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Originally Posted by dangerousHobo View Post
You know what your talking about.
I beleive the NSA worked with AT&T as they own a huge amount of cable in the US, and claim that anything that travels on their cable is theirs.
Like rabid said, they have been working on this for a while.
Most big search engines record what you search for too, hope thats no big supprise.

All IM traffic of mine is encrypted, thats about it.
At one time or another almost all internet traffic goes through an AT&T hub - which is where the NSA patches in. Tracert google.com will show you if your data is ever in AT&T's hands if you're curious. And btw - AT&T is the only agency who got caught - not necessarily the only one involved.

If any of this sounds like a conspiracy theory - GW openly admits that the program exists and is active. So like my sig says - Big Brother is watching
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post #22 of 31
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How on earth would you go about monitoring everybody's internet? Also, what would they do about verisign etc encryption keys which they do not have. To monitor the internet is almost totally impossible.
Exactly. I believe (not totally sure) the FBI has the authority to monitor someones "internet" if they are partaking in illegal activities. Mirunit, I admire your logic.
    
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lol this is funny!

HAHA overclock.net is blocked in china apparently!!
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As far as I know, nothing is blocked over here in sunny South Africa.

Pity though that most of the population doesn't have internet and it's really expensive. Go monopoly, go! Wait, that's wrong. Die monopoly, die! lol

We also don't have the fastest speed. Maxing at 4Mb connection. (I've only got 384kbps speed) And we have "caps". Some of you may not know what this strange word is. O_o Means the average guy over here only gets 3GB of bandwidth upstream and downsteam to use. The connection itself is expensive as well as the actual bandwidth.

Sorry for going off topic. I tend to vent when talking about our telecoms.

Anyhow, who would block YouTube anyway? Just a bunch of crazy/silly people on there.
    
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So anything you pay for you should get to use however you want? How about guns, cars, knives? Information can be dangerous too.

Now, I'm not saying that I necessarily support internet filtering, but you have to see their perspective as well.
I agree with what your saying they should block only the minimal things that they want kept secret but they shouldent block youtube and other things like that
    
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I live in the UAE.... orginally they had youtube blocked, that sucked. Currently it's unblocked.
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post #27 of 31
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there is this website...

http://www.greatfirewallofchina.org

you can type in whatever website you want and this site will check to see if china blocks it... kinda funny... google was blocked for awhile, until they agreed not to offer certain search terms to be had in china...
Is it just me, or does the map on that site (when testing) show that Russians can walk over into Alaska?

Oh, and China blocks wikipedia. Forced ignorance FTW.




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My god.. China blocks so many websites
    
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post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
there is this website...

http://www.greatfirewallofchina.org

you can type in whatever website you want and this site will check to see if china blocks it... kinda funny... google was blocked for awhile, until they agreed not to offer certain search terms to be had in china...
it says they blocked overclock.net!
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that site can't be right, it says they blocked everything! like even google.
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