Myanmar internet - something to think about if you're having a bad day

scott surfer at
Mon Apr 26 20:23:15 UTC 2021

These network operators are having to deal with really bad days! "At 
gunpoint, they ordered technicians at telecom operators to switch off 
the internet."  A whole other level of 'bad day' than we have to deal with!

"The method of choice is to decouple website addresses from the series 
of numbers a computer needs to look up specific sites, a practice akin 
to listing a wrong number under a person’s name in a phone book."  I am 
assuming they mean they are putting false info in the DNS.  ?


"The Myanmar  soldiers descended before dawn on Feb. 1, bearing rifles 
and wire cutters. At gunpoint, they ordered technicians at telecom 
operators to switch off the internet. For good measure, the soldiers 
snipped wires without knowing what they were severing..."

"The military is afraid of the online activities of people so they tried 
to block and shut down the internet...But now international bank 
transactions have stopped, and the country’s economy is declining. It’s 
like their urine is watering their own face.”

"Myanmar’s two foreign-owned telecom operators, Telenor and Ooredoo, 
have complied with numerous demands from the military..."

--------------------------------------------------------------------   "is Qatari multinational 
telecommunications company headquartered in Doha, Qatar."   "is a Norwegian majority 
state-owned multinational telecommunications company headquartered at 
Fornebu in Baerum, close to Oslo."

Telenor and Ooredoo, it's time to do the right thing.


ps. good thing for them they didn't snip DC power lines...

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