Public USB Drives In The Walls Of NYC

IMG_0421-650x433Dead Drops is a project in which USB flash drives are installed on the streets of New York City for anonymous file-sharing by strangers. Thus far, five USBs are hidden around the city. Find them to add or take whatever files you wish.

‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is still in progress, to be continued here and in more cities.

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  • HypochondriacRobot

    What if one of these anonymous USB drives is carrying a virus?!? Ack! now I need protection if I “plug” in…

  • HypochondriacRobot

    What if one of these anonymous USB drives is carrying a virus?!? Ack! now I need protection if I “plug” in…

  • Edger777

    Need a anti-virus dispenser before or after unprotected file sharing….

  • Edger777

    Need a anti-virus dispenser before or after unprotected file sharing….

  • comrade

    Needs a USB condom.

  • comrade

    Needs a USB condom.

  • Billy Blackerby

    Cost of USB flash drive: 10$.
    Cost of installing into a wall: 25$.
    Money made by the local computer repair shop who came up with this idea to infect more users and drum up business: Priceless.

    On a serious note, is this where P2P networks are going to?

    • comrade

      Person 1 “Man, I want to hear ‘Loves Secret Domain'”
      Person 2 “In about 2 hours go to 45th and Ash, copy file “Coil LSD” to your hard drive before someone erases it”
      Person 1 “How about I just meet you there?”

    • Ironaddict06

      Yea, this is good business for local computer repair shops.

  • Billy Blackerby

    Cost of USB flash drive: 10$.
    Cost of installing into a wall: 25$.
    Money made by the local computer repair shop who came up with this idea to infect more users and drum up business: Priceless.

    On a serious note, is this where P2P networks are going to?

  • Maurauder

    Kinda like a virtual glory hole.

  • Anonymous

    Kinda like a virtual glory hole.

  • comrade

    Person 1 “Man, I want to hear ‘Loves Secret Domain'”
    Person 2 “In about 2 hours go to 45th and Ash, copy file “Coil LSD” to your hard drive before someone erases it”
    Person 1 “How about I just meet you there?”

  • Ironaddict06

    Yea, this is good business for local computer repair shops.

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