Censorship of the internet restricts first and ninth amendment rights, but also gives a sense of security to many people. The argument against government monitoring has been used before in the past for the technology at the time. The government should be able to monitor
The damage is done and he did it out of selfishness the people he swore to protect are more endangered than ever (Couric)23. The information leaked was not even close to how much was taken and the government fears that there may be more that could be leaked to unwanted people the enemy of the United States (Ray)24. The Evidence is there, why he did or thought it was right the reasons to which he was thinking would make the united states more safe. The problems it caused the information he still has all play a factor. Is Edward Jay Snowden reliable or is he a spy?
I do not believe that Americans are as gullible and susceptible towards the mass media’s content as depicted in the film. Personally, I believe that the press and the public are capable of exposing and not fall for the deception showcased in this film, that being the fake war. I think there is an element of truth in the portrayal of the mass media as a way to manipulate the American people, however I do not think the American people themselves very truthfully
In the absence of information on specific issues of public interest, government representatives are sometimes called to guess which policy proposals deserve to be carried forward and which ones do not, often making the wrong decision. It is therefore in the very interest of governments to protect and regulate lobbying activity. In the US, the right to petition the government and thus to exert pressure on public officials is enshrined in the Constitution itself, while in some European countries, interest representatives are granted ‘hall-passes’ which allow access to legislators. However, despite the original purpose of lobbying, to intercede on behalf of the public and promote common interests, this practice has acquired a negative connotation. Lobbying can in fact undermine the goodness and legitimacy of government activity.
Devlin would have thought the act of polyandry to be immoral and disintegrates the society however, being a moderate moralism he would not have wanted to intervene with the privacy of other unless the act has become very widely practiced and start causing harm to the society. However, if the was a law to be passed to make polyandry legal, Devlin would have disagree with this because once it has been made legal it will drive and encourage many to conduct this immoral act. Devlin did not say that every immoral act is to be prohibited. Devlin used the jury box morality of average right minded citizens where moral standards of behaviour are the standards of behaviour of a reasonable man. Will a reasonable man think the act of polyandry as something good and to be done?
To control and to suppress is the reason why we need law. Many people hold strong on the belief that internet should be a place where information and data flows freely. Yet, from the government point of view, freedom isn’t always a good thing. There is also a point of view to counter and protect against child pornography or hate speech. Others include religious factor, terrorism as well as other sensitive information for different group of people in terms of age, countries and parties.
Most people try to keep their personal information to be secured, but once we sent our personal information we don’t have control over. Keeping the information secured would be beyond our control. The person or the company that has our personal information use our information for its intended purpose, but not always. Some companies share our personal information to different organizations or people steal our information from companies without our knowledge. Personal information that is stored on electronic format in different companies server, create a sensitive issue of privacy.
Nowadays, many people in the United States spend too much time discussing the balance between security and liberty. They criticize the government and condemn the security measures. However, they don't want to admit that many terrorist attacks were prevented by wiretapping, monitoring the internet, and so on. Professor Levinson states that it is “spying”. I would call it “a desire to defend the people, to protect their lives and health from the terrorist
Information technology plays a major role in the 21st century world. Nowadays, they have become irreplaceable not only to businesses but to common people as well. Computers is a way for people to share information. However, they may also allow people to access information and sometimes illegally. In my opinion, the most dangerous and the worst habit of using personal computers is lack of knowledge of security.
But no matter what negative or positive place we withhold on the internet, one thing that stays the same is government control. Agencies watch the things we post in order to catch criminals and make sure terrorists have little control in convincing. Now this can be a good thing but if the power goes to far it could be a violation of our rights and privacy. Which goes against the constitution. The government should have limits to how much power they have on the internet for the safety and rights of our people.