The Opposition's communications spokesman Nick Minchin has this week obtained independent legal advice saying that if the Government is to pursue a mandatory filtering regime "legislation of some sort will almost certainly be required". Senator Nick Xenophon previously indicated he may support a filter that blocks online gambling websites but in a phone interview today he withdrew all support, saying "the more evidence that's come out, the more questions there are on this".
CISPA also known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act was the latest headliner for the cyber-security legislation. PIPA, or Protect Intellectual Property Act, was the Senate counterpart and had actually been approved by the committee back in May. After an internet black out launched by online encyclopedia Wikipedia, link sharing site Reddit, and hundreds of other sites, the bills’ supporters agreed to withdraw the issue and debate it at a later date. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, focuses on defending companies from cyber-attacks and theft. (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.
The next year, Reagan and two fellow ex-presidents, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, signed a letter endorsing a new round of legislation that banned the manufacture, possession and sale of certain combat-style weapons. It also limited the size of the magazine that feed ammunition into those heavy firearms. This was referred to as the "Assault Weapons Ban," the law expired in 2004 during the George W. Bush administration and has not been renewed. The most recent reauthorization attempt was sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and introduced in the House on December 16, 2015. During Obama 's presidency, Congress has consistently resisted any attempts bolster gun control
Gearan says, "Bill Gates had a three hour dinner with the head of Intel Corp. On July 7, 1995 Gates told a Microsoft executive 'the main problem between us (Microsoft & Intel) right now is NSP. We are Trying to convince them basically to not ship NSP." Bill Gates has unintentionally said too much. In his demand to stop Intel from distributing NSP, Gates causes Microsoft to lose the law-suit. In regard to the court case, Gearan claims, "The government found Microsoft guilty of using its money and influence to intimidate computer makers.
In the article, “ The Human Cloning Prohibition Act: Did Congress Go Too Far ? ”, the authors Cannon and Haas have cited the views of President Clinton on this issue. President Clinton fears that human cloning “ could lead to misguided and malevolent attempts to select certain traits, even to create certain kinds of children ---- to make children objects instead of cherished individuals. ” ( Cannon and Haas 638 ). In 1997, within days of the announcement of Dolly’s successful birth, President Clinton instituted a ban on federal funding of human cloning research.
The Stop Online Piracy Act was proposed in January of 2012. SOPA was a legislative act that attempted to prevent piracy through DNS blocking and censorship. The legislation caused the protest and blackout of multiple online internet services including Reddit, 4Chan, Google, Wikipedia, Mozilla, and Tumblr. Now, internet users are faced with another possible challenge called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA. CISPA was quickly passed by the House of Representatives on April 26th, 2012, and is now being processed through the Senate (Beadon).
In October, the Department of Justice sued Microsoft for violating a 1994 consent decree, by forcing computer makers to include its Intenet browser as a part of the installation of Windows software (npr.org) In 1999, Gates would become more viewed on television when the television network “TNT,” aired a made-for-TV movie about the emergence of “Apple,” and Microsoft called “Pirates of Silicon Valley.”. Also in 1999, following a trial that lasted 30 months, a judge would find Microsoft in violation of the “Sherman Antitrust Act,” and ordered the break up of the
Warner, (2010) reported on an interview that Sarah Palin criticized Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign. She was interviewed in a conservative radio by host Laura Ingraham. Palin told Ingraham that the First Lady’s campaign amounts to a big government takeover to our food choices. She used frames such as: “cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, their own families in what we should eat”; government thinking to take over and make decisions for us”; “allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions. In January 2011, the bill was referred to the committee, and the hearing was held in May of the same year for the House and Senate to change the wording of the 2008 version of the Massachusetts Law.
The current problems with the internet serve for clarification as to why the United States should create a nonpartisan assembly to censor the internet in order to protect its citizens from the mental, emotional, and physical harms the internet creates. The first benefit that would result from censoring the internet would be the protection of the mind. When children are doing homework online, they frequently get distracted by the presence of other websites. This often interferes with their progress. In cases of teenagers, the websites they are commonly sidetracked by are pornography websites.
Cyber bullying is different from school bullying because the teachers have no ability to intervene. Cyber bullying is dangerous ... ... middle of paper ... ...media literacy. In conclusion, the advancement in technology has presented the young people with phones, which have high definition cameras and webcams. The young people have exploited these devices by taking photos of themselves and posting them on social sites. However, these photos may land on the wrong hands placing the owners on the direct threat from cyber bullies, sex predators, identity thieves, and fraudsters who defraud them their valuables.