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Sunday, January 1, 2012

"Hackerspace Global Grid." Satellites to Combat Censorship by Anonymous

Hackers Said to be Planning to Launch Own Satellites to Combat Censorship | PCWorld

Hackers reportedly plan to fight back against Internet censorship by putting their own communications satellites into orbit and developing a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with them. The news comes as the tech world is up in arms about proposed legislation that many feel would threaten online freedom. According to BBC News, the satellite plan was recently outlined at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. It's being called the "Hackerspace Global Grid." If you don't like the idea of hackers being able to communicate better, hacker activist Nick Farr said knowledge is the only motive of the project, which also includes the development of new electronics that can survive in space, and launch vehicles that can get them there.

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