So, the government is trying to take over the Internet?

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#1 Posted by MisterWWEfan (124 posts) -

I'm not sure if I'm the only one that notices this, but if you go to Google.com, it shows a message under the search bar that says, "Love the free and open Internet? Tell the world's governments to keep it that way."

So, the government trying to take over the Internet?

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#2 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

they have been trying to take over the internet for years.

hopefully they dont ever succeed.

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#3 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
Yes. The internet is terrifying to the powers that be.
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#4 Posted by 8-Bitterness (3707 posts) -
Gah! Muh freedoms! (I don't see that message...)
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#5 Posted by MisterWWEfan (124 posts) -
Gah! Muh freedoms! (I don't see that message...)8-Bitterness
You don't? I'm on Google.com right now on my laptop and it still shows that message. I'm guessing the government is really going to take over the Internet, huh? That would suck if that happened.
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#6 Posted by 8-Bitterness (3707 posts) -
[QUOTE="8-Bitterness"]Gah! Muh freedoms! (I don't see that message...)MisterWWEfan
You don't? I'm on Google.com right now on my laptop and it still shows that message. I'm guessing the government is really going to take over the Internet, huh? That would suck if that happened.

Never mind, I see it now on Chrome but it still doesn't show up on Firefox.
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#7 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

shows up for me on firefox:
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#8 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

I've got the message too. I like the Internet the way it is.

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#9 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10701 posts) -

i thought google was the one trying to take over everything.

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#10 Posted by CRS98 (9036 posts) -
Governments, corporations. They don't want you having dissident thoughts. So they block the easiest way to that.
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#11 Posted by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -
Various governments, telecommunication companies and the like are basically behind closed doors deciding what to do about the internet. Presumably it's too unsafe and not profitable enough as it is. I know some countries already ceased their net neutrality but hopefully those that still have theirs keep it.
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#12 Posted by Captain52 (448 posts) -
We don't want America becoming a police state... unless you think it already is one.
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#13 Posted by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

they have been trying to take over the internet for years.

hopefully they dont ever succeed.

konvikt_17

until they buy the right people that dont give a crap and sell it to them screwing the rest of the world

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#14 Posted by hiphops_savior (8365 posts) -
The Templars are trying to take over, oh no!
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#15 Posted by Maniacc1 (5354 posts) -
I'd like to see them tr-
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#16 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

It's ironic it's coming from google because google was created by the CIA.

I guess the government is like a family though. They don't always agree on everything.

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#17 Posted by harashawn (27614 posts) -
Yes, and then they're gonna take over YOU!
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#18 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

I think people are overreacting, there was the SOPA act a while back but that went no where. Other than that I don't really see the big deal, I have nothing to hide on my computer, I'm not doing anything wrong.

And they wouldn't have the power to take over the internet or read your emails or whatever, they would have to get some kind of warrent or something. Plausible cause basically.

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#19 Posted by sSubZerOo (46987 posts) -
Yeah going to have to say the government is what is enforcing net neutrality.. And things like SOPA are put forward by politicians backed by corporations..
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#20 Posted by Storm_Marine (13024 posts) -

I'm not sure if I'm the only one that notices this, but if you go to Google.com, it shows a message under the search bar that says, "Love the free and open Internet? Tell the world's governments to keep it that way."

MisterWWEfan

The UN is trying to interfere with sh*t, as usual.

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#21 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9707 posts) -
Ultimately, most developed countries will have to amp up its cyber defense systems in case of a large scale cyber attack and it may include things found in SOPA and all the other internet bills. Cyber attacks will be a real issue in the future considering we use computers to run things like our power grid.
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#22 Posted by punkpunker (3383 posts) -

didnt the military had it first before the public?

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#23 Posted by gamerguru100 (12647 posts) -
The Templars are trying to take over, oh no!hiphops_savior
LOL
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#24 Posted by pspitus (2396 posts) -

They shall not pass! We will band together! We will release the shackles of internet opression! WE WILL PREVAIL! :x

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