An Introduction to Politics by Harold Joseph Laski

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He also spoke about the value of freedom of expression and political participation by netizens—wherever they reside. S. request that about 1,000 students should attend President Obama’s speech and that it be broadcast live nationwide. In the end, only about 400 students were in attendance; also, the speech was streamed only on the White House Web site and broadcast live in China on only a local Shanghai television station. Most Chinese citizens were probably allowed to see only brief extracts of the president’s speech, absent of his remarks on Internet censorship (Branigan, 2013).

S. high-tech executives regarding the dangers of doing business with China, especially if the Internet were involved. The following week, Hillary Clinton made a major speech extolling the virtues of Internet freedom, and President Obama openly addressed in the media Background and History citing Internet security as a key national security concern (Fenby, 2010). S. S. high-tech companies to the Chinese government or its proxies (Branigan, 2010). Meanwhile, China denied Google’s hacking claims, and by January 25, 2010, Chinese authorities, in an apparent bid to prevent further fallout, declared their willingness to cooperate with the international community to combat crimes in cyberspace (Romana, 2010).

The use of technology has had a substantive impact on how individuals spend their time and interact with others. , Canadians are spending more time online than any other country, including highly wired societies like the United States, China, and South Korea. 6 hours a month online, while the average Canadian spends about 45 hours a month online, with the majority of time spent on social networking sites like Facebook (Holt and Schell, 2013). More recent Canadian online activity trends indicate that about 75 percent of the households use paid Internet services, almost 60 percent of working Canadians file their personal taxes electronically rather than through land mail, and about 67 percent of Canadian adults bank online.

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