The intention of Status is to bring more freedom to the users of the Status network and solutions. These solutions seek to give power back to the individual while ensuring privacy and providing freedom of speech.
Certain governments and corporations which restrict liberty will likely consider Status a threat. They might seek to prevent the distribution of the Status solutions in order to protect their own authority and cripple the freedom of people and users in their realm.
The following is an example, for which it is not fully clear if the corporation acts based on governmental (legal) requirement or to protect its own market position:
How can the Status network and solutions be designed in a decentralized way, in order to prevent censorship and central power intervention?
Initial ideas for a solution are:
A VPN solution where the user would access his own node through a simple browser on his mobile phone, like DappNode
Use of an additional application catalog layer, complementing the monopolized app stores, like f-droid
Building on the new Web 3.0 infrastructure, by leveraging IPFS and new frameworks emerging, like OrchidProtocol