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Putin calls internet a ‘CIA project’ renewing fears of web breakup

Posted on April 25th, 2014 at 17:01 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Vladimir Putin gave his clearest signal yet that he aims to break up the global nature of the internet when he branded the network a “CIA project” on Thursday.The Russian president told a media conference in St Petersburg that America’s overseas espionage agency had originally set up the internet and was continuing to develop it.Putin has long hinted that he wants a Russian-run alternative. The idea of breaking up the internet has gained ground in Germany, Brazil and elsewhere round the world in the light of the revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden about the extent to which the US National Security Agency has infiltrated Facebook, Skype and other social media.

  1. Now _there’s_ a stupid idea who’s time has come.

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