The Great Firewall of...America?
This past week on Feb 2 - Feb 7, 2021 a massive attack was conducted on encrypted services, particular VPN's. VPN traffic was throttled to near unusability.Basically in 2021, the Great Firewall of the USA was turned on. And then abrubtly turned off.Purpose of the action was unknown. No party stepped up to acknowledge and aside from me, no one has stepped up to call any Internet Provider of their egregious action against privacy minded people.Why did this attack happen?Why did the attack stop?Which company is responsible?Is this because of a government mandate?Why the concerted efforts with cable companies to throttle on the other side?Was it because they had network congestion and were just trying to deal with that? But why the selective choice of throttling the people interested in privacy?Since VPN's can cloak themselves, why even bother to do this since at best the effect is temporary?Let's discuss all this.