Research Topic: Technology (Government: Old Patriot Act (What is patriot…
Research Topic: Technology
Government: Old Patriot Act
Portions of the original act ruled unconstitutional in 2007
Ability to obtain a search warrant without cause
roughly the majority of united states citizens believe the act goes against constitutional rights
Expired June 01, 2015
was replaced by USA Freedom Act June 02, 2015
What is patriot act
Created following attacks of 9/11
Allows wiretapping, access to emails, as well as physical searches if a reason is presented.
Gives FBI rights to medical files, books, websites, internet providers,
made to prevent further terrorist attacks or violence against the united states.
Government: New USA Freedom Act
New act still allows for collection of data
Government can only request information on individuals or single businesses
companies purposly having their product fail in order to force consumers to buy another version or duplicate of the product.
Often use the excuse that nothing is "built to last" to prevent backfire
a used method by companies (often technical products)
Making software be out of date and unable to update
By pre-planning the breakdown of products companies can force their consumers to buy the newer version of their product.
Companies will profit, is often used as a economic strategy
Apple is often accused as once releasing a new iPhone, iPad the older versions often appear to run slower, despite no changes to the phone
These changes can often be inbeded into the software where consumers cannot find them