[nycbug-talk] Crypto Anarchy
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Tue Apr 30 18:33:00 EDT 2013
On Apr 30, 2013, at 6:01 PM, Mark Saad wrote:
> I was rereading Tim May's Crypto Anarchy manifesto 1. While still relevant today there are a few things that date his work and I wonder if anyone could comment on them. He mentions Ku-Band transmitters , I assume he is talking about satalite microwave based communication but what system , is there or was there some form of this available to common users or just governments ?
In many parts of the world, satellite internet is common. I can't speak to it directly, but I believe that in Iraq it's still quite common and I would guess that in somewhere like Iran, it's probably your only option for unfiltered internet. It's expensive and I believe Ku is not the preferred band anymore. Anyhow, a fascinating topic.
Here's some dated pricing from the Amazon dude with a boat:
And this site looks like it's from 1998, but seems to have somewhat current information:
Lots of options in the Middle East:
No pricing though…
It's certainly not anonymous, but it is a way to bypass the local/state telecom.
> Also tamper-proof boxes , is he referring to hardware or the concept of say tar'ng up a file encrypting it and signing it ?
> In any case I wonder what today's readers take away from this text .
> 1. http://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/crypto-anarchy.html
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