- Hackers plan satellite network to fight Internet censorship
Brian Prince at threatpost has details of a plan advanced at the recent CCC in Berlin. The idea of space launches is not so far fetched, I believe Farr and other well known hackers have been very involved with other launch efforts focused more on space science and rocket and satellite technology but the idea of marrying this with an orbital alternet makes a great deal of sense. Think about it, terrestrial infrastructure is always going to be susceptible to some sort of seizure. That may become true for satellites but it certainly raises the cost of doing so.
- Splitting the difference between open and closed WiFi with social messaging
Alicia Eler at ReadWriteWeb has details of a service that has the potential to socialize WiFi sharing. She nails the conundrum with current security models, that they are either all open or all closed not providing an option for some sort of asynchronous interaction between AP owner and potential user. If you have your own server, you could easily create something similar, something with an obviously open license and where you’d control all the pieces rather than relying on yet another Internet service.
- Belarus bans browsing of all foreign websites, TorrentFreak
- No, Belarus is not cut off from the Internet, but new restrictions are still pretty bad, Techdirt
- The Commodore 64 is 30, The Register Hardware
- Chaos Communication Congress releases talks, Slashdot
- Users to ‘flag’ terrorist web pages under EU proposal, iTnews.com.au via Slashdot
- Microphone Turns Any Surface into Touch Interface, Technology Review