Both these apps are available and cross platforms.

They will allow you to maintain communication w/out wifi or cellular in a group of users by generating a small local mesh net.

This is important when going to protest events where communications can be impacted purposefully or in emergency communications when the communications infrastructure is damaged.

Living in a rural backwater I have not found other users directly and made a mesh, but in urban areas, campuses, large facilities you may already have some users meshed up.

I feel like my head is going to explode

I just wrote a paper, en français, using Deleuze and Guattari’s 1000 Plateaus, Deleuze’s Postscript on the Societies of Control, and Foucault’s Discipline and Punish to talk about internet surveillance, its structure, and Project Meshnet. First “real” work I’ve had all semester - it’s hard to get back into it!
Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A New, Censorship-Free Internet

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Users of the social news and community site Reddit don’t like the way the government seems to be muscling in on the Internet. So they plan to build a new one.

Redditors have flocked over the last week to a new subgroup on they’re calling the Darknet Plan–or sometimes Meshnet, as the name seems to still be in flux–with the aim of building a mesh-based version of the Internet that wouldn’t be subject to the control of any corporation or government, with a focus on anonymity, peer-to-peer architecture and strong resistance to censorship…

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Check out the Reddit Progress Page…

anonymous asked:

Do you often feel as though no matter how many precautions you take to stay off the radar, you're still being traced no matter what? Also, how do you stay in contact with people? What email provider do you use?

With the extent to which the NSA has tapped into everything?

The centralized nature of the internet?

The constant release of information and leaks pertaining to government surveillance of everyday people?

Damn straight i know my attempts are futile!

join the initiative to create a new, decentralized internet here!


Introduction to Meshnet: A decentralized alternative to the Internet.

meta-presence  asked:

Oh and Lavaboom is worth looking into, it's an apparently NSA proof email service in beta testing at the moment. MeshNet is another cool project with similarities to tor which is aiming to create a public decentralized internet. Only downside is you have to install a virtual router onto a compatible machine which then becomes part of the larger web. Idk how much bandwidth this would use up or computing power...

Already signed all my emails up for Lavaboom access, am waiting for my beta confirmation email!  Everyone who wants to keep their mail private should go sign up for it right this moment!

Meshnet i have not heard of, but it is exactly the thing I’m interested in!  Thanks for bringing it up, it’s similar to an Othernet idea I had a while ago, I mean why does everyone have to connect to the router, when there are perfectly good cellphones all over the place capable of the same thing??  It’s like distributed generalised P2P <3

The only reason they have it set up the way they do at the moment is because its in the very beginnings of its development, but as for bandwidth I’d imagine its on a per-user basis, so the more people connected, the more processing it has to do.
The Darkest Place on the Internet Isn't Just for Criminals

Darknet sites are hosted on regular servers, but to access them you need special software, usually something that encrypts all users’ traffic and allows them relative anonymity. Get set up with the right technology and presto: You can see a second, parallel Internet. Right now it’s full of nasty (or, at the very least, illegal) activity like illicit drug or arms sales, or pedophile rings.

The Darknet is populated by precisely who you’d expect to be skulking in the darkest corners of the online world. They have something to hide.

But the Darknet, by itself, isn’t evil. And now that all of us have, in a sense, something to hide—the details of our humdrum, legal, everyday lives—it’s time to put the Darknet to good use.

The regular Internet is a hotbed of surveillance. Depending on how you’re reading this article, someone is probably watching you read it. Edward Snowden’s leaks capably documented how US spy agencies have their mitts on the big central services—cloud email, social networks—that we use regularly. In fact, we should probably just start calling the web the Spynet. (“What are you up to this morning?” “Nothing much, just shopping for some books on the Spynet.”)