China Bans Internet News Reporting as Media Crackdown Widens


#1

With globalists encouraging the control of the Internet be relinquished to an international body and democrats more than willing to comply… Coming to a country near you !


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#3

Each year, Iranian authorities invest considerable energy in confiscating private satellite dishes. Authorities often resort to creative means to find the offensive devices, which are often hidden on apartment balconies.

In Iran’s second largest city, Mashad, police have parked large cranes outside apartment buildings, checking balconies one by one, according to the Iranian reformist website Saham News. The website has posted pictures [link in Farsi] showing two large yellow cranes in front of an apartment building during a purported satellite dish confiscation in Mashad.

Efforts in previous years have included the use of helicopters and cinematic operations involving Iranian special forces rappelling down the sides of tall buildings in search of dishes.


#4

It doesn’t happen so much any more because of the computerize nature of record keeping but here in the UK the BBC use to send around signal detection trucks. They would be able to directionally locate a TV receiver from the street and could, because of the electronics involved tell whether you were required to have a color or B&W license If they their records showed that you do not have a required license, they have police authority to search your home… You must have a license for TV’s and any computer capable of receiving BBC… which is any computer connected to the Internet. BBC is very protective of their license fees… I thought it was BS until I saw one… I knew then that I was living in a real police state… but its ok cause the take care of everything… like a good nanny should!


#5

And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. “Reality control,” they called it: in Newspeak, “doublethink.”

1984

And people do not see it coming.


#6

Coming? Coming? Might we refer to the recently eased congressional and other official records?

The USSR had nothing on what’s going on now.


#7

I seriously doubt this could ever happen in America. Anyone can pay a few bucks, stand up their own website on Weebly or SquareSpace and blog about whatever they want. The fact that China does this simply emphasizes the need to hurt them in terms of trade and cyber warfare. I find it crazy to think that in a country that big with so many people that they don’t completely freak out and just topple the government. China sucks.


#8

You can’t set up a website if you can’t get an IP address and, at least for now, those are controlled in the US… but that isn’t stopping our current president from trying to give it away…


#9

Well that’s true @Scott you need an IP address to set up a website and point the nameservers to the IP so the site can be accessed via URLs - but I am not sure what you mean by Obama trying to give the IPs away? I mean, the US does not control all IP addresses. So, you can easily set up a website with a top level domain in another country like Iceland or the Netherlands and Obama can’t do anything about that. What am I missing here? Truly want to understand more.


#10

@Alfredo @Scott

Are you talking about this? This actually came from the FCC website. The language is terrifying.

https://www.fcc.gov/document/fact-sheet-president-obamas-plan-regulate-internet

FACT SHEET: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PLAN TO REGULATE THE INTERNET

On February 5, 2015, Chairman Wheeler circulated to his fellow Commissioners President Obama’s 332-page plan to regulate the Internet. Here are some key aspects of that plan:

Through broad and vague rules, President Obama’s plan gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works.

Instead of allowing the American people to choose the broadband service plan that is best for them, the President’s plan places that decision in the hands of a Washington bureaucracy.

The plan curtails the ability of broadband providers to offer innovative service plans. For example, the rules jeopardize the future of T-Mobile’s Music Freedom program.

The plan also explicitly calls into question usage-based pricing. This means that broadband subscribers who use less data could end up subsidizing subscribers who use more data.

President Obama’s plan opens the door to billions of dollars of new taxes on broadband.

Following a transition period, the plan contemplates adding assorted regulatory taxes to Americans’ broadband bills, including fees to support the multi-billion-dollar Universal Service Fund and the Telecommunications Relay Service Fund.

These taxes will increase the prices American consumers will have to pay for broadband.

President Obama’s plan contains rate regulation.

All rates charged by broadband providers will be subject to FCC regulation. Specifically, they must be “just and reasonable” pursuant to section 201 of the Communications Act. The plan does not forbear from any aspect of this statutory provision.

This requirement will apply both to retail rates for consumers and interconnection rates for edge providers. It will embroil the Commission in an endless series of disputes that the agency is ill-suited to resolve.
President Obama’s plan will steadily increase regulation over time.

The plan does not safeguard the Internet from additional regulations. Instead, it takes what it describes as an incremental approach to imposing those new regulations.
Some of the plan’s new Internet regulations will go into effect immediately.

Others will not take effect at this time or for now, making clear that the President’s plan contemplates even more rules in the future. This undermines regulatory certainty and will leave consumers poorer, step by step.

President Obama’s plan will be a boon to trial lawyers and will lead to more litigation.

The plan allows trial lawyers to file everything from individual lawsuits to sprawling class actions against broadband providers for any practices or charges they believe to be unreasonable.

These litigation costs, including attorneys’ fees, will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices.
President Obama’s plan will reduce competition and decrease consumer choice.

The plan imposes a host of new regulations on broadband providers. The costs of these regulations will hit smaller broadband providers the hardest and push them out of the market. For example, many of them will face higher pole attachment rates.

The plan implements Title II public-utility regulation that was designed for a monopoly. A one-size-fits-all regulatory framework intended to regulate a monopoly will push the broadband market in that very direction.

President Obama’s plan will slow broadband speeds for American consumers and the deployment of high-speed broadband.

The plan contains a bevy of new regulations that will depress investment in broadband networks. That will mean slower broadband speeds for American consumers. It will also mean that many rural Americans will have to wait longer for access to quality broadband.

Public-utility regulation has been shown to decrease infrastructure investment. In the United States, where we have embraced a light-touch regulatory framework, there has been far more investment per capita in broadband than there has been in Europe, which has embraced a public utility model.


#11

My understanding of the system, and I am no expert is that ICANN via IANA controls all root key infrastructure assignments for DNSSEC. While this database is distributed, it is centrally managed and administered and is redistributed worldwide every 48 hours or so. It also controls the INT registry which is used to register and map intergovernmental organizations and operates by international treaty governing registries between and among national governments.

While ICANN has no physical control over the Internet… it can certainly make it look like scrambled eggs.

The plan is to decentralize this work from ICANN and distribute it (somehow) among several private companies internationally (governments need not apply) but given the nature of what is controlled…

at least this is my understanding of the major control functions…