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Santa Clara County ARES/RACES Mesh Networking
Useful links for various bay-area HAM networking projects, as well as links to larger projects like Broadband-Hamnet, AREDN, and VoIP utilities.
hamradio  meshnetworking  useful  techdocs 
august 2019 by jibcage
“What Happens to the Internet After a Disaster?” by Ingrid Burrington, for New York Magazine
In a networked world, stage one of disaster recovery is, well, recovering the network.

On NYC initiatives to create community-owned, bottom-up network infrastructure, as a response to natural disasters.
infrastructure  disastercapitalism  capitalism  networking  meshnetworking  netneutrality 
october 2017 by beep
Open Garden
"Fixing the mobile Internet. Together.

More than 5 million people use Open Garden today. By joining Open Garden, you are joining forces to make the Internet better, faster and more reliable – for everyone, including yourself. Open Garden allows all devices (including smart phones, tablets, laptops and “wearables”) to work together and find the best connections at any time. The more people use it, the better it gets."
opensource  mesh  networking  internet  wifi  meshnetworks  meshnetworking  opengarden  connectivity 
september 2014 by robertogreco
Open Garden | /firechat
[See also: "FireChat – the messaging app that’s powering the Hong Kong protests"

"#BBCtrending: Hong Kong's 'off-grid' protesters"

"Faced with network surveillance, Hong Kong student demonstrators go P2P" ]

[Description here is from the iTunes page: ]

"FireChat introduces a new way to chat: "off-the-grid".
Now you can chat with people around you – even if there is no Internet connection or mobile phone coverage.

Whether you’re on the beach or in the subway, at a big game or a trade show, camping in the wild or at a concert, or even travelling abroad, simply fire up the app with a friend or two and find out who else is there.

FireChat enables a new type of communication: “firechats”. These live and anonymous discussion groups can gather as many as 10,000 people simultaneously.

And you can also create your own firechats about anything that interests you - whether it's the NY Yankees, Game of Thrones, League of Legends or Italian food.

Get FireChat and start bringing people together.

Wait, how does this app work without an Internet connection or any type of mobile coverage? The magic comes from one of Apple’s iOS 7 most advanced technologies: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework, which FireChat is built upon.

We’re Open Garden. Welcome to a new era of open communications.

Please meet us on Twitter @OpenGarden and Facebook


• Instantly chat with anyone around you on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
• Works even without any Internet connection or cellular phone coverage
• Choose your own unique username and avatar
• Create your own ‘firechats’ for live discussions with up to tens of thousands of simultaneous users
• See what people are talking about in your country in the ‘Everyone’ mode
• Off-the-grid communications work with devices up to 200 feet of your location
• Multi-hop capabilities extend the range of off-the-grid communications
• No significant impact on battery consumption,

• FireChat is designed for iOS 7.

Please note that FireChat is not meant for secure or private communications. Other people nearby may see your messages. It's just like if you were playing music at home, people across the street might hear it too."

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firechat  messaging  android  ios  communication  decentralization  mesh  meshnetworking  bluetooth  meshnetworks  networks  organization  iphone  opengarden  p2p 
september 2014 by robertogreco
California passes cellphone 'kill switch' bill | TheHill
Imagine if protesters' phones all had kill switch cops could use - CA just passed law authorizing this
Ferguson  tech  communications  MeshNetworking  KillSwitch  from twitter_favs
august 2014 by not_napoleon
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router  meshnetworking  hardware  buy  from delicious
july 2014 by oracle2b
The Promise of a New Internet - Adrienne LaFrance - The Atlantic
"What if there were a technical solution instead of a regulatory one? What if the core architecture of how people connect could make an end run on the centralization of services that has come to define the modern net?

It's a question that reflects some of the Internet's deepest cultural values, and the idea that this network—this place where you are right now—should distribute power to people. In the post-NSA, post-Internet-access-oligopoly world, more and more people are thinking this way, and many of them are actually doing something about it.

Among them, there is a technology that's become a kind of shorthand code for a whole set of beliefs about the future of the Internet: "mesh networking." These words have become a way to say that you believe in a different, freer Internet. "

"Think of it this way: With a mesh network, each device is like a mini cell phone tower. So instead of having multiple devices rely on a single, centralized hub; multiple devices rely on one another. And with information ricocheting across the network more unpredictably between those devices, the network as a whole is harder to take out."

"Advocates for mesh networking maintain it's only a matter of time before mesh infrastructure expands beyond niche communities. "They are inevitable, unstoppable, unbreakable," Shalunov told me. "We all have the power to change the future of the Internet. It is happening now."

Mesh networks also reflect the idea that maybe the next big Internet revolution won't be one thing. The infrastructure of a mesh network is, in a sense, a physical manifestation of the fragmented nature of the Internet as we know it. 

"This idea of this great unifying internet is a little bit of an early miss because I think it's going to continue to fragment in many, many ways," said the Institute for the Future's Liebhold. "The actual governance of the Internet is in wild turmoil right now. There's turmoil over who should govern then Internet and how—the chaotic management of this thing. So, meanwhile, let's pass messages around the classroom without the teacher getting them.""
mesh  meshnetworks  meshnetworking  decentralization  internet  adriennerlafrance  2014  ethics  privacy  security  networks 
june 2014 by robertogreco
How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World
Over mesh networking: een vorm van mobiel internet die mogelijk wordt door onderlinge verbindingen tussen telefoons en waarvoor dus geen internetverbinding nodig is. FireChat als eerste toepasing.
meshnetworking  apple  firechat  mobile  app 
march 2014 by arndjan

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