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Cyber stasis

Entering the new world era wherein technology grows out of bound now and then is no more surprise to us people. From simply thick heavy screened keypads to a wide variety of sleek air touch screens, modernizing has far long enough seized us. The transformation ourselves witnessed indeed produced a strong impact considering the views of how we deal with matters. The social networking site has developed fond regard to individuals around the globe. It has become of the annual process of everyday living turning just a click to leisure. It gives of all information you’ll need in an instant. It serves as a connection and it allows people to press out their voices showing depth and the majority view not just on personal upshots but most importantly the actions on those seated at the top. The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or R.A 10175 signed by President Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino on September 12 became trending among popular sites on the internet such as facebook and twitter. It appears to limit cybercrimes such as cyber sex, child pornography, identity theft, hacking, libel etc. in the country. But can it really do so? With internet cafe’s swirling across the country, located even at the darkest or abstrusest part of an alley, how would the government manage to pursue such conviction at our country’s current state wherein libellous acts within the government itself fails to be apprehended. But what genuinely caught my attention is that anyone involved in the networking site can be held accountable for Libel-- a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person. Even though you meant no harm as long as that person testifies against you for saying something against his well-being, let’s say in one of your blogs, and it can be proven true or used as the evidence, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) with no heed from the Supreme Court can immediately take action. A surprise visit from the government’s dog will...

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