1. Post #1
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    Xmeagol's Avatar
    December 2006
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    TELEPHONE COMPANIES in Russia have asked Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to shut down Skype in the country.

    The powerful lobbying group, which was formed in partnership with Putin's party, has not admitted that Skype is hurting its companies' revenues. Instead it is using the argument that Skype is a threat to national security.

    The lobby has created a working group to draft legal safeguards against what it said were risks posed by Skype and other Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services.

    Russian telecom executives portrayed the most popular VoIP programs like Skype and ICQ as encroaching "foreign entities" that the government must control. They don't mention that their companies are inefficient and can't compete with VoIP providers.

    A press release from the lobby said, "Without government restrictions, IP telephony causes certain concerns about security." It continued to expose the lobby's true concern, however, by saying, "Most of the service operators working in Russia, such as Skype and Icq, are foreign. It is therefore necessary to protect the native companies in this sector and so forth."

    Russia isn't the only country that has concerns about VoIP encryption. Governments across the world are miffed that they can't spy on Skype calls. Obviously this means that criminals and terrorists will use them, rather than disposable cellphones or traditional phone lines.

    However Russian telephone companies have been losing cash to VoIP outfits. Some enterprising Russians have even set up shops for people to make cheap untraceable calls.

    As an alternative to Skype and its peers, the telecom executives proposed creating VoIP services inside their own firms, which would then make them "safely" available to the Russian public. In other words, if you can't compete, offer the same service and get the government to prop up your cozy oligopoly by enforcing its use.

    Then cover it under the guise of nationalism and national security. µ
    Source: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...ional-security
    i wouldn't trust the Inq 100% on these things though.

    I just had to post this, it's too hilarious to pass on

  2. Post #2
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    Arachnidus's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Wow.

  3. Post #3
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    compwhizii's Avatar
    February 2007
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    Butthurt Telecom companies are buthutt

  4. Post #4
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    Fangz's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Are you the only person in the world who actually takes The Inquirer seriously? The link has fake written all over it.

    Also, if you didn't trust it in the first place, why did you post it?

  5. Post #5
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    Xmeagol's Avatar
    December 2006
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    i didn't edit, i posted it all together.

    :saddowns:

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    AegisĀ°'s Avatar
    September 2006
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    Russian national security is also a threat to Russian national security.

  7. Post #7
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    Russia is threat to Russian national security.

  8. Post #8
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    Beafman's Avatar
    May 2006
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    I thought it said Skynet in the thread title.

    I was disappointed.

  9. Post #9
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    April 2009
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    Everything is a threat to Russian security

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    Agmemnon's Avatar
    September 2008
    309 Posts
    Everything is a threat to Russian security
    Even the Russian security a threat to Russian security.

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    February 2009
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    In Soviet Russia...

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    Doug52392's Avatar
    May 2008
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    In Soviet Russia, telephones threaten you!

  13. Post #13
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    Ziron's Avatar
    June 2006
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    In Soviet Russia, telephones threaten you!
    "very nice funny!!!!" - borat, borat: the movie, 2008

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    "very nice funny!!!!" - borat, borat: the movie, 2008
    Borats not Russian....

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    November 2007
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    Well, Skype is Estonian. And I guess Russians should be butthurt about using something from their former bitches.

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    July 2009
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    Listen to your mother   land    and get off skype!

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    This is a step backwards.

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    December 2007
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    I'm sorry, but I had to post this:

       In Soviet Russia, Skype threatens YOU!   

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    Well, Skype is Estonian. And I guess Russians should be butthurt about using something from their former bitches.
    They really are quite butthurt about Estonian stuff in general so Skype, being the creation of Estonian programmers, is ofcourse one of them.

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    angelangel's Avatar
    November 2005
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    I'm sorry, but I had to post this:

       In Soviet Russia, Skype threatens YOU!   
    That's not what spoilers are for you clot.

  21. Post #21
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    Xmeagol's Avatar
    December 2006
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    In mother russia, clot spoilers YOU

  22. Post #22
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    July 2008
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    One new day, one new reason to think russians are dumb

  23. Post #23
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    September 2007
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    "Hello, Mr Putin, i need you to check which way your toilet flushes..."

    Those darn foreign entities.

  24. Post #24
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    Dennab
    December 2006
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    My balls are more of an threat to russia than skype, oh wait, this may have conseq