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Wait for it... Hackers Plan Satellite Network For Web Disaster Time

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  1. Darwin

    Darwin New Member

    Apr 20, 2012
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    Hackerspace Global Grid project aims to build a space antenna that will keep the Web up and running in case of an event that affects its availability.

    A trio of hackers has an ambitious plan to build a satellite network that will keep the Internet going in case of a disaster that affects its availability.

    Hackerspace Global Grid (HGG)--the brainchild of three hackers based in Stuttgart, Germany--will "develop a modular antenna grid for satellite communication," according to the project's website.

    "The hacker community needs a fallback infrastructure in case of natural and economic disaster to stay connected," according to the site.

    The hackers--Andreas Hornig, Armin Bauer, and one who goes by the online name of "hadez"--cooked up the idea as an answer to a call by a hactivist named Nick Farr at a meeting of the Chaos Communication Club in August to create a hacker space program.

    More here: http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/security/232301230


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