Wednesday, 18 January 2012

the internet...

Its funny isn’t it… America (clutches fist to bosom) promoted the development of the internet because it needed faster communication that is more reliable during the cold war.

Tim Berners-Lee (graduated from the Queen's College at Oxford University, England) invented the World Wide Web (WWW) for CERN to facilitate more effective sharing of information.  

The internet was developed in the US for national defence interests, but a lot of development has happened all around the world.

However, all of a sudden all this openness and freedom is inconvenient, now both Govt and Business (Business controls govt) wants emergency powers to seize control of, or even shut down, portions of the internet.

The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.

That emergency authority would allow the Federal Government to "preserve those networks and assets and our country and protect our people,"

The rest of us are concerned about "unintended consequences that would result from the legislation's regulatory approach" and "the potential for absolute power.”

Why, because recent publications of Govt documents has sent The US diplomatic corp into a worldwide diplomatic crisis.

We now know, Saudi Arabia put pressure on the US to attack Iran. Washington is running a secret intelligence campaign targeted at the leadership of the United Nations, Russian democracy has disappeared and the government was an oligarchy run by the security services and the US armed services killing of civilians and journalists and 249,995 other facts. Some of theses Facts are inconvenient, therefore control of the internet is required…

I wonder what will happen next.

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