American Voters Will Decide Web FutureAdded: Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Since November, American voters will have a very important task to decide which officials have the power to online legislation. To highlight the importance of the future elections, an association of online rights outfits has recently launched a “voter registration drive” across the United States.
InternetVotes.org says its aim is to help people avoid such bills as SOPA and CISPA to be enforced. That’s why a website was opened where people are able to fill out a form and say what they think of the web as a whole and how it is handled by the authorities. In addition, Internet users are able to use the site’s widget to promote the cause.
The service claims that they changed the world this year when they fought off online filtering, and now everyone is given a chance to protect the web and change politics. Since the first week of November, American citizens will be able to decide who is in charge with online freedom. This is in fact a dire responsibility which nobody can ignore, particularly if you recall that it was a close call for the Europeans when Stop Online Piracy Act bill emerged. However, because of worldwide protests, which were mostly held online, SOPA was put to its tomb.
Nevertheless, this turn of events couldn’t stop the House of Representatives, as they still managed to pass CISPA bill in June – which was in fact a worse version of SOPA that was targeting cyber security issues. Although this bill did not go well either, the House of Representatives keeps trying and trying again. For instance, a few weeks ago, the House of Representatives voted to extent the FISA Amendments ACT for another 5 years. Regardless of numerous protests and irrefutable evidence that the law in question represented a threat to privacy, the authorities continuously refused to revise the legislation.
There are more examples, with media report confirming that the FBI is trying to figure out a way to spy on the web on a massive scale. In order to do so, the authorities want to involve such Internet giants as Google, Facebook, and Skype into their scheme. In case of success, it will provide the FBI with literally unlimited access to online communications of all kinds. If you have something to say about this, you are welcome to InternetVotes.org to express your opinion.
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Monday, October 1st, 2012
|posted by (2012-10-01 14:18:56)|
|geez and they moan when iran trys to censor the web .....|
big brother here we come ...
|posted by (2012-10-01 15:24:50)|
|"FBI is trying to figure out a way to spy on the web on a massive scale"|
What a crazy bunch of control freaks. Just think about it for a few minutes. The authorities want to ACTUALLY spy on the general public and WILL ACTUALLY SPY on the general public, now I konw this is nothing new but it is crazy. If it was an individual person wanting to spy on everyone he/she would be labeled a very sick person in need of a prison sentence or councilling or both. The government and its entire system needs to be removed for the benefit of the rest of the human race.
|posted by (2012-10-01 20:01:11)|
|Someone is always watching...............spying, monitoring,hacking,,,,,,,,,,,,|
|i dont trust the ballot system, some how Obama got elected some how bush got elected, there cant be that many morons in America. Its gotta be fixed, and this time around theres more money weight on the opposition working against the people, how do the people monitor votes, is there a way to collect a vote census so that the ballots can be compared? is that wast the website is trying to do? Grab your gun and your calculator its voting time, my gun holds 19+1 votes|
|Just look at what USA has to pick from for elected officials? No matter who we vote for we get screwed. People say Obama sucks. Ok. Fair enough. But... Would Sarah Palin have done any better? Or how about that McCain fellow? It's like that episode of South Park about voting; every election is having to pick between a giant douche or a turd sandwich.|
|posted by (2012-10-02 01:08:15)|
|will decide to vote? hide acts of law until new propositions!|
|In case you are still brainwashed, google this fact. Every single American president is a direct decendant of Europeon Monarchs, and in fact they all are also all related to the same Europeon Monarch(now deceased of course) Sounds like government is just the paper pushers for the monarchs and we have peasants serving Aristocracy. WHERE IS THERE SUCH THING AS DEMOCRACY??? Can Aristocrats have your best interest in mind, representing YOU. MAYBE IF YOU'RE ALSO ROYALTY. How about other countries presidents, Prime ministers?? Same everywhere??|
|posted by (2012-10-04 12:29:21)|
|@trialNerror--- I couldn't agree w/ you more. Atleast Palin has some nice looks. But unless the the upper upper epper 1%, you are screwed. plenty of great comments here but trialNerror-- really stated it straight up. So who do you vote for. I'm not overly worried about Obama, its Biden that is in bed w/ the RIAA and the movie companies. If you check out Cnet.com you can see how hard Biden pushed for reducing internet freedom. All and all, lets face it Gov't sucks--but it does not mean the county has too!!!!|
|posted by (2012-10-05 02:34:02)|
|Privacy? I miss having privacy.|
|posted by (2012-10-06 01:36:01)|
|There never was any privacy and there will never be any privacy. We just have to keep working around it and share what works||
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