Mad Max Societies: Post Apocalyptic Technology and Society
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When societies collapse, technologies do not disappear. They transmutate into unlikely, yet funcational monstrosities, which sometimes enhance evil.
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Could city lights could point to E.T.?

Could city lights could point to E.T.? | Mad Max Societies: Post Apocalyptic Technology and Society | Scoop.it

Astronomers suggest that artificial illumination creates a signature that could point to the existence of civilizations on other worlds — and they say we should get started on a survey of the edges of our own solar system, just in case.
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Intifada Iphone App pulled off Itunes

Intifada Iphone App pulled off Itunes | Mad Max Societies: Post Apocalyptic Technology and Society | Scoop.it
The Intifada is not televised, it is now spread via Iphone apps...

"US computer giant Apple has culled a Palestinian application from its iPhone offerings at the request of Israel, which said it incited people to violence against the Jewish State.

The Arabic-language app ThirdIntifada, released by Apple just days ago, provides users with details of upcoming anti-Israel protests, access to news articles and editorials, and links to Palestinian nationalist material.

In calling on Apple to act decisively, Israel's public diplomacy minister Yuli Edelstein said the iPhone app was “anti-Israel and anti-Zionist”, and warned that it could “unite many towards an objective that could be disastrous”. "

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Improvised DIY weapons of Libyan civil war turn the movie Mad Max into reality (video)

Improvised DIY weapons of Libyan civil war turn the movie Mad Max into reality  (video) | Mad Max Societies: Post Apocalyptic Technology and Society | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera filed this video report on the DYI armament mini factories set up by the Libyan rebels in Misrata.
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Anonymous takes down Tunisian government site in the name of AntiSec; Calls it fight against Internet censorship

Anonymous takes down Tunisian government site in the name of AntiSec; Calls it fight against Internet censorship | Mad Max Societies: Post Apocalyptic Technology and Society | Scoop.it
Albeit LulzSec calling it quits, the hacking saga continues. Hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility of taking down Tunisian government's official website moments ago.
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Among The Costs Of War: $20B In Air Conditioning, Says Former Pentagon Official : NPR

War is not just about outkilling the enemy, but also about underspending him. If we keep spending 500,000 dollars a year to support each soldier in the field, as it seemed to be the case for the Afghanistan surge, we will lose every single war against any reasonable enemy for the foreseable future.

"The figure raises questions about U.S. war spending, especially in light of President Obama's announcement this week that about 30,000 American troops will soon return home from Afghanistan. How much money does the U.S."
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» Osama’s Diabolical Plan for Secure E-Mail: Thumb Drives

» Osama’s Diabolical Plan for Secure E-Mail: Thumb Drives | Mad Max Societies: Post Apocalyptic Technology and Society | Scoop.it
For a long time I thought Al Qaeda uses donkey mail. Now we know that in fact it uses "thumb nail"...

"Does al-Qaida really not have an IT department?

The U.S. intelligence officials poring over Osama bin Laden’s hard drives and recording devices have come to the preliminary conclusion that he managed “even tactical details” of the terror group’s business from Abbottabad. But bin Laden kept the compound off the communications grid to avoid the watchful eyes of American spy services like the National Security Agency. So how’d he deliver his instructions?

Not in a sophisticated way. He would compose a message to an operative on his personal computer, place the document on a flash drive and give it to a courier. Officials explain to the Associated Press that the courier would drive to a “distant internet cafe,” stick the drive into a cafe computer’s USB, and send off bin Laden’s message in an e-mail.


Spot the security flaws here. Who knows what nasty worms lurk in Pakistani internet cafes. If the flash drives get infected, so too could bin Laden’s computers, assuming the drives don’t get discarded after one use like burner phones."
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Shareable: Afghans Build Open-Source Internet From Trash

Shareable: Afghans Build Open-Source Internet From Trash | Mad Max Societies: Post Apocalyptic Technology and Society | Scoop.it
An Internet for abandoned community. How long until the Taliban figure out how to use these technologies?

"In light of events that occured in the Middle East earlier this year, many worry that in the future, rogue governments could cut off access to the internet as a way to control political "threats."

Douglas Rushkoff has championed the idea that the current corporate-controlled internet is far from the open commons we pretend it is.

"If we have a dream of how social media could restore peer-to-peer commerce, culture, and government, and if the current Internet is too tightly controlled to allow for it, why not build the kind of network and mechanisms to realize it?" Rushkoff asks."
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