Google provides a giggle

Google spinsters could become handy next time you are “mistankenly collecting” wi-fi traffic form your neighbours.  😉

 

UPDATE

The Canadian government concluded today that Google’s collection of fragments of Wi-Fi transmissions violated the law, but also said that the recording was the “result of a careless error” and was not intentional.

Read the whole thing at Cnet

Dark Fiber and White Space

Two underused resources, “Dark Fiber” and “White Space” are to be taken advantage of to increase the power of the network.

 

One application seeks to use optic fiber that has being laid but not being used to enable the establishment of secure keys using quantum technology http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/23317/page1/

The other is a wireless network in which the information is carried in the unused interstices of the TV spectrum. http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/23781/