Starlink in the wrong hands


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On one level, this shouldn’t be a surprise. Globally always available satellite constellation = everyone and anyone will try to access this. This was, like many technologies, always going to have positive impacts — i.e. people accessing the internet where they otherwise couldn’t due to lack of telecommunications infrastructure or repression — and negative — i.e. terrorists and criminal groups evading communications blackouts.

The question is whether or not SpaceX had the foresight to realize this was a likely outcome and to institute security processes and checks to reduce the likelihood of the negative.

That remains to be seen…


Elon Musk’s Starlink Terminals Are Falling Into the Wrong Hands
Bruce Einhorn, Loni Prinsloo, Marissa Newman, Simon Marks | Bloomberg

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