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Internet & Networking The SOPA and PIPA laws were defeated in the U.S. just months ago, and already the forces for internet control are back. Up for vote this week, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would override all privacy laws so that private companies (like ISPs) can share all information with the U.S. government. No warrants or other authorization required. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) points out the problems with this law. Like SOPA and PIPA, the privacy issues and monitoring could reach far beyond U.S. borders.
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RE[6]: Comment by kwan_e
by kwan_e on Wed 25th Apr 2012 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kwan_e"
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"This will have to be done in a wireless manner."

Seems like a fun idea that people sometimes throw out there, but true adhoc mesh networking has several feasibility barriers today when deployed on a wide scale.

We choose to build ad hoc wireless networks and all the other things in this deCade, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

Seriously, it would be a good excuse to get a head start on it before we have to face the reality of having to get off this planet in the future.

If I remember correctly, wasn't Vint Cerf or Tim Berners-Lee already trying to work on a new protocol for networks used in future space travel?

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