At that time, the number of host systems was 213 machines. At the time of this writing, twelve years later, the number has jumped to 1,313,000 systems connecting directly to the Internet." (Cavazos 10) "Privacy plays a unique role in American law." (Cavazos 13) Privacy is not explicitly provided for in the Constitution, yet most of the Internet users remain anonymous. Cavazos says, "Computers and digital communication technologies present a serious challenge to legislators and judges who try to meet the demands of economic and social change while protecting this most basic and fundamental personal freedom."
In Uganda there is no internet security found or if found very little. Mainly anti government web sites were band in 2006 by the Uganda Communications Commisions also know as the UCC. There are no blockages by the government except for facebook and twitter in 2011 when opposition groups were mak... ... middle of paper ... ...ganda does have high speed internet due to Google hepling the Ugandans out. One of the reasons that they use cafes is that only five percent of Uganda has electricity, but if you do have a gererator to produce electicity it would take a lot of money to run it. As well as power outages that limit Ugandans to the use of internet or anything that runs on electicity.
With the bountiful amount of unrestricted information available on the internet many people believe that some of this information should be censored by the United States Government. Who's to say what should be accessible and what should not? Where does it start and stop? Does internet censorship make a nation a safer place to live? There are many countries that don’t allow the use of the internet at all and some countries only censor what they don’t want their citizens to know.
Analogies As a ... ... middle of paper ... ...t of current international groups such as NATO, and the UN who hold the power to impose sanctions and other processes in order to convince states to revoke certain policies. Unfortunately, the United Nations were previously deemed ‘politically incapable’ of enforcing treaties regarding international cyber security. Currently the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime is the main standing organization which is designed specifically for this cause. Issues at hand would include a host of issues including; sovereignty, technological standards, legal regulations, and territorial rights. The realities listed above have engendered dominant metaphors that have both negative and positive abilities to channel thinking and policy making.
Even though there are laws restricting people as to what may be posted on the Internet, the Internet is so large that no one can really enforce all the laws. It may take years for a government agency to find a site with illegal content. A government also cannot control a site's content if the site is located on a computer outside the physical boundaries of the country. Also, anyone wishing to spread a rumor can do so by e-mail and the false information will spread around the world like wildfire. Thousands of users logged into the Internet everyday access information via e-mail, newsgroups, world wide web pages and many other ways, but how much of the information they access can be trusted to be true.
First of all, censoring the Internet as a whole is not possible, so why even try? Cyberspace is the most decentralized form of communication today making policing the Internet a virtually futile task. Unlike television or radio, the Internet consists of thousands of individual computers and networks, with thousands of speakers, information providers and information users, and no centralized distribution point (ACLU vs. Reno Brief 1). No guards watch to see who goes where and if that place is appropriate. The Internet has grown to be a global network.
However, before I became an actual user of these websites, social networks, including Internet chat tools made no sense to me. Why are so many people so fond of talking to people that I do not... ... middle of paper ... ...e of the Internet by citizens and by corporations will cause severe problems if the convenience and freedom are manipulated by terrorists or criminals. Yet, it is not that that the social networks have democracy and do not have limitations and regulations. Just as it is in real life, cyberspace has its laws and administrators as well. While there were cases where hackers hack into military computer systems, this does not fall into the category of “participatory media”, and while terrorist or criminals may utilize the social networks to spread there evil idea or commit crimes, these, nevertheless, cannot be completely avoided.
Freedom of Speech in Cyberspace: Government Restrictions on Content in the United States of America (this essay is missing the url of each source cited) "Information wants to be free. The Internet fosters free speech on a global scale. " Introduction The Internet provides a gateway for an individual to speak freely and anonymously without being targeted to what he or she said. With this said, one of the biggest issues concerning the Internet today is freedom of speech. The issue of free speech on the Internet has been a topic of discussion around the world within the past years.
You might want to protect yourself against an oppressive government, or post personal messages to a Usenet newsgroup without identifying yourself to the whole world as the poster. Although everyone takes privacy in normal life for granted, trying to get the same level of privacy on the Internet (or even on your own computer) is a little less accepted, and sometimes a bit more complicated. While the general attitude is hard to change, many ways exist to enhance your privacy online. For the most part, total privacy does not exist on the Internet. It is nearly impossible to erase all of your digital footprints.
The ridiculously easy accessibility to all types pornography; by anyone who logs into the Internet has raised a major concern from both the government and the public. The Internet, being the biggest interactive library ever existed, has no owner, President, chief operating officer or pope (Montoya). "Inevitably, being an uncontrolled system, means that the Internet will be subjected to subversive applications of some unscrupulous users." (Kershaw) Internet users can publish pornography and hate literature