The Phone App Venezuela's Government Can't Shut Down | VICE News

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Governments don't like protests. Which is why the Venezuelan government allegedly focused on shutting down a specific phone app protesters there have been using to communicate with each other. It's called Zello, and it lets people use their phones like walkie-talkies to get in touch over radio-like channels; there are no typical service costs, users are offered anonymity, and the government can't listen in on what they're saying. The largest ISP in Venezuela blocked Zello last Thursday, and many believe it was at the request of the government. Zello developers immediately responded by creating updates that make the app harder to block.


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08/08/2016, 05:43

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