[–] AlaricTheFirst 2 points 14 points (+16|-2) ago 

It’s sad to see what has become of the formerly free and anonymous internet. It got too big for its own good. Back in the 90’s it was just for chat rooms, gaming, and porn so security wasn’t an issue. Now that everybody does business, banking, even their houses and cars are connected to the internet it has gotten much more serious and they’ve clamped down on many of the freedoms that made it enjoyable for a more sanitized, secure, and corporatized version.

[–] killer7 [S] 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Internet: Too big for its own good.

Companies and countries: Too big to fail.

[–] Waiyu_Dudat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The scary thing is how new it is and how cheaply it will be to expand internet infrastructure into the future. The IoT might be the fall of America.

[–] killer7 [S] 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

And who does splinternet benefit?

[–] BlueDrache 4 points 5 points (+9|-4) ago  (edited ago)

You must be silly if you think the World Wide Web is worldwide. How many websites in China can you go to?

How many websites can the Chinese go to?

For all intents and purposes, China is basically one Countrywide Intranet. And, if you think about it, mostly that's what it is anyway. Each country has its own intranet.

It is just for convenience that other countries allow access from other countries. Whether it be to facilitate business, or globalism, or furthering the interests of the Israeli ethnostate, it's all convenience.

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[–] BlueDrache 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Any government, such as China, or UAE, or Saudi Arabia, or Morrocco, or Iran, or etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum ... seems to be able to "shut off the internet" to the outside world.

So ... how is it "worldwide" again?

It may have been at one point as most everyone thinks it is ... and as the Jewish controlled media says it is ...

But those days are long gone. Since, at least, September 11, 2001.

[–] peacegnome 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

you can go to any chinese website you want. They can get to any that aren't blocked by their government, or they can vpn and get to any as well

[–] BlueDrache 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

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[–] GapingAnus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Been hearing this since the mid-90s. Any day now. Any day.

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[–] Naught405 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It will not be long now before the single network is replaced by several networks based on satellite signal service.

[–] Cat-hax 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I saw a show about something like that, I forget the name but every one became roaming nomads chasing the signals as relays would slowly fall off the map, no one knew how to maintain the service only how to use it and they were all addicts.

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[–] Cooking_with_Alf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There isn't one giant public internet owned by the xyz government or private corporation. The internet is an amalgamation of many private networks, and some public. Major telecoms companies own a lion's share of the total sum. These organizations come together and decide how to allow one another access to each other's networks, and what gets allowed on their own networks. When you sign up with a telecom's company, you agree to its terms of service. So far, the internet has avoided the same fate as the telephone, being declared a public utility. Until that happens, you have no say.

So what can we do? Write your congressman and tell them how you feel about the internet and what it meas to you. Perhaps inform them that you wish the internet to be declared a public access utility like the telephone was, assuming you feel the need for this to happen. Spread your beliefs about the internet to others, and encourage them to be vocal on their stance. Remaining silent means telecoms and government believes you are content with being exploited.

Continued support for the major power players like Verizon, AT&T, etc, means that we will never have an internet owned by the people. Networks must be kept small, perhaps owned by your local municipal government and contracted out to service providers. I can hear moans already, and yes, this opens up the door to monopolized municipal exploitation. Seriously though, I can't think of many ways to make an internet owned by the people without government usurping ownership of privately owned property. We have to explore a middle ground first before we can demand ownership of other people's shit.

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