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posted by cmn32480 on Sunday July 05 2015, @08:03PM   Printer-friendly
from the i-wonder-if-they-run-rehash dept.

Stumbled upon this (disclaimer, I'm not affiliated and don't hold any special interest):

Aether is an app you install to your computer to connect to Aether network. This network is made of different boards (forums) where people post and discuss things. On the surface, it's fairly similar to Slashdot, Metafilter, Reddit, or any other community site on the Internet.

The different thing about Aether is that it doesn't have a server somewhere. The only thing the app does is that it finds and connects to other people using Aether. In other words, it's a distributed, peer-to-peer network.

This makes it impossible to censor, and renders its users anonymous. It's useful for people concerned about privacy, or pretty much anyone who doesn't want to be watched and catalogued for every word they write on the Internet (so, pretty much everybody).

It's also temporary. Whatever you post disappears after six months. It's designed to be an ephemeral space, and it's focused on now, rather than the past. Other people can still keep copies of what you wrote, but it won't last forever in the network itself. They also won't know who you are.

Community moderated, distributed and anonymous. Almost to good to be true, but... how do you know it is actually _gewg that's posting?


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @10:04PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @10:04PM (#205387)

    Has Soylent news ever received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @11:09PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @11:09PM (#205399)

    I hear nothing but Crickets.

  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Sunday July 05 2015, @11:50PM

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Sunday July 05 2015, @11:50PM (#205411) Journal

    I'll get a response for you. It might run in a meta story.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by NCommander on Monday July 06 2015, @12:06AM

    by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <mcasadevall@soylentnews.org> on Monday July 06 2015, @12:06AM (#205417) Homepage Journal

    No, we have not. We need to set an actual canary up, just been busy.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 06 2015, @04:09AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 06 2015, @04:09AM (#205479)

      Ha. I guess I was trolling a little bit, but thank you for the answer. Cheers ! :)