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#1    Karlis

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

A plot to hand the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) a so-called “kill switch” for the Internet.

The ITU’s proposals to “reform” the Internet, drafted in secret and quietly published online last week, revealed a broad plan to rein in what, up until now, has been a largely unregulated tool allowing people all over the world to freely express their views at little to no cost financially. Unlike dictatorships such as the communist regime ruling over mainland China and the governments of Muslim-dominated countries, most Western-style governments have been unable or unwilling to regulate the Web apart from minor restrictions on subjects such as child pornography and the like.

However, that could all change soon — at least if the UN and its tyrannical member states get their way, with a broad coalition of Islamist autocrats and communist despots joining forces to quash freedom of expression for everyone. Representatives from almost 200 governments and dictatorships will be meeting behind closed doors next month at the “World Conference on International Telecommunications” (WCIT) in the United Arab Emirates to discuss handing complete control over the internet to the ITU. Read more


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

Lovely.

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I will permit it to pass over me and to move through me. And when it is gone I will turn the inner eye to see it's path.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

Sorry, i find it hard to consider any source that refers to "the UN and its tyrannical member states" as an unbiased and objective soruce, since all fully recognized independent states apart from Vatican City, are actually members of the UN. Surely this in itself is abundant proof of how ineffectual the UN actually is, rather than being a Global dictatorship.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:37 AM

 Karlis, on 16 November 2012 - 06:41 AM, said:

A plot to hand the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) a so-called “kill switch” for the Internet.

The ITU’s proposals to “reform” the Internet, drafted in secret and quietly published online last week, revealed a broad plan to rein in what, up until now, has been a largely unregulated tool allowing people all over the world to freely express their views at little to no cost financially. Unlike dictatorships such as the communist regime ruling over mainland China and the governments of Muslim-dominated countries, most Western-style governments have been unable or unwilling to regulate the Web apart from minor restrictions on subjects such as child pornography and the like.

However, that could all change soon — at least if the UN and its tyrannical member states get their way, with a broad coalition of Islamist autocrats and communist despots joining forces to quash freedom of expression for everyone. Representatives from almost 200 governments and dictatorships will be meeting behind closed doors next month at the “World Conference on International Telecommunications” (WCIT) in the United Arab Emirates to discuss handing complete control over the internet to the ITU. Read more

I didn't see anything regarding a "kill switch" in the published provion from ITU, maybe someone could point that out to me (not that it is possible anyways, which China, Iran, Syria have discovered despite their best efforts).

Secondly ITU publications are never published quietly, they just cater to a rather narrow audience (I personally follow them) as they can be rather technical.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:48 AM

 badeskov, on 21 November 2012 - 03:37 AM, said:

I didn't see anything regarding a "kill switch" in the published provion from ITU, ...

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I thought the term "kill switch" in the article title was a type of euphemism.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:58 AM

 Karlis, on 21 November 2012 - 03:48 AM, said:

I thought the term "kill switch" in the article title was a type of euphemism.

It could be Karlis, although I am not really sure how it would apply in this case.

Either way, ITU don't control anything, they are a standards body creating standards for stuff within the telecom area.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

Such control already exists in China, All signs appear pointed at a global plan.

It's being done slowly, here and there. It may be ramped up by some bogus large-scale event, so to justify total control.

A cyber 9/11 attack, blamed on cyber terrorism. with a cyber world war.

Scary as hell. I sure hope I'm wrong, too.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:09 AM

 turbonium, on 24 November 2012 - 11:44 AM, said:

Such control already exists in China,

No, they don't which is obvious given the failure of the Chinese Government to control the internet access despite their best efforts.

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All signs appear pointed at a global plan.

And what signs would those be? I certainly do not see them.

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It's being done slowly, here and there. It may be ramped up by some bogus large-scale event, so to justify total control.

A cyber 9/11 attack, blamed on cyber terrorism. with a cyber world war.

What is being done where exactly?!

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Scary as hell. I sure hope I'm wrong, too.

And you are - utterly wrong.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:44 AM

Just try to pull the switch on my puter !  I`ll , I`ll ,well I`ll just be yelling to the wall like about ten billion other people so loud that we just might crack the planet in half !
Or At least hurt somebodys  ear drums.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

What could they need it for?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

 ZaraKitty, on 26 November 2012 - 04:34 AM, said:

What could they need it for?

Supression of free-speech.

While it has happened in some countries, a global internet "kill switch" would likely cause a backlash of such enormity to make that concept itself totaly rediculous.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

You can still bypass all these securities by using a Tor network or similar. May not be able to do everything that you could on a normal network but you would be able to do whatever they don't want you to be doing.

http://en.wikipedia....onymity_network)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

 pallidin, on 26 November 2012 - 10:46 AM, said:



Supression of free-speech.

While it has happened in some countries, a global internet "kill switch" would likely cause a backlash of such enormity to make that concept itself totaly rediculous.

An Internet kill switch would effectively require the Internet to be rebuilt from the ground up to be effective. No such feature is even remotely feasible with the current distributed nature of the switching/forwarding infrastructure.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

 badeskov, on 26 November 2012 - 06:40 PM, said:

An Internet kill switch would effectively require the Internet to be rebuilt from the ground up to be effective. No such feature is even remotely feasible with the current distributed nature of the switching/forwarding infrastructure.

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That too it would become the begining of the end of the First ! THe Preppers would be right at home in such a out come !

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:17 AM

 DONTEATUS, on 27 November 2012 - 02:31 AM, said:

That too it would become the begining of the end of the First ! THe Preppers would be right at home in such a out come !

Yeah, well, ain't gonna happen Big D....too complex and too expensive.

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