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Hackers want to eliminate Web censorship with satellite grid

By Matthew
Jan 2, 2012
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  1. Unwilling to comply with the entertainment industry's utopian vision of the Internet, a team of hackers plans to launch its own communication satellites into space. Detailed at the Chaos Communication…

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  2. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Enthusiast Posts: 329   +18

    I think this is a good idea although it will be very difficult to connect to this new internet in the unites states. If they are able to keep the MS down, I think this will either be very popular or a complete failure. Either way, creating your own internet would look great on a resume :p
     
  3. pipe dream, tastes good tho
     
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 973   +99

    Sounds all good but I wouldn't trust it. What if they have some sort of viruses or something to spy on your bank account, transactions, passwords etc...? Or is that unlikely to happen?
     
  5. This may sound like a pipe dream at first, but I do imagine that WiFi / 4G mesh networks that operate independently from the internet will start to take hold very soon. A simple android app could facilitate a communication revolution...think of it as bitorrent without the internet.
     
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,946   +381

    Nah. The point of this is they are trying to help us people. Even if this is all a plot for our bank account, they would be under to much pressure afterwards to not get caught.
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,111   +1,523

    News from the White House, "After a few seizures we can double the number of satellites we control.". :rolleyes:
     
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    At some point, satellite communications will be regulated just as they are here on our tiny little rock. You need not look any further than the history of communications over land, sea and eventually air. Space is next... it's just a matter of time.
     
  9. QuaZulu

    QuaZulu TS Member Posts: 34

    Ha! I don't believe it. Someone will always be in control, "overseeing" the operation. Kinda like communism - sounds good in theory (all equal, all share) but in practice there come the "first among equals" who turn out to be the greatest monsters on the planet.
     
  10. ha ha this is sooooo funny.

    this would have been the perfect April Fool's article.

    ahem...just stop watching the drivel they (the "entertainment" industry) generate it is much less effort.


    :p
     
  11. I guess after the hackers got busy stealing and Interferring with the commercially controlled sats they could expect the LASER BEAM to reach out and touch someone, I mean after all HACKERS arent benign hosts that have helped mankind in any way other then to create a security industry worth Billions.
    Hi speed criminal enterprise where credit cards are used as chattle and peoples bank accounts are riddled and traded even faster, This is so funny, Now if the hacker community were to suddenly right itself and start doing things like raiding drug kingpins bank accounts and donating it to the United Negro College fund, or say the Mafia loses its control of all its offshore accounts and the National Debt suddenly dissapears.....Hackers with there own Satellites is like giving Bank Robbers the key to the city...
     
     
  12. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    Chattle is a racial slur. What's up with the racism on this article about hackers?
     
  13. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Chattle is a word meaning movable property.
     
  14. chat·tel/ˈCHatl/
    Noun:
    (in general use) A personal possession.
    An item of property other than real estate.

    No racial slur.
     
  15. tekman42

    tekman42 TS Member Posts: 42   +8

    HMM....so much for the WWW in internet address...the world wide web doncha know...soon to become a myth?

    Letting the law... in any form... dictate what you can and cannot see or access is like moving to china...nation wide censorship, shut down the internet at the whim of whomevers in charge so that we can committ atrocities against humanity...that's not what the internet was created for nor meant to come to pass.

    That's why Hackers exist...everybody wants to hide behind their little doors and committ acts that would never be accepted by "we the people" and the crap of censorship because you shouldn't have secrets...if you are on the web....you should have nothing to hide...or maybe you shouldn't be doing things that you have to keep secret...those comments are like the saying "Don't do as I do...do as I tell you to do!...the haves vs the have nots...kinda kills the ssh laws for banking...security issues for corporations...national security issues...I guess they don't exist either?? Hackers are always made out to be the bad guys...but by whom...those who want to hide their ugly misdeeds...behind their little locked doors...Julian Assenti full well knew this...bailout!!!...Sorry...when you come out to play in the real world...you are just as accessible as everyone else and you don't like that do you.

    A hacker has expended the effort to learn his trade and done a much better job of applying his efforts than you who are afraid of he/she...Anonymous...you go...the world has become a much smaller place thanks to your types of efforts and things like Bosnia...Darfur...human genocide can NEVER be hidden again...and those with the means to deal with that...now MUST...because of Hackers and the WWW!!!

    The WORLD WIDE WEB as acknowledged by the WC3 is meant to end unlawful censorship in ALL its forms period. SOPA can go jump in the lake and pixx up a rope, too bad you can't control the profits of FREE ENTERPRISE and have your cake too...huh!

    It seems that money "the root of all evil" and might makes right...are the synonyms that our nations leaders live by now...those who have...decide everything...and...those that do not...get to pay for it all.

    Enough isn't in their vocabularys and "their fair share" is just plain bad language and filth that a "Have" would never utter or be seen admitting...they do not live by the same set of rules you and I do...just ask them!

    Well the internet is one thing they can keep their grubby paws out of and steer clear of...the voice of the people on this rock have found a MEGAPHONE of an outlet and no way are we going to let you have control of it...go ahead and grab that third rail of power and see what you get...go ahead!

    All this crud of censorship and censoring feels just like banning books...enough all you enlightened @*&%s...get down and join the rest of us...Aargh...enough already...we are tired of your crud and will no longer stand for it...be afraid! VERY AFRAID!

    Sounds scary - you ain't seen scary yet...but it's coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When people stand up for themselves..things change for the better...those who demand their fair share or rights but won't stand up for them...forfeit their right to anything.

    Those who show up get to decide things...those who choose not to...get what they deserve!!!

    The right to free speech and equality belongs to EVERYBODY...not the haves'.

    To the moderator here...you can censor this but know that the founding fathers of our great nation fought and died for these "Inalienable rights...I have served...what about you...where do you get the right to decide...for me??
     
  16. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Enthusiast Posts: 162   +22

    I would think the word would be Dystopian not utopian
     
  17. Great, a network of chattelites (a.k.a. satellites for hire).
     
  18. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    "Chattel slavery, so named because people are treated as the personal property, chattels, of an owner and are bought and sold as commodities, is the original form of slavery. When taking these chattels across national borders it is referred to as Human Trafficking especially when these slaves provide sexual services.[10]"
     
  19. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    "Chattel slavery, so named because people are treated as the personal property, chattels, of an owner and are bought and sold as commodities, is the original form of slavery. When taking these chattels across national borders it is referred to as Human Trafficking especially when these slaves provide sexual services.[10]"
     
  20. My wordplay "chattelites" was sarcastic...

    I doubt any network can remain free and open unless it can fundamentally outrun the groups who would limit and manipulate it.
    The Internet enjoyed a kind of native protection for a while, because nobody really understood it. That is no longer the case, as reflected by the expression "Privacy is dead."
     
  21. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    You don't come here for the hunting do you?

    Activate chattelites!
     
  22. Great idea! Another option would be buy into privately owned satellites. These are satellites that have served their time with there original contractors and have been sold off to an independent communications company. These are entire systems, up and running now. Good Luck
     
  23. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,686   +60

    Pretty cool reminds me of that guy in Mexico who made his own island with empty water bottles and nets. Think how big a country we could make with all the discarded water bottles and fishing nets.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_Island
     
  24. can we not make our own network via wifi/power or other mean just a cheap stb box/modem with dish amp or something connecting everyone together with no charge just free connectivity to each other....
     
  25. @ghasmanjr

    I would like to remind you slavery has existed through the history of mankind. Many races enslaved lower class members of their own race. So a "slang/alternative" word for a slave cannot be a racial slur, it can only be a label (and quite mean) as anyone can be a slave to anybody else.

    Now since you wanted to play political correctness king, and I will make some assumptions on your behalf. I take it you live in the western part of the world and the race you are refering to are African as that is the most recent case of slavery most people are aware of in the western world. So I pose you the question, are you racist? As you seem to think only black people are slaves......

    Plus the fact that Chattel is defined as "A civil relationship in which one person has absolute power over the life, fortune, and liberty of another". No mention of what race or colour the slave is there.

    :p
     


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