Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Fri 10th Jun 2011 04:00 UTC
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2007-11-23

What we all need is the alternative internet, which is completely independent from the known infrastructure.
Would it be wireless or wired, it would make the final step toward total freedom.
Might I say that wireless seems to me the best option, 'cause it takes almost no time to setup and maintain.
There are plenty of unused WiFi frequencies that could be used for simple devices that connects to each other wirelessly and creates the big net, which is control-resistant.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by l3v1 on Fri 10th Jun 2011 07:47 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

What we all need is the alternative internet, which is completely independent from the known infrastructure.


Good idea except that at the very first steps of creating such an infrastructure there would be a happy bunch of politicians who would work their asses off to make such an abomination illegal at its inception. These people are afraid beyond reason of anything out of their regulatory/controllability reach.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by jabjoe on Fri 10th Jun 2011 10:01 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

You mean the FreedomBox.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by Neolander on Fri 10th Jun 2011 11:41 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Might I say that wireless seems to me the best option, 'cause it takes almost no time to setup and maintain.
There are plenty of unused WiFi frequencies that could be used for simple devices that connects to each other wirelessly and creates the big net, which is control-resistant.

Hmm... That would only work in big cities where there's almost a continuous stream of wifi networks, and would require either servers or significant router modifications to work.

In more rural areas or for inter-city connectivity, you'd need more expensive infrastructure in order to keep a working "wi-fi path" for information to transit.

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