privacy & Security
With Every Call for Encryption Restrictions, Officials Make the Technology’s Case
Encryption in the Balance: 2015 in Review
The Refragmentation
In Silicon Valley Now, It’s Almost Always Winner Takes All - The New Yorker
I’ve spent the last week or so back in Mainland China…my longest stint in a couple years…even I was surprised at how cut off the Chinese internet has become from the rest of the world. It used to be that you had to turn on your VPN to access certain websites, but now the censorship has gotten to the point where a computer or phone normally configured for use outside of the country is essentially useless for any network related activity. 
2015 marked the year we started to see China’s decade plus internet control and censorship regime start to leak out into the rest of the world. The last week of the year was no exception.
Bing Goes Full-on Censorship in English Search Results Within China
Microsoft failed to warn victims of Chinese email hack: former employees
China Passes Antiterrorism Law That Critics Fear May Overreach
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