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Obama Shuts Off the Internet

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yes cuz only obama would do this. right right

I think you've missed his joke. ;)

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Moron login: Cyberwarfare hasn't happened yet. Why are they pretending that it will happen? JUST TO TAKE MY FREEDOM TO BOOTLEG MOVIES!

Moron logic 2019: OMG THEY ATTACKED OUR INTERNET! WHY DIDN'T MORE PEOPLE SEE THIS COMING! IT'S A CONSPIRACY!

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I am in favor of this.. only if not abused..

Losing our interwebz temporary will not harm us.

People need to chill out about their bootleg movies XD

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The Internet is not some single entity. The Federal government can't truly shut down the internet. They can only order internet service providers to shut off access. Would be interesting to see if all of them would comply.

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The Internet is not some single entity. The Federal government can't truly shut down the internet. They can only order internet service providers to shut off access. Would be interesting to see if all of them would comply.

Wrong. It already happened. We're not on it now. You're not even reading this. Didn't you read the thread title?!?

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Obama's all for killing other businesses (see oil in Louisiana)....so what's a few internet businesses. They need regulating too....

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They're just doing this so no one else can see Loose Change.

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Most of this is about the government being able to isolate from foreign connections in the event of, say, a cyberattack from China, or preemptively disconnecting from a nation that we are about to attack for whatever reason.

I don't think Obama is going to wake up one day and decide to disallow CatOfWars access to hentai because he hates his freedomz.

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yea i would truly be much more humbled to have a 73 year old nutjob and a woman who makes the average american look like a professor in office instead.

Heh, that would be cute if those were my candidates. :driving:

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China can do this because they have maintained tight governmental control over the infrastructure that delivers the internet to its people. There is almost no way something like that could happen in this country. They could shut down certain segments -maybe- that were deemed "national security" but there is almost no way to "shut down" the internet in this country.

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China can do this because they have maintained tight governmental control over the infrastructure that delivers the internet to its people. There is almost no way something like that could happen in this country. They could shut down certain segments -maybe- that were deemed "national security" but there is almost no way to "shut down" the internet in this country.

Well, they would have to get every ISP to agree to do it. But if they could get the big one's to agree to it (time warner, att, etc...) they could shut most of it down.

The best way to do it would be to get the critical segments (government, finance etc...) to shut down their own internet access. For example, if the access is designed properly, a large institution could probably shut down all of its internet access in a few minutes by putting a drop all Access control list on the external routers or firewalls.

Of course, if my companies internet accessable sites were under some sort of attack, we would probably shut them down well before the government stepped in.

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The Internet is not some single entity. The Federal government can't truly shut down the internet. They can only order internet service providers to shut off access. Would be interesting to see if all of them would comply.

So lemme get this straight... you're telling me it's not a series of tubes??

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