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Kremlin Poised To Unplug Internet

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posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:32 PM
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So now Putin is looking to isolate Russia and it's citizens even further than he has already.


The Kremlin is considering unplugging Russia from the global Internet. Russian authorities say the extreme measure would only be taken in the event of military conflict or during "foreign-sponsored protests." Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has in the past called the internet a special CIA project, has called a meeting of his security council for Monday to discuss the proposal.




So now he can consider any protest in Russia a "foreign sponsored protest" and unplug the Russian citizens from the internet altogether.

Seems Putin is not wanting the Russian people to know what is going on in the world, now that he controls the media and what they show I guess this was the proverbial next step in his control of the Russian people.




posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:34 PM
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Well, anyone who runs around naked in public is a nutter, so I'm not surprised.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:35 PM
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So long as theres a way for a packet to get to its destination the net will survive so unless they go around actually chopping cables



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria




So long as theres a way for a packet to get to its destination the net will survive so unless they go around actually chopping cables


Something that isn't out of the realm of possibilities in Russia, as they do have their own way of doing things.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

Too many People especially here in ATS, are calling Putin an angel. Sadly, this is proof that Putin is just as bad as the corrupt US government.

One thing Putin and the US government have in common is they want control their media.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: Spruce




Well, anyone who runs around naked in public is a nutter, so I'm not surprised.



Seems as though he is heading in that direction lately...nutter that is.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal




One thing Putin and the US government have in common is they want control their media.


Except in the US we do have the freedom to express our distain for the president without having the fear of being sent to a place like Siberia.

Although they say Siberia is nice in the Summer...



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: Maxatoria
So long as theres a way for a packet to get to its destination the net will survive so unless they go around actually chopping cables

Even that wouldn't do it any more. Satellite internet would allow those in Russia who have it to push the net out to everyone else. I have no doubt someone, somewhere in Russia has Satellite internet and is hosting servers.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:42 PM
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Finally Russia is catching up with US as to having a "kill switch."



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

Never seperate a Russian from the tubz.. This will be Putins undoing


YEY



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien




Finally Russia is catching up with US as to having a "kill switch."


Except that we don't, but it is fun to speculate isn't it?



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: rigel4




Never seperate a Russian from the tubz.. This will be Putins undoing


It is their last bastion for what is really happening in the world, as we already know they don't get it from their media.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:51 PM
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Better luck getting the stain off off McGorbie devon head.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:52 PM
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Considering the threat from hackers to banks, municipalities, government systems and such, this may not be such a bad idea.

If someone decides to start hacking financial systems, Russia could isolate itself and let the rest of the world go crazy, causing massive bank-runs....while Russia's systems remain unscathed.

Also, from what I understand this would only cut-off incoming traffic, not out-going......but we will have to wait and see.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

US has one, but says it`s for other things. But as usual it won`t admit it has one.

US government wouldn`t lie, now would they ?

US Government Has Secret Kill Switch for Communications

Source




edit on 20-9-2014 by BornAgainAlien because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 02:00 PM
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At least for the incoming packets could you not use satellite internet to receive? How could Russia stop this?



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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Andrei Soldatov, a security analyst, said the structure of the RuNet makes it possible to cut it off from the global network.

"We have very few Internet exchange points in the country and all are manned by national long-distance operators like [state-owned] Rostelecom, which is very close to the government," he told The Moscow Times Friday.

Source



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 02:08 PM
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He want's to unplug Russia from the global internet? Good. Good riddance to them. This will solve about 90% of the credit card hacking.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: Maxatoria
So long as theres a way for a packet to get to its destination the net will survive so unless they go around actually chopping cables



originally posted by: AllSourceIntel
Even that wouldn't do it any more. Satellite internet would allow those in Russia who have it to push the net out to everyone else. I have no doubt someone, somewhere in Russia has Satellite internet and is hosting servers.



originally posted by: georgezip
At least for the incoming packets could you not use satellite internet to receive? How could Russia stop this?



originally posted by: BornAgainAlien


Andrei Soldatov, a security analyst, said the structure of the RuNet makes it possible to cut it off from the global network.

"We have very few Internet exchange points in the country and all are manned by national long-distance operators like [state-owned] Rostelecom, which is very close to the government," he told The Moscow Times Friday.

Source


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GlobalTT (GT&T) is a Private satellite Teleport and Satellite communication Earth Station located in Belgium-Brussels. We offer high speed internet connectivity using Vsat satellite technology which are used in locations (as Russia) where terrestrial Internet connections and/or voice access are available, not reliable, not good enough, or for security/privacy reasons.

edit on 9/20/2014 by AllSourceIntel because: formatting



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
He want's to unplug Russia from the global internet? Good. Good riddance to them. This will solve about 90% of the credit card hacking.


I believe the majority of attacks come from the US and China, actually.



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