Saturday, June 22, 2013

We need to move the internet on to decentralized peer-to-peer networks

We need to move the internet on to decentralized peer-to-peer networks. There's been revelation after revelation over the past few years on how the main service providers, particularly Google, have made it so much easier for authoritarian governments to spy on people without having to prove any suspicion. And telecommunications too. Not just spying, theres a direct control ability now possessed by repressive entities to manipulate what we have been thinking is free flow of information. It's a total co-opting of what is supposed to be the defence against oppression. Its long overdue now. We have to move on. I foresee major upheavals on the www coming up. I don't know what will emerge, but can surely say that things won't be the same as they are right now.

08 Aug 2013 : Update: I came across PRISM-BREAK : A site listing open-source and reliable alternatives to softwares and systems that can help us break out of the surveillance state. All the solutions can't be utilized by the simple computer user yet, but worth checking out nevertheless.

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