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Iran to unplug from Web to escape West's 'Internet monopoly'

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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Iran to unplug from Web to escape West's 'Internet monopoly'


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Tehran plans to remove its key ministries and state bodies from the Internet next month, calling the worldwide web “untrustworthy.” The action is the first phase in a planned Iranian project to replace the Internet with a domestic intranet.
The country’s key ministries will be unplugged from the global network as early as September, in a move Tehran said is aimed at protecting sensitive intelligence.
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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What better way to tighten tyrant control of a country by controlling one of the main sources of information flowing in and out of it. With out a doubt after doing this the government will use even more propaganda to influence the people against the rest of the world.

If the Iranian government had invested in better anti-virus software then they would have no reason to do this. But what done is done and if they do indeed follow this through to the bitter end then another piece of humanity will die.



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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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Originally posted by Tindalos2013


What better way to tighten tyrant control of a country by controlling one of the main sources of information flowing in and out of it. With out a doubt after doing this the government will use even more propaganda to influence the people against the rest of the world.

If the Iranian government had invested in better anti-virus software then they would have no reason to do this. But what done is done and if they do indeed follow this through to the bitter end then another piece of humanity will die.



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Playing devil's advocate (double entendre) here. Its not like they don't have a good point.

While the original internet was very valuable (1995-2000), the modern internet (re-imagined J.C. Penny catalog) is a corrupter of minds.

Shop. Rage. Fap. Repeat.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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Just maybe if we hadnt fkd up their computers with spy programs and seelf destruct programs, they be still onn the web...at least allowing person to person dialogue



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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What better way to keep your people undercontrol than to stop them accessing all sorts of uncensored information.

Clearly the mullah's have learned from the "Arab Spring" - you do NOT want your people to have free access to any information they want!

you think the NWO controls information in the west through the MSM?? Have a look at this plan to see what REAL information control looks like1



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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Like tptb are not preparing to do this to the whole world



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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Most likely an effort to isolate their government from virus.
With 2 stealth virus targetted at them who can blame them. Its a signal that they are losing in the digital war.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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LOL!!!
Like I have said a MEEEEELION times in other threads, "If you are worried about hackers, just unplug the cable"!!
What a brilliant idea.
Sometimes going backwards on your thinking is the best solution.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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60% porn 30%spam 10% useful

not much to be missing out on lol



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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From the article:


"The Internet should not be in the hands of one or two specific countries," Iran’s FARS news agency quoted him as saying at a conference at Tehran's Amir Kabir University. Taqipour explained his argument by citing how the Internet has become an indispensable element of economic, security and social policy.
The decision to switch to an internal network is believed to have been caused by a series of hacking attempts and cyber attacks against Iran. Iranian nuclear facilities were reportedly attacked by a musical virus in July, turning on lab computers at night and blasting AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck.’





Experts at Russia’s Kaspersky Laboratories exposed a Trojan virus called Flame in May 2012, which was designed to spy on web activity in Iran and some Middle Eastern nations. Russian cybersecurity experts labeled Flame “probably the most complicated virus ever.” Flame was believed to have targeted Iran's oil ministry and main export terminals.
The country’s nuclear program also suffered serious setbacks from the state-of-the-art Stuxnet virus. Stuxnet targeted computers running uranium enrichment centrifuges at Iran's nuclear facility in Natanz, destroying thousands of centrifuges and setting the country’s nuclear program back months, experts said.



Honestly? Good on them. China already has it's own intranet. If I understand correctly, you can still hack your way into the internet, but it's difficult and you can face serious repercussions.

I think this could be viewed as a step back from a type 1 civ's information exchange medium, but also as just a side-step.

It doesn't make sense to have any one country in control of the whole internet in my mind. I do believe far into the future that a small global government controlling things like a hyper-internet would be ideal, but we're simply not ready.

In the meantime, countries should learn to be self-sufficient of outside influences which seek to dominate them.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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#head Mullahs used Russian AvtoBaza ELINT system to capture US Drones but cannot protect their internet from spyware. It is not about intrusion but denying local people the use of internet in the event of attempted regime change. Someone above already mentioned the point 'Arab Spring' before. Mullahs know that they are defenseless against the F22s but want to throw extra efforts to where they can to stop the regime change.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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C'mon...spyware? This isn't your average computer virus. I'm not in the business, so can't say for sure, but if it was created by the US military...it's probably a few grades above your average PC virus.

Besides, they will still be able to get information out from cellular networks onto social networking sites.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by Tindalos2013


What better way to tighten tyrant control of a country by controlling one of the main sources of information flowing in and out of it. With out a doubt after doing this the government will use even more propaganda to influence the people against the rest of the world.

If the Iranian government had invested in better anti-virus software then they would have no reason to do this. But what done is done and if they do indeed follow this through to the bitter end then another piece of humanity will die.


www.rt.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


I'm no pro-Iran but the idea isn't that crazy... 90% of the net is in the US and the rest of the world only have a window like access to it... If you can't prevents hackers to come in and NSA to snoop on everything your doing getting off of it is the most intelligent outcome...

An anti-virus in this context is useless...



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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On the subject of control of the internet, I've often wondered just how vulnerable our systems are to infiltration by the state. Maybe someone here knows a thing or two? It's common "knowledge" in computing circles that the US government has a back door into Windows, however what about Linux? When you encrypt something with a strong algorithm, just how safe is it? The problem with being compromised is that successful penetration is, by definition, undetected. I'm not talking about viruses and trojans on your average PC here, nor am I referring to the impossible task of securing huge networked systems with many users (The security scenario facing Iran). I mean real targeted root level penetration by people who know what they are doing and have access to CIA type resources, against discrete systems administered with security best practice.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:28 PM
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They are afraid of their truths becoming evident.

-SAP-
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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 12:01 AM
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Once the F22s take out the nuke sites then Mullahs better keep shut. If they retaliate hard then in following 48-72 hours, the Iranian military machine will be broken down in a hard but fast grind. Once that is done, then Iranian people will most probably revolt against the regime as they have unsuccessfully tried twice in last few years.

If Iranian people do the opposite and dig in to fight the attackers, then we are talking "many unpredictable rats" running loose in the region. While Persians are known to be bitter dogged fighters but here the field is very uneven with huge technology gaps in nearly every step of the way. I do not think Iranian people will fight the US and most probably will proceed to remove Mullahs from the power.
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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 12:14 AM
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Originally posted by unityemissionsturning on lab computers at night and blasting AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck.’
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I guess now after they've pulled the plug it would be "Back In Black"



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 12:16 AM
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More like "suppress" ALL of Iran..

Just like North Korea.




posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 12:53 AM
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No country who is about to be attacked would kill the internet connection. IMHO it's more like to cut off communications when the bombings (made to look like genocide by Iran's dictator) start so the world sees only the 'truth" they are supposed to hear, this may well be part of the news these mass shootings are trying to surpress.




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