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This Is the App Thatís Fueling the Uprising in Venezuela
Defence One ^ | 9:31 AM ET 2-24-14 | Patrick Tucker

Posted on 02/24/2014 9:30:27 AM PST by Texas Fossil

Entrepreneur Bill Moore was in his Austin, Texas, office last Thursday, watching explosive growth for his company’s walkie-talkie app, Zello, inside Venezuela. Zello had become the favorite app of protest organizers there after recently hitting the mark as the most popular app in Ukraine. Over the past few days in Venezuela, the protests ballooned following rapidly rising food prices, controversy over President Nicolas Maduro’s economic policies, public dissatisfaction over crime and multiple other factors.

Moore was finding that in Venezuela that popularity had a price. Shortly after 9 p.m., his Twitter feed blew up with messages from users inside the country. The government-owned Internet service provider, CANTV, which hosts 90 percent of Venezuela’s Internet traffic, was blocking the app as well as access to Zello’s website. Downloads were dropping off considerably.

Zello sent out the following Tweet: “If you are in Venezuela and familiar with network diagnostics tools, please respond, we need your help to understand the block applied.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: app; cell; cellphone; fight; phone; protest; venezuela; venezuelacrisis; venezuelariots; walkietalkie; war
Can any of our techs help with this.

Wished I had the skills.

1 posted on 02/24/2014 9:30:27 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Can an app be e-mailed?.........................


2 posted on 02/24/2014 9:35:17 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Texas Fossil

The nature of the block is likely a restriction against anything sent to or transmitted from a given IP. There will be multiple IP’s that are no longer allowed. The key here is to anticipate this and spoof to and from Proxys with a Secure Channel, and allow yourself to have a series of new IP’s you can use.


3 posted on 02/24/2014 9:38:33 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Red Badger

Not the point. App can be installed just fine, problem is the app communicating with servers.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 9:39:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Red Badger

I believe you will need access to their web site to make the app function.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 9:39:30 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Red Badger

http://www.zello.com/app.htm


6 posted on 02/24/2014 9:43:41 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Red Badger

I don’t know.

This is the first I have heard of this type of app.

There were some that came out of Austin during the IranElection phase on Twitter several years ago. Think it was called Haystack. Nothing like this but eventually the Mullahs brought in German techs and they hunted down the young people with cell phones that were using it to coordinate the demonstrations. Thousands were put in jail and many tortured and many were killed.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 9:46:01 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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8 posted on 02/24/2014 9:46:01 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Texas Fossil

Sounds like a great app.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 9:46:49 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Texas Fossil

I got Viber. So this Zello is similar to Viber?


10 posted on 02/24/2014 9:47:36 AM PST by hamboy
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To: Texas Fossil

I am eagerly waiting for the responses from Hollywood about Venezuela.

Lets see there is Kevin Spacey, Danny Glover, Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Naomi Campbell, Susan Sarandon, Courtney Love, Harry Belafonte.

Come on Hollywood. Speak up!!!

http://worldnews.about.com/od/venezuela/ig/Hugo-Chavez-s-Celebrity-Fans/


11 posted on 02/24/2014 9:49:08 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: hamboy

Have no idea.

I am an old RF guy, but cell phones are not my thing.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 9:50:48 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: dhs12345

Don’t hold your breath.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 9:51:45 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Someone should post on their fan websites. :) Of course, we’d get blocked.

As with Jane Fonda, there are consequences when you support a dictator. Although, most have given Hanoi Jane a pass. But you know that it has be in her thoughts. If she has a conscience. Then again, maybe not.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 9:56:20 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Texas Fossil

BookMark


15 posted on 02/24/2014 10:03:21 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Texas Fossil

Oh well I also did little RF’s ie fully mod TH-78a (I tried enable aviation freq transmit but couldn’t) as they fade away... Nowadays everything incorporate in the 4G/5G smart phone broadband internet, I got rid of all my old RF’s too long ago.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 10:04:03 AM PST by hamboy
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To: DJ MacWoW

I have a pink/gold one of those somewhere in a box!


17 posted on 02/24/2014 10:12:47 AM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY

I’d love to have one. They’re lovely. :-)


18 posted on 02/24/2014 10:14:31 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I don’t remember using it much...it was a bedside phone and seemed like a display!

Kids were young and I seemed to always be in the kitchen!


19 posted on 02/24/2014 10:24:55 AM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY

I remember those days! Back then the phone was on Hubby’s side of the bed. I had kid clutter on my nightstand. lol


20 posted on 02/24/2014 10:27:51 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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Bookmark


21 posted on 02/24/2014 10:31:00 AM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: jocon307; All

I don’t know what an “app” is. Will my lack of knowledge hurt me in the future?


22 posted on 02/24/2014 10:56:31 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

You will probably get a better answer from somebody else, but here’s my understanding.

An ‘app’ (probably short for application or appliance or something) is a little program that can run on your smart phone (and maybe other things like i-pads or even regular computers not sure) and it will do all sorts of different things.

My daughter had one where she could keep records on her baby, when he ate and how much, when did he got to sleep, diaper changes (and what was in them!), etc. It synched up between her phone, her hubbys phone, her i-pad, etc. It was actually great, very easy to use and if we were baby sitting you could look back and see when/what he’d eaten the day before, etc. And of course she could keep tabs on us too. I think that cost her about $15-

And almost everyone has the one that let’s their phone become a little flashlight, using the flash for the camera.

Some are free, many cost only a dollar or two.

They are pretty cool, although I don’t like the alarm one I put on my android phone.

I gotta say, I resisted a long time but those smart phones are really great, they are like swiss army knives of computing.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 11:03:26 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Texas Fossil; ShadowAce

ping

2 Minutes
UNESCO YouthMobile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2pMbGxECJU

The new UNESCO initiative called Youth Mobile is growing fast. It aims at teaching young girls and boys to create mobile apps for a sustainable future (Agenda 21). Watch this video, or go to youthmobile.org for more information.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 11:43:37 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Screw Agenda 21, Commie Crap.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 12:28:02 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: hamboy

Will keep all of mine.


26 posted on 02/24/2014 12:29:03 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

bookmark


27 posted on 02/24/2014 12:59:15 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: jocon307

Do you know of an App that will let me make a phone call?


28 posted on 02/24/2014 2:12:43 PM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

LOL!


29 posted on 02/24/2014 2:13:12 PM PST by jocon307
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