Presently the Internet is used for many things, file sharing, the exchange of news, and communication. The internet has become pivotal in current life in first world countries and is for every day life. The reason as to why the internet is so great though is because there are little to no laws that have been put in place that allows anyone or anything to control it. But that will change soon. Currently in the upper echelons of our government it is being discussed whether or not two bills, one that gives the President of America the power to “shut down” the internet and the other bill should it be passed by the legislation would grant the government and private parties unprecedented power to interfere with the Internet’s DNS. The government would be able to force ISPs and search engines to redirect or dump users’ attempts to reach certain websites’ URLs. In response, third parties will woo average users to alternative servers that offer access to the entire Internet (not just the newly censored U.S. version), which will create new computer security vulnerabilities as the reliability and universality of the DNS evaporates.
This should not be allowed to happen. The internet is one of the last places a person can express there thoughts with out the fear of being judged, share their thoughts with people from all over the world and in my opinion the best place to find information. Should it be allowed I am sure the power would not be abused, but I do not think that going on the web will ever be the same. People will have to watch what they post, some sites will be favored by others because they are favored by the government, and the list goes on. But thank god the kill switch bill got rejected and many people have voiced there opinion about the censorship bill and have been messaging their senators of their states to vote against it. So hopefully it does not come to pass because if it does, who knows what kind of place the internet will become.