Any map or chart nerds?

helpremember

New member
There were a few items of interest in this article - though I thought the title might be a bit of a stretch. The story is definitely US-centric for one thing.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...1/9-maps-that-explained-the-internet-in-2014/

One thing that I found rather depressing was the mention that 36 out of 65 countries surveyed showed a decline in the amount of internet freedom this year - really hate to see that.

On the cool side, the London Tube style map showing the submarine fiber cables around the world was pretty cool.

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Genesis

Administrator
I posted a YouTube in another thread (Forum seems to be slow so can't link to it for now) that shared Lavabit's experience and one of the things he said that made sense was that Google, Microsoft and all the other BIG players can help with internet security, but don't seem to want to do that. To me that goes to show they're on the Government side of the right to control private information and with that being the case we're on a major losing side with trying to protect our privacy on the Internet. Encryption means nothing any longer. If Big Brother has his eyes on you, all of your communications are basically open to it.

 

Peter

New member
Encryption means nothing any longer. If Big Brother has his eyes on you, all of your communications are basically open to it.

The only encryption that is totally safe is to use a one-time pad given you have a safe way to share the pad which kind of defeats the purpose. When it comes to security don't underestimate the "snail mail". It's not very safe but at least it makes it easier to spot if someone has read your letters.
 

Yozora

Moderator
Cool maps! The internet freedom thing is depressing. Internet freedom should almost be a human right or something by now. It's so important! The internet tubes map is pretty neat though.