Wednesday, 8 September 2010
CASE 019 - The internet and the internet 2
The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope that are linked by a broad array of electronic and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast array of information resources and services, most notably the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support electronic mail.
The Internet2 is an advanced networking consortium led by the research and education community. The not-for-profit partnership includes leaders from research, academia, industry and government. In 2009, Internet2 member rolls included over 200 higher education institutions, over 40 members from industry, over 30 research and education network and connector organizations,and over 50 affiliate members. Western democracies from Australia to the UK and the United States are beginning to implement dictatorial internet censorship. With Obama's support, most of the developed world has accepted plans for government-approved online activity and Pentagon-monitored internet traffic.
SIGINT is intelligence derived from electronic signals and systems used by foreign targets, such as communications systems, radars, and weapons systems. SIGINT provides a vital window for our nation into foreign adversaries' capabilities, actions, and intentions.
People will eventually be forced into a corporate driven "Internet 2". Independent blogs, news sites and online businesses will all be financially disadvantaged by access fees that large corporations will not have to pay. With the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, the white house has unlimited control of the internet and can shut certain areas down to deal with "cyber emergencies" as well as snoop on anyone at any time.
We need to do whatever we can to keep the internet open and democratic so that we can continue to discover truthful information.
Internet 2 VS You
googles dark side - google conspiracy