Free The Network – Documentary
This video is an extremely interesting documentary about the Occupy Wall Street and the hackers trying to build a distributed network for the Occupy movement in order to disengage themselves from the telecommunication providers.
When you access the Internet, the information that you exchange is handled by organizations which are called telecommunications providers through the use of networks.
Every tweet, YouTube video, email relies on a complicated network of fiber optic cables which are deep underground and undersea, co-working with satellites, to forward your data around the world, and bring the world to your fingertips.
This network of cables and towers, is an infrastructure largely out of sight and mind. AT&T, Level 3, Hurricane Electric, Tata Indicom and others are telecommunication providers own this network. To many open-source advocates, however, the fact that this network is on private hands raises a few concerns and we should question whether the Internet is actually as free as we like to think so.
We are already seeing a lot of censorship on various regimes around the world, which is feasible though the centralization of this infrastructure. What would happen if a nation, such as the USA, decided that a certain piece of information shouldn’t be allowed to transmit. For example, the next Occupy movement may never happen, because the call to arms which will most likely be delegated through the web will be stopped dead at its tracks. Watch this documentary to learn more about this very important topic, which I am confident that we will have to deal in the future one way or the other.
Watch the documentary Free the Network: Hackers Take Back the Web
You can learn more about the Free the Network project and motherboard at
For the time being, if you are interested in accessing the network, in a more secure, distributed and anonymous way then you should certainly learn more about TOR at