Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Jun 2013 19:08 UTC
Legal "Britain's spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency. The sheer scale of the agency's ambition is reflected in the titles of its two principal components: Mastering the Internet and Global Telecoms Exploitation, aimed at scooping up as much online and telephone traffic as possible. This is all being carried out without any form of public acknowledgement or debate." Woah.
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RE[15]: Enough already
by Alfman on Tue 25th Jun 2013 15:08 UTC in reply to "RE[14]: Enough already"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Lennie,

"Let's get back to the important question, what would a system that the general public can use look like."

Haha, good idea.

I started to articulate a direct response to this question, but it quickly blew up in scope. Instead I'll cop out and respond with one interesting decentralized DNS variant...

https://dot-bit.org/Main_Page

I don't endorse it per say, but I never the less find it interesting and I believe the concept could be used to distribute crypto-keys without any centralized "root" management over the system at all.

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