Students from London’s Royal College of Art and Imperial College have devised a system that provides access to news coverage via a portable satellite modem during a government-enforced internet shutdown.
The subscription-based service, called Fallback, was developed by Khulood Alawadi, Yi-fan Hsieh, Bahareh Saboktakin and Qifan Zhao.
It allows members to pre-select the publications they read, so that during a shutdown their output can be encrypted and transmitted to them via satellite.
Using the Portal receiver, this information can then be decrypted and read on any Wifi-enabled device via a simplified user interface (UI).
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