Friday, October 12, 2007

We should do this in the US

I'd open up my broadband... Seems a good idea. Of course, in an apartment complex, one moves in, sees an abundance of free networks, opts not to pay for one's own. In the idea on the link above, you have to be a paying member to use the bandwith shared by other paying members.

In fact, I don't know why I don't leave my network open right now. It's not like I'm really afraid someone can do something malicious to me. My only concern would be having my bandwidth unavailable when I want it. I've also heard in this day and age of increasingly big brother (RIAA, FBI) internet crimes, that having an open broadband router creates a nice plausible deniability excuse. A file may have come from/ gone to my IP address, but it could have been my neighbors downloading the barnyard porn, not me.