UN and Internet Freedom
The United Nations reassures the public that Internet freedom is an essential right. The United Nations passed a landmark resolution supporting freedom of expression on the Internet. All the major powers supported the resolution, even China who has major filtering and Internet restrictions. The problem now stems from major technology companies who produce spyware and monitoring systems that aid countries to watch their citizens. Major law enforcement firms in the United States are using social media companies to gather information about individuals. China uses Cisco to monitor their citizens. If the technology continues to advice countries will gain the opportunity to spy on their citizens even more. The resolution that was passed at the United Nations has no real binding power however, but has public shaming potential. To read further click here.