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the end of the internet

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by true3000, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. true3000

    true3000 Regular Member

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    not sure if this is old news our not...but wtf?

    Here's a bit of the article....

    "A Senate bill would offer President Obama emergency control of the Internet and may give him a "kill switch" to shut down online traffic by seizing private networks -- a move cybersecurity experts worry will choke off industry and civil liberties."

    Here's the article...
     
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    BigHustlah Power Member

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    I think that's more of a safety thing than anything, if "the internet" gets hacked and taken control of. Like green lights turn red, ATMs start spitting out millions, toilets flush in reverse, etc.

    Shutting the internet down stops so much money from being made...I would be shocked if that ever happened.
     
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    So America would be cut off from the rest of the world who will still have internet access.
    Might be a good time to build something to slip in googles void.
     
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    ch8878 Elite Member

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    Once again ways to make people mindless slaves !
     
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    figgity Junior Member

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    No. I can't. Sad thing is, I faintly remember a time when I could.
     
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    It won't happen...this isn't Korea...(what I mean by it won't happen is he won't even use it unless the most direst situations you can think of). Google, Yahoo, MSN...they'd be PISSED if this were to actually happen and Obama used it.
     
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  7. true3000

    true3000 Regular Member

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    better dl a stash now huh...

    who knows if this may or may not actually happen...but for me, just the thought of a president having the authority to declare a 'cyber emergency' and shut down the internet...that's way too much power imo...
     
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    http://www.romlist.com/end/
     
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    FreeTheTV BANNED BANNED

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    Good. Time for a change. Fuck the internet.
     
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    Dont worry, some world of warcraft addict would threaten to kill him before he turned off the internet... lol
     
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    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    Obama would take a bullet in da head like kennedy. Pop!
     
  12. justone

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    It's more than unlikely that will happen any foreseeable time.

    Even countries like China and Iran do not dare to do that, even when they are in situations they judge as highest danger for the states integrity they still not dare to pull the plug.

    The world has changed, stopping internet traffic would push the US into a not imagineable crisis (The US depends on the internet more than any other country)

    Politicans always have strange ideas, this is just one more of them.
    They might even put in a hundred million dollar to make such a switch possible and existend, it would still never be used.
     
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    jcsarokin- LMAO... i wouldnt be suprised
     
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    He will not sign such a bill.
     
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    I would go insane w/o the internet...
    I don't know what I would do...
    It would be like trying to get clean from crack probably
     
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    approval rating 49% today...I think that says it all

    He is dropping faster then Bush...did not think that would have been possible
     
  17. soulchief

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    All this would do is force companies to start a new internet and soon this old internet will be obsolete.

    And no country other then the USA would implement such a feature. Wonder why they think the own the internet, lol..
     
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    BS, from foxnews.

    After shutting down this online traffic.. we need to find a place in this world to meet BHW members, suggest me a place :D ... the South or the North Pole..
     
  19. justone

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    He might drop in approval rate but I doubt he'll manage to kill so many civilians bush did.
    Unbelievable havoc bush had created.. countries destabilized, terrorism that's stronger than it was ever before, world wide economy crisis, rocket bases against russia in EU countries, official torture, etc..

    Whatever happens, Obama can hardly do the damage bush did.

    And no one would be stupid enough to pull the plug on the internet, that's like closing all roads or powering down all power-plants ;)
     
  20. betster77

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    impossible.. it's way to big.. they've had this power since '63 on tv/radio with the emergency broadcast system (now emergency broadcast network) and it has hardly, if ever been used for more than an hour tops.

    Unless well warranted, this would be political suicide for any politician dumb enough to make enemies with public companies and their shareholders which depend on it being live.