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Posted on 04/24/2014 12:41:37 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Putin: Internet is a "CIA project"
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.
The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists - barred from national television - have used to promote their ideas and organize protests.
Russia's parliament this week passed a law requiring social media websites to keep their servers in Russia and save all information about their users for at least half a year. Also, businessmen close to Putin now control Russia's leading social media network, VKontakte.
Speaking Thursday at a media forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said that the Internet originally was a "CIA project" and "is still developing as such."
To resist that influence, Putin said, Russia needs to "fight for its interests" online.
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Well, not far off, really. I’d say NSA....the CIA just steals whatever it needs from NSA...
Now he just sounds like a yammering moron.
And yes, I am familiar with the history of DARPA and the collaboration with Xerox.
I don’t recall Algore being in the CIA?
Everybody knows Algore invented the internet. Sheesh!
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I dont recall Algore being in the CIA?
Of course not. It's a secret. That's why he always parks in a visitor's spot when he visits CIA HQ.
If it is, it’s a damn successful project
No, the CIA did not create the internet as a secret project, but they do own and control all of the Holiday Inn Express Hotels. Who knew?
Well, come to think of it, where exactly does the internet come from and why?
I mean, in the old days the telephone came from Bell Telephone, and you could look up and see the telephone lines.
Same kind of thing with electricity.
So . . . who “created” the internet (and don’t say Al Gore) and who now maintains it, and why should whoever maintains it, keep maintaining it?
If the internet was created by government for government use, then how come everybody gets to use it?
Internet: Putin is a CIA Project
I was disappointed with what the article said. I was ready to hear a great conspiracy and then found out it is just Putin helping out his cronies.
And don't think business mines big data just to see who wants to buy what.
I suspect they are starting to do it to see if you've posted stuff online that might disqualify you from being hired or being lent money and for what interest rate or for getting insurance and at what premium rate, and maybe even whether you should get that promotion or even be laid off.
Once people start to realize that they could be punished economically for what they post online, then they will either stop posting or post harmless, meaningless generic drivel.
Of course, then big data won't be of much help to big business anymore. So no one benefits in the long term.
And to make matters worse, it might happen that detrimental information someone else posted online, might be mistakenly attributed to you.
Yes, Ivan. The Agency is watching you and your comrades through the Internet and is decades ahead of your people in technologies. It is in the interest of the U.S.A.
I agree with Putin.
Just how much botox can one man use?
It was not the CIA...
It was DOD....lol
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