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[liberationtech] Pirate Bay turns to drones

Gregory Foster gfoster at
Fri Mar 23 08:58:09 PDT 2012

This announcement was widely panned by participants on the companion 
drone-list <>, 
primarily for technical and practical infeasibility.  Perhaps TPB issued 
this statement for the lulz.

That said, a working prototype of a swarming drone-based file-sharing 
network was demonstrated earlier this year.

Vimeo (Feb 6) - "Electronic Countermeasures @ GLOW Festival NL 2011" by 
@liam_young <>


On 3/23/12 10:44 AM, David Johnson wrote:
>       /TPB LOSS/
> /We were down a few hours earlier today. There's no need to worry, we 
> haven't been raided this time. We're only upgrading stuff since we're 
> still growing./
> /One of the technical things we always optimize is where to put our 
> front machines. They are the ones that re-direct your traffic to a 
> secret location. We have now decided to try to build something 
> extraordinary./
> /With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap 
> radio equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi 
> <>, we're going to experiment with sending 
> out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air. 
> This way our machines will have to be shut down with aeroplanes in 
> order to shut down the system. A real act of war./
> /We're just starting so we haven't figured everything out yet. But we 
> can't limit ourselves to hosting things just on land anymore. These 
> Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS) are just the first attempt. With 
> modern radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km 
> away. For the proxy system we're building, that's more than enough./
> /But when time comes we will host in all parts of the galaxy, being 
> true to our slogan of being the galaxy's most resilient system. And 
> all of the parts we'll use to build //that system on will be 
> downloadable./
> -- 
> David V. Johnson
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> Boston Review
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