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BenRayfield     Mon, Jun 13, 2011  Permanent link
It doesn't make sense. First they install a centralized off switch in large parts of the Internet. Then they support independent networks that nobody can turn off.

If this is true, then I estimate this marks the turning point between a centralized world government and a decentralized peer-to-peer organization of society. Maybe they finally figured out a one world hierarchy government can't work. Or maybe they're trying to distract people from the off switch on large parts of the Internet by appearing to work toward its opposite. USA must know that by helping people of other countries to have power over their governments, the people of USA will have the same power over their government when they build similar independent networks. Or maybe there are many rich and politically powerful organizations fighting for both directions of centralized vs decentralized. Maybe somebody in USA's government wants the people of USA to gain the ability to learn what other parts of USA's government are really doing, and that's the only way one part of the government could defeat the other. Many possibilities. We should watch this closely, especially in combination with the anonymous Tor network, Bitcoin, and similar things which governments may feel threatened by.
nethunt     Mon, Jun 13, 2011  Permanent link
@BenRayfield +1 LOL: "First they install a centralized off switch in large parts of the Internet. Then they support independent networks that nobody can turn off."

Couldn't agree more :) Actually, U.S. didn't accept the law of the Internet Killer Switch but it seems that they'd like to put thee Net off/on in other countries like light bulb or television.
BenRayfield     Mon, Jun 13, 2011  Permanent link
The majority of USA's states didn't accept the creation of income tax laws either, but we still have to pay them. Lets not allow another case of implementing some big change and years later creating the laws that allow such required change, based on the fact that its already implemented.
sjef     Thu, Jun 16, 2011  Permanent link
Sounds like a great way to Trojan an entire infrastructure.
"Hey, revolution torn Nation, we heard your despotic regime shut off the internetz!? No probz, here just use these CIA sanctioned FreedomBoxes to further your revolution, all communications untapped & secure, GUARANTEED..."