Save Your Space
You may not know, but on July 26, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation HR 5319 requiring schools and libraries to block access to social networking, blogging and chat room sites.
Yes, you heard me. They made this bonehead move to try and protect children from online predators on sites like myspace, but this legislation is so broad that access to blogging sites, chatrooms, and any site that has a social component is threatened.
So in other words, no public school or public library will be able to provide access to a huge number of sites, including myspace, Blogger, Livejournal, Flickr, and YouTube. Ridiculous, n'est-ce pas? See the list of affected websites (and there could be more) at Save Your Space.
While you're there, please read and sign the petition to stop this ridiculous law, which does nothing to protect children and everything to censor your right to access and express yourself on the Internet.
Categories: Politics, Internet