So, Russia disconnecting itself from the web means

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  • So, Russia disconnecting itself from the web means
  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    ..they must be planning how to disable the rest of the web and leave themselves unaffected?

    Russian authorities and major internet providers are planning to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment, Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) reported last week.
    More security news

    The reason for the experiment is to gather insight and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliament in December 2018.

    A first draft of the law mandated that Russian internet providers should ensure the independence of the Russian internet space (Runet) in the case of foreign aggression to disconnect the country from the rest of the internet.

    In addition, Russian telecom firms would also have to install “technical means” to re-route all Russian internet traffic to exchange points approved or managed by Roskomnazor, Russia’s telecom watchdog.

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/russia-to-disconnect-from-the-internet-as-part-of-a-planned-test/

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    It’ll be easy to spot when they do this as the volume of pro Trump, pro Brexit etc BS on all social media and news comments will drop massively.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Sounds good.

    Is it possible to ringfence all News about the Conservative government and also Brexit.

    Thanks,

    Yours

    Boris.

    footflaps
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    If they do that unemployment in Moscow will rocket, all those people spamming FB / Twitter with right wing BS will be out of a job….

    Fans of the crazy-Russian-driving-youtube-videos genre will have to find another way to waste time online.

    Aside from that I don’t think Russians actually contribute much to what we see online. /s

    Premier Icon Greybeard
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    It will be interesting to see if the amount of email spam reduces when they do it..

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    I think they are just preparing to bring down the entire WWW

    day after Brexit would be a good one

    Its ok we have the Daily Mails favourite Gammon Williamson as Defence Sec, itll be fine !!!!

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    the bbc news comments will be quiet that day!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Aside from that I don’t think Russians actually contribute much to what we see online

    That’s cos you speak English and most of them speak Russian. There’s more out there than just the Anglophone world.

    It’s interesting though that the way that the internet is designed allows for stuff like this.

    sirromj
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    That’s cos you speak English and most of them speak Russian. There’s more out there than just the Anglophone world.

    It’s quite amazing really how well it shields us from them foreigners.

    How many Russian is take to connect router to internet? A : 25. One plug in, 24 ride bicycle generator for 1-hour shift. But time probably better spend search food.

    They exert control over the entire internet don’t they? Well their licensed ISP’s same as our government does!

    Quango bullshit department for public consumption:

    Premier Icon somouk
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    They’re basically saying they want as much control as China has over its internet connections.

    They won’t be able to shut down the rest of the internet and keep running themselves, they can isolate themselves but wouldn’t have the capacity in their transit links to be able to attack the whole rest of the internet.

    spekkie
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    Having used the internet to cause chaos in the western world for the past few years, they want to ensure the roles can’t be reversed.

    They need not have worried. The western world now has more important things to worry about than flooding Russia with divisive propaganda.

    It’s so that they can enjoy STW without the adverts

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Intrigued to know if they can actually do this.

    it’s supposed to take place before April 1
    Maybe it’ll be on April 1…

    willard
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    It’s also possible that they are trying to work out a way of protecting themselves from cyber attacks the likes of which were experienced by Estonia and Georgia (and Crimea). Estonia managed to avoid a lot of the stuff because they _could_ disconnect themselves from the rest of the world and that was judge to be less damaging than letting the attacks continue.

    This approach could make sense if they see ‘cyber’ as a legit attack vector in some sort of military or civil action. Like, for example, invading Crimea or taking South Ossetia.

    Premier Icon somouk
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    Intrigued to know if they can actually do this.

    Technically it is easy to do as you just control the routers that peer out of the country and who they peer with. Alter the BGP peering on those to stop advertising things outside of your own country and you’re laughing.

    mickmcd
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    Cynical mike

    Could it be they have invented something that will wipe out our web whilst leaving themselves completely untouched….just by disconnecting themselves.

    Curiously do the Chinese have their own www?

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