This reminds me… I haven’t heard about Open Garden, and Firechat, in a while. The last time I looked into what they were doing, they had offered some sort of crystal looking pendant that was a mesh networking device. I am trying to look it up, but can’t seem to find it. I don’t know if it’s because I can’t remember what it was called, or if they discontinued it, or what. Anyone else remember this device?
Haven’t heard of it, sounds interesting though.
Apparently it was called “Greenstone”, and it was discontinued not long after it was introduced.
I do remember this! They were distributed at a music festival and I think I heard about it on a Let’s Talk Bitcoin episode…?
I feel like @ioptio (Paige Peterson) had connections to OpenGarden and since she worked for Maidsafe for a brief time, FireChat had been brought up a few times.
Ah, yes. Look here. FireChat is like a cheap mobile version of MaidSafe - #7 by ioptio
Also @19eddyjohn75 always has his finger on the pulse.
5 posts were split to a new topic: Exponential spread of misinformation
I can imagine a lot of blackmailing has been achieved with this hack
It’s like a bunch of kids playing in the drawer with sharp knives. This is never gonna end well for anyone.
The real subtext here is not that such things exist, but that this one has been verifiably used on journalists, friends of political foes, etc. ‘Only terrorists with a warrant’… bullshit.
If only whistleblowers and journalists had access to an encrypted WWW to communicate and drop documents instead of using whatsapp… although with this level of 0day hack, the hardware probably needs to be secured as well, perhaps a simple device with something like qubes or even a tails distribution…
Privacy. Security. Freedom
Feels like the film “V for Vendetta” is becoming real.
It is troubling that Government considers itself more important than the people. There is no proper oversight now for what they do and why… slippery slope into alsorts of errors… and we get to suffer them. Without negative feedback from the likes of journalism, the errors will only get worse.
The government is of course just people … And people IMO are mostly tribal in nature. Even the oligarchs themselves are tribal.
I think the Internet has radically changed the balance of power here though - it’s an incredible tool to break down walls between us as well as to give more oversight to the State. Yet the oligarchy won’t yield up it’s control - especially now when they see it slipping through their grasp - they will grip harder and the State is their tool for this ends.
I have great hope for SN here to empower the Internet (and hence the people) so much more than now in multiple ways.
Thank you Brexit voters, your feeble-mindedness and general dislike of brown and French people has led to this…
Sad there is no food but agree with Brexit voters, third world people will make any country a living hell hole, rather die or burn it to the ground before letting them in.
Lol. Saw two article headlines on one of my newsfeeds yesterday, and had to laugh at the disparity.
Got an archive.is link for that first one ?
As for the second link - beach volleyball has always been about titillating males looking at pert female bums and fantasising while kidding on they are into “sport”
Let them watch Pornhub and do away with this degrading money-grabbing excuse for a “sport”