USB Dead Drops from Around the World

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Thu, Feb 19th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Vocativ has this fascinating article on USB dead drops from around the world, a system for sharing information that's more about the thrill of discovery than the method of exchanging files. Reportedly, Toronto has thumb drives that contain "food recipes and porn," while in Iran where to buy the best weed.

Around the world, people are filling up USB drives with everything from porn to personal stories, and then hiding them inside walls, steps and phone booths in the hopes that strangers will find them. It’s based on the espionage concept of a dead drop—the idea that any sort of container can be left by Person A and picked up by Person B without them ever having to interact. Except there’s one important difference: In this case, Person A doesn’t know who Person B will be.

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