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Trump on shutting down "parts of the internet"

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posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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dammit iphone sucks, wrong thread
edit on 9-11-2016 by dukeofjive696969 because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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Some people probably had similar concerns about the printing press.
During the dark ages secular and religious leaders had complete control over their flock.
Not all of them used the shepherds voice/sheeps pen method suggested in the religious teachings.
I can imagine some saddle sore terrorist leaders hearing this speech and oh wait..
edit on 9-11-2016 by Cauliflower because: never mind



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: burgerbuddy
He's gonna take your computers.

Background checks for iphones.

Assault pad bans.

registered apps.

Oh yeah, it's coming.



Just like obama taking took your guns, oh the humanity.

edit on 9-11-2016 by dukeofjive696969 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969

originally posted by: burgerbuddy
He's gonna take your computers.

Background checks for iphones.

Assault pad bans.

registered apps.

Oh yeah, it's coming.



Just like obama taking took your guns, oh the humanity.


I do miss guns. I hope Trump makes them legal again.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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Trump might make good on his promise to shut down parts of the Internet. He might even change the regulations to let corporations monopolize and butcher the Internet we have today and turn it into something like a Cable network where you pay for additional channels.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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I wouldn't mind seeing all porn moved to the .xxx domain. Easier to filter, keep kids away from it.

Otherwise, leave the net alone.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:11 PM
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Not sure what he's saying but he sounds ignorant when he says "shut down the internet.." What's that supposed to mean.

Some things he says inspire me and other things scare me.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:13 PM
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originally posted by: Greggers
I wouldn't mind seeing all porn moved to the .xxx domain. Easier to filter, keep kids away from it.

Otherwise, leave the net alone.


Seriously!!!

But, the porn industry fought it, I believe. Afraid of losing money.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

What Trump is doing there is brainstorming out loud. I wouldn't expect someone crazy enough to run for a top US political office to actually have thought about such issues for any length of time, and its clear he has not done that. Even last election where people claimed to be voting for values, they weren't.

Nor will he find time to think about such issues while in office, just like any other politician its all about emotions and people, forget the studies, evidence, and philosophies to be explored.

But yes of course its a violation of the freedom of speech to shut down anyone's internet connection who isn't in jail for being a dangerous person.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

August 30, 1969: ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network). Closed in 1990. It was also part of the United States Department of Defense. At the original start, there were only 4 internet nodes available and special clearance was needed to use it and it was closely moderated, but eventually that was expanded to include the rest of society.

When you talk about parts of the internet being shut down, it makes me think of when I lived in Flagstaff, Arizona. September of 2001. My room-mate who was a fire fighter / EMT-B, worked with a company that was Gov't contracted wild land fire support. He was up at the Grand Canyon on September 11, helping with the massive fire that was going on. Their phones were satellite based, it was the only way to have cell use. He called me to ask if I had been watching the news at all. He sounded distraught. I told him I was in my email but not watching any news on t.v. or internet. He told me to turn on the news. I did. Just in time to see the plane hit.

As I told him what I was seeing on the t.v. we lost contact. My internet went out as did my cable. A few doors down from my room, was one of the hotel worker's rooms. We were pretty good friends. I went to go down to ask him if his net was down just as he was coming to ask me the same. He went to call over to the office and his cell service was out as well, so we walked down to the office. The office's internet, cable, cell phones were all down too. We sat in the lobby, discussing this whole thing while checking our cell phones periodically. It was all down for 45 minutes.

When my room mate came back to pick up supplies a few days later, we asked him if any of their service went down or if he knew why we were cut off like we had been. He said they lost communication as well. He said his boss was having a fit about it because it was putting his crew at risk because they could not communicate back and forth.

I suppose that a lot of people wouldn't have even known it was down as they were probably at work, unless they worked in stores etc. that use credit card machines and such. A lot of people probably didn't pay much attention that it went down right at that moment. I watched the news for any info. about that but there was nothing, at least that I know of.

So, I would say that it is totally possible to shut down parts of the net. Although, I don't think it would stay down for long. A lot of places overseas ...internet is not regulated. I'm sure people would be turning to those people. That might lead into a whole other can of worms. Treason perhaps.

If it happens, SaturnFX...I will send you smoke signals and we shall string dixie cups together so we can talk. LOL

It is a very scary thing...



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: nOraKat

Everything he says...scares me. Always an agenda and not for good purposes.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: fractal5

I suppose he could always bring in Martial Law or some sort of state of emergency. He's getting more like-minded people into the White House and various government positions. He knows very well how to play that game. I'm sure he's been planning a lot longer than what people think. Scheming is something he is very good at.
edit on 1 12 2017 by Xanxeriya because: Typos



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: Greggers

Agreed. Back in 2007, my son, Robert had a school project about Romeo and Juliette. He had to go to a url that had been provided by his teacher. He went to said URL. I'm in the kitchen and hear this blood curdling scream come from him. I run in thinking I'm going to find a pool of blood or severed finger...knowing him...but no...on the screen was Romeo and Juliette alright. Porn. I call his teacher at home and ask her if she had checked that link before handing out the assignment. She said she hadn't but had used that link for several years. I told her to go look at it while I was on the phone with her. She did and was in total shock, frantically trying to figure out how to contact parents before their kids got on that URL. Being late at night that wasn't going to happen. I told her how to do a Whois search to see when that site had been sold and purchased by another party. She had no idea that information existed. Honestly...the internet is only as smart as the people who create it, sites and the end user who clicks the links. Had I known my son had that assignment in the first place, I would have checked out that link myself before having him go to it.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: darkbake

That would sound about right. Yahoo was bought out by Verizon. A company I really cannot stand at all. I had a website through Yahoo since 2007, that I paid for. As soon as it was finalized, I shut down my site and moved it elsewhere.

Microsoft has announced that certain versions of Windows 10 will become something that you would have to pay for to continue to use. I believe one of those versions is the Corporate version. Like with their Xbox Live and Office 365. I don't mind the 9.99 monthly cost for Office 365 because I can share it with 5 people and also invite others to view files in my shared folder. It has been very useful. The two payment options are also nice. Yearly or monthly charge. I prefer monthly because there may be times where I just don't feel like using it at the moment and can just get rid of it for a while. Not that I would but I do like having that option.

fortune.com...


More and more things are popping up that you have to pay per month / year to continue to use. Some are graphics art programs like Adobe products. But then you think...upgrades are free, patches to fix issues are free. Some of the art packages you can get are free, although not always the best. In reality, those are the things you are paying for in your monthly / yearly fee in the first place. It's not really free. However, for students in college these forms of payment are easier for them to pay for, rather than in one huge lump sum of money. Some of those programs can be so expensive.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969

originally posted by: burgerbuddy
He's gonna take your computers.

Background checks for iphones.

Assault pad bans.

registered apps.

Oh yeah, it's coming.



Just like obama taking took your guns, oh the humanity.


I own 5 computers. It will be a cold day in H*** when someone tries to take my computers. They will have to pry them from my cold, dead, hands. :-)

As for Iphones. I will never own one. My neighbor across the hall has one. He's from India and sometimes has issues with certain words in the English language, so things can confuse him sometimes. He told me that he was having problems with his Iphone and wanted me to look at it. He said that it was making calls by itself in the middle of the night while he was asleep and texts that were blank. Now, if he is anything like my other half who dreams about using his phone and actually picks it up and makes calls and random texts that look like this....slkdfhowainfdokjnfasfn. I thought maybe that's what he was doing. I told him to put his cell phone in the kitchen cupboard before bed. To make sure that's not what was happening. He did this and it was still making calls and random texts.

I look at his phone settings and all seemed to be in order. No viruses. He had no apps. He even asked me if I thought it was a ghost.

I start looking online to see if others were having this issue. YEP. Forums full of this issue. Not just with them making calls on their own but blocking numbers, making overseas calls, people getting random phone calls from people who claim the other person called them.

Just type into your browser: Iphones making calls on their own. There are even people posting this issue on Steam.

He has replaced the phone now, twice. No one at his cell company had any idea why this was happening and thought it must be defective somehow.

But what happens if it decides to dial some 900 number to some sleazy phone porn where your phone gets charged X amount of dollars per minute? How would you dispute this since you live alone and it logs your number as the calling number? Who needs phone company slamming when you got this going on. O.o
edit on 1 12 2017 by Xanxeriya because: typo. Had put 800 number instead of 900 number. I have stupid fingers. XD



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: Xanxeriya
If it happens, SaturnFX...I will send you smoke signals and we shall string dixie cups together so we can talk. LOL

It is a very scary thing...


If the net goes down..no more steam sales



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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It really depends upon what Trump's intent here is.

Does he just want to limit traffic from certain nefarious nations to the U.S. ?

If so, he could work with the U.S. primary digital backbone companies and install firewalls that filter traffic incoming from those countries, or from known nefarious sources.

Or perhaps the NSA could work with internet companies to provide an updated list of black-listed IPs.




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