David Byrne:what if we rebuilt a spy-proof internet?

From: Rod 
What will life be like after the internet? Thanks to the mass surveillance  
undertaken by the National Security Agency and the general creepiness of  
companies like Google and Facebook, I've found myself considering this  
question. I mean, nothing lasts forever, right?

There's a broad tech backlash going on right now; I wonder just how deep  
the disillusionment runs. I get the feeling that there are folks out there  
who would relish putting the internet behind us sooner rather than later.  
Imagine that: even the internet could be a thing of the past one day. What  
would that be like? No Facebook. No Google. No government nerds looking  
through your webcam.

But could we become more secure without abandoning the internet? What if  
there's a third way? One that doesn't involve either passive resignation  
to being exploited or a Luddite smash-the-looms fantasy. What if we began  
to develop and encourage the adoption of machines and a network that are  
actually secure – through which neither thieves, corporations, nor the NSA  
could track us – and what if these could be configured by us, to really do  
what we want them to do? To stop the spying, stealing and monitoring, but  
to allow other things to continue.

What would that look like?


The unregulated free market is like Yog-Sothoth, a mythical being whose  
followers make bloody sacrifice to hasten its arrival to this world.

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=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Who hijacked Rod's account? There are three coherent, grammatically correct PARAGRAPHS, not just sentences mind you, but PARAGRAPHS!!! Quite honestly, right now we seem to be on the verge of re-learning what most of us learned (and either the rest have forgotten, or the young-uns behind us are really effed) in the 90s. Putting everything under the sun on the Public Internet is Not A Good Idea (tm). I made my living 20 years ago locking down the Internet, it looks like I've got a good bit of job security ahead of me as well. Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJTPIM0AAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdvmcH/3Ad2P4C7gfOJ2DsjXYLMJdO udFsta4D9d2hLRMavgA06qlOixBq/ZMm9HNcBKN6GWMK03ykVma9Qt1WPd0oJRVR t6UedxjiNLCWJI2LyzNzzwgP4nNaHxmFBcLOoklx5D2EkYu7Yp3UOgPHZi1ydjF2 BtszL0Sp2E9/Kbsme+as3AR9PL4E5qx26AGRlXoAd14KA65zCePrXTLhCN4onH0q Dw3+kkytx0So70YQVHO7eyT8J5Ukjvf2gQKKB0n5XJdYb/WpB1OJ2DyBANY2VmtU mwElhVPPjjwCsY1PLUL9G6TsykUThXW9UpNIiHkKBDJ4JVx00fnhjkTJ7OrXhoE= =Qwuj -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ It would look like....Skynet.