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November 8, 2007

A new event horizon

devadutta @ 9:55 am, GMT +0000 ( 1194515745 ) Play

As promised, we are posting this question sent in by sidsen after his streak of 12 right answers was broken (alas dude.. one more and you could have beaten Poornima ;) )
Thanks for the question dude!

What does this map depict?

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Useful information: This visual was brought out in 2007.

 Shakeel , yaksha , Atul Mathew , MGS , shivathilak , prasanth , Rahul Ranade , Gammafunction , Ganesh Prasad , Keerthi , VikraM , Tathagata Chatterjee , iamniks and udupendra are aware of this event horizon.

Answer:

The Black Holes of the internet. Basically shows countries where the internet is censored.  See the comments for some nice links.


17 Responses to “A new event horizon”

  1. Shakeel

    The map depicts Internet’s “Black Holes”.
    Reportedly surveyed throughout the world and brought out by agency Reporters without Borders,it shows some 15 countries as black holes in www ,where information is partly or fully blocked to public by the government.

    PS:wld have been tougher had the tag below of the agency been shaded.(google images turned out the answer faster here)


  2. yaksha
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    [rip]
    a map of the ‘black holes’ of the World Wide Web, created by the “Reporters without Borders” organization, illustrating the countries that do not provide free access to the Internet information (i.e. Belarus, Birma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Vietnam
    [/rip]


  3. Atul Mathew
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    The Internet’s ‘Black Holes’ according to Reporters Sans Frontiers. The rankings/ratings are similar to the press freedom ratings given out by some agencies.


  4. MGS

    The Internet’s Black Holes…

    this picture says it all..
    http://adsoftheworld.com/files.....web-en.jpg


  5. shivathilak

    these are some of the countries with the worst media and internet censorship and the least freedom of press. The results were released by an organization called Reporters without borders.


  6. prasanth
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    The Internet’s Blackholes – belarus burma cuba china, iran etc.


  7. Rahul Ranade

    Reporters without Borders : The Internet’s Black Holes


  8. Gammafunction
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    This is the map showing internet’s black holes.15 countries in the world which do not allow free access to the internet-either by having massive firewalls or not allowing people to own computers.The countries are China,Belarus,Syria,Cuba,Nepal,Myanmar and some CIS countries of asia


  9. Ganesh Prasad

    THE INTERNET’S ‘BLACK HOLES’
    A map of the “black holes” of the world wide web, created by the “Reporters without Borders” organization, illustrating the countries that do not provide free access to the Internet information (i.e. Belarus, Birma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Vietnam).


  10. Keerthi

    “A Map of the Internet’s Black Holes”
    http://strangemaps.wordpress.c.....ack-holes/


  11. VikraM

    this is a map by Reporters Without Borders, which shows the “black holes” of the internet….china,burma, etc
    (15 countries i guess…)


  12. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    The Internet’s “Black Holes”.

    15 countries (eg. Burma, China etc) are black holes in the world wide web. News is not free to circulate there. Issued in 2007 by Reporters Sans Frontiers.
    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  13. iamniks

    map of “THE INTERNETS BLACK HOLES” ..

    it represents the 15 countries that limit or prohibit their citizens’ access to internet as a way of censoring the free flow of information….

    This map was commissioned by Reporters Without Borders, which also publishes a World Ranking of press freedom


  14. piezocake

    All I can guess is that this is some US crap, and because of embargoes, the darkened countries can’t use that. Probably Iridium.


  15. udupendra
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    The Internet’s Blackholes – a map by Reporters sans Frontiers.


  16. piezocake

    Rubbish map that; whoever uses lines when you’re showing regions and then draws lines over the oceans.


  17. @piezocake: The lines on the map show networks or un-censored internet. If you manage to connect to the internet on one of those oceans it will still not be censored. (Assume you are on a star cruise :) but of course, if I am on a star cruise, internet will be the last thing I on my mind ;) )


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