Petition Tag - internet

61. We All Know Vahid Online

After the presidential elections of 2009 in Iran, news and information were affected by heavy censorship. Meanwhile, different people and media tried to cover the news.

One of the most reliable sources who was active before the election time and still is concentrating on informing people was Vahid Online who was/is active in sites such as Google reader, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Last year, Google closed his google account according to its pseudonymous rules. After that, he is working with the name Vahid HT and asks Google to get his Vahid Online account back and to be allowed to change Vahid HT into Vahid Online.


کشور ایران، بعد از انتخابات ریاست جمهوری سال 2009 میلادی دچار سانسور شدید خبری و اطلاعاتی شد. در این میان، افراد و رسانه های مختلف سعی بر پوشش و ارسال اخبار در شبکه های مختلف اجتماعی اینترنتی داشتند. یکی از موجه ترین و معتبر ترین گزینه های دریافت اخبار که از زمان قبل از انتخابات شروع به کار کرده بود و تا امروز همچنان مشغول خبررسانی است، فردی است که با اسم وحید آنلاین، در سایت های گوگل ریدر، فیس بوک، توئیتر، فرند فید، اینساگرام و غیره فعالیت می کرد
شرکت گوگل، سال گذشته برابر با قوانین مبارزه با شخصیت های مجازی اش، پروفایل و دسترسی ایشان را به سرویس های گوگل قطع کرد. پس از آن، ایشان با اسم وحید اچ تی در سرویس های گوگل فعالیت می کند و با توجه به اینکه در بقیه ی سرویس های اینترنتی که نام برده شد، همچنان اسم وحید آنلاین موجود و فعال است، مقتضی است شرکت گوگل با برگشتن نام وحید آنلاین موافقت کرده و پروفایل وحید اچ تی را به وحید آنلاین تغییر دهد.

62. Declaration of an Independent Internet

The Declaration of an Independent Internet
Drafted July 4, 1995 and updated December 3, 2012 to Guide Us to a Safe Internet without Censorship.

63. Reboot the Internet

The idea is to reset the internet network and clean it from all existing information.

A new boot sequence would be added with a unique ID creation: it would require an ID card number or passport number to avoid multi-accounts for the same person.

Short-term benefits;

The elimination of fake IDs would make the internet a safer place both for the world economy (safer transactions) as well as for national security (world-wide).

The risk of misinformation would become lower since people would be responsible for what they write/say/do.

Long-term benefits;

Increase in online sales as a consequence of the built-in higher security levels would boost the world economy.

Information would be available in higher quality instead of quantity.

Criminal actions as well as terrorism would be closely monitored and made impossible for smaller groups.

Most of all: A better use of a currently existing infrastructure.

64. Make the NET SAFcc for ALL children

. .. .. .In 1978; the FCC had just started to allow UNSAFcc wire communications called "cable Television" in the Arkansas hills. The FCC misinterpreted FCC v Pacifica as the rational for existing and now claim jurisdiction limited to making only radio-wave broadcasts SAFcc.

. .. .. .Sixteen years after the time-sensitive technical free speech ruling, one of these Justices remained though seventy-seven years old and used the archaic decision to coin a new slang word. POOF This word was called, "the internet", in ACLU v Reno, (96-511). This Justice wrote, "the internet is a unique and wholly new medium for human communications", and hereby 'coined' an undefined slang term that had become popular without defining the slang term used.

. .. .. .This was despite growing up before nuclear bombs, internet wire and radio communications, or cell phones EXISTED the way these all do now. This Justice was forty-eight when man first visited the moon, or claimed to visit the moon. Ha

65. Limestone County Alabama Cable/Internet Petition

While most of the citizens of North Alabama have access to more than one cable TV company to choose from.

The citizens of Limestone County have access to one cable TV company, Charter Communications.

Please sign this petition if you would like to see more choice and competition in Limestone County.

66. Fix Hotmail's Password Recovery

After several failed attempts to recover my hotmail password, I found that thousands have had similar problems.

67. Stop AT&T From Controlling Unlimited Data Plan Usage

AT&T has decided to violate the U.S. Internet rules by limiting use of Apple Inc's FaceTime application to certain customers.

Other known public interest groups have filed complaints with the FCC about this (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/18/us-att-facetime-idUSBRE88H1DP20120918).

AT&T should give all customers who pay for its mobile Internet service the option to use any Internet application they want to use regardless of which data plan they buy.

68. Australians against Government censorship

The Gillard regime has been trying to censor the media and several other groups for a while. Now they have passed Legislation allowing them access to your internet details, to collect and keep Australians' internet records, including their web-browsing history, social media activity and emails.

We can either sit back and watch this Legislation be abused to a point where a Government will have a complete profile on each of us, or we can act now and ensure even if this Gillard regime doesn't reverse it, the Coalition is left with no doubt we do not want it and we expect them to reverse it if they win the next election.

The book 1984 had the administration divided among four Ministries:

the Ministry of Truth, which deals with news, entertainment, education and fine arts,
the Ministry of Love which maintains law and order,
the Ministry of Peace which wages war and the
Ministry of Plenty which handles economic affairs.

The very vocabulary of the people was under Party Control; a system called “newspeak” was encouraged. One of the most dreaded words in the arsenal of Newspeak was the most heinous offence according to the Party – that of “thoughtcrime” which was sure to be punished by the Thought police.

The slogans of Newspeak are “War is Peace” Freedom is Slavery” and “Ignorance is Strength.”

LET'S NOT HAVE THIS HAPPEN FOR REAL.

69. We don't "like" your treatment of roleplayers

On FaceBook, there are perfectly lovable accounts made by nerdy people, and they're accounts made for roleplaying as one's favorite character from whatever movie or TV show that they are most nerdy about.

Supporters of these accounts (aka those who have such an account and/or hold at least one dear on their "friends" list) lovingly refer to them as "roleplayers", "FaceBook roleplayers", "RP's", or "FBRP's". But in the eyes of those against these accounts (tattletales and FB itself), we/they should be counted as "fake accounts".

I am a supporter, and I belong in the "and" section. I have a separate account as Jessie from the Toy Story series, and I hold many roleplayers on both of my "friends" list very, very dear to my heart. Recently, someone threatened to report and ban my favorite roleplayer of Timon from the The Lion King series, and I was absolutely heartbroken. This wouldn't have been the first time one of my roleplayer friends had been permanently force-deleted, either.

I know that there are some people who hide behind anonymity to do truly terrible things to others, but I think that there should be true proof that that's what someone's doing before they ban somebody. One example would be a screenshot that can be proved to be 100% unedited.

UPDATE: The photo you see as the petition photo was the exact photo that was the profile picture of the Timon roleplayer I mentioned. I cannot currently message him, see his wall, or see his profile picture, as he temporarily deleted his account by choice in response to the threats. He's back on, but I still don't have the ability to talk to him. I really am heartbroken about that.

70. Make Bullying Against Disabled People Illegal

It is disgusting to see what some people say about disabled people and I believe it should be illegal.

For example, this is a link to an image someone made.

It is unbelievable what some people say and no one has done anything to stop it. Making bullying towards disabled people illegal will show that it is wrong.

71. Vote against the ITU having regulatory authority over the Internet

ITU and the Internet

Right from inception, the Internet has had no central ruling authority. But this December, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is conducting a review of the international agreements governing telecommunications and aims to expand its regulatory authority to the Internet.

Countries such as Russia which are advocating the ITU have regulatory authority over the Internet have advocated restrictions over the Internet "where it is used to interfere in the internal affairs of a state". This represents a dramatic threat to the openness of the Internet, where countries could regulate content not just within their own borders, but over the entire Internet.

Geographically isolated nations such as New Zealand and other Pacific Island nations have a significant economic and social interest in an open and well functioning internet. Accordingly, such changes to the ITU may harm our social and economic well being more than other nations.

The ITU has been a closed organisation for nearly 150 years - they represent the antithesis of the Internet community’s open and inclusive approach. Civil society, private sector, technical experts, and Internet users will only have limited input in the process. This would be a significant departure from the open, participatory, multistakeholder model that has made the internet a successful driver of social and economic growth.

If you support the continuing evolution of the multistakeholder internet, you are invited to read and sign this statement of principles.

Statement by New Zealand Civil Society on Internet Freedom and the ITU

Recitals

Whereas, the Internet has become a major force globally for economic and social progress, opening up opportunities for consumers, educators, innovators, creators, artists and commerce.

Whereas, geographically isolated nations such as New Zealand and other Pacific Island nations have much to gain socially and economically from an open and well functioning internet.

Whereas, the benefits of the Internet have been created in the absence of any single central regulating authority or single standard-setting organization. Instead, it has been governed by a combination of groups in a multi-stakeholder model, which have evolved over time, and will continue to evolve. These organisations have included:
the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) coordinates identifiers, such as domain names and Internet Protocol addresses, across the Internet
the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an open organisation that develops and promotes technical standards for the Internet
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where members, and the public work together to develop Web standards.
the Internet Governance Forum (or IGF) was established in 2006 under a mandate from the United Nations to discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet

Whereas, the definition of "Internet governance" has been captured succinctly by a 2005 Report of the UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Working Group on Internet Governance to mean "the development and application by Governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet."

Whereas, the characteristics of the multistakeholder actor in Internet governance may vary from organisation to organisation and from country to country; however all institutions should share certain attributes of openness, participation and representation of the Internet community as declared herein.

NOW, THEREFORE,

We declare our shared interest in and determination to keep the Internet open as a vital, global platform for access to information and communication, and an enabler of economic and social opportunity in New Zealand, across our region and around the world, while working to protect privacy, security and to keep children safe online.

We ask that all Internet governance organizations must share certain qualities: that they have a specific purpose; they have defined, limited powers; that their roles are narrowly tailored to specific objectives; and they provide open, transparent and participatory processes for stakeholder involvement.

We acknowledge that today’s multi-stakeholder institutions are not frozen in place. As the Internet evolves, so will its institutions. By the same token, any institution’s legitimacy to govern is not fixed for all time, but should be anchored in the aforementioned WSIS definition of Internet governance.

We ask that any institution engaging in Internet governance should articulate to Internet users the institution’s scope, purpose, and processes in clear, transparent ways.

We demand that any institution engaging in Internet governance provide for participation by all of the Internet’s stakeholders in meaningful ways before any decision.

We expect such institutions to engage in an ongoing dialogue with all affected stakeholders, including Internet users themselves. An institution’s legitimacy to govern must be derived from a shared understanding of its role in the ecosystem, addressing issues such as the following questions:

Why? Why is the institution acting and does it compete with another institution?

Who? Who are the decision makers, and how are they appointed or elected?

How? What is the process for decision making and what is the process for appealing any decision?

What? What are the institution’s powers? How are they narrowly tailored to the institution’s stated purpose?

Where? Where are meetings held and is there a mechanism for open involvement and engagement by stakeholders by distance?

72. We demand a complete internet ban for convicted pro-paedophile activist Nigel Oldfield

Please don't just like. You need to sign ;)

In August 2005 - A TWISTED teacher jailed for downloading 11,000 vile images of children is masterminding a website for paedophiles from behind bars. Disgraced chemistry tutor Nigel Oldfield, 44, plays “agony uncle” to perverts who log on to the site, which justifies paedophile activities and demands sex with children be made legal. The site also advises paedophiles on how to download child abuse images without being caught.

Now released not only does the pro-paedophile ex-teacher still run blog's for that give advice to other paedophiles but he spends a great deal of time harrassing survivors of child sexual abuse on facebook, by using fake profiles. This man is a clear danger to children and should get a immediate internet ban

Oldfield was arrested in August 2002 after a shopper saw him taking pictures of children in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre. Police then discovered child porn images on computers at his flat in Doncaster. Oldfield, was head of science at a Derbyshire school in the summer of 2002 when, over a three-week period, he collected abusive images of children/babies in several 18-hour internet sessions.

He set up the website, which the Mirror has chosen not to name, while out on licence after serving eight months for possessing child abuse images. The site was axed in May by internet service providers after a police probe and Oldfield’s probation team ordered he return to prison. But now he has managed to restart it and Oldfield is in contact with fellow perverts on the running of the website, which offers a mobile number and an email address to offer one-to-one “support”.

He is also campaigning to lower the age of consent to 12, and to legalize indecent images of children

And now he is back to his old tricks !

Click the link at top of page for full profile on Oldfield.

73. 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.

74. 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.

75. 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.

76. 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.

77. 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!

78. 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.

79. 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.

80. 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.

81. 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.

82. 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.

83. 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.

84. New Site for Manga and Anime

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

85. 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.

86. 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.

87. 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.

88. 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 !

89. 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.

90. 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.