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Is it okay for the government to monitor the online activity of an entire nation?
This article was written in response to the recent project launched by the government of Pakistan to install a web wall that would monitor the online activity of the entire country. Acccording to the government, they are striving to maintain a level of public morality. They also intend to protect national security by implementing this web wall. This has been tried numerous times through out the world. Though web walls have never been successful in the past the government of Pakistan believes that they have the technology and power to implement a web wall that will monitor the online activity of the citizens 24/7. They have already blocked sites such as Facebook and YouTube for limited amounts of time. This plan has been met head on by extremely active protest. The question still looms is it allowed or morally right for a government to limit a citizens use of the internet.
This article peaked my interest because of the impact that the internet has on our daily life. In the 21st century we are constantly connecting to the internet from computers and mobile devices. The thought that the government would have constant access to my personal online activity seems absolutely ridiculous and unfair to me. Finally, I am extremely eager to see how this all pans out and if this plan is put into affect the impact it will have on the entire nation of Pakistan.
Pfanner, E. (2012, March 02). New york times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/03/technology/pakistan-builds-web-wall-out-in-the-open.html?_r=1&ref=technology
Article posted March 2, 2012 at 11:55 AM •
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