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Russia to launch ‘Independent Internet’ for BRICS nations

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The Russian government has revealed plans to develop an ‘independent internet’ that operates separately from the Domain Name System used worldwide.

During a recent meeting of the Russian Security Council, officials discussed an initiative to create an alternative to the DNS, claiming the move could protect Russia and a handful of other nations in the event of a large-scale cyber attack.

The independent internet would cover the ‘BRICS’ nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

According to Russian news site RT, Russian President Vladimir Putin is targeting August 1, 2018 for its completion.

The alternative DNS is designed to protect the BRICS nations ‘in the event of global internet malfunctions.’

Russia, China have long criticized the US' control over DNS
Russia, China, and many other countries have criticized the US for hoarding control over the domain naming system (DNS), a position they claim has allowed the US to intercept and tap global Internet traffic.

With a backup DNS system in place, all BRICS members can simply switch off the main DNS system and use their own in times of crisis.

Furthermore, the backup DNS system also allows oppressive regimes to deanonymize Tor traffic and hunt for dissidents, via an attack called DefecTor.
In addition, the backup DNS system also allows these states to isolate websites and services that other countries could not access.

Russia to launch ‘independent internet’ for BRICS nations - report
 

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Majority of Russians support ‘own internet’ for BRICS nations

Putin sees Internet as CIA tool

President Putin once commented that the internet was developed as a CIA project and continues to move in that direction. Internet technology was in fact developed by order of the US Department of Defense and by that department's employees.

Preparing for cyber warfare

An eye on the root:
Russia's plans go right to the root of the internet. The world's entire communication between computers uses all of 13 DNS root servers. The computers store the so-called zone files of top level domains (TLD) like .com (worldwide), .de for Germany or .ru for Russia. Ten root servers are located in the US, one each in The Netherlands, Sweden and Japan. In addition, there are hundreds of anycast server networks worldwide, ten of them in Russia alone.

Russia moves toward creation of an independent internet | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 17.01.2018
 

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India is not ready to face any cyber attack from US/Russia/China/Israel/UK/Iran/N-Korea/Pak/etc
its better for India to some extent by joining BRICS Internet & play safe when a cyber attack from US/Israel/UK/Iran/N-Korea/Pak/etc
???
 
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India is not ready to face any cyber attack from US/Russia/China/Israel/UK/Iran/N-Korea/Pak/etc
its better for India to some extent by joining BRICS Internet & play safe when a cyber attack from US/Israel/UK/Iran/N-Korea/Pak/etc
???

And why do you think these nations will attack india ?? I know they can but india always has been keeping herself away from any alliance as india is peaceful nation . The real threat is from China and pakistan . Who know they will control their own internet like usa does
 

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India is not ready to face any cyber attack from US/Russia/China/Israel/UK/Iran/N-Korea/Pak/etc
its better for India to some extent by joining BRICS Internet & play safe when a cyber attack from US/Israel/UK/Iran/N-Korea/Pak/etc
???

You are missing the bigger picture here, it's not about war, it's about controlling what people of that country should see in internet and decrypt encrypted communications even if you use TOR network.

US now have the power to decrypt all encrypt internet communications and now russians also wants that power.
 
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And why do you think these nations will attack india ?? I know they can but india always has been keeping herself away from any alliance as india is peaceful nation . The real threat is from China and pakistan . Who know they will control their own internet like usa does

No country is a Friend .. Only commercial Interests keep them drive !!
India is Market ,.. when nations want tap they share mutual interests..
 

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You are missing the bigger picture here, it's not about war, it's about controlling what people of that country should see in internet and decrypt encrypted communications even if you use TOR network.

US now have the power to decrypt all encrypt internet communications and now russians also wants that power.


Why dont India develop the power to decrypt all encrypt internet communications ...
why should India beg US to decrypt all the time, only when there is an Terrorist attack happens on its soil
 
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