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If they started to control what we have access to on the Internet, do you think people would just allow them to do that?
Well the patriot act didn't control the Internet, but it certainly eroded people's privacy.
With regards to the topic, I don't think people will just allow any Government to control what can be accessed on the Internet, beyond what should be controlled.
How can you have an open network and still stay anonymous?
Besides the fear you express is not a technological debate, it's a social/economic debate. The technology is only a result of it.
So I would like to open a thread where the ATS community can contribute with information in regards to existing or future technologies that will allow for the people to get back control of a open and anonymous means of communications.
So if you aware of some promising projects or existing projects that will allow for Anonymous and open networking communication please share. Who knows we might have to depend on it in the future.
That really didn't work, so they wised up and changed their businessmodel to embrace the new technology instead of trying to stop it.
On a different note, I don't think you need anonymity to have full freedom of speech and/or more access to information.
Open in the sense it is not controlled or dependent on any specific infrastructure.
Also in the sense that its open so connections can be shared, so much so that it would be impossible to identify and associate a connection to an actual individual or device.
The real question is why do things like Aether always have security snags.
There is a security principle that is applied when it comes to handling sensitive personal information called Openness and Transparency.
Because most technology today revolves around a send and receive address and or goes through a ISP that logs all the communications.
I'm not sure I'm seeing you point but I think most people want that but I don't see gov'ts doing it.
how does anyone expect to carve an "anonymous" network out of other people's networks?
Regardless of the protocol/application, TPTB control the network infrastucture.
Also what do you mean by anonymous?
IP masking, hijacking your neighbors wireless password and running through there?
Ready to go technology