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The Internet is Being Censored, Filtered, and Throttled

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posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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There is a very good possibility that the World War III option is an attempt to control the Internet by eliminating Net Neutrality and online free speech. It appears that the boundaries set between countries through treaties are vanishing due to the exponential dissemination of information through the Net. This is in conflict with the wishes of the oligarchy who are willing to do anything to maintain control. After all, it is, in large part, our technological evolution that is bringing about our socioeconomic metamorphosis that we see manifesting itself as a global financial crisis.



The attack on the Internet use to be just three-pronged; bandwidth throttling by ISP’s, Internet censorship by governments, and the oligarchy trying to prevent Network Neutrality. However, as of this year, we can now add a new category to this list, autocratic control over the Internet.

In April 2009, Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) introduced a bill “to establish the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor—an arm of the executive branch that would have vast power to monitor and control Internet traffic to protect against threats to critical cyber infrastructure.” The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (PDF) gave “the president the ability to ‘declare a cybersecurity emergency’ and shut down or limit Internet traffic in any ‘critical’ information network ‘in the interest of national security.’” The bill did not define a critical information network or a cybersecurity emergency. That definition was left to the president.

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed with this Bill which “proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.”

www.chycho.com...

If we loose the internet, we loose our last portal of true free speech. Everything else is controlled and tightly monitored.





posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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I am surprized.
I would have thought the U.S would have been monitored alot more then it is.



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by warrenb
If we loose the internet, we loose our last portal of true free speech. Everything else is controlled and tightly monitored.

Absolutely correct. And we will lose it.

It's a nexus of power and all of those are controlled by the powerful. The internet is no different. It only remains to see how control will be asserted.

The internet generation is a couch potato generation. They are going to do precisely nothing about subversion of press freedom on the net just as they have done virtually nothing about unjust wars, stolen elections, mass murder, attacks on legislators and erosion of the constitution.



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:18 AM
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I can't imagine WWIII starting because of net neutrality. But, if it ever does start, I guarantee this bill would be passed and the 'net will be highly restricted "air space".

If anyone can't see the accumulation of events leading to something big here, they surely are naive.



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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Scary shait, Africa have more Internet freedom than Norway even.... Maybe I move down there...



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by ChemBreather
Scary shait, Africa have more Internet freedom than Norway even.... Maybe I move down there...


The thing is that in most of Africa you would have problems finding the internet.

Internet throttling is a commercial act, not a governmental one. You could switch your supplier if you feel you are being throttled.

I don't think that there is any censorship of the internet in the UK with the exception of child pornography and is non-governmental - i.e. the Internet Watch Foundation.

Alternative map

Another interesting one

Oh, I know there are some people who think everything is censored, but if can you give a true life example - not some crack-pot who has posted his/her rant on Youtube.

Regards

edit to clarify

[edit on 4/9/2009 by paraphi]



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