Cuba has an illegal 'Internet' that connects thousands of computers

By Shawn Knight
Jan 27, 2015
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  1. Some have argued that Internet access is now a human right but you won't hear such poppycock in Cuba. With home Internet connectivity reserved for a select few and public Internet cafes and hotels charging roughly a quarter of a...

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,181   +528

    Good for them, now why hasn't anyone taken them over yet?
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,492   +2,046

    Maybe it's AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon etc. who should be worried about being swallowed up.
  4. Tawhid

    Tawhid TS Rookie

    Thats not internet thats intranet....
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  5. avioza

    avioza TS Enthusiast Posts: 74   +23

    This makes me think of the early days of the internet; Simpler, free, fresh, Non-commercialized, non-litigious. Days long gone...
  6. Amen
  7. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 251   +73

    Except you can't escape the control government has on it.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    Which is why this is not illegal. It is known and allowed, making it legal.
  9. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    Turning a blind eye to its operation is not the same as making the act legal. The Cuban government reserves the right to shut it down at anytime.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    It opens the door to discrimination is what it does!
  11. war59312

    war59312 TS Booster Posts: 117

    "Its users aren’t allowed to share pornography, discuss politics or link to the real Internet. Those that don’t abide by the rules are banned from the network."

    Lame. Not free at all then. Sounds like you better run TOR and can't believe someone there has not routed up to the "real Internet".
  12. I have a better solution for them: they should band together and try to overthrow this damn lousy communist regime! And to those living in Cuba who are reading this right now, get off your *** and do something about it instead of complaining of oppression!
  13. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,667   +776

    Compared with some of the junk and trash on our own Internet, S-net sounds more organized and a lot less exploited than our world wide web! Certainly sounds like the early days of Apple Talk and ISDN (the origional one, not the 2nd one) when it was strictly between universities and wasn't slowed so badly by all the graphic junk .... LOL
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +645

    I thought the same but then it hit me. If you were in their shoes, that's their Internet.
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  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,882

    Said, "brave sir guest", who likely wouldn't get a scratch in the revolution, let alone get shot down dead in the streets of Havana.

    Sure, sure, "the pen is mightier than the sword". But I'd bet an AK-47 would trump your punk a** keyboard.
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  16. ZeXeMyst

    ZeXeMyst TS Rookie

    I am wondering: how do you propose to do just that?
  17. Nilbud

    Nilbud TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +10

    You know that because....
  18. Nilbud

    Nilbud TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +10

    The Cubans are quite happy to not be a colony of the US.
  19. Nilbud

    Nilbud TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +10

    Places like China and Cuba have to have restrictions on the internet because the US spends a fortune on subverting other countries around the world, interfering in politics, funding criminals and supplying weapons and drugs. If the thieving sociopaths in the CIA and NSA stopped playing their obsolete games the world wouldn't have to spend so much time and money blocking and killing them.
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,882

    Judging by your avatar, I take it that everything is honky dory in Transylvania?

    And really, tons more drugs are coming into the US.from Afghanistan, Columbia, Mexico, etc., etc., than are leaving to fund, "world colonization".

    We no longer have the need for, "Imperialist policies", most of the world's, "wretched refuse from their teeming shores", comes here illegally, then starts sucking up US social entitlements.

    Of course there are those who stay home, join Techspot", and rant about nonsense they really know nothing about.
  21. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    You do realize that Cuba is still a communist dictatorship, right? Don't be obtuse.
  22. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    Now THIS you definitely made up. And newsflash: There are no U.S. "colonies".
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,882

    Part of the formative posts of a rookie troll, involve knowing absolutely nothing regarding the topic, yet proceeding to annoy everyone by posting anyway.
  24. BullDoz3r

    BullDoz3r TS Rookie

    Jajajajaja Snet, I was part of it, man I wish I could keep communication with them trough snet . Miss them so much.
  25. DeWeller

    DeWeller TS Rookie Posts: 21

    I knew about China's restrictions, but Cuba...
    Nevertheless, I think it's a kind of adventure for youngsters there! Pros are obvious.

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