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Internet & Networking "Computer networks proved their organizing power during the recent uprisings in the Middle East, in which Facebook pages amplified street protests that toppled dictators. But those same networks showed their weaknesses as well, such as when the Egyptian government walled off most of its citizens from the Internet in an attempt to silence protesters. That has led scholars and activists increasingly to consider the Internet's wiring as a disputed political frontier."
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MIM, making yourself a target etc.
by Bounty on Tue 4th Oct 2011 17:42 UTC
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I think anything that's an extra layer on the existing internet is basically just a competitor Tor.

Approaches that that go P2P and mesh on alternative hardware, eventually linking to the net sound interesting. However there are some issues. Who's going to broadcast "Anti-Government NET" SSID during a crysis? Then let anyone and everyone wield the network? Basically I'd like to hear more of the concepts people are seriously working on.

(ps My first thought was a modified DD-WRT (& or PC/phone software that would do the same) with a 'free-mesh' option to route with other 'free-mesh' routers. However there seem to be some potential issues with this.)

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