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(Global Geopolitics)   European Union declares the US internet to be drunk, must go home and make way for internationalized governance   (glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com) divider line 104
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2014-02-12 10:37:42 AM
*begins walk of shame*
 
2014-02-12 10:40:42 AM
The purpose of Global Geopolitics is to present impactful and up-to-date geopolitical developments to the reader that has affected, or will affect our daily lives. Being that geopolitics is multidisciplinary in its scope, Global Geopolitics will place focus on presenting you information regarding events in the areas of economics, finance, military, national security, terrorism, regional politics, international relations and religion with additional commentary/analysis from time to time.

Everybody calm the f*ck down, the Global Geopolitician's got something impactful to say about regional politics.  And terrorism. And perhaps a Leo Dicaprio movie.  Candy Crush?
 
2014-02-12 11:11:21 AM
FTA: Governments including Russia, China and Brazil have called for more international governance of the Internet in recent years

Yeah, because if there are three countries I trust the most to allow a free and open internet it's those three.
 
2014-02-12 11:30:52 AM

thamike: Everybody calm the f*ck down, the Global Geopolitician's got something impactful to say about regional politics.  And terrorism. And perhaps a Leo Dicaprio movie.  Candy Crush?


why they take the funny buttons off this thing?
 
2014-02-12 11:41:40 AM
It came from US government sponsored research, if you don't like our tech, make your own.
 
2014-02-12 12:12:52 PM
Yawn, politicians trying to cash in on NSA scandal.  Get their name in the papers as the guy who fought against a problem, even though their proposed changes don't address the problem they claim to fight.

As a developer, I really don't want to EU to have more control over the Internet, especially under the guise of protecting peoples' privacy.  They already have enough batshiat crazy rules over there that just waste all of our time.  If you do business in the EU, you have to put a disclaimer on your web site telling users that it sets cookies, fer chrissakes.
 
2014-02-12 12:14:16 PM

change1211: FTA: Governments including Russia, China and Brazil have called for more international governance of the Internet in recent years

Yeah, because if there are three countries I trust the most to allow a free and open internet it's those three.


I dunno. Russia's internet seems a bit like a Libertarian paradise.
 
2014-02-12 12:15:50 PM

netweavr: change1211: FTA: Governments including Russia, China and Brazil have called for more international governance of the Internet in recent years

Yeah, because if there are three countries I trust the most to allow a free and open internet it's those three.

I dunno. Russia's internet seems a bit like a Libertarian  Anarchist paradise.


FTFY
 
2014-02-12 12:17:20 PM

Boojum2k: netweavr: change1211: FTA: Governments including Russia, China and Brazil have called for more international governance of the Internet in recent years

Yeah, because if there are three countries I trust the most to allow a free and open internet it's those three.

I dunno. Russia's internet seems a bit like a Libertarian  Anarchist paradise.

FTFY


I'm not seeing the difference
 
2014-02-12 12:19:23 PM
serial_crusher: If you do business in the EU, you have to put a disclaimer on your web site telling users that it sets cookies, fer chrissakes.

Then don't set cookies?
 
2014-02-12 12:19:45 PM

netweavr: I'm not seeing the difference


That would be ignorance on your part. Libertarian=wants small government. Anarchist=wants no government.
 
2014-02-12 12:23:50 PM
The US is (marginally) evil, but that doesn't make the EU good.
 
2014-02-12 12:27:23 PM
Translation:

"We're tired of the US running the internet and being able to monitor everything.  We want to run our own internet (and be able to monitor everything)."
 
2014-02-12 12:28:18 PM

ikanreed: The US is (marginally) evil, but that doesn't make the EU good.


Say what you want about the US but most of the EU can't deliver even marginal internet access to their citizens.  So I'm not exactly worried about them.

/asian on the other hand
 
2014-02-12 12:32:46 PM

bluenovaman: It came from US government sponsored research, if you don't like our tech, make your own.


You do know the Web and its protocols were initially developed by a British scientist working at CERN, right?
 
2014-02-12 12:35:21 PM

qorkfiend: You do know the Web and its protocols were initially developed by a British scientist working at CERN, right?


The internet did not being in 1989. The U.S. was developing the structure for more than 20 years before that.
 
2014-02-12 12:35:50 PM

gingerjet: ikanreed: The US is (marginally) evil, but that doesn't make the EU good.

Say what you want about the US but most of the EU can't deliver even marginal internet access to their citizens.  So I'm not exactly worried about them.


LOL...wat? The EU claims 100% of EU citizens have access to broadband: 96% wired; 3% wireless, and the final percent satellite. Oh, and it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy cheaper than here in the USA.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57608022-94/european-homes-now-have -1 00-percent-broadband-coverage/
 
2014-02-12 12:35:58 PM

Boojum2k: The internet did not being in 1989


*begin
 
2014-02-12 12:38:02 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Translation:

"We're tired of the US running the internet and being able to monitor everything.  We want to run our own internet (and be able to monitor everything)."


Then maybe they can sink a few billion into defense R&D to cook up another global telecommunications system that was given to them for use free-of-charge.

/Europe sucks
 
2014-02-12 12:40:25 PM

Stone Meadow: gingerjet: ikanreed: The US is (marginally) evil, but that doesn't make the EU good.

Say what you want about the US but most of the EU can't deliver even marginal internet access to their citizens.  So I'm not exactly worried about them.

LOL...wat? The EU claims 100% of EU citizens have access to broadband: 96% wired; 3% wireless, and the final percent satellite. Oh, and it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy cheaper than here in the USA.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57608022-94/european-homes-now-have -1 00-percent-broadband-coverage/


Yeah, that.  It was a really odd response to my statement, and being compounded by being utterly incorrect makes it seem like a troll.
 
2014-02-12 12:41:49 PM

Boojum2k: netweavr: I'm not seeing the difference

That would be ignorance on your part. Libertarian=wants small government so they can drown it in a bathtub. Anarchist=wants no government.


That would be naïveté on your part.
 
2014-02-12 12:42:06 PM

ikanreed: Stone Meadow: gingerjet: ikanreed: The US is (marginally) evil, but that doesn't make the EU good.

Say what you want about the US but most of the EU can't deliver even marginal internet access to their citizens.  So I'm not exactly worried about them.

LOL...wat? The EU claims 100% of EU citizens have access to broadband: 96% wired; 3% wireless, and the final percent satellite. Oh, and it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy cheaper than here in the USA.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57608022-94/european-homes-now-have -1 00-percent-broadband-coverage/

Yeah, that.  It was a really odd response to my statement, and being compounded by being utterly incorrect makes it seem like a troll.


I think it sarcasm not trolling.
 
2014-02-12 12:43:03 PM

LoneWolf343: Boojum2k: netweavr: I'm not seeing the difference

That would be ignorance on your part. Libertarian=wants small government so they can drown it in a bathtub. Anarchist=wants no government.

That would be naïveté on your part.


You're projecting.
 
2014-02-12 12:43:52 PM

qorkfiend: You do know the Web and its protocols were initially developed by a British scientist working at CERN, right?


I do now!  :)  So they have a say too.
 
2014-02-12 12:44:17 PM

ikanreed: Yeah, that.  It was a really odd response to my statement, and being compounded by being utterly incorrect makes it seem like a troll.


Yes, but why attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity? ;)
 
2014-02-12 12:46:28 PM

bluenovaman: qorkfiend: You do know the Web and its protocols were initially developed by a British scientist working at CERN, right?

I do now!  :)  So they have a say too.


Don't believe him. Al Gore is NOT British, he is NOT a scientist nor has Al Gore EVER worked at CERN!
 
2014-02-12 12:46:38 PM
The US was in charge of the internet?
 
2014-02-12 12:48:33 PM

Stone Meadow: serial_crusher: If you do business in the EU, you have to put a disclaimer on your web site telling users that it sets cookies, fer chrissakes.

Then don't set cookies?


Sure, users love re-entering their login credentials on every pageview.
 
2014-02-12 12:56:05 PM

Stone Meadow: serial_crusher: If you do business in the EU, you have to put a disclaimer on your web site telling users that it sets cookies, fer chrissakes.

Then don't set cookies?


They do but the website has to inform users that it is tracking them.

The more users know how the internet works the better it is for them and they can make informed decisions. You can understand why Google and others don't want to users to know how much they are tracking people.
 
2014-02-12 12:58:38 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-12 01:00:59 PM
They've been saying this for decades.  They REALLY hate us for our freedoms.

Ok I kid, but they really don't like the whole "First Amendment + hosted in the USA means idiots can say whatever" thing.

I remember reading this really interesting thing that basically said that Europe had hate speech laws because of their voting Systems.  Basically, one of the flaws of a
parliamentary system was that you held the primary after the general.  So everyone voted for their own party, and then the parties got together and figured out who was running.

And the basic problem with this is that the fringe idiots could be kingmakers (Party A is 45%, Party B is 45%, Party Nutters is 10%.  Party Nutters can get LOTS of control by swinging back and forth).  And since European fringe idiots have a long and noble history of being violent mass murderering farkheads, and you don't need all that many of them to get them into power, the ONLY way to stop them was to have hate speech laws.  And in the meantime, it was a glorious way for the ruling parties to crush discontent (
http://www.denbeste.nu/cd_log_entries/2003/04/FreeSpeechandHateSpee ch. shtml).
 
2014-02-12 01:01:18 PM

Norfolking Chance: You can understand why Google and others don't want to users to know how much they are tracking people.


If you are someone who doesn't understand how much Google is tracking you, then you've only got yourself to blame.  Do they think its just a coincidence they start seeing banner ads for Shoes when they Google search Zappos?
 
2014-02-12 01:03:44 PM
I'm pretty sure any nation with sufficiently capable infrastructure is also monitoring the internet NSA style.  Or at least any nation that also has a spy agency.  If they are not, then they have a pretty shiatty spy agency.
 
2014-02-12 01:04:16 PM

Kimpak: If you are someone who doesn't understand how much Google is tracking you, then you've only got yourself to blame. Do they think its just a coincidence they start seeing banner ads for Shoes when they Google search Zappos?


So much this.  I think people would be shocked if they ran an output of every input and output comes from loading a webpage.  Loading a single page potentially is sending information to hundreds of places.  I believe there's an app that will show it, but it is mindblowing.

You know those banner ads you see?  There are single pixels within the banner that are used for tracking that is later used for advertising decisions.
 
2014-02-12 01:07:22 PM
Good thing there are adults on this planet during an era of globalization.
 
2014-02-12 01:16:29 PM
civwiki.de

"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."

-Commissioner Pravin Lal, "U.N. Declaration of Rights"
 
2014-02-12 01:19:14 PM

Boojum2k: netweavr: I'm not seeing the difference

That would be ignorance on your part. Libertarian=wants small government. Anarchist=wants no government.


s21.postimg.org
 
2014-02-12 01:21:34 PM

Burr: [civwiki.de image 100x121]

"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."

-Commissioner Pravin Lal, "U.N. Declaration of Rights"


Holy fark.  That game was prescient?

Great game too
 
2014-02-12 01:26:31 PM

Boojum2k: qorkfiend: You do know the Web and its protocols were initially developed by a British scientist working at CERN, right?

The internet did not being in 1989. The U.S. was developing the structure for more than 20 years before that.


Good thing I didn't say that, eh? What I said was that the Web and its protocols were developed by a British scientist working at CERN.
 
2014-02-12 01:28:09 PM

stuhayes2010: The US was in charge of the internet?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICANN
 
2014-02-12 01:28:18 PM

Burr: [civwiki.de image 100x121]

"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."

-Commissioner Pravin Lal, "U.N. Declaration of Rights"


Whelp, someone is asking for a nerve stapling.
 
2014-02-12 01:28:44 PM

qorkfiend: Good thing I didn't say that, eh? What I said was that the Web and its protocols were developed by a British scientist working at CERN.


Which still gives the EU dick-all in authority over the internet.
 
2014-02-12 01:29:08 PM
All good things will be ruined by greed, corruption and incompetence.
 
2014-02-12 01:32:21 PM
other countries periodically make this complaint right up until someone prices out what it would take for them to go through with it.
 
2014-02-12 01:32:58 PM
If we let Russia take over the running of the internet , we would have to spend all our time working with our anti-virus software. If China took it over they would just shut it down every time some said something they didn't agree with, which would probably result in a great deal of downtime.
I know absolutely nothing about Brazil , what kind of problems would they cause?
 
2014-02-12 01:44:14 PM

gremlin1: If we let Russia take over the running of the internet , we would have to spend all our time working with our anti-virus software. If China took it over they would just shut it down every time some said something they didn't agree with, which would probably result in a great deal of downtime.
I know absolutely nothing about Brazil , what kind of problems would they cause?


Whenever they enter a Golden Age, all internet search results will be filled with links to Carnival travel brochures.
 
2014-02-12 01:47:13 PM

qorkfiend: Boojum2k: qorkfiend: You do know the Web and its protocols were initially developed by a British scientist working at CERN, right?

The internet did not being in 1989. The U.S. was developing the structure for more than 20 years before that.

Good thing I didn't say that, eh? What I said was that the Web and its protocols were developed by a British scientist working at CERN.


What was your point when you said that?
 
2014-02-12 01:51:33 PM

gremlin1: If we let Russia take over the running of the internet , we would have to spend all our time working with our anti-virus software. If China took it over they would just shut it down every time some said something they didn't agree with, which would probably result in a great deal of downtime.
I know absolutely nothing about Brazil , what kind of problems would they cause?


Screaming of the hairless.
 
2014-02-12 02:00:21 PM

AngryDragon: Burr: [civwiki.de image 100x121]

"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."

-Commissioner Pravin Lal, "U.N. Declaration of Rights"

Holy fark.  That game was prescient?

Great game too


I swear Brian Reynolds was a time traveler.

kieran57: Whelp, someone is asking for a nerve stapling


No!  That is a serious atrocity!
 
2014-02-12 02:02:41 PM

Burr: AngryDragon: Burr: [civwiki.de image 100x121]

"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."

-Commissioner Pravin Lal, "U.N. Declaration of Rights"

Holy fark.  That game was prescient?

Great game too

I swear Brian Reynolds was a time traveler.

kieran57: Whelp, someone is asking for a nerve stapling

No!  That is a serious atrocity!


"I HAVE DEVELOPED LASER TROOPS! GIVE ME THE RESEARCH ON CHAOS STRING THEORY WEAPONS OR I'LL GO TO WAR!"
"For fark's sake, Mirriam, fark. OFF."
 
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