Being that the internet was the brainchild of the military, it kind of makes sense that they’d also figure out a way around an online blackout like the people of Egypt were subjected to during the recent protests. Forcing a dictatorship on the citizenry and taking away their rights is one thing, but denying access to the web? That’s going too far!
Wired quotes “military futurist” John Arquilla, who broadly explains some of the “secret” methods the U.S. could employ to get a nation back to tweeting and Mafia Wars:
We have both satellite- and nonsatellite-based assets that can come in and provide access points to get people back online. Some of it is done from ships. You could have a cyber version of pirate radio.