Executive Order Outlining Emergency Control of the Internet

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Don, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Don

    Don
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Messages:
    10,542
    Likes Received:
    208
    Did someone already post something about this?

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57...nternet-control/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/10/3...ecurity-emergency-preparedness-internet-order
    On the one hand, the ability to transmit emergency information over all communications channels is a good idea...on the other hand, it wasn't that long ago that Egypt unplugged their country from the internet in an attempt to prevent people from communicating with each other and the outside world....
     
  2. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    And the good ole USA stepped in and helped those poor protesters (Islamic extremists) in Egypt to get around those government controls with a cool new technology.

    Bet they won't offer it to us when they decide to flip the switch and they will. More government hypocrisy.
     
    #2 poncho, Jul 11, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 11, 2012
  3. Don

    Don
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Messages:
    10,542
    Likes Received:
    208
    The difference between the Egypt situation and what you identify in your post, is the question: What country will reach out and help us get around those government controls if/when our government decides to flip the switch?

    I expect that we'll have to see internal "innovators" that find ways around that, rather than expect help from outside our borders.
     
  4. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Agree.

    Why do you think the government "needs" to control the net Don? I figure it doesn't care for people knowing how false it's narratives really are and so it's seeking ways to abolish the biggest obstacle in it's way of controlling the information it doesn't like.

    It has nothing to do with the threat of terrorism or national security. It's all about keeping information that threatens to reveal just how corrupt and unaccountable government has become away from the mind of the people.

    Hillary Clinton admitted they were losing the infowar. How then to gain control back? Shut down the net or "corporatize" it.
     
  5. Don

    Don
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Messages:
    10,542
    Likes Received:
    208
    Exactly. The example they'll use is the emrrgency broadcast system, and most of us would agree that in our increasingly interconnected world, this seems like a logical, necessary step. How it will actually be used is an entirely differenr matter.
     

Share This Page

Loading...