The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. Bill Gates ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Internet is the Viagra of big business. Jack Welch. Do we… accept all the friend requests, seek more followers,
The Internet is becoming
the town square
for the global village
The Internet is the Viagra of big business.
accept all the friend requests, seek more followers,
and bombard them with more details
of our lives than anyone needs to know?
—Eleanor Mills, CNET News
The Federal Trade Commission has charged Facebook with deceiving consumers with its privacy settings to get people to share more personal information than they originally agreed to, then allowing it to be made public.
—Associated Press, Nov. 29, 2011
When you connect with an application or
website it will have access to General Information about you including you and your friends’ names, profile pictures, gender, user IDs, connections, and any content shared using the Everyone privacy setting...
The default privacy settingis set to “everyone.”
With Facebook’s new Timeline feature,
Facebook profits from giving advertisers
access to users’ personal information.
Traditional web advertising is now
disguised as your friends’ updates.
Google’s new [lack of] privacy statement:
What you do in [what you thought was]
relative anonymity today will,
after March 1st,
be associated with your name, your face,
and your phone number.
We are more comfortable with our privacy
being limited if it allows the content
we view to be more pertinent to our lives.
—Austin Zoot, Indiana Daily Student
The anonymity and freedom of
the internet give people an opportunity
to speak freely without fear of retribution.
Survey of teens, ages 12-17 —www.pewinternet.org/
The Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA)
and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are
designed to cut off access to websites
that promote pirated or counterfeit products.
The procedures outlined in both SOPA and
PIPA fail this fundamental constitutional test:
The Constitution requires a court to hold a
hearing to determine that the material in
question is unlawful before the material is
completely removed from circulation.
—Stanford Law Review
On January 18 websites around the world
“blacked out” in a coordinated protest
against the controversial proposed
—AFP Relax News
a full vote on PIPA & SOPA was delayed
“until there is wider agreement on a solution.”
[Lamar Smith, sponsor of legislation]
The U.S. Supreme Court’s sweeping decision requiring police to obtain search warrants to plant GPS tracking devices on automobiles may broadly enhance Americans’ electronic privacy rights.
“The premise that an individual has
no reasonable expectation of privacy in
information voluntarily disclosed to third
parties is ill suited to the digital age.”
—Justice Sonia Sotomayor
July 8, 2011—After 168 years,
News of the World ceases publication
following revelations that the
British tabloid had hacked the phones
of hundreds of celebrities and politicians.
—Schatzie Speaks blog, hubpages.com
Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.—Hilary Clinton