I've been wanting to get an article together about this for a while, but I'm glad I haven't because it's given things some time to develop a bit. A little over a month ago there was a call to hackZION put out:
Since then, the top hacktivists, coders, crypto anarchists, cypher punks, Non-violent Civil Rights activists, Internet Censorship and Freedom of Speech activists everywhere have been collaborating to jointly BRAINSTORM IDEAS to develop TYLER. We've talked about this in the past, but TYLER is a massively distributed and decentralized Wikipedia-style P2P cipherspace structure impregnable to censorship. Basically what this means is an easy way for someone to securely and privately leak information or in other words, a decentralized and distributed Wikileaks network.
The plan is to discuss and develop TYLER until November 5th, 2012. It is suggested that you code TYLER yourself or in a small group that you know you can work with, but BRAINSTORM IDEAS with others to work out details. All versions of TYLER that have been coded will be released November 5th, 2012 ANONYMOUSLY along with source code. Until December 12, 2012, these will all be used and eVolved to determine the best. There is no doubt that things will also be refined even more in the years to come, to create the best that there can be. Clearly, this could become one of the ultimate privacy and security tools avilable. Freely and openly available to everyone of course.
Discussion has started in a number of places in cyberspace and the reality matrix. One of the best discussions and explanation of how it can work is at
http://pad.telecomix.org/TYLER. There are numerous backup online pads that can be used which are mentioned on it in case it disappears. It appears that http://pad.telecomix.org/ep/pad/view/TYLER/latest is having issues loading and some were wondering what happened. I don't have control of that site, so I can't really say, but, yes, there is something up with that link and it could be anything from site coding issue, to server issue, to hostile take-over by the global elite. The choice is yours, but I'm guessing it's one of the first two.
There are also a number of backups on pastebin. The latest one as of writing this is Version 9887 on June 5th, 2012 - http://pastebin.com/TX3SWNzu.
We have also setup an area for discussion on our forums - http://galatorg.com/index.php/forum/31-tyler. Much of the discussion so far has been talk of using the I2P network and developing SYNDIE to things for TYLER. If you have not heard of or installed I2P, it is highly suggested. I2P stands for Invisible Internet Project. On their website, http://www.i2p2.de/, they describe it as an anonymizing network, offering a simple layer that identity-sensitive applications can use to securely communicate. All data is wrapped with several layers of encryption, and the network is both distributed and dynamic, with no trusted parties. What you essentially do is install I2P and it turns your computer into a "router". Once you install I2P, get it setup, and running, then your computer starts establishing connections to computers on the I2P network to strengthen it. When you send data through your "router", say going to a webpage, all that info is send through the network encrypted and brought back in a way that makes you anonymized. Once it's running you setup your programs to run through a proxy, the "router" that you setup to connect to the network, which is localhost(127.0.0.1) and various services run on various ports, but you can create more tunnels if you want.
Once setup, I2P adds a lot of awesomeness to your computer. It has something built into it to create an anonymous email address and anonymously do torrents or view webpages. You can also create your own website(eepsite) that can only be viewed through the I2P network, but is anonymous. Various programs can use the network to anonymize all your data, but SYNDIE is one that's meant to be an ultimate tool because it utilizes a number of services to do everything. You can find good info about SYNDIE at http://syndie.i2p2.de/ as well as a great image/flowchart kind-of-thing that explains it well. Development has been stalled since the end of 2007, but the source code is available. You can find all the downloads at http://syndie.i2p2.de/dist/. It was written in Java.
Just a few days ago another video was released:
It is another Call to action. More and more people have been taking note of Project Mayhem 2012. There have been a number of articles coming out too. Here is a list of many of them:
This sums up most of the things that have been happening. I had to take the countdown offline until more efficient code could be made. The place hosting the site was having CPU issues because of it. I still haven't had time to look at the code and make it better, but I believe the issue is that it's requesting the number images from the server too much. The video channels will be updated soon and new channels will be added (so many good ones, one is http://www.youtube.com/user/THXi330)
. Hopefully there will be some time to write some good tutorials to help people out with thinkgs like setting up and using I2P. Enjoy the fun, now go out and get the loVe and LuLz out.