Banned technologies from across the world


As long as the internet has been around, there have been those desperate to stifle it. Sites which allow the indiscriminate sharing of content from across the globe, or provide encrypted channels of communication, have raised the hackles of authoritarian governments the most. 

However even hardware like mobile phones and iPads have made this list.  

Here, we run through some of the biggest tech bans from across the globe. 

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