Cuckoo
Project Cuckoo looks at our interactions with intercepted social networks and how alternative ways of communicating might change them.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir is an Islandic politician and activist spokesperson for various groups, such as WikiLeaks. In January 2011 Jónsdóttir announced that she had been notified by Twitter that it had been served by the United States Deparment of Justice with a subpoena demanding information about all her tweets and more since November 1st 2009.

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Large scale data collection, surveillance and control became normal and more important, increasingly legal on most internet communication platforms. What if we could continue to use their infrastructures without loosing our privacy?

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„I fundamentally belive that disinformation becomes so easy to generate, because complexity overwhelmes knowledge, that it's in people's interest, if you will, over the next decade, to build disinformation-generating systems” -Eric Schmidt-. Cuckoo encrypts messages into seemingly random bits and scatters them over multiple social networks. Cuckoo transorms each letter of the original message into a generated sentence. These sentences are then posted to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. The encryption method keeps changing with every new message. Another Cuckoo-unit can now collect these sentences and decrypt the original message, based on the encryption method used. Cuckoo combines social networks to build a hidden one on top of their infrastructure. An egg in the others' nests.
For further information or questions please contact Jochen Maria Weber.

© Jochen Maria Weber, Berlin 2014