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Windows 7: An Order of Seven Global Cyber-Guardians Now Hold Keys to the Internet

28 Jul 2010   #11
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Imagine they had to hit the kill switch, do you think the people on Twitter would be tweeting what made them hit the kill switch or would they be trending what they done while Twitter was down?


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28 Jul 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

The whole idea of TURNING OFF THE INTERNET is more terrifying than any cataclysmic cyber attack.

Could you imagine the horror of actually having to *gasp* talk to people in person?

Of course it's the children I'd feel sorry for the most. An entire generation that would be struck mute and incapable of interacting with anybody.

All those mute children with blank expressions and fingers twitching spasmodically from muscle memory due to phantom keyboards and cell phones...


Actually, that would be rather amusing to see - switch off the net I say
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28 Jul 2010   #13
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Perhaps I'm paranoid but I see the greatest danger in the internet being "turned off" to avoid the spread of information considered to be not in the national interest.
I'm thinking a nuclear attack, outbreak of plague in the cities etc plus a civil war or revolutionary situation.
Governments would not want information causing panic in the country or revolutionary groups coordinating their efforts.
Isn't this like the situation in China. The government do not want the general population knowing of anti government movements or ethnic conflicts in the regions in case these things spread to other areas and eventually become a major threat to the state.
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28 Jul 2010   #14
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The whole idea of TURNING OFF THE INTERNET is more terrifying than any cataclysmic cyber attack.

Could you imagine the horror of actually having to *gasp* talk to people in person?

Of course it's the children I'd feel sorry for the most. An entire generation that would be struck mute and incapable of interacting with anybody.

All those mute children with blank expressions and fingers twitching spasmodically from muscle memory due to phantom keyboards and cell phones...


Actually, that would be rather amusing to see - switch off the net I say
I would pay to see that happen.

My flat mate always says, if they shut down the internet, the whole world would come to a standstill and no one would know what to do. LOL.

Lucky
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28 Jul 2010   #15
Scotteq

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

...and One Key To Rule Them All
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28 Jul 2010   #16
cloud8521

 

what i want to know is how do you restart the Internet anyway?
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28 Jul 2010   #17
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Hmmm...I'm guessing this is about the time when HAM Radio makes a rather quick comeback
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31 Jul 2010   #18
Kari

 

An Order of Seven Global Cyber-Guardians Now Hold Keys to the Internet-internetkeys.jpg
The Keys to the Internet. Each smart card contains
a portions of the DNSSEC root key, which would be
necessary to reboot the Internet as we know it if
connections were severed to stem a cyber attack.
(From http://www.popsci.com/technology/art...now-hold-keys-


June 16 2010 DNSSEC Root KSK Key Ceremony:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6EUd...layer_embedded
(From These Countries Hold the Keys to the Internet)


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31 Jul 2010   #19
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Anybody care to guess what the odds are that the internet would ever be shut down? Seems about as likely as me being able to fly to Saturn in my lifetime as a tourist. Besides, how can anyone be sure there isn't already a second (unused) "parallel" internet?
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31 Jul 2010   #20
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Anybody care to guess what the odds are that the internet would ever be shut down? Seems about as likely as me being able to fly to Saturn in my lifetime as a tourist. Besides, how can anyone be sure there isn't already a second (unused) "parallel" internet?
Because that would just be bad story telling. In the writing world, we call that a cop-out.
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