As close to home as Henderson, Nevadans can feel Republicans closing in for their vote, but one issue that’s barely being discussed could be more relevant then voters realize. As the internet connects people in new ways from great distances, information storing quietly gives us new reason to take a hard look at our civil liberties on the internet. More specifically it’s personal privacy that is under attack in a country full of smart-phones with GPS and cameras on almost all public spaces.
Microsoft criticized this move for the easing of constraints over private search information, but others disagree. Considering Google’s recent media influence in the battle against SOPA and PIPA, the government and Google now go hand in hand in the discussion of how all information will be controlled in the future. A showdown over these issues could very likely happen during the watch of the next Presidential Administration.
Other signs are indicating that a battle for information rights on the internet could be looming in our legislative future. Behind the guise of “privacy” and “cyber-security,” new bills are making their way around Washington all concerning the rights of ‘information sharing’. It would be wise for the public to keep a close eye on all their rights concerning the internet because the speed of decisions made on the web happen much faster then those on Capitol Hill, people paying attention could make an impact both in the voting booth as well as on the web.