The UN's Internet Sneak Attack

Started by KC9TNH, November 27, 2012, 05:46:27 pm

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KC9TNH

Interesting story from the WSJ

I like the article's sub-title: "Letting the Internet be rewired by bureaucrats would be like handing a Stradivarius to a gorilla."

Ask why, in the midst of unprecedented warrantless capability (especially in other countries) despots or their proxies want to regulate, tax, something like the internet:

a.  It's pretty open and spans countries and they just can't stand that.
b.  They want control, simply for control's sake.
c.  They want control because it may lessen the voices of those who oppose them.
d.  They need the revenue because they're incompetent at any other kind of fiscal management.

Or....? All can play !  8)

The ITU regions typically move on something at glacial speed, but with a UN move it might even make the ol' speedo needle move.

Quietus

And as you ponder how the United Nations does their business, recall the bar scene from Star Wars.  (Credit to Rush.)  And that is enough said about the Other Folks.

KC9TNH

November 29, 2012, 11:43:47 am #2 Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 11:48:31 am by KC9TNH
Ground-truth lesson:
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/29/syria-rebel-bombing-kills-ruling-party-official/?test=latestnews

Whether someone in a fuzzy blue-helmet needs your $$ to pay their rent in NYC or not, the above is an example (and not the first) of what despots do when their skating rink gets a little too icy.
QuoteTwo US-based Internet-monitoring companies say Syria has shut off the Internet nationwide.

Activists in Syria reached Thursday by satellite telephone confirmed the unprecedented blackout, which comes amid intense fighting in the capital, Damascus.

Renesys, a U.S.-based network security firm that studies Internet disruptions, says Syria effectively disappeared from the Internet at 12:26 p.m. local time.

Now why on Earth would a Gubmint do that?
::)


WA4STO

Which brings to mind the possibility that our little PREPNET Winmor network, which is internet-free also has a peer-to-peer mode.

Just a bit of warm-fuzzies should our very own goobermint decisions try to affect us.  But, you're right; why would they wanna do THAT?  Nah...

73 de Luck, WA4STO