News HP researchers create browser-based darknet

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  1. CardJoe

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  2. Star*Dagger

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    I simply must say: AWESOME!

    Peer sharing will never be defeated, set sail fellow "Sharers!"
     
  3. Whalemeister

    Whalemeister is so hot right now!

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    YAAARRRRRHHHHH!!!!
     
  4. LeMaltor

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    I can only see the negative uses like child porn, I think it would be very sad if people who enjoyed that kind of stuff were aided in this way :(
     
  5. [PUNK] crompers

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    sorry why exactly are HP promoting a an anonymous download system?
     
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    Hmm, what an odd thing for HP to make. It does sound interesting though and could have a lot of beneficial uses. I do worry a bit about organised crime and terrorists using technology like this for their purposes though. Lets be honest, it will mainly get used for illegally sharing copy written media and porn, which is already being done by other means and that's hardly going to turn the world into a paradise like utopia.
     
  7. [Sam]

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    I can't see it being allowed to operate freely online. Surely this would lead to the complete destruction of the music, film and TV industry and give world-wide terrorist groups free reign to radicalise the population of the world.

    Or, perhaps some albums and films will be downloaded to a computer in someone's bedroom. Just maybe people will still occasionally turn off the screen, leave the house and pay to see bands and films they like and have real experiences with other people.
     
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    [sarcasm] thanks to this the artists will starve to death[/sarcams]
     
  9. AshT

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    CIA, FBI, US/UK government ... NSA ... you name it, they'll all be trying to stop this happening.

    And likely fail.

    Oh but the RIAA will succeed in bringing down this new tech due to Elton John needing a bigger mansion.
     
  10. airchie

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    I think the whole point of it is that it can't be stopped.
    All the negative uses people describe happen already anyway.
    Its not hard to share stuff with other people in a secure way.
    This just makes it easier.
    Its not like banning this tech will stop the kiddie-fiddlers in their tracks.
    That's like saying banning violent games will stop kids doing school-shootings etc.
     
  11. Star*Dagger

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    the old "Think about the kids" and "this will ruin music and film industries" arguments.

    Here is my answer from Tennyson...

    Come, my friends,
    'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
    Push off, and sitting well in order smite
    The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
    To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
    Of all the western stars, until I die.

    Yours in Cryptic Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
  12. Skiddywinks

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    Wow, impressive. Must say I am surprised to see it come out of HP.
     
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    I'ma have to get me a bigger hdd!!
     
  14. Zippy

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    Massive social change

    I think if this tech works as described then I expect to see a more rapid improvement in the human social development. By this I mean that no longer will anyone be oppressed because of their opinion, there will be true freedom of expression, no longer will anyone be censored because the facts they bring are inappropriate.

    I'm hoping this will bring change to some of the more oppressive governments, cut the kind of corruption we have seen (UK MP Expenses scandal, China/North Korea censorship/corruption, to name a few) around the world. If this could bring about some transparency in the governments and institutions, perhaps we will see that some governments will once again work for the interests of the whole and not the select few.

    Granted if people want to share media or use it for bad things, there will always be a way to do it, perhaps this tech is more than that.
     
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    The legitimate uses of something will always be accompanied by the illegal uses, but the legitimate uses will always vastly outweigh them. Think of it this way, Karl Friedrich Benz didn't fret and worry that "Auchtung, the horseless carriage will only be used to get away from police and carry children over state lines!" (I totally just heard that in Jeremy Clarkson's voice, by the way. :D)

    But yes. Even if 98% of the use of this system would be for music, movies, and porn; and only 1% for humanitarian uses like Chinese/Iranian dissidants -- then I can live with the inevitable 1% of child porn ****ups. (That get themselves arrested for it, hopefully.)
     
  16. Ape

    Ape Suck my barrel

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    Are you sure people won't just hide behind their computers downloading p0rn and movies?

    What if the privacy revolution from HP were to breed discontent in the populace due to information freedom and anonymity?

    I don't think governments will allow their citizens too much freedom somehow ...
     
  17. Aracos

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    This fills me with complete joy, although I'll still stick to my known reliable sources to get my piracy, I see it being a breeding ground for viruses :(
     
  18. B3CK

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    It kinda makes me want to start a website only accessible through this. I should guess that this will also have an impact on online banking, and secured websites as well.
     
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    Too bad HP's laptops are utter shite!
     
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  20. confusis

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    Freedom of information leads to higher being. Good on HP. Maybe these guys have been targeted by various agencies too often to place anti-piracy on their systems?

    What's the bet, however, this will be a pay service?
     
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