On July 10th 2014 as told by several news site including my citing of NBC news  that Germany demanded that the top U.S. intelligence official leave immediately over spying allegations. These aren’t even our own people. What reason do we have to spy on another countries people let alone our own? What is worst is that the media has decided to look past these obvious violations of our rights in favor of most of the public and the government. This has reassured me of the need of our personal freedoms and how big
However, “We are now in an age of information and know how important information is for our daily life. However, less known is the importance of information for nation-state building” (Yongnian, 2012). Although Internet censorship prevents and hinders freedom of expression, it is an absolute necessity in China. “China’s Internet censorship has obvious protectionist effects” (Liu, 2011). It is a tool that the Chinese government employs to regulate information flow within the country as she opens her doors to the World.
For instance, Rapleaf used Facebook data to sell profiles of ignorant users. A survey conducted in 2009, by the University of Cambridge, shows that it difficult to understand privacy policies by social mediums, since there were no standards existing for the said privacy policies. However, Facebook has since addressed the concern by the public pertaining privacy of its users. Therefore, it is evident enough that social media needs regulation to avoid case that follow after the privacy of a user has been tampered with. The visual images have the ability to speak louder than words.
In the book, interactional vandalism is described as a case “in which a subordinate person breaks the tacit rules of everyday interaction that are of value to the more powerful person” (128). The Internet allows someone less powerful to call someone who is considered superior out for poor treatment while remaining anonymous. Anonymity takes away the fear of ruining one’s reputation in the eyes of another. To avoid this interactional vandalism online, the Korean government is emphasizing the teaching of Internet ethics and manners to students. A sign in the school’s hallway in the movie reads: “Our ancestors were known as the politest Eastern state.
Society assumes that they are told the events that occur in the government, yet there has been recent events that suggest otherwise. According to CNN, “a disclosure of an October 2011 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinion, which found that the NSA had violated the Constitution and federal law with its surveillance program.” However, it is also revealed that “ the government hid the FISA court opinion from the public for years” (Rumold, “What the Government is Hiding From You”). The fictional world of 1984 is becoming increasingly prevalent in the lives of the public today, echoing the message of Orwell that a government withholding information can take away a sense of freedom from the
Richards in his article, “The Dangers of Surveillance”15 writes on how state surveillance systems can severely hamper the rights of citizens and inhibit experimentation with “new, controversial, or deviant ideas.” Surveillance can act as an impediment to intellectual privacy which is key to the progress of a free society and help in maintaining the status-quo. In 2011, administrators of Harvard University were found spying on the emails of deans, to investigate a certain case.16 In India, a mid-age IT professional was killed by certain political groups, for the professional had offended their sensibility by posting certain images on his social media profile.17 It is important to introspect, when values of freedom of speech and intellectual privacy are compromised, there tends to be a decay in the democratic principles of modern societies. Nevertheless, it is noteworthy the way surveillance transform citizenship in modern
Twitter is a social platform where millions of users are exposed to controversial opinions. To protect its users from offensive content, it changed its policy to reduce the hateful conduct and remove the content that could be seen as a detriment. Since December 2017, Twitter has reviewed the content on public pages, checking for the truthfulness of the information provided, so that the content does not pose any chance of negative impact on its audience. However, this doesn’t extend to public figures or so-called world leaders. World leaders are well-known public figures, who captivate an audience and instigate social change.
What these people lack are specific examples of how this technology could be misused. Drones can be compared to the telescreens that populate George Orwell’s dystopian 1984. Somini Sengupta points this out in a New York Times article. “They can be used to track fleeing criminals, stranded hikers — or just as easily, political protesters.” She goes on to quote Charlottesville city councilman, Dave Norris who says, “To me, it’s Big Brother in the sky.” This may seem like a radical accusation to a surveillance supporter, but the mere existence of drones will inevitably lead to misuse. With no rules currently in place to protect the leakage of drone captured information, the privacy of the public is at
The author used general languages through which she is being objective to inform the public about this issue. Maria Konnikova first assumes that no one joins Facebook to be sad and lonely. However, she found a study by Ethan Cross (2013), a psychologist from the University of Michigan and his colleagues which argue that people who used Facebook will become unhappy. They wanted to find out how the use of Facebook can affect them. The support is objective because the author presents facts and clear evidence, for example research done by Robert Kraut (1998) found that more people used the Web, the lonelier and more depressed they felt.
Privacy is a person freedom, freedom from secret observation or surveillance taken on a person without the person approval. Privacy is also a restriction on a person who would want to search for secret facts about a person and would want to publish these facts to others. Individual data that an individual esteems vital and unattainable by the all-inclusive community. Individual data incorporates a man's name, physical address, email address, online client name, phone number, government disability number, and some other data with which that individual could be distinguished. INTRODUCTION Social media has have an amorous progression over the former decade , Sites such as facebook , Twitter , google+ , LinkedIn are used by a lot of people
Although not all the articles that are protested are removed, they are limited to appease the American people (Hattem). Finally, in a Texas Law Review, Ronald Sievert claims that people who oppose the Patriot Act have no way to defend their opposition to the Act. He believes that people and organizations like the ACLU are misinformed by the media and the internet about what the Patriot Act actually does. He says the Patriot Act is created in part to increase communication between the FBI, NSA, and CIA. Another claim the ACLU has made is that the government can look at your email accounts and computer without a warrant, which Sievert again says is false.
Perhaps to capture a memory or an unusual event, and sometimes other people in the background. Are random photographs an invasion of privacy? The point is intelligence collectors are not interested in the daily communications of millions of citizens--they are interested in collecting information on terrorist and criminal activity. If this is the price we have to pay in order to make our country a safer place to live, then people shouldn 't complain. If the alternative is another attack like 9//11, maybe the anti-USA Patriot activists might think twice about their civil liberties.
Cass Sunstein explains in his article, “How Facebook Makes Us Dumber”, the tendency of facebook users to seek out information that confirms what they already believe. He explains the “vicious spiral” that occurs when a homogenous community of facebook users share articles that don’t necessarily have any factual truth. The article confirms whatever bias the community holds, and thus strengthening the belief. Readers of these articles don’t feel the need to fact check or seek out any contradictions of the article because they agree with the article’s content, and because every article that is shared within the community features the same opinion, it becomes as if opposition doesn’t even exist. In Leonard Pitt’s “When ears don’t hear, truth is
In the article “How to Protect Your Reputation in The Digital Age,” Greg Beato, the editor for Reason magazine, claim that within the digital age of the internet no one is truly secured or private. Beato argued with the internet many had adopted negative personas to ridicule other as they believe that their action has no impact and consequences. Beato argued that eventually these people will go so far as playing judge and jury with others social life’s and harm reputation’s in the process, but he asserts that it’s easier than ever for others to find you on the internet than ever. Beato believes that what you do on the internet resonate more about you than you think, and they speak and represent you. As he reminds us that people represent themselves
The bi-partisan government in the United States of America is further divided by the ways of the internet. The internet only makes it more readily available to find false information to prove your side of the arguement right.In the article titled “The Things People Say: Rumors in an age of unreason,” published in The New Yorker (November 2009), staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert discusses The spread of rumors across the internet and how it further divides the bipartisan government and argues that due to the filtering of ideas people are more likely to go against evidence when there are people that support their opinions. The author supports this claim by providing examples such as the study done in 1970, quoting multiple sources beyond her political