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Mass Surveillance Disruption Network

mikel.heyden (3435475) writes | about a year ago


mikel.heyden (3435475) writes "I"m sure your organization gets inundated with requests. We're however working to develop an application to disrupt mass surveillance. We're just looking for any exposure you may be able to provide.

I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the project.

The goal is to disrupt mass surveillance by creating enormous amounts of data. Data will be disguised to be indecipherable from actual conversations. Disruption will occur over all primary forms of communication: Email, Phone calls, Text Messaging, and Web Browsing"

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Your heart is in the right place (1)

sirnomad99 (2883747) | about a year ago | (#45454573)

While the concept is thought out it over looks a few items that could effect a failure to launch.
First off in order to create a sufficient amount of disruption in the surveillance collection there will need to be a massive buy in of users fairly quickly.This means that they will need to create a very large interest in their product very quickly to get enough users to make a difference.
This kind of effort to promote the product effectively will also draw attention from the very people it is meant to thwart as well as the individuals that their program is suppose to be trying to intercept.
That bring me to my last point.
There is no chance that either the US or British government will allow this app to go public. Both governments have proven quite well in recent months that they have no problem using any method fair or foul to deal with people who wish to bypass their efforts.If we do not see attempts to shut down the developers before the release of the application then we will find legislation brought to law or existing laws interpreted to outlaw this network and application.

I didn't make this world, i just try to live in it.

Re:Your heart is in the right place (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#45455677)

You make several good points, but there is one thing you need to consider. How do you know his concern isn't Russia's security services? Or for that matter a European one? Russia spies as much, and the European nations indicate they want to spy more.

Sirnomad (1)

mikel.heyden (3435475) | about a year ago | (#45456249)

Sirnomad. We don't need huge widespread adoption immediately for this to work. The idea isn't to DDOS the powers that be, the idea is to spreads massive amounts of disinformation. At the bare minimum if someone believes their actively being surveilled it will help disrupt monitoring of their communications. Plausible deniability! "Oh, i didn't know that guy, my phone autodialed him using SDN" But your right, if the app makes it it'll no doubt face stiff resistance from the big brothers of the world. Probably even telecom companies since users will all of the sudden really be using those 'unlimited' texts, nights and weekends.
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