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[liberationtech] eternity USENET (Re: Internet blackout)

Noon Silk noonslists at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 06:14:43 PDT 2013


On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the comments, and for the pointers to Eternity and Briar.
> It would appear that I have rather a lot of reading to do. ;-)
>
> One more generic comment/observation: clearly, Usenet or a Usenet-ish
> mechanism will run on a smartphone.  But I'm not sure that's a good
> idea.  Given the existence of things like CarrierIQ, the propensity of
> repressive governments to strongarm (or take over) telcos, the geolocation
> capabilities of cellular providers, the extant research on re-identifying
> putatively de-identified data, the epidemic of smartphone malware
(including
> in "app marketplaces"), etc., I've kinda arrived at the point where
> I think "no smartphones" is sound advice.

Short term this is probably a good idea, but long term it's probably not
reasonable to completely reject technology.


> ---rsk

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Noon Silk
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