Social Issues Assignment #3

By mdruss
  • Bill Clinton's opinion on Internet censorship

    "When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page." This quote shows that Bill Clinton understood the Internet and how popular it will be in the future.
  • Internet Privacy Act of 1995 (Clinton)

    This act is a non-existent law cited by websites that manage illegal activities in order It was signed by Bill Clinton in 1995, but in reality he never signed the act as it never existed.
  • Obama's Re-election Effects Internet Freedoms

    Both candidates in the election were intent on continuing the censorship of the Internet. This is largely because the public does not seem to care about the importance of an open and free Web or, for that matter, the importance of their privacy. Obama's term will be interesting to see the choices he makes to keep the Internet safe.
  • Bill Clinton calls for Internet censorship

    “Let’s say the U.S. did it (Stronger Cybersecurity), it would have to be an independent federal agency that no president could countermand or anything else because people wouldn’t think you were just censoring the news and giving a different falsehood out,” Clinton said. Clinton asked for Internet Censorship, but he did not want enough to make the Internet a government controlled zone.
  • George Bush takes action on pornography in schools & libraries

    "We can have filters on Internets where public money is spent. There ought to be filters in public libraries and filters in public schools so if kids get on the Internet, there is not going to be pornography."
  • NSA warrantless surveillance controversy

    An electronic surveillance program was put in by the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks. It was part of President Bush's Surveillance Program, which was put in to place for the War on Terrorism.
  • George Bush, Internet "Freedom Fighter"

    When George Bush would be asked about the Internet, he would always have an answer that opposed high cybersecurity. He felt that the Internet should be free for the people to use, and should always be free of unwanted government harm.
  • President Bush Signs Internet Tax Freedom Act

    President Bush signed this act because he opposed Internet taxation. He believed that the Internet should be free to use without being paid for.
  • President Bush's Order Expands Network Monitoring

    President Bush signed a directive that expands the intelligence community's role in monitoring Internet traffic to protect against a rising number of attacks on federal agencies' computer systems.
  • Clinton a Front Man for Internet Censorship

    Many recent Internet Censorship dilemmas have occurred recently. Ex-President Clinton announced that he is hawking the idea of an agency to watch over the Internet to regulate and control incorrect information on the internet.
  • Arizona Legislature Passes Internet Censorship BIll (Clinton)

    The Arizona state legislature has passed an Internet censorship bill. The bill extends telephone harassment laws to the Internet and other means of electronic communication. Former President Bill Clinton recommended a law to censor speech on the Internet to the Arizona legislature. This shows that Bill Clinton is a high supporter for more internet censorship.
  • President Obama Voicing Support on SOPA

    After much chaos about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), rumors have been said that the President may favor some of the ideas. This shows that Obama favors more security over illegal sites with pirated data.
  • Obama’s cybersecurity directive could allow military deployment in US

    With growing cyber threats from terrorist organizations, President Obama must make a choice to protect those being threatened.
  • Obama says that he may have to use an executive order to make cybersecurity happen (Obama)

    After much controversy on what his options were, President Obama said that he will use an executive order and skip Congress to crack down on Cybersecurity.
  • Obama signs amendment on Video Privacy Laws

    President Obama signed Netflix-backed legislation today that makes it easier for people to share their video-viewing habits online. Obama approved an amendment to the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act that allows video companies to have customer consent to share information about their viewing preferences on social networks such as Facebook.
  • Clinton Signs Internet Censorship Bill

    On February 8, 1996, President Clinton signed a Telecommunications bill into law with the use of an electronic pen. This bill which targets "cybersmut" is the biggest example of censorship of the Internet by a government. The bill's services restrict "indecent" material from being presented on the Internet.