Month: March 2022

This Prepper Is Building a Post-Apocalyptic Internet

The internet is great, but the internet goes down. Disasters, government interference, and simple technical difficulties often fell the most powerful communication tool ever made. One man wants to change that and is building what he calls the “prepper version of the internet.” It’s called the Reticulum Network Stack and it’s designed to exist alongside …

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A year without the internet inspires Gabriel Kahane’s new album ‘Magnificient Bird’ – WABE

Do you ever worry about being overly dependent on technology? Many people can’t imagine going one hour without checking devices, much less an entire year without the internet. But singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane did just that and created music after the experience. He’ll perform the album “Magnificent Bird” at the First Center for the Arts, on …

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Russia may aspire to a China-style internet, but it’s a long way off

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a photograph during their meeting in Beijing, on Feb. 4, 2022. The two countries announced a “no limits” partnership prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, though Beijing has tried to position itself further away from Russia than portrayed after Xi and Putin met. Alexei …

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The internet is arguing over whether there are more doors or wheels in the world

In a viral tweet earlier this month, a New Zealand rugby league manager posed a divisive question: Are there more doors or wheels in the world? “My mates and I are having the STUPIDEST debate … And I am here for it,” Ryan Nixon wrote. Wheels won the poll, winning 53.6 percent of the 223,347 …

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VPN use in Russia is surging as citizens try to bypass government’s tightening internet control

Russia has tightened its control over its internet. Authorities have blocked access to Meta-owned Facebook and restricted access to Twitter. Nurphoto | Getty Images Russians are turning into virtual private networks to bypass the country’s tightening internet controls following the invasion of Ukraine. VPNs can mask an internet user’s identity and location to help them …

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A new iron curtain is descending across Russia’s Internet

Comment on this story Comment Advocates of an open, globally connected Internet long have worried that a major country or region would break away from the Web amid geopolitical strife, dashing hopes of a seamless network capable of uniting a fractious world. Little more than a week into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world is …

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