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Kremlin Poised To Unplug Internet

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posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: Quauhtli




The country isn't going dark any time soon.


No it isn't, but what does Putin deem a foreign backed protest that would give him that choice. Now he could deem a Pussy Riot protest and kill the internet, or any other protest that he doesn't like?

That is the biggest problem that I have with this. Who makes that determination on what is considered a foreign backed protest, and what is a normal homegrown protest?




posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
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: Maxatoria
Two words

North Korea

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North Korea’s sole 3G mobile network operator has moved to plug a potential gap in the country’s considerable national censorship regime.

The loophole could have provided North Koreans with unrestricted access to international phone calls and Internet access and relied on the prepaid SIM cards that have been available to tourists since February 2013.

The cards, purchased upon arrival in Pyongyang, provide visitors with access to a part of the 3G network reserved for foreigners and those in powerful positions.
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Until recently, visitors who purchased the SIM cards were able to leave Pyongyang with credit left on their cards. But now, according to tour companies that regularly visit the country, that policy has changed and the cards must be deactivated upon departure.

That meant the government had essentially lost control of the SIM cards, which could theoretically have been sent back into the country and given to North Koreans. The cards would have provided international communications at least until the credit had run out and the government would have only been able to trace them back to tourists, who had already left the country.

If the cards have been used this way is unclear. Any group sending SIM cards in would have done so in secret to avoid just such a policy by Koryolink.

posted by Martyn Williams on September 2, 2014

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



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 04:47 PM
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posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: idonotlikekadinsky
Look, stop spamming threads with this. Especially without any elaboration of what your are doing or talking about.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

I think if he did that, it will be like taking candy away from a baby. Just like everyone else in the world, the people of Russia enjoy being able to stay informed and have the ability of knowing what is going on in the world. The internet and social media has become a part of our daily lives. To remove that pleasure from people and close down any contact outside their borders will only cause resentment and possibly start a political rebellion inside Russia. I think any country who would now want to put the lid on Pandora's box is really opening up a huge can of worms!



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 05:46 PM
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Kremlin cant unplug it Only the US geniuses



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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originally posted by: PoorChoiceInPictures
Kremlin cant unplug it Only the US geniuses

No one can "unplug" it. There is only one way to effectively "unplug" or shut down the internet and that is a lack of electricity ... which even today would be a difficult feat to accomplish, even in the case of an EMP some particular institutions and people have taken measures/protections to ensure both remain after though in limited proliferation of the two until infrastructure were to be rebuilt.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 06:42 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


not so hard when a ship captain might drop anchor after a few vodkas



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

I say that that also goes with us really.How far would any of us be trying to get information that wasn't the msm if it weren't for the internet? So I guess the whole worlds in the same boat right about now.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 10:56 PM
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One thing Putin and the US government have in common is they want control their media.


The U.S. has an amazing amount of free speech. People on a daily basis in the U.S. get away with stuff that would easily get you shot in another country.

As far as Russia goes, people here praise RT as being the most amazing source of info on the planet. And it IS completely funded (i.e. controlled) by the Russian government. Are you kidding me? Of course they control their media.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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Free speech? Don't get too carried away. (simply click on U.S. madness)

You also need to keep in mind, the other territories/ country's; CULTURE.


Even tho U.S. has their own ideology, which is good BUT may not be for everyone or their culture - globally.



RT has grown as a reputable source recently, esp in regards to Ukraine. As well as covering other news worldwide. Ask ATS how much faith they have in let's say: cnn, foxnews, bbc, etc. There's no such thing.



If you're unhappy w/ RT perhaps u should write to your reps to expel RT from NYC? And their other offices within U.S.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 12:07 AM
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Plus I also interpreted article as Russia would be working on `defensive' measures to the U.S. internet kill switch capabilities & unpredictable behaviors.

Basically to create a "safe zone" for Russian sovereignty. Shield it from foreign aggressions.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 12:26 AM
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If Putin does do this it will confirm that the resurrection of the USSR is in full swing.

He/Russia has become a bit of a conquering mini US of late, haven't they?



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

Not so much, Russia doesn`t want to accept Eastern Ukraine into the Russian Federation.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 12:41 AM
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originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
a reply to: ArchPlayer

Not so much, Russia doesn`t want to accept Eastern Ukraine into the Russian Federation.


Forget about E. Europe, Putin does not even want to accept NovoRossiya into the RF. That ends the talk about reforming the USSR.

Putin is happy with buffer states around the border.




posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: victor7

I didn`t say E. Europe, but Eastern Ukraine.
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posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 02:11 AM
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Thanks for the correction.

Putin is not as unfriendly to the West as he is being shown in the media.

Problem with west is, someone who is guarding his national interests is a hostile warmonger.

They do not like when after 20+ years, Russia is finally pushing back.


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posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 03:34 AM
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Forget about E. Europe, Putin does not even want to accept NovoRossiya into the RF. That ends the talk about reforming the USSR.


So how do you get from Putin unplugging the internet to him not wanting Novorossiya as this has nothing to do with Ukraine...you just can't keep Ukraine out of a thread can you?

Do you have anything that actually has to do with the topic of the thread or are you just stuck in Ukraine?



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 03:40 AM
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Problem with west is, someone who is guarding his national interests is a hostile warmonger.


Problem is you have no clue as to what your talking about, and what exactly does this have to do with the topic at hand as it has nothing to do with the west or who you think run's it...which btw is more than one person.

And just so you know Obama is far from a warmonger...unlike someone that is the topic of this thread.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 04:03 AM
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Great for FPS gamer's as most cheaters are Russian players coming onto UK servers with aim-bots and wall-hacks and abusing people who play fair.
I'm not saying people from Europe don't cheat because they do, but most cheaters seem to be Russians.

Pun intended!





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