Without this use of anonymity being possible, our nation as it is today would not exist. While the American people do not live under circumstances as critical as those of our founding fathers, the means to allow the United States citizens to be willing to express controversial opinions still needs to be exist in the same capacity it did for the authors of the federalist papers. This opinion is also shared by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU serves to protect the rights of individuals deemed to exist within the constitution of the United States, and their stance on online anonymity is made clear in their statement: “The right to remain anonymous is a fundamental component of our right to free speech, and it applies every bit as much in the digital world as it does in the physical one” (Online). Given the ACLU’s history and high regard for federally given rights, it is evident that anonymity should be valued as an inalienable right, just as much as freedom of speech or the right to bear arms.
Intro: In the era of Obama, net neutrality rules were set to provide a free and fair internet experience to everyone . Net neutrality is the concept of making all content on the internet available to people at the same speed . However, 3 years later, those laws are now being threatened to be revoked by the Federal Communications Commission(FCC), a US agency that regulates the internet and other technologies to make sure that they are being used fairly ,. Since then, there has been a lot of controversies regarding Net neutrality due to the recent decision made by the FCC to end it . Thesis Statements: Although the decision to end net neutrality has already been made, some people are still arguing whether ending net neutrality was the right decision.
As some of us might know there has been a passionate debate on the issue of the net neutrality in which there is strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Net neutrality is the idea government should regulate the internet so that the major telecommunications companies won’t be able to turn the internet landscape into a monopoly. This paper will examine both sides of the net neutrality debate in which the content of this paper will explore both the pro and cons of net neutrality. At the end of the paper I will reveal my true thoughts about net neutrality and will discuss what I have learned about this issue in the process. Some of the pros of net neutrality include easy access to information, promotion of free speech and promoting innovation for smaller internet companies.
The Internet today is rapidly taking over the importance of traditional news and information sources such as newspapers, radio and television in developed countries. Governments in non-democratic regimes and authoritarian societies usually have a certain form of control over traditional media, and together with the development of the Internet they, to various extents and successes, try to control and restrict this relatively new informational flow as well. In its 2015 report on Freedom in the World, Freedom House comes to the conclusion that decline in Internet freedom is one of the most notable 2014 developments when it comes to free speech, and that is one of the main reasons why looking at Internet censorship is highly relevant. Taking a
Common saying goes, “Everything comes with a price. You can never gain something if you don’t sacrifice something of equal value.” While this might not apply to all situations, it certainly describes the debate of National Security vs. Individual Privacy. To increase and establish safety and security for the citizens, erosion of individual privacy must occur; the real problem is how far the government should go to ensure that terrorist threats are minimized. To address this growing debate, President Obama said, “It’s important to understand that you can’t have 100 percent security and then have 100 percent privacy... we’re going to have to make some choices as a society”.
Alternatively, Whitty relies on a combined movement of people to fight off global warming. “If enough of us pull it off, 22 percent has the power to fuel a movement our leaders will follow.” She also reassures her readers that they need to encourage others as well. “Everyone one of us has a voice, and every one of us is an expert with our own authority to speak.” Rather than leave the vast problem of global warming for a select few, she instead calls out for a collective effort for change. Essentially, the survival of the planet remains in the hands of all who inhabit it. However, if that were true humanity would already have fended off global
This does not necessarily mean that we should do away with nation states as such. Rather the logical step towards achieving these ends would be to endorse global principles of justice and global institutions, like the United Nations and perhaps regional arrangements, the importance of which as security actors has already been noted (Kaldor 2010, p. 279) and could continue to grow. In conclusion, this paper has tried to demonstrate that the idea of transformational pacifism can be supported by and work together with the three strands of cosmopolitanism. While it can be said that cosmopolitanism is in itself a utopian ideal as the world we live in falls short of many of the ideas cosmopolitanism holds most important (Caney 2010, p. 161), this paper would claim that the mere fact that the world does not work like this currently does not mean that we should not strive towards
With the non-proliferation treaties of nuclear weapons and the fall of the Soviet Union the Russian Federation has to figure out a way to avoid a decline on the international scenario and preserve its identity at the same time. The second reason why Russia is unlikely to remain an authoritarian government is represented by the diffusion of the internet, considered by many as something anarchic that will remain as such until a whole set of law are made and enforced. The fact that many states use censorship on the internet does not block completely the exposure of people to different kinds of
The development of a vibrant, indigenous Internet and telecommunications sector is also considered critical for China's long-term global economic competitiveness” (SCIO, 2010). Therefore, in order for China to continue prospering and flourishing, she has to begin loosening her Internet censorship laws but definitely not to the extent of absolute freedom of
"The government should have control over the internet based on a middle ground that can be formed. Censorship can be harmful to the right that we have to equal access of knowledge. We as a people need to teach kids about the internet. The internet can never be a complete utopia free of evil. We can combat it the best we can, and we can learn how to handle it.
The court even perceived FCC 's power under Section 706 (of the 1996 Telecommunications Act) to follow up on a case-by-case premise to advance broadband arrangement. It was dependent upon FCC to choose how to get up and go. A week ago, the media started to write about FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler 's new proposed standards. The specifics have not been discharged yet, but rather as indicated by the news reports FCC will permit ISPs to arrange individualized biased manages distinctive sites and Internet administrations (like Netflix). Layered Internet would exist with both the Internet administrations AND the ISPs broadband clients could be compelled to pay for access and quicker
Through addressing and dismantling any possible opposition, Gladwell solidifies intentional argument, and is able to establish a clear authority. Through these business tactics, Glawell builds a sound, effective argument that social media is not an adequate tool in large-scale activism. In conclusion, Gladwell 's article actually not claim a statement or not is very direct, but on the contrary, explains cases of how social media is not a tool for social change. I can critically analyze these articles it is that social networking has enormous power - it 's an awesome tool, but it can help activism in both directions, however, negative or positive. This is because; I think in some cases, social networks lead to more awareness that incite action or vice
http:// project2engl1200.blogspot.com/2013/04/annotated-bibliography.html This article is about the dangers of being able to purchase military assault style weapons in the legal market. It includes an interview with Tom Diaz who is a policy analyst for the Violence Policy Center. He tells us that weapons like the one used in the Newtown massacre were originally created for military use only. I used the information in this article for one of my sources that argued how the option to purchase these assault style weapons should be illegal. This source is extremely reliable because it was posted right after the Newtown shooting and because it is published on NPR’s website.
According to James Madison, “Congress shall make no law…. abridging the freedom of speech….” The First Amendment was written in 1789 and it has worked for decades. However, after the introduction of internet in human’s daily life, the society is now challenged with the idea of government’s role in monitoring the internet content. With situations that include threats, substance unsuitable for children, and online malicious behavior, there is a need for government’s regulation on people’s speech. Government is called to dictate internet content when one incites people to violence with his speech, however, it needs to be a true threat which includes immediacy and an actual intent.
“If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.” Representatives, keep this quote in mind today, as President Barack Obama was absolutely correct in saying so. Now Thomas Hobbes’s theory of the social contract is clear, in which the people must sacrifice a portion of their rights for protection by the government. But this sacrifice does not and cannot have a definition. Times change, and with it, so must security measures. With the rise of the digital age, the monitoring of this information becomes crucial to security.