Skip to comments.This Is the App Thatís Fueling the Uprising in Venezuela
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 companys 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 Maduros 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 Venezuelas Internet traffic, was blocking the app as well as access to Zellos 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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Wished I had the skills.
Can an app be e-mailed?.........................
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.
Not the point. App can be installed just fine, problem is the app communicating with servers.
I believe you will need access to their web site to make the app function.
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.
Sounds like a great app.
I got Viber. So this Zello is similar to Viber?
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!!!
Have no idea.
I am an old RF guy, but cell phones are not my thing.
Don’t hold your breath.
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.
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.
I have a pink/gold one of those somewhere in a box!
I’d love to have one. They’re lovely. :-)
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!
I remember those days! Back then the phone was on Hubby’s side of the bed. I had kid clutter on my nightstand. lol