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Will the FBI Shut Down Your Internet on Monday?
Fox News ^ | July 6, 2012 | Fox and Friends Posted in: Clayton Morris, FBI, Internet

Posted on 07/06/2012 6:24:36 PM PDT by Slambat

It’s three days and counting before the deadline by the FBI hits in which they’ve threatened to shut down your Internet connection. The agency believes they are doing Americans a favor.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnewsinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: dnschanger; government; internet; internetshutdown; internetvirus; malware; shutdown
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To: trebb
If some podunk dictator can control.censor his country's access, our "leaders" can manage it with us.
 
 
That is a valid concern.  
 
And the unfortunate reality is that the "podunk dictator" is actively facilitated in their censorship by companies like...
 

"[snip] U.S.-based Cisco Systems and Canadian-based Nortel Networks are working closely with the People's Armed Police developing oppressive and intrusive computer systems to monitor, track and prosecute illegal Internet web browsers.

Nortel has contracts with Datang Telecom, a Chinese firm that works closely with the Chinese Ministry of State Security. Nortel has provided its "Personal Internet" suite to the MSS, allowing authorities to monitor and track nearly half of China's individual Internet users.

Nortel is currently working with the communist authorities in Shanghai to build a "Shasta 5000" firewall...."

---The Great Firewall of China
---Charles R. Smith, Friday, May 17, 2002

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/5/17/25858.shtml
 
 
What will be really interesting to watch is the hysteria soon to be generated when folks figure out what the TPM chip on their motherboard is doing... after Windows 8 turns it on.
 
Can you be trusted to be part of the Trusted Platform?  Who gets to decide?  I hope it's some governing body that's required to read, and constrain the scope of its purview within, the original specification for the system:
 
"TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, [American] governments are instituted among men"
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=TO+SECURE+THESE+RIGHTS%2C+governments+are+instituted+among+men
 
 
 
 

51 posted on 07/07/2012 8:42:57 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: OldEarlGray

Good response - I think the self-styled techno-geek that didn’t think our gubmint could shut us off the internet has no sense of the corporations and government agencies that actually control/maintain the infrastructure.


52 posted on 07/07/2012 9:33:31 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

No one is saying that the government couldn’t shut down the internet. What I am saying is that shutting down these illegitimate name servers is not that attempt.


53 posted on 07/07/2012 11:02:32 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas
No one is saying that the government couldn’t shut down the internet. What I am saying is that shutting down these illegitimate name servers is not that attempt.

Now you're saying that - your original belittled a poster for opining trhe government could do it and you mentioned nothing to substantiate the put down. That said, the name servers aren't the same thing, but will seem so to anyone now pointed at them.

54 posted on 07/08/2012 3:54:47 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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