What is a USB dead drop?
A USB dead drop is a USB mass storage device installed in a public space. For example, a USB flash drive might be mounted in an outdoor brick wall and fixed in place with fast concrete.
Do speakeasies still exist in NYC?
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What is the Dead Drops project?
The Dead Drops project was conceived by Berlin -based conceptual artist Aram Bartholl, a member of New York’s F.A.T. Lab art and technology collective. The first USB dead drop network of five devices was started by Bartholl in October 2010 in Brooklyn, New York City. The name comes from the dead drop method of espionage communication.
What is the history of dead drop communication?
Background and history. The name comes from the dead drop method of espionage communication. An unrelated system called “deadSwap,” in which participants use an SMS gateway to coordinate passing USB memory sticks on to one another, was begun in Germany in 2009.