China, Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch

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  1. mood

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    China, Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch
    New IP sounds good in some ways, but might help authoritarian crackdowns
    March 30, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-30-china-huawei-new-ip-proposal.html
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    That's one of the dumbest ideas that I've ever seen.
     
  3. reasonablePrivacy

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    I hope and believe it will be rejected by IETF, but maybe China just wants to adopt it inside China.
     
  4. mirimir

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    I guess. I wonder about compatibility. But whatever.
     
  5. reasonablePrivacy

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    It's open secret that China governments seriously considers disconnecting country from the wider Internet and create some sort of nation-state network instead.
     
  6. Stefan Froberg

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    And not only China, comrade Putin is slowly but steadily building his own national network too.

    It's strange...what do these communist (although China is as far away from real Communism as it's from real democracy) and
    ex-communist (ditto for Russia, capitalism was just a tool for them...) nations are afraid of?

    Their own citizens? Or that their "dreamland" is corrupted by western barbarians ?
    That the so called "Socialism with Chinese Characteristics" is sullied somehow by giving their citizen free
    access to Internet?

    Anyway...

    I have to confess that I did give Huawei a very small benefit of doubt.
    But after this disgusting proposal of the so called "New IP" (worldview must be fundamentally screwed if you
    need kill-switch and ability to authorize humans at protocol-level) it's clear that it's nothing more
    than corporate mouthpiece for party.

    I will never buy Huawei, Vivo or Oppo phone.
     
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    RIPE opposes China's internet protocols upgrade plan
    RIPE speaks out against China and Huawei's "New IP" internet upgrade plan
    April 23, 2020

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/ripe-opposes-chinas-internet-protocols-upgrade-plan/
    RIPE: Do We Need a New IP?
     
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