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View Diary: The NSA Could Destroy The Internet As We Know It (235 comments)

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  •  How is this a bad thing? (3+ / 0-)
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    sillycarrot, koNko, stevemb

    The servers and routers concentrated in one easy-to-spy-on place doesn't make sense anymore. Good for Brazil.

    Also. Please. Just because a portion of the internet is routed through other servers other than the US doesn't mean they're cut off from the world.

    Remember the old days? We had telnet. We had AOL. We had this new thing called the World Wide Web. I believe that one was shorted to www, but I'm getting old. Infobahn, bitches. We don't need no stinking US-based copper wire/fiber optic/server farms. Put it all on floating islands in the Pacific for all I care. I'll just shoot up through my sat link.

    •  It would be possible to build (6+ / 0-)

      a more decentralized multi-polar internet that worked. However, that would require a fairly high level of international cooperation. The NSA is fostering an atmosphere that is likely to make that difficult to achieve.

      •  It's already decentralized, somewhat. (5+ / 0-)

        There's nothing special about most of the backbone being in the US. Our soil isn't magical. But there are routers and servers the world over. Right now. I can use TOR and be routed right to Left Nut Europe.

        As long as my ISP is willing to play with the world, I can stay connected. If my ISP won't then I go shopping.

        The problem is the NSA. I for one applaud any effort to take the marbles out of their reach.

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