Tag Archives: NSA

Software defined networks are changing the internet backbone

If you don't know what a software-defined network is or how it works, read the linked post. These networks have wide-ranging implications, both positive and negative. Example: Throttling and bandwidth quotas.Implementing bandwidth quotas has been, in the past, something costly, inefficient, and a major consumer annoyance. But now, it comes practically out-of-the-box for internet service… Read More »

Mesh networks: decentralized, alternative internet

Now, I doubt the NSA isn't watching mesh networks. But they certainly are harder to control than 'the' internet network. Nonetheless, an intriguing question in terms of what kind of regulation and legal status does apply to such mesh network operations? And, just as with flashmobs, who does end up being responsible for what? How to… Read More »