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    Re: Freedom vs. Security strikes again: new Internet legislation from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by aceman67 View Post
    I just don't think that they understand just how much of an impact shutting down the internet in just the US would have.

    It would effect the entire world economy. Think about it, how does the world trade stocks? Through the internet, its how the exchanges talk to each other now. And where does most of the world do its trading? The US.

    Then you have to think about how many online stores that are owned by companies outside of the US host their sites on servers located in the US. If they shut the internet down, then they lose out money because of an issue that doesn't even effect their country, and they wouldn't even get compensation because they aren't a US company.
    I think they do. That is why this will never fly. So many people in America do their transactions via the internet. Dollar bills baby, that is what gets politicians attention.

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    Re: Freedom vs. Security strikes again: new Internet legislation from Congress

    this is just great. the government is really stepping out of line here. first of all, politicians has no idea about technologies and even the internet and yet they pretend they do. this is one fine example that the people should not give too much power and control ideas and concept of the people. first it's the internet, then it's the people.
    YYYEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!!!

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    Re: Freedom vs. Security strikes again: new Internet legislation from Congress

    This power is pointless because if you were to shut down the internet to cut off communications, well, terrorists have phones. They can write a letter, send a messenger, use morse code, etc. Considering that the bigger threat is an American terrorist, tracing a phone message would be even harder than tracking down a message on the internet, because you wouldn't know who to trace.
    If you were to shut down the internet in order to prevent a terrorist from getting into something important to national security on the internet, then you shouldn't be putting things important to national security on the internet.
    To be honest, taking control of the internet just sounds lazy. "I don't feel like searching through all of these websites." Well, suck it up. It's your job.

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    Re: Freedom vs. Security strikes again: new Internet legislation from Congress

    This thread is completely pointless. The government isn't able to shut down the internet. They do not physically possess the ability to do so. It's not like there is a plug labelled internet that you can just pull and everything will go offline. The internet doesn't work like that. It never has, and it never will. The internet is one thing that no one will ever be able to control, no matter how much power they possess.

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