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The uncensored library: A digital library containing suppressed articles, built inside Minecraft to bypass internet surveillance and censorship

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  1. vord
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    It's a cool project, but personally I'd appreciate a hidden tor service , IPFS, and/or some torrents as well. Most of those are pretty damn easy to setup and are even more resilient to censorship....

    It's a cool project, but personally I'd appreciate a hidden tor service , IPFS, and/or some torrents as well. Most of those are pretty damn easy to setup and are even more resilient to censorship.

    Also I get the why of Minecraft (a nice bit of marketing), but it does irk me a touch that it's in a medium that's paywalled.

    7 votes
  2. Deimos
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    Reading articles as in-game "books" in Minecraft isn't exactly the most convenient interface, but this is a really interesting project. And even putting aside the actual contents, the library...

    Reading articles as in-game "books" in Minecraft isn't exactly the most convenient interface, but this is a really interesting project.

    And even putting aside the actual contents, the library itself looks incredible. Here's a video specifically about building it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW5X9yznNJg

    6 votes
  3. ThatFanficGuy
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    I love this idea. My only concern is that with this level of publicity, dictatorships will simply start fighting installations of Minecraft via forced system settings or something. I'm assuming...

    I love this idea.

    My only concern is that with this level of publicity, dictatorships will simply start fighting installations of Minecraft via forced system settings or something.

    I'm assuming they're being this public about it 'cause it's very difficult to shut it down. Otherwise seems rather careless.

    5 votes