Petition Tag - internet

61. Ban animal pornography and shocking footage

As you may or may not know, shocking material is all over the internet. This varies from animal pornography to serious mutilation to human beings.

Child pornography is banned on the internet, but it's ridiculous that media showing animal pornography is still allowed and exists on the internet in large amounts.

This has to stop.

62. Petition Social Sites to Have a Curfew for Minors

Stop Idol Minded Teenagers & All Minors From Posting Fights, Bullying, Harassement, Etc.

Youth Should Do Learning Activities On Line And Not Go To School The Next Day To Fight.

63. Rural Wireless Internet

As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, $225 million was provided to Industry Canada over three years to develop and implement a strategy to extend broadband coverage to as many unserved and underserved households as possible, beginning in 2009–2010. By far the biggest component of this strategy was the Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians program.

Broadband internet access is viewed as essential infrastructure for participating in today's economy, as it enables citizens, businesses and institutions to access information, services and opportunities that could otherwise be out of reach.

Bell and Rogers have recently both undertaken a forced transition costing their rural wireless clients hundreds of dollars per month to receive services comparable to those enjoyed by their urban clients at a fraction of the cost.

Clients happy with previously available technologies are now being forced to transition to metered billing in numerous markets previously served by unmetered wireless service.

This transition was implemented by both companies simultaneously. No high speed alternative technologies have been offered to rural clients and there is no plan to install optical fibre cable or perform other needed infrastructure upgrades.

64. Good touch / Bad touch needs to be made compulsory in the curriculum

Helping Hands Against Abuse would like all schools in the UK to teach Good touch/Bad touch as part of the national curriculum as well as the dangers of grooming and internet grooming to be taught in secondary schools as part of sex education.

65. STOP ACTA!

The Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is proposed to be passed. Recently, SOPA was discarded after public outrage and internet strikes. ACTA was shelved last year but now there are plans to initiate it.

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE, do we really want our privacy attacked? The internet is to be monitored so every time that you send or receive info it will be MONITORED! This goes against the very principle of free speech!

Please let congress know by signing the petition that this is UNACCEPTABLE AND WE WILL NOT LET OUR PRIVACY BE INVADED!

66. WJJG is For Smart Shows Only

Not only did 2011 see the sudden death of Joe Gentile, but the removal of intelligent programming and music from weekdays (and even parts of the weekend).

It is totally unfair to get rid of Angry White Male, Job Talk, John DiVita's Morning Show, and other programming that made WJJG an amazing radio station.

Mancow should not be on at all. He is incoherent and his show does not belong on a community radio station like WJJG. Michael Savage should be aired in two hours or removed too, and sent back to WIND.

If you believe that WJJG should continue with original programming and music during weekdays, please sign this petition. This is an outrage and we need to keep whatever we have left of special radio stations like WJJG.

67. Stop ACTA Before it Stops you

Don't take my word alone for what ACTA is really threatening. Go look it up. Search it on google. Look at the injustice. We must fight for our right to have privacy on our personal computers. We should fight for our right to not be monitored every time we switch on our computers.

Just because a few people with deep pockets are angry with the internet, doesn't mean that the government has the right to take away our constitutional rights.

Like I said don't take my word for it, go see what the news and your searches and everything else tells you.

68. Outlaw web filters

Web filters are a form of censorship. They prevent people from seeing what they need to see.

They are in schools and businesses. They must be stopped.

69. Stop America from banning anime on internet

America are trying to ban all anime from showing on the internet.

It was on the BBC news that they were trying. We should stop it because not many people can easily go out and buy anime.

70. Bring Back the Old MySpace !

Ever Since MySpace changed it has lost a big part of their users, many of them complain about missing the old MySpace and how they need to change it back.

Old MySpace - let's us express our creativity as teens and also adults, it would benefit MySpace as well as the users.

71. Uncensor SDUSD School Internet Acess

The SDUSD administration is blocking more and more educational websites on its Internet-access system.

These sites include YouTube, Flickr, many computer-technology sights, all blogs they can find, and most forum sites.

72. New Site for Manga and Anime

Well there are less and less sites with manga and anime and some don't have them all.

73. Stop Extradition - Fair UK Trial for Richard O'Dwyer

Richard O'Dwyer a 23yr old University student has been served an Extradition Warrant by the US on charges of copyright infringement relating to his web site which provided links to enable its users to access films on the internet. At all times he was in the UK, his servers were not in the US and his domain names were not in the US.

The alleged conduct took place entirely in the UK. Richard is asking for a fair trial in the UK, where the alleged offences took place and where he will be able to defend himself.

74. Optus Mobile & Internet Network Deterioration



There have been numerous reports by Optus customers, that over the last few months and more, their Mobile and Internet Networks have been widespread and quickly deteriorating.
Reference:
- Mobile: Optus network deteriorating
- Internet: International traffic congestion
- Modems: Cisco DPQ 3925 issue

Such problems exist for the Mobile Network as;
- Low Signal Strength in populated areas.
- Low Signal Quality (regardless of signal strength) in populated areas.
- Dropped phone calls within reception areas.
- Echoing on phone calls.
- Failed calls within reception areas.
- 3G reception drops in and out.
- 3G data fails
- Delayed SMS/MMS
- Failed SMS
- Major congestion & blackspot issues in Metro areas
- Congestion & blackspot issues spreading to regional areas

Such problems exist for the Internet as;
- Slow International Links
- Congestion in the evening
- High latency
- Unreliable hardware and Modems

From a company that launched a "Yes, we hear you" campaign in July, 2007.
Well, we ask that you please hear us.

75. Remove the anon option on tumblr

42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.

35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.

21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.

Words hurt. And for every action there is a reaction. Having an anon option when asking a question on tumblr is just an easy way for bullies to get away with their hurtful ways. There is no need for an anon option and most of the time all it provides is hurt and humiliation.

76. Stop announcing death news

Death news upsets people ans people don't want to hear it. It brings bad luck usually. It's depressing. We must stop it !

77. Georgetown University Technology Awareness Initiative 2011

Georgetown University, although hailed as one of the top schools in the nation, is sadly behind the times in its technological advancements.

We as the students and other concerned individuals would like to see the administration take steps to rectify this problem as quickly as efficiently as possible.

78. Bring Back The Tumblr Directory

A lot of us have put so much effort into getting into the directory, and now it has been wasted.

The feature has also been great for new people, as it gives them a good place to find people to follow.

We don’t want tumblr to remove explore, we just want the directory back.

79. Support Leelanau County Broadband Intiative

Leelanau County continues to fall behind with regards to to adequate Broadband internet access , due to un-served, and under-served areas. Geographically, Leelanau County has been bypassed by affordable and accessible middle mile infrastructure upon which last-mile services can be built.

As education, emergency management, telecommuting, and commerce are more and more dependent upon adequate internet access, We hereby request your acceptance of the need and necessity, and demonstrate interest and show of support as the elected representatives of the People of Leelanau County.

80. Nyilatkozat a nők és családok védelmében


Alulírottak egyetértésünket és támogatásunkat fejezzük ki a Magyar Kormány új médiatörvényével kapcsolatban!

Felelős európai polgárként és magyar civil nőként kijelentjük, hogy teljes mértékben elkötelezettek vagyunk az európai erkölcsi értékek és a közösségi jogszabályok tiszteletben tartása mellett.

Ezért örömmel üdvözöljük a magyar kormánynak a család és gyermekek védelmében hozott intézkedéseit, különös tekintettel az új médiatörvényben foglaltakra.

Nyilatkozatunkkal támogatjuk, hogy
• a média hitelesen tájékoztassa a társadalmat,
• a média szolgálja az emberek testi, lelki, szellemi fejlődését és gazdagodását,
• a média értékközvetítő szerepénél fogva az igazat, jót és szépet mutassa be,
• a média védje a közerkölcsöt, és arra neveljen, biztasson minden embert,
• a média nem tüntetheti fel a bűnt erényként, nem biztathat bűnre, bűncselekmény elkövetésére,
• a média nem népszerűsítheti az erőszak és pornográfia semmilyen formáját,
• a média reklámjai nem használhatják fel a gyermekeket kereskedelmi célokra.

A Magyar Asszonyok Érdekszövetségének küldetése egyben női hivatásunk hitvallása is: „Amilyen a nő, olyan a család; amilyen a család, olyan a társadalom.”
Az asszony legtermészetesebb hivatása az életadás és anyaság, mely a családban teljesedhet ki. A nő, mint a családi tűzhely őrzője, a társadalom formálásának nélkülözhetetlen pillére.

Ezért a média részéről feltétlenül szükséges lenne a női méltóság iránt tanúsított tisztelet, a házasság, a család, az anyaság értékének megerősítése.

81. Unblock Websites on School Computers

Lately, many of the sites at our schools have been blocked. While the school board claims that this is because of teachers abusing sites such as Facebook during school hours, there were no grounds for blocking other sites such as Grooveshark, Miniclip, etc.

82. Pledge of the New Generation v 1.0

We, the undersigned, understand the depravity and deterioration of social structures and graces with the advent of the cellular phone and the connectivity culture.

While we understand that relinquishing technology altogether is impossible, we also understand that a change needs to occur, and that change happens at the level of the individual.

Therefore, we, the undersigned, pledge to personally observe the following uncommon courtesies:

83. Keep the NBN owned by the Government

NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) was created to design, build and operate the infrastructure that will enable advanced digital services to be provided to the nation.

On 24 November 2007 Australians voted in a new Labor Federal Government led by Kevin Rudd. As part of the party’s policy platform the new government proposed a national broadband network for all Australians.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP Prime Minister and the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced the formation of the wholesale-only NBN Co on 7 April, 2009 to enable the delivery of superfast broadband to Australian homes and workplaces.

The company is wholly-owned by the Commonwealth represented by two “Shareholder Ministers” – the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Minister of Finance and Deregulation.

Michael Quigley was announced as Executive Chairman to the NBN Co Board and Chief Executive Officer on 25 July 2009. Other Board appointments were announced on 6 August.

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy announced on 6 August, 2009 that McKinsey-KPMG had been appointed as Lead Advisor for the National Broadband Network Implementation Study.

The government plans to sell the NBN after 5 years of operation.

84. Expand Melton Exchange

With the expansion of the Shire of Melton there has been an increase in demand for ADSL internet, this has caused severe congestion which results in slower than dialup speeds during peak hours.

85. Lamar University Students against Campus Internet Downgrade

Starting August 15th, 2010, Lamar University Student Services changed how the dorm’s internet access would be provided. Residents will be provided Internet service from Time Warner Cable. The basic or free download speed provided to residents is 50 times slower (2 Mbps vs. 100 Mbps) than what residents had access to before.

The free speeds that they are providing do not even meet the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) definition for broadband internet aka high speed internet. This is occurring despite the fact that all students have to pay a “Technology Fee” which has been raised by almost 5% when compared to Spring 2010 as well as a 7.5% increase in our housing cost. You have the option to pay for faster speeds, but Time Warner will not guarantee that you get the speed you pay for. But if a resident were to go to the library or any other building on campus they would have full access to the extremely high speeds (100 Mbps vs. 2 Mbps) provided by Lamar University.

The goal of this group is to organize students to pressure Student Affairs to make them do something about this. So please join this group and sign the petition. Also I encourage you to email Barry Johnson the President of Student Affairs and voice you displeasure. He can be contacted at barry.johnson@lamar.edu.

86. Build Australia's Broadband Future

Australia is in dire need of a New Broadband infrastructure as the current network is not adequate for home and business use. By not implementing the NBN you are holding back Australian businesses from achieving there best in a worldwide marketplace.

The Labor Government has said The NBN will be Australia’s first national wholesale-only open access, high speed broadband platform. They will use Fibre Optic Cables which will replace the Old existing Copper Telstra Network. Labor has pledged to set up online consultations with GPs, allowing regional patients to see a doctor without leaving their home, while NBN Co chief Mike Quigley revealed last week that the NBN would be capable of internet speeds of up to 1Gbps, 100 times faster than originally believed.

The Coalition has proposed investing in a combination of technologies, including fibre optic, cable and wireless, to bring a minimum speed of 12Mbps to 97% of Australians. $1 billion public grant funding and additional, undisclosed private funding for building a wireless network for rural and regional areas
$1 billion on building a metropolitan wireless network focussed on outer metropolitan areas. Rural and Regional Areas would miss out on Fiber Optic and only be provided with Wireless or Satellite Access.

87. Tighter Control or Shutdown of Internet Chatrooms

Internet chat-rooms have risen to prominence in the past decade or so. Initially they were a great thing, and one of the shining examples of the internet bringing people together.

However, as with many applications of the internet, it has been abused in as many capacities as it has been for good. Of course there are still thousands of chat-rooms on the internet today that are useful, and should remain in their current form, but there are some that should be looked at very carefully - specifically, those aimed at children or teenagers.

There have been very public calls for Facebook to include a panic button to allow young people to report suspicious activity, and as a result of this public outcry the feature has been installed. The tragic case of Ashleigh Hall was what was needed for some to wake up to the dangers. However I believe that there is a far greater danger that has gone un-noticed, and that is the chat-rooms that still exist today, which have become a haven for people who may try and prey on young people. In most cases, the sites are not completely to blame – it is often very difficult to identify these people, and when they are, a lot of the sites don’t have the facility to keep them away.

Luckily there have not been any stories like the one that brought Facebook to heel, but the potential is there. Although there was a level of media scrutiny in 2005 when Yahoo’s chat rooms were shut down, the same has not occurred for the many other major chat sites which operate to this day.

There are a few methods by which this problem could be combated or eradicated, and I believe it is up to the Government to enforce these. I believe that any website that allows young people to communicate (whether privately, or in a chat-room environment) should have to pass strict tests on their security, and how they deal with people that shouldn’t be there. If they cannot be 100% sure of the safety of their visitors, then they either improve their service, or they are shut down.

This level of service should either be provided with constant moderator presence, or even, in this day and age, an automatic method of moderating. I believe that this level of computer intelligence is both possible and applicable to this solution, and would help massively in keeping malicious parties out. Although it is a viable option if a website cannot guarantee its security, shutting it down should be the last resort, as getting rid of all instances of these sites would unfairly censor a young person’s internet usage. Young people should still be able to communicate with others online, without worrying about their identity.

Chat-rooms should still be a part of their internet lives, but an urgent review must be carried out to make sure these sites become safe havens for many younger generations to come.

88. Outlaw All Internet Porn And Scrap .xxx Domain

Ubiquitous, explicit internet porn is a never ending spam issue on forums and in emails, it degrades women and reiterates a young man's frustration, making him more dangerous and/or disinterested in human beauty outside the sexual realm. If someone started posting pornographic pictures through your letterbox, you'd call the police, wouldn't you? Yet, internet porn companies are allowed to roam the web freely, spamming our emails and forums.

The internet is a kind of collective consciousness and so we should respect it as such. If we are going to treat it as one mind, then it should be a respectful mind, not polluted with explicit liberties. This online public sexual freedom that's been granted has noticeably made people more sexual in the real public environment, when it is not welcome.

Many of us who feel an intimate relationship is unlikely to be realised make it a priority to disassociate ourselves from sexual content so as not to intimidate ourselves, hence why many who are celibate become monks, isolated from mainstream society. It is thus immoral and unfair that those who take sexual relationships for granted be allowed to display and distribute their experiences publicly as if to say any other person "should" expect to take it for granted also.

Furthermore, portraying a false majority vote that there is a real need for limitless and ubiquitous, free, explicit internet porn is highly detrimental to an individual's ability to believe that there is a spiritual alternative to one's sexual frustration. Removing internet porn would reverse this misleading portrayal and in turn encourage spiritual growth.

Internet porn doesn't prevent rape, it encourages it. It spreads hate, jealousy, racism and all kinds of incitement. Furthermore, not only do the government themselves claim that pedophilia is on the rise as a result, but even leaving content online in order to catch a pedophile means you need to generate fresh content as bait and the idea of any content remaining online, even for that purpose, is not a healthy thought. It's an unethical waste of space.

The more and more society becomes hooked on porn, the harder we will find to tune into our spiritual veins and experience the true beauty and freedom found in love.

Many single individuals have expressed concern that they had no porn addiction or interest prior to the internet and that the recent ease of access to ubiquitous free porn has enticed their addiction.

Furthermore, since 'sex' is the most searched keyword on the web, where 25% of total search engine requests are porn-related, and 70% of those searches during the working day, then whilst ubiquitous porn is merely one click away, the more likely society will become unable to harness its inner ability to seek the spiritual, since the spiritual requires gradual kindling, whereas porn is an easy, but detrimental distraction.

Internet porn is child abuse regardless of the porn's content since it is wrong to put any sexual content within easy reach, sight or even hearing of a child. The moment a child touches his mouse, he thinks of all the other people in the world and what they do when they touch theirs. The situation is no different to having an orgy in your lounge whilst your child is forced to listen at the door. In turn the government are representing themselves to children in a sexual manner.

According to government technology advisors, it is impossible to completely censor out porn to protect children and that Internet porn is something we must learn to live with instead. Yet even if this were the case, shouldn't Internet porn then, as an industry, be made entirely illegal? Hence this petition is a call for law reform.

In our opinion we should return to the days of mail order films and top shelf magazines, making the web a porn free zone and in turn making the background to our daily lives free of pollutive thought.

We shouldn't have this huge cloud hanging over our web - it's very bad news.

89. Fast Access in Noble LA

We, the people of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political, economic, and religious liberties we enjoy, and desiring to protect individual rights to life, liberty, and property; afford opportunity for the fullest development of the individual; assure equality of rights; promote the health, safety, education, and welfare of the people; maintain a representative and orderly government; ensure domestic tranquillity; provide for the common defense; and secure the blessings of freedom and justice to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.

90. Time Warner Cable in Rural Girard Pennsylvania

The people on Mill Street in Girard, PA are "unservice-able" by TimeWarner cable, or any other provider for that matter, TimeWarner being the closest at less than 1,500ft. Anyone that has dropped a land-line, is no longer allowed to get a new one with the old provider, which means no phone, or internet.

If TimeWarner would bring the cable 1,500ft down to the end of the road, they would be servicing 8 new households, and 22 people, 7 of which are in school and need internet for research/work.