The people and not the government should have the right to choose on what to view on the internet. Consequently, control of the internet by a government often leads to invasion of privacy of internet users. Can the government read your emails? Apparently it can. Most governments monitor the emails of unsuspecting users with... ... middle of paper ... ...ood reason to censor the internet, but there are simpler ways to solve this problem without involvement of the government.
Most of the legislative attempts to control the content on the Internet so far have not been too successful. They have been declared unconstitutional upon judicial review. Because it changes so often, the author of "Internet Filtering Software," suggests that will be difficult for the government to control the content placed on the Internet anytime soon. There is, however, great potential for filtering devices to be implemented in various institutions involving children. ... ... middle of paper ... ...p its process in setting the standards before more children see the horrific content on the Internet.
Identity theft is a concern for most who have access to the internet. This is exemplified by the widespread use of antivirus programs and password protection. To attain privacy, social security numbers and credit card information is treated as sensitive information, and is rarely given out online. However, most individuals would not deem their name, birthday, or relationship status as information that needs safeguarding. Due to technological increases in data mining, simple information can be used to determine intimate details about a person’s life.
Those that are against the government’s interference and monitoring of the Internet believe that they are entitled to privacy and the freedom of self-expression. The Clinton Administration wanted to enable a way to trace potential threats to the United States Government by accessing confidential information, tapping into conversations through the Internet and phone calls. “While privacy faces threats from both private and government intrusions, the existing motley patchwork of privacy laws and practices fails to provide comprehensive protection. Instead, it causes confusion that fuels a sense of distrust and ske... ... middle of paper ... ...at for years without many censorships and regulations. Also, if the U.N. were to take charge, the cost to deliver their services globally would be far too costly for website like google.
Information found on the Internet is endless and boundless and this poses the question, "should the government be allowed to regulate the information and content being transmitted or posted online?" Free Speech on the Internet Free speech on the Internet is a very controversial subject and has been the key problem surrounding the Internet today. The attempt to regulate and govern the Internet is still pursued by government officials. This subject has been intensified due to terrorist attacks against the United States and around world within the past years. The government believes that by regulating the Internet, it will protect the general public from criminal actions and eliminate the exposure of children to pornography or vulgar language.
Internet Censorship The freedom of speech that was possible on the Internet could now be subjected to governmental approvals. For example, China is attempting to restrict political expression, in the name of security and social stability. It requires users of the Internet and electronic mail (e-mail) to register, so that it may monitor their activities. In the United Kingdom, state secrets and personal attacks are off limits on the Internet. Laws are strict and the government is extremely interested in regulating the Intern et with respect to these issues.10 Laws intended for other types of communication will not necessarily apply in this medium.
(Bill Summary) Part of CISPA's good intentions include an effort to bridge the longstanding communication disconnect among different branches of the intelligence community, the private sector, and the government on matters of cyber-security. This is argument for this paper. The House's Stop Online Piracy Act a... ... middle of paper ... ...ting surveillance programs without warrants. The final reason being there is no clarity in the bill as to what the information will be used for. "It should be used for cyber security purposes only, but the bill doesn't say that," Reitman said (Rushe, Dominic para.
Why is it so hard for people to value integrity if honesty truly is the best policy? Although this very popular moral lesson has been passed from generation to generation, the reality is that fewer and fewer individuals model this behavior. Today, society faces a huge problem with honesty and multiple cases of embezzlement, fraud, and identity theft continue to plague innocent people. Before the recent advances in technology, the incidents involving unethical behaviors such as these were drastically smaller in occurrence. The internet, which was meant to be a resource for information and knowledge sharing, also made it possible for many criminals to expand their illegal activities.
In Daniel J. Solove’s paper “Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have ‘Nothing to Hide’” explores the issue of how the government uses the Internet to watch Americans and what they do while online. Solove states “In many instances, hardly anyone will see the information, and it won't be disclosed to the public.” So one must decide why it’s so important that the government watches online activity and whether or not it’s needed to the extreme that the government states it is. With online activity growing more every year, is the government’s eyes on it really as necessary as it makes it seem to be? First, one must discover the real reason why the government feels the urgency it does to spy on America’s people. The biggest argued reason is due to national security.
Websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google retain vast amounts of personal information of their users. Although this practice benefits the user as well, unrestricted profiling can be quite unnerving. Since regulation from the government may impede Internet use, and unless the threat to internet users privacy are shown to exceed the benefits, the government will not regulate the internet, rather we should educate the public how to be more responsible themselves. The most lucrative business on the Internet is marketing. Companies have come up with ingenious ways to generate revenue with very targeted advertising.