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David Cameron: Social Media 'Killswitch'

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 09:01 AM
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Problem, Reaction, Solution!

Watch out everyone, this is stage one in bringing down the internet!:





David Cameron has pledged to do "whatever it takes" to restore order to the streets after widespread rioting in some of England's cities. Here are the top lines from the debate:

• Mr Cameron says the police got it wrong in the first hours of the rioting

• A package of measures has been announced to help homeowners and businesses affected by the riots

• The Government is to examine whether police should be given a social media 'killswitch' to prevent rioters organising themselves
• Police will be given powers to order people to remove face masks


A package of measures has been announced to help homeowners and businesses affected by the riots




news.uk.msn.com...
edit on 11-8-2011 by chemistry because: Spelling mistake




posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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Although I cannot prove it (with links), I think Facebook and twitter were down last night for a few hours.

I tried logging into my Facebook account and received a 'data communication error'.

Even though I do not have a titter account, I tried logging in (with randomly generated name and password) I then received the same error message.

I then tried again after resetting my cable modem and router and still the same problem.
I then looked up my providers (Virgin Media) known issues section and they report everything working normally.

I then tried traceroute and this worked fine (as it would do since the log in web page for these web sites worked).

I cannot prove anything more than the problems I experienced last night and I am not sure if and how many other users were effected by this.

But the timing was very coincidental.

Just remembered : Last night, I tried both the normal facebook address and the mobile version (on my tablet pc) and neither were working.
edit on 11/8/2011 by diddy1234 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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What a difference a few months makes...



Mr Cameron also criticised Egyptian efforts to block access to the internet and called for the bar to be lifted.

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And just as a reminder, even if the government ever shuts the internet down, the old FIDONET will still work.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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never had a problem with twitter or facebook last night was following ant trouble on both



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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My Facebook was blank for a good while last night.

I have been post links from various sources on the trouble and today I'm have messages say "you cannot post to this page" and if I try like a post "Sorry, we cannot write to our database at this time"

Something very dark is coming to the UK and the government know it. This is their way of trying to control it.

Remember though. This is the same government that praised the social media when it was being used by the people of Egypt etc to fuel their uprising's.. These are also the same government that was actually arming the people of at least 6 other countries to go up against there governments in all out civil war.

Hypocrites.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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This comment also worries me.


1604: Conservative MP Bill Cash says the legal restraints placed on teachers and social services in dealing with young people demonstrate the need to repeal the Human Rights Act.


BBC News

The Human Rights Act



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 10:48 AM
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Not only the above censorship of the internet, I do not agree with the police being able to remove facial coverings either.

Why? As I have posted on this site before around the time of g20 the police use this as an intimidation tactic. Police will take photographs and video of peaceful protesters and save them in a national database. Faces are linked to names, addresses and personal information such as where you work, personal beliefs and social networking addresses (I wouldn't be surprised if biometrics were used soon too). On top of this the police will literally call people's names out over loudspeakers - even when kettled - where they live, work and tell them to go home or reveal other personal information purely to intimidate or goad. It's wrong and it is why I always carry some kind of facial covering when attending a protest.

How will this really help the police against looters? Criminals will pay no heed to this requirement, what is a puny charge of non-compliance concerning facial covering when you're robbing and burning?

It is so important to not allow the authories to rob us of our liberties and freedom, especially on the back of the current situation. They are primed and ready, do not fall into their trap. Do not play their game.


 
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by Kram09
This comment also worries me.


1604: Conservative MP Bill Cash says the legal restraints placed on teachers and social services in dealing with young people demonstrate the need to repeal the Human Rights Act.


BBC News

The Human Rights Act


Wow! Indeed. They're turning this into a frenzied attack on civil and human liberties. Although most people are too blinkered to see it, these are the real mobsters, the real rioters, they are destroying much more than some property. I don't condone the violence but the huge wave of outrage should be directed at the real terrorists.


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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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I had no trouble on facebook last night.

Just thought I'd mention it.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 10:57 AM
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Originally posted by DROKKR
My Facebook was blank for a good while last night.

I have been post links from various sources on the trouble and today I'm have messages say "you cannot post to this page" and if I try like a post "Sorry, we cannot write to our database at this time"

Something very dark is coming to the UK and the government know it. This is their way of trying to control it.

Remember though. This is the same government that praised the social media when it was being used by the people of Egypt etc to fuel their uprising's.. These are also the same government that was actually arming the people of at least 6 other countries to go up against there governments in all out civil war.

Hypocrites.



The government IS the darkness in the UK - the government and the establishment. They've just now moved it all up a gear. Now they are showing us their iron fist and their real face.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 10:57 AM
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I am disturbed that they all seem far more interested in introducing a raft of measures which will curtail our civil liberties rather than properly punishing those responisble and looking at the deeper causes of the riots.

Rather than the rioters getting punished, it seems everyone else is going to pay the price.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by Kram09
This comment also worries me.


1604: Conservative MP Bill Cash says the legal restraints placed on teachers and social services in dealing with young people demonstrate the need to repeal the Human Rights Act.


BBC News

The Human Rights Act


Bill Cash is just a backbencher, though. He doesn't have any influence in government policy making.

He's a very ''old school'' tory, shall we say, and probably would be the chief editor of the Daily Fail if he wasn't an MP.



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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by chemistry
Problem, Reaction, Solution!

Watch out everyone, this is stage one in bringing down the internet!:




• Police will be given powers to order people to remove face masks


news.uk.msn.com...
edit on 11-8-2011 by chemistry because: Spelling mistake



Yea I see that working real well there.

Might as well give them the power to tell people to start behaving.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by Kram09
reply to post by wcitizen
 


I am disturbed that they all seem far more interested in introducing a raft of measures which will curtail our civil liberties rather than properly punishing those responisble and looking at the deeper causes of the riots.

Rather than the rioters getting punished, it seems everyone else is going to pay the price.


That's because all this was staged with a view to providing the rationale to introducing the next phase of fascist dictatorship.

They know the cause of the riots - their agents instigated them (youth on twitter have been reporting they were offered money to start riots). They are only interested in providing the 'solution' - a clamp down on individual rights because that's their real agenda.

The tactic is problem, reaction solution.

Create a problem and blame it on a particular group.
Stir up a huge reaction (via the media propaganda machine) to people ask for more control measures
Propose the solution: More fascist measures which further their real agenda.

People are so bainwashed by the Sun and the TV and the MSM, they hurl insults at you if you try to reason with them. There have even been morons crying out for martial law - whis is EXACTLY what they intended in the first place.

It's terrifying to see how well it worked.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by Kram09
reply to post by wcitizen
 


I am disturbed that they all seem far more interested in introducing a raft of measures which will curtail our civil liberties rather than properly punishing those responisble and looking at the deeper causes of the riots.

Rather than the rioters getting punished, it seems everyone else is going to pay the price.


That's because all this was staged with a view to providing the rationale to introducing the next phase of fascist dictatorship.

They know the cause of the riots - their agents instigated them (youth on twitter have been reporting they were offered money to start riots). They are only interested in providing the 'solution' - a clamp down on individual rights because that's their real agenda.

The tactic is problem, reaction solution.

Create a problem and blame it on a particular group.
Stir up a huge reaction (via the media propaganda machine) so people ask for more control measures
Propose the solution: More fascist measures which further their real agenda.

People are so bainwashed by the Sun and the TV and the MSM, they hurl insults at you if you try to reason with them. There have even been morons crying out for martial law - which is EXACTLY what they intended in the first place.

It's terrifying to see how well it worked.
edit on 11-8-2011 by wcitizen because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by wcitizen

Originally posted by DROKKR
My Facebook was blank for a good while last night.

I have been post links from various sources on the trouble and today I'm have messages say "you cannot post to this page" and if I try like a post "Sorry, we cannot write to our database at this time"

Something very dark is coming to the UK and the government know it. This is their way of trying to control it.

Remember though. This is the same government that praised the social media when it was being used by the people of Egypt etc to fuel their uprising's.. These are also the same government that was actually arming the people of at least 6 other countries to go up against there governments in all out civil war.

Hypocrites.



The government IS the darkness in the UK - the government and the establishment. They've just now moved it all up a gear. Now they are showing us their iron fist and their real face.


go back a hundred or so years and tell me what oppression was like in the UK


This is childs play in comparison

The peoples of the UK are too ignorantly civilized in these days, so whatevers going down now will soon sputter out ,because they don't have the stomach nor the energy to make it real


yall been neutered



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by anumohi

Originally posted by wcitizen

Originally posted by DROKKR
My Facebook was blank for a good while last night.

I have been post links from various sources on the trouble and today I'm have messages say "you cannot post to this page" and if I try like a post "Sorry, we cannot write to our database at this time"

Something very dark is coming to the UK and the government know it. This is their way of trying to control it.

Remember though. This is the same government that praised the social media when it was being used by the people of Egypt etc to fuel their uprising's.. These are also the same government that was actually arming the people of at least 6 other countries to go up against there governments in all out civil war.

Hypocrites.



The government IS the darkness in the UK - the government and the establishment. They've just now moved it all up a gear. Now they are showing us their iron fist and their real face.


go back a hundred or so years and tell me what oppression was like in the UK


This is childs play in comparison

The peoples of the UK are too ignorantly civilized in these days, so whatevers going down now will soon sputter out ,because they don't have the stomach nor the energy to make it real


yall been neutered


Yes - they allowed a time of relative prosperity and freedom, at the same time as building up their system when everyone was distracted with Coronation Street, X Factor and the latest 'must wear', at the same time as demolishing the education system and using it to eradicate individual thinking and sense of 'doing the right thing'. I suspect we're entering the final phase now....the massive clampdown. It will be tempered for a while until after the Olympics and then it will go into top gear.

The Brits will fight back, but unless people wise up, it will get violent through agents provocateurs instigating the football mob mentality, and that will play beautifully into their trap.

Civil disobedience is the best tactic, that's what I think the Vermin are most frightened of and will find most difficult to counter.


edit on 11-8-2011 by wcitizen because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Social media are great tool to follow and arrest those who incite violence and riots, or boast about stealing and such. There is no need for any killswitch.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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Politicians. So stupid they try to regulate things they already have access too.

If you declared martial law, you already HAVE the damn hubs to kill communications.

Either you know that, and this is all grandstanding....

Or you are all so stupid that you didn't even bother to look at the powers and strategic assessments you are already have.

A "social media" kill switch. How stupid. You don't have enough money to keep that good of programmers on board all the time to out think the thousands of people looking for holes 24 hours a day. On the taxpayer dime. To do something you can already do.


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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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All I wonder is how many houses got bugged by specialist officers whilst all the occupants were rioting. As for the social media kill switch? Lol the UK is supporting al qaeda in Libya against a legitimate government in state sanctioned terror missions....and use .....social media . FFS this rides getting damn boring already.



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