Saturday, March 10, 2012

U.S. bishops support internet privacy

Concerns grow as more websites monitor Americans' online lives

After successfully stopping an online piracy bill in the U.S., websites, largely Google, are now focusing on users privacy. Mark Pattison of Catholic News Service reports that U.S. bishops advocate privacy options for Internet users:

In the space of one month, the conversation about life online swiveled from "stop online piracy" to "stop online privacy."

In January, many of the top online websites banded together to fight a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act. Some even intentionally went dark for a day, strongly hinting to Web users that the online future could be similarly bleak. Key members of the House, including some of the bill's sponsors, got the message loud and clear and shelved the bill without bringing it to a vote.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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