Hackers Plan Satellite System to Sidestep Censorship

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A group of hackers has announced plans to launch a satellite network in an effort to fight Internet censorship.

"According to BBC News, the plan was recently outlined at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin," writes Threatpost's Brian Prince. "Dubbed the 'Hackerspace Global Grid,' the project calls not only for the launching of satellites in orbit but also the development of a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with the satellites."

"Hacker activist Nick Farr reportedly first put out calls for people to contribute to the project in August in response to the threat of Internet censorship," Prince writes. "He cited the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the United States as a prime example."

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