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Originally posted by trollz
I'd personally very much like for the internet to be left alone and remain 100% free, but I can understand how certain people would believe it to be in the country's best interests to allow for control over private networks such as for power companies in case of some sort of cyber-terror attack or other situation. Cyber-terrorism is one area that could easily allow for malicious-minded people to do untold damage very quickly. The idea of someone for example messing with major power companies and disrupting electricity or something of the like definitely warrants government attention.
Basically, yes, this could allow for further government control of the internet, which I and most other people would probably disagree with, but under the circumstances considering the danger cyber-terrorism could pose, it is an understandable concern.
Originally posted by RRconservative
Someone big on ATS said "Screw the country, Obama must fail" to disparage people that oppose Obama.
This is just another example why Obama must fail, for the sake of the country.
Originally posted by deadbang
reply to post by stumason
Point taken, were in agreement...and most big carriers use BGP in their core routing so there would be multiple routes to destination servers, as long as they were not US based they would still be accessible, although response times would be diminished.
The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the core routing protocol of the Internet.
Originally posted by kozmo
Now, I realize this must be hard for to you to swallow - as we Americans have a history of kicking our oppressor's asses and sending them packing - I think you know what I'm talking about, don't you? - but this has nothing to do with race. See, here in America we don't take crap sitting down. We don't easily allow our politicans to set laws governing our "Wheelie bins", taking pictures in public, having CCTV on every corner - or even in our homes, disarming us, determining our medical care, selling out our sovereignty to a foreign entity like a continental "Union" and so on and so forth. Whereas I recognize that all of that may perhaps be a very "European" thing, we are NOT European, we are AMERICAN! And when our politicians start doing very "European" things, the general public will begin doing very "American" things - like taking our country back by force if necessary. Make sense, mate?
Originally posted by Mak Manto
reply to post by SyphonX
I'm telling you the truth.
The last time we were hit hard, and we believe it was North Korea that hit us, they knocked down a portion of government and commercial websites.
Cyber security, though, is a strong issue within this country.
Everything is connected through computers anymore. It's not like the days of old where the files were behind lock and key. If a rogue nation or terrorists are able to hack into our infrastructure and gain national secrets, we could be in deep trouble.
For example: what would happen if terrorists gained knowledge of a document that shows all of the locations of nuclear silos in the country?
Cyber security is the country's strongest need for national security.
Originally posted by chuckk
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by warrenb
It looks like we need an internet 2.0 with servers located
somewhere out of the reach of Washington DC. Israel maybe?
How about South Korea or India?
Internet 1.0 shut down by ObamaIronFist? Switch to internet 2.0.