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Open Mesh Project - Don't let governments shut down the Internet

Open Mesh Project - Don't let governments shut down the Internet

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 SQRL Secure Quick Reliable Login Proposing a comprehensive, easy-to-use, high security replacement for usernames,passwords, reminders, one-time-code authenticators . . . and everything else. The user experience: Wishing to login to an online service where an “SQRL” code appears nearby: LifeNet: About LifeNet Introduction In the wake of major disasters, the failure of existing communications infrastructure and the subsequent lack of an effective communication solution results in increased risk, inefficiencies, damage and casualties. Current options such as satellite communication are expensive and have limited functionality. A robust communication solution should be affordable, easy-to-deploy, require low-to-zero infrastructure, consume little power and facilitate Internet access. LifeNet is a WiFi-based data communication solution designed for post-disaster scenarios. It is open-source software and designed to run on consumer devices such as laptops, smart-phones and wireless routers.

The Day We Fought Back By The Numbers Thanks to everyone who participated on Tuesday. Together we demonstrated that activists, organizations, and companies can work in unison to fight mass surveillance, and laid a foundation for escalation over months to come. Below are some numbers that quantify how we did* on Tuesday. * The figures below represent a lower bound - at least tens of thousands of people took action independently and using tools on other sites. Real-Time Deployment of Mesh Networks Overview The goal of real-time deployment is the rapid establishment of a wireless mesh network to support communications in hard-to-reach areas. Intended applications are primarily emergency response communications in areas where traditional wireless solutions are problematic: inside large buildings, underground tunnels and mines, and urban canyons. Beyond two-way communications, ancillary services may include location tracking of emergency responders, environmental sensing, and physiological sensing of responders.

Commotion = The Commotion Wireless Project proposes building a 'device-as-infrastrucure' distribution communications platform URL = "Democratic activists around the globe will gain access to a secure and reliable platform to ensure their communications cannot be controlled or cut off by authoritarian regimes." [1] Venessa Miemis:

Germany warns citizens to avoid using Wi-Fi - Green Living, Environment Its surprise ruling – the most damning made by any government on the fast-growing technology – will shake the industry and British ministers, and vindicates the questions that The Independent on Sunday has been raising over the past four months. And Germany's official radiation protection body also advises its citizens to use landlines instead of mobile phones, and warns of "electrosmog" from a wide range of other everyday products, from baby monitors to electric blankets. The German government's ruling – which contrasts sharply with the unquestioning promotion of the technology by British officials – was made in response to a series of questions by Green members of the Bundestag, Germany's parliament. The Environment Ministry recommended that people should keep their exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi "as low as possible" by choosing "conventional wired connections".

CommOTIon Wireless Project - Camp 2011 Public Wiki From Camp 2011 Public Wiki The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative (OTI) proposes to build a new type of tool for democratic organizing: an open source “device-as-infrastructure” distributed communications platform that integrates users’ existing cell phones, WiFi-enabled computers, and other WiFi-capable personal devices to create a metro-scale peer-to-peer (mesh) communications network. Leveraging a distributed, mesh wireless infrastructure provides two key enhancements to existing circumvention technologies and supports human rights advocates and civil society organizations working around the globe. First, a distributed infrastructure eliminates the ability of governments to completely disrupt communications by shutting down the commercial or state-owned communications infrastructure. Objectives: Prevent hostile governments from surveilling, disrupting, or shutting down communications.

Statement on Mozilla and the Importance of the Open Internetu We support the Mozilla community and the vital work they've done—and must keep doing—for the open Internet. EFF has been following the discussions around the choice of Brendan Eich as Mozilla’s CEO, including the announcement that he is stepping down. As partners to Mozilla in campaigns that have included the fight against SOPA/PIPA, the StopWatching.US Coalition against mass surveillance, the effort to Encrypt the Web, the battle to prevent non-consensual online tracking, and ongoing work to make Firefox a more secure browser, we appreciate the frank and honest discussion that the community has undergone over this issue and respect the openness of the process.

Netsukuku Basic idea[edit] Netsukuku aims to build a fully distributed network that does not rely on single points of failure as the actual Internet. The main idea is to build a system that can be built and be maintained autonomously. It is designed to handle a very large number of nodes with minimal CPU and memory resources. This mesh network can be built using existing network infrastructure components such as Wi-Fi. 10 Projects to Liberate the Web (originally posted on Shareable) In the last nine months of planning the Contact Summit, I’ve come across a range of projects and initiatives building toward the “Next Net.” Though they vary in their stages of development and specific implementations, they fall under the common themes of enabling peer-to-peer communication and exchange, protecting personal freedom and privacy, and giving people more control over their data and identity on the web. Here’s list of just ten projects, many of which will be demoing at our exhibitor space at Contact on October 20th in New York City. 1.

Internet Creators Write Open Letter to Congress in Opposition to SOPA Dec 15, 2011 A group of 83 internet engineers, including many who helped found internet protocols, have submitted an open letter to Congress in which they oppose the internet blacklist bills SOPA and PROTECT IP. Vint Cert, one of the “Fathers of the Internet.” [Photo: Gabriele Charotte] The controversial internet blacklist bills SOPA and PROTECT IP have been the source of consternation for technology companies and civil liberty organizations alike. Federal Judge Rules You May Be Forced To Provide Decryption Password In July, we wrote about an ongoing case wherein a woman accused of fraud was being asked by the prosecution to provide the password to access her computer’s data, which otherwise would remain encrypted and unreadable, weakening their case. They got permission to compel her to reveal the password, but the defense said that it was unconstitutional to do so, as providing that information was essentially self-incriminating testimony. The defense and the prosecution disagree, there is no single compelling precedent, and even the Supreme Court, which has weighed in on a similar topic, isn’t quite sure what to make of the situation.

Kategorie:English – For Freifunk/Google Summer of Code, please check out our Ideas or documentation at GSoC. Freifunk (German for Free Radio) is an initiative to support the development of tools for free mesh networks. Besides that the initiative supports communities developing know-how to set up their own networks. The freifunk community is is part of a network of projects developing tools for mesh networks including the Freifunk Firmware and OpenWrt projects, routing protocols such as OLSR and B.A.T.M.A.N., tools like Maps for networks (e.g. freimap), scanning tools like the horst tool and many more.

Your WhatsApp messages may not be private: Here’s how to secure them Tech2 Mobile By Nikhil Subramaniam / 13 Mar 2014, 18:18 Thought your WhatsApp messages cannot be accessed remotely? Think again as one security expert has discovered a way to read WhatsApp messages off Android devices. Security consultant Bas Bosschert said that it was possible for others to access users’ private WhatsApp chats through downloaded Android apps.