Wow, you guys are way off base and missing the picture completely.
1) Google censors for china (from chinese ips and hostnames). this is proven, intrestingly enough, you can search google to get the evidence.
2) Google censors some things off their american site regarding 9/11 and other misc things. I did do a search before and only received 2 results for
"charlie sheen" "9/11". Funny enough, they were both hit pieces. Since alex jones has made many comments on his show about this. They seem to have
3) AT&T, Sprint, and others have outbound pipes (the peer to peer links between telecoms). What the NSA has done is to "hijack" these outgoing links
at specific locations throughout the internet and setup their own equipment to sniff packets. Things in packets include email, web traffic, your
passwords, bank account information (if you do online banking), etc, etc, etc. This also includes telephone calls. Cellphone, voip, or otherwise.
I think it's no coincidence that over the past few years there have been over 2000 pro islamic terrorism web sites that have popped up all over the
world. You could call it coincidence. But I don't believe in that. It is however a perfect excuse.
4) ICANN has nothing to do with the internet. All they do is delegate authority over IP addresses and domain names. Yes, they are government. Are they
watching us? Unlikely.
All i need to create my own internet is some cable and some linux routers. You can do your own IP and DNS delegation and create your own internet.
Does this mean you can sniff users? No, you don't know what the users are sending.... Unless you control the routers.
even if the goverment was monituring me on the www it wouldnt bother me ,
i dont have anything to hide..
That isn't the point. I thought we lived in america. Where we had certain rights, such as life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I thought we had
the bill of rights and the constitution.
I guess I was wrong. Anything to keep us "safe" right?
even wired news reported on the chinese censorship.
[edit on 27-4-2006 by tsensel]