Stephen E. Arnold: Federal Agencies Suffering Constant Connectivity Losses — “Dark Fiber”?

Federal Agencies Perpetually Battle Connectivity Loss This may be stating the obvious, but ComputerWorld declares that “IT Outages Are an Ongoing Problem for the U.S. Government.” The article cites a recent report sponsored by Symantec and performed by MeriTalk, which runs a network for government IT workers. Though the issues that originally plagued HealthCare.gov were …

Berto Jongman: Internet Service Providers Over Five Years Out of Date on Routers, Time to Go Directly to Dark Fiber and Open Spectrum

Is the internet ‘full’ and going to shut down? Reports state that that the internet is running out of space – but is this really a problem, and do we have to worry about it? Reports this week have claimed that the internet is in danger of becoming “full” because the number of internet connections …

John Maguire: German Villagers Build Own Broadband Network, Connect Directly to Dark Fiber

German villagers build own broadband network Hacked off with slow download speeds the locals of Löwenstedt clubbed together the cash to build their own super-fast internet service to the delight of the village’s tiny population. Too isolated and with few inhabitants, the tiny village of Löwenstedt in northern Germany is simply too small to show …

John Robb: Modern Darknets, Alternative Economies

Modern Darknets The classical definition of a darknet is: a private file sharing network.  That’s a bit outdated (those of you that have been reading Global Guerrillas for a while are already way ahead of the power curve on this).  It’s time to update/widen the term to accommodate a wider range of modern activity.  A …

2016 Robert Steele: Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) – Creating the Academy, Economy, Government, and Society of the Future

Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE): Creating the Academy, Economy, Government, and Society of the Future Robert Steele ABSTRACT I have decided to focus on the possibilities of integrating True Cost Economics, Holistic Analytics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE). This concept is human-centric, rooted in advanced digital information management including new concepts for embedded intelligence …

OpenDemocracy: Robert Steele, American Intelligence and National Defense 2.0

American intelligence and national defense 2.0 Robert David Steele 10 November 2015 An Open Source (Technologies) Agency, far removed from the secret intelligence world, would radically reduce wars and illegal immigration, increase trade and shared prosperity, and convert the USA into a “Smart Nation”. On 06/17/11, I wrote the first installment of National intelligence and …

Sepp Hasslberger: SpaceX Satellite Internet – Cheap and Uncensored?

Between the local WiFi networks uniting neighbourhoods and whole cities being developed a bit all over the world, and a satellite based cheap broadband link into the internet, we just might end up with a net that is more resilient in the case of disasters and less open to surveillance, which today is quite ubiquitous… …

Sepp Hasslberger: UK Lords – Internet a Utility

A step in the right direction… UK parliament calls for Internet to be classified as a public utility A new report published by the upper house of UK parliament—the House of Lords—has called for Internet access to be reclassified as a public utility. Further, the report says that the UK is falling behind other countries …

UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/EIN-UN-SDG Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything BACKGROUND RESEARCH PAPER Submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda DOC (23 Pages): Beyond Data Monitoring 3.4 See Also: 2014 Robert Steele Applied Collective Intelligence 2014 …

SchwartzReport: US Telecomms Strike Three — Lazy, Ignorant, Irrelevant

We are in our own way a developing world. Here you see the naked greed of aging infrastructure corporations attempting to block new technology owned by the public. US Telecoms Giants Call on FCC to Block Cities’ Expansion of High-Speed Internet DOMINIC RUSHE – Reader Supported News The US telecoms industry called on the Federal …

Robert Steele: Rebuilding National Intelligence – A 12-Step Plan

Rebuilding National Intelligence – A 12-Step Plan Why Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Chuck Hagel Need to THINK….now. Robert David STEELE Vivas OpEdNews, 27 July 2014 DOC (21 Pages): Steele Rebuilding National Intelligence 1.9 SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-12-Steps As we begin the final two and a half years (less seven days) of the Obama-Biden …