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Google Unveils Project Loon

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Goal Line Technology, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    Google has launched an ambitious plan to use a ring of huge balloons to provide internet to the two-thirds of the world currently without web access.


    The experiment, codenamed Project Loon, was trialled today at Christchurch, on New Zealand's South Island.


    Scientists floated 30 helium-filled balloons around 20 kilometres into the stratosphere, carrying antennae linked to ground base stations.


    Wi-fi signals were beamed from another part of New Zealand to the 15-metre-diameter balloons, and then to the homes of about 50 trial participants.


    Google says the participants were then able to successfully link to the internet.

    Now we will have even more members on BlackHatWorld :)
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    All I can say is the idea is appropriately named.
     
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    Great idea for the people without internet access, but i wonder how soon it will be when they will spread such balloons all over the world with embedded cameras recording everything..
     
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  4. Goal Line Technology

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    thats so true, in fact for all we know, maybe it is happening right now
     
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    i guess someone already posted this yesterday :)
     
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    This sounds like a PRISM experiment.
     
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    And they'll update all the (recorded) data to Google Earth.
    EVERYONE is watching you.
     
  8. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    lol that was me.....
    unless there is another thread, if so, please post it here,
    and the mods will merge it :)