The internet is no longer free (if it ever was), and
everything you do online is tracked, logged, and reported
to increasingly authoritarian bureaucracies.
We live in a society where,
for the ever-growing marginalized populations,
a thoughtless comment
spoken too loudly,
on social media, in person, or online
may result in government retribution such as fines, imprisonment,
torture, mutilation, and permadeath.
The term “DarkPi” refers categorically to any
secure, efficient, modular, ruggedized,
network absence & delay-tolerant portable based on
the Raspberry Pi single-board computer
and the functions.sh scripts.
The original concept:~ jakimfett, circa 2012
A Raspberry Pi inside a weather-resistant enclosure
with battery and renewable energy recharging options,
an aggressive power efficiency controller,
and a long range wifi antenna.
Add an intrusion detection system,
and configure the system to connect
with any in-range open wireless hotspot.
Then connect and safely interact with the internet
using the DarkPi as a bridge.
The Goal: A wide scale, easy to deploy darknet that can provide easy communication in case of disaster, carrier specific filtering of sites, or the growing need for online anonymity.
The hardware under consideration is low cost, assembles intuitively via standardized interfaces, and encourages tinkering/repairing/upgrading beyond the original specification.~ jakimfett, circa 2019
Interested in aiding development?