IETF discusses new security measures at Berlin meeting

“Not having encryption on the web today is a matter of life and death,” is how one member of the Internet Engineering Task Force – IETF (the so-called architects of the web) described the current situation. As the FT reports [5], the IETF have started to fight back against US and UK snooping programs by drawing up an […]

Mesh networks and alternative internet

JOSEPH BONICIOLI mostly uses the same internet you and I do. He pays a service provider a monthly fee to get him online. But to talk to his friends and neighbors in Athens, Greece, he’s also got something much weirder and more interesting: a private, parallel internet. He and his fellow Athenians built it. They […]