Is The Internet Over Regulated

Today's Internet or World Wide Web is being over regulated.

But, are you being taken for a ride, are you lead to believe that Governments World Wide are creating new legislation for your benefit or are there underlying factors that these laws are more beneficial to Governments and big business?

First we had the Can-Spam and other laws passed regulating the sending of unsolicited commercial e-mail, that contains false or deceptive subject information, or that is sent from invalid e-mail addresses, but for me, my inbox still seems to always be full of junk mail. How many people have actually been fined or imprisoned.

The same can be said of downloading of music files from the Internet avoiding the music Industry copy rights and Musicians fees. There seems to have been more individuals caught than the sites that illegally provided the music downloads.

Search engines have the ability to track anyone who does a search and is also registered for a service at that search engine. If you use the AOL search engine and also use an AOL email account, the tracking cookie could track your surfing online and that information could be sold for commercial gain and be accessed by law enforcement agencies in theory.

In Pennsylvania last week there were two separate lawsuits accusing a Florida travel promoter and its telemarketer of ignoring prior warnings and illegally contacting nearly 200 Pennsylvania consumers who had officially registered on the state's "no call" list. The complaints came from consumers located in 13 Pennsylvania counties.

The firm of Telemarketers when asked by individuals who had registered their name and phone number on the "No Call" list said:

1. They did not see the consumers name on the "no call" list.

2. They were following up on a package that they had mailed to the consumer when in reality they did not send the consumer a package.

3. They must have dialed the consumer in error, sorry.

The "No Call" list must be checked by telemarketers and in theory if a registered individuals name or phone number came up on the computer list that the telemarketer was about to call, it should be easy enough to skip on to the next person.

You can learn more and register your cell phone or home phone number with the "Do Not Call" registry for a period of 5 years. There is no fee to register.

https://www.donotcall.gov

As of January 1, 2005, telemarketers and sellers are required to search the registry at least once every 31 days and drop from their call lists the phone numbers of consumers who have registered. https://telemarketing.donotcall.gov Telemarketers pay a fee to obtain the list of local, State wide or U.S. Do Not Call lists.

The list for up to five area codes is free. The annual fee is forty dollars per area code of list data (after five), with a maximum annual fee of eleven thousand dollars for the entire U.S. database.

For a telemarketer to phone a person listed on the no call list it is the same as sending unsolicited email. Both are illegal.

Registering and purchasing the do not call list is much cheaper and safer than not doing so.

If you intend to phone everyone in your local area code to promote your amazing new widget. Don't do it until you have registered as a telemarketer and obtained the list of not to call people in your calling area.

If you have purchased Leads which legally have to include time and date stamp, IP address etc to comply with Government email Laws and Acts, you are able to phone them. But do introduce yourself, your company and the product or service in a clear and honest way or you could fall fowl of the many Consumer Acts that are also in place.

Since the 911 terrorism incidence, your privacy on the Internet, phone and other forms of communication is being monitored or at least the FBI and other law enforcement agencies can legally tap your phone and intercept your email.

One piece of legislation that is being debated both in the Senate and the House of Representatives is "The Patriot Act" as a good part of this Act is due for renewal at the end of this year.

Portions up for renewal include those sections regarding computer hackers, sharing information gained through Wire Taping, Internet Service providers to hand over customer information and records in times of possible emergencies and for the Police to listen in on communications as thought necessary and court orders if there is a possibility case of terrorism suspected.

The Patriot Act, (great choice of name) was created to give authorities more powers in times of terrorism but goes way further than that!

I believe this act is necessary in this day and age when it comes to threats to National Security but, where does this leave your privacy?

As consumers, citizens and business owners we all have rights, its just a pity that there are a small number of fanatics and idiots out there that spoil it for the rest of us.

May you have a safe and secure week.

Peter Green
Editor of ~ The INDEX ~ ezine.
[email protected]
http://www.Internet-Income-Index.com

Your Free Weekly Internet Marketing News, Ideas, Resources and Sources Ezine.

In The News:


Kitsap Sun

OC launches investigation of security director
Kitsap Sun
BREMERTON — Olympic College has launched an investigation of complaints against its director of campus safety in light of a vote of no confidence by the union representing security guards. The vote, taken in mid-January, showed 88 percent of members ...


The Sun

Security services knew of glaring weakness in Parliament security after 'war game' simulating attack on Westminster ...
The Sun
SECURITY services were aware of gaps in Parliament's security after a simulated attack ended with most MPs being killed, it has been claimed. A source quoted by the Sunday Times claimed a “table-top” exercise revealed four terrorists with automatic ...
Security chief told MPs they were safe in parliament before attackThe Guardian
Urgent review of security gates of Parliament needed after Westminster attackExpress.co.uk

all 56 news articles »

The Independent

Security breach renders in-flight laptop ban useless
The Independent
The airport which is the main target of the Government's ban on electronic devices has a security flaw that renders rigorous checks futile, The Independent can reveal. After clearing six separate security hurdles at Istanbul airport, passengers bound ...

and more »

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

JCC receives $200,000 to improve security - Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Funds will be used to upgrade cameras and other measures following two bomb threats at the Brighton facility this month.
JCC of Rochester gets $200,000 for security enhancements | WXXI ...WXXI News

all 4 news articles »

Reuters

Britain reviewing security at parliament after deadly attack
Reuters
Interior minister Amber Rudd told the BBC there would be another review of security at the Palace of Westminster, but that such arrangements were continually assessed. "There are constant reviews and updates so that we have the right form of defense in ...
London attack fuels calls for tighter Westminster securityThe Guardian
London attack: Parliament security under reviewBBC News
Questions over Parliament security as motorcyclist rides through gate shortly after terrorist attackTelegraph.co.uk
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
all 8,418 news articles »

The Japan Times

European security ties 'too precious' for Brexit talks
The Japan Times
LONDON – Britain's intelligence expertise may be “too precious” to use as a bargaining tool in the upcoming Brexit talks, experts said, after a terror attack in London highlighted the need for continued European security cooperation. The suggestion ...

and more »

New System Estimates Cleveland Airport Security Wait Times
U.S. News & World Report
New System Estimates Cleveland Airport Security Wait Times. Cleveland's main airport is developing a system to help travelers more accurately compare wait times at its security checkpoints and better plan their trips. | March 27, 2017, at 12:08 a.m.. MORE.

and more »

Huffington Post

What Don't We Talk About When We Talk About Israel's Security
Huffington Post
When Israeli and American Jews talk about “Israel's security” they are thinking about the Holocaust and about extermination. That is the reason they choose the narrowest possible definition of “security,” a strip. Israel's “security” is what we ...

and more »

Otago Daily Times

Ivory Coast rescinds port security measures, attack threat unfounded
Reuters
"After compiling the information ... it emerged that the threat is not real," the head of maritime security Colonel Bertin Koffi Tano wrote in a second order to the Abidjan and San Pedro port authorities and shipping companies on Sunday. "I ask that ...
Ivory Coast boosts port security over attack threatOtago Daily Times

all 5 news articles »

The Sun

Security alert at Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway as police called amid claims four men broke into the studio
The Sun
An ITV spokesman said: “A youth who attempted to gain access to the London Television Centre, as a prank, at 11pm last night was quickly apprehended by our security team when he triggered an alarm as he climbed an external wall. “He did not gain access ...
Ant and Dec at centre of security alert after four men tried to 'break into' Saturday Night Takeaway studioMirror.co.uk

all 38 news articles »
Google News

Phishing

Recently I have received email from my bank/credit Card Company,... Read More

How To Cover Your Tracks On The Internet

Every single time you access a website, you leave tracks.... Read More

Spyware Protection Software

Spyware protection software is the easiest way of removing spyware... Read More

How to Know Whether an Email is a Fake or Not

A few nights ago I received an email from "2CO"... Read More

Traditional Antivirus Programs Useless Against New Unidentified Viruses!

Every now and then you can read about a new... Read More

How Spyware Blaster Can Protect Your Computer From Harm

By browsing a web page, you could infect your computer... Read More

SCAMS ? Be Aware ? And Report When Necessary

The Internet is a vast International Network of people and... Read More

Viruses and Worms, Protection from Disaster

Virus damage estimated at $55 billion in 2003. "SINGAPORE -... Read More

Phishing - Learn To Identify It

Phishing: (fish'ing) (n.)This is when someone sends you an email... Read More

Eliminate Adware and Spyware

Everyone should eliminate spyware and adware from your hard drive... Read More

Reporting Internet Scams

When it comes to reporting Internet scams most of us... Read More

Types Of Computer Infections

Computer infections can be broken up into 4 main categories... Read More

Its Time to Sing the Encryption Song - Again!

Yes, I'm wearing my encryption hat again. Why you may... Read More

The Attack of the Advertiser - Spy Mother Spy

The menacing campaigns that drive the corporate spyware and adware... Read More

7 Ways to Spot a PayPal Scam E-Mail

Paypal is a great site and is used by many... Read More

Lottery Scam, What It is and how to Avoid It?

Internet scams and frauds are on the rise! The quantity... Read More

Cybercriminals Trick: Targeted Trojan-Containing Emails

Threats we ordinary Web users face online leave us no... Read More

Virus and Adware - Fix them Both!

We all get the odd virus now and then, but... Read More

Avoiding Scams: If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

A week or so ago, I received an inquiry from... Read More

How Did This Happen to Me? Top 10 Ways to Get Spyware or Viruses on Your Computer

If you use the internet, you have probably been infected... Read More

Three-pronged Trojan Attack Threatens Security on the Internet

Glieder (Win32.Glieder.AK), Fantibag (Win32.Fantibag.A) and Mitglieder (Win32.Mitglieder.CT) are not names... Read More

Web Conferencing Readers - So What Do We Do with the PAYPAL SPAMMER

From: "Paypal Security" Subject: New Security Requirements Date: Tue, 26... Read More

Click Here To Defeat Evil

Microsoft routinely releases new security updates, many of which are... Read More

Computer Viruses, Worms, and Hoaxes

In recent days, I was one of the unfortunate persons... Read More

Is Your Music Player Spying On You?

In today's times spyware is a very serious issue and... Read More