June 5, 2014
The National Telecommunications Commission of Venezuela is currently studying possible situations of invasion of the Venezuelan radioelectric space that could derive from the approval of Law S.2142, by the US Congress, aimed at supporting destabilization in the South American nation.
William Castillo, director of the entity, explained that the invasion would probably lead to the installation and use of distribution centers for high-power radio signals in border areas and from the Caribbean.
However, the possibility of using unmanned aircraft or drones that act as an antenna has also been raised, as they have done in war scenarios such as Iraq.
In fact, the RQ-7 Shadow remote-controlled aircraft, which the US Army used in Iraq for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions are becoming wireless hubs in remote conflict zones, where communication possibilities are difficult, the portal reported. specialized Wired last April.
The project is in charge of the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) and will allow the transfer of one gigabyte per second of data.
Financing the Media War
For Conatel analysts, it is clear that the main objectives of the law are to finance allies (internal and external) and to guarantee technological support for the media war against Venezuela, according to a first report on the law that was released on Monday.
The legislative figure used implies legalizing the support that the United States Government has been giving to the opposition media, inside and outside Venezuela to carry out disinformation campaigns and media bombardment against our country, under the facade of support for “the free press ”and“ defense of freedom of expression and access to information ”.
Likewise, expand and deepen the US intervention against Venezuela, both financial and technological, from the national and international media platform, presenting it as support to civil society and the media.
Specifically, this could be expressed in a reinforcement of financing for internal and external groups that carry out informational and communicational aggression strategies from the digital space with resources such as prominent spokesperson accounts, blogs, media portals and forums, among others.
Elusive technologies are already in use
The so-called elusive technologies on the Internet are programs that hide the IP address or identity on the web and those that allow browsing in a virtual private network (VPN for its acronym in English) to evade filters or blocks.
Since February, with the beginning of the guarimba, the perception that in Venezuela there is restricted Internet access was promoted.
This has been taken advantage of by computer corporations that develop these applications to promote their products, and incidentally, strengthening the thesis of a censored internet. And in “solidarity” with Venezuela they began to distribute it at no cost. This is how TunnelBear VPN and HotspotShield VPN have been doing with all the political burden of the case.
According to Castillo, a risk of using these technologies is that it could allow attacks to be carried out on the network from within the country, with the protection of a certain anonymity.
For Conatel, the aspects related to Internet access and the use of elusive technologies are new in the interventionist escalation against Venezuela.
via MinCI | Conatel evaluates plans for invasion of radioelectric space by the United States.
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