You may have heard the term “splinternet” floating around. It’s the idea that, as some countries crack down on what internet content is allowed, the internet is splitting into various versions that offer something different, depending on where you are.
This is not just the Great Firewall of China anymore. Europe, Brazil, Russia, and more countries are requiring companies to follow laws on how they handle data within a border differently, sometimes requiring data be stored regionally. This is changing the once borderless internet. Here are five things to know about the splinternet.
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