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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Where The Internet Does Not Exist: A Map

A Map Of Where The Internet Doesn't Exist—And How To Get There

It's a lot closer than you think.

John Brownlee | July 25, 2016

Dutch designer Richard Vijgen has long been fascinated by the unseen structure of the Internet. His last app, Architecture of Sound, let people discover the Wi-Fi signals, overhead satellites, GPS units, and other radio waves that surround them.
His new app, though, goes in the other direction. Called White Spots, it's like a compass for finding the end of the Internet. And it may be a lot closer than you think.

Internet-unconnected areas shown in white. Source:
"In 2013, an anonymous hacker mapped the Internet through illegal means, and in the process exposed rampant security problems. The project, called Internet Census 2012, used 420,000 networked devices, dubbed the Carna Botnet, to ping IP addresses across the globe in 2012. Every one of the devices was either entirely unsecured with no password protection, or used the standard password "root" that comes with many off-the-shelf routers (users are supposed to change the password, but rarely do). The hacker released all of the collected data to the public domain in a sort of research paper. The animation above is a map based on that data that shows 24-hours of Internet use. " (Beautiful, Intriguing, and Illegal Ways to Map the Internet. June 10, 2015) Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Beautiful, Intriguing, and Illegal Ways to Map the Internet. June 10,, 2015) and (The population of the internet, in one map. September 20, 2014)>

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