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 While technological use is both impacted by and influential to society, a broader more involved way technology is influenced (and/or will be influenced) is through government regulation. Net Neutrality is a concept that has been widely accepted by the Obama administration and other government officials, but is rejected by many other individuals including Senator Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz insists that Net Neutrality is the "​biggest regulatory threat to the internet"​ and goes on to compare Net Neutrality to The Affordable Care Act saying it is "​Obamacare for the Internet"​. [[http://​www.politifact.com/​truth-o-meter/​statements/​2014/​nov/​13/​ted-cruz/​cruz-net-neutrality-regulations-put-government-cha/​|Polifact.com]] ((http://​www.politifact.com/​truth-o-meter/​statements/​2014/​nov/​13/​ted-cruz/​cruz-net-neutrality-regulations-put-government-cha/​)) Regulating the internet through Net Neutrality will allow the government to exert punishment from the server, which is not good news for any internet user. In regards to technology use in the home, this poses a threat to not only the lives of adults, but it involves the lives of everyone in the family. Kids and adolescents can theoretically be punished/​fined/​prosecuted for their actions on the internet if Net Neutrality were to come into effect. Government regulation of the internet would lead to a non-democratic way of regulating society, and in turn will cause western culture to become less democratic in the way internet is currently used and distributed. Another article titled Information Age by L.Gordon Crovitz agrees with the notion that the "​Obamanet"​ fiasco will lead to a major demise in the internet as we know it. One of the biggest points Crovitz made in the article is that "​Obamanet promises to fix an Internet that isn't broken."​ [[Information Age|Information Age]] ((Information Age))  While technological use is both impacted by and influential to society, a broader more involved way technology is influenced (and/or will be influenced) is through government regulation. Net Neutrality is a concept that has been widely accepted by the Obama administration and other government officials, but is rejected by many other individuals including Senator Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz insists that Net Neutrality is the "​biggest regulatory threat to the internet"​ and goes on to compare Net Neutrality to The Affordable Care Act saying it is "​Obamacare for the Internet"​. [[http://​www.politifact.com/​truth-o-meter/​statements/​2014/​nov/​13/​ted-cruz/​cruz-net-neutrality-regulations-put-government-cha/​|Polifact.com]] ((http://​www.politifact.com/​truth-o-meter/​statements/​2014/​nov/​13/​ted-cruz/​cruz-net-neutrality-regulations-put-government-cha/​)) Regulating the internet through Net Neutrality will allow the government to exert punishment from the server, which is not good news for any internet user. In regards to technology use in the home, this poses a threat to not only the lives of adults, but it involves the lives of everyone in the family. Kids and adolescents can theoretically be punished/​fined/​prosecuted for their actions on the internet if Net Neutrality were to come into effect. Government regulation of the internet would lead to a non-democratic way of regulating society, and in turn will cause western culture to become less democratic in the way internet is currently used and distributed. Another article titled Information Age by L.Gordon Crovitz agrees with the notion that the "​Obamanet"​ fiasco will lead to a major demise in the internet as we know it. One of the biggest points Crovitz made in the article is that "​Obamanet promises to fix an Internet that isn't broken."​ [[Information Age|Information Age]] ((Information Age)) 
  
 +In westernized culture, government regulations on the internet will cause an impact in most households. Internationally,​ though, there are already current regulations that restrict the use of internet use. For example, in China, internet censorship has been an issue within the country for years. Andrew Jacobs from the New York Times addresses this issue in his article titled China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet where he is informed by Jing Yeuchen, the founder of an opensource internet start-up, that China'​s government regulations have been some of the worst in the world, and are now continuing to worsen.[[ http://​www.nytimes.com/​2015/​01/​30/​world/​asia/​china-clamps-down-still-harder-on-internet-access.html?​ref=topics&​_r=0|China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet]] ((http://​www.nytimes.com/​2015/​01/​30/​world/​asia/​china-clamps-down-still-harder-on-internet-access.html?​ref=topics&​_r=0)) In Chinese households, individuals are not allowed to use Google search engines and are not allowed to look through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Internet start-ups, like the one Jing Yeuchen created, have given Chinese civilians access to these sights by evading forbidden search engines. The Chinese government has known about these opensource internet sites but has not shut them down and shown a blind eye toward them. Now, however, the government is in fact shutting these sites down, making it so Chinese civilians have little to no connect with the outside internet world. China is not the only country that has the strict government regulation on censorship. Many countries worldwide are involved in the same practices. The extremely authoritarian environment of North Korea is a prime example of how bad internet censorship can be. No outside media is allowed in or out whatsoever, except to regime elites and select university students. In the article titled North Korea Exposed: Censorship in the World'​s Most Secretive State, Nouran Sedaghat explains the many censored activities in North Korea. Along with internet censorship, the freedom of expression is also censored. Restrictions are also placed on academics and arts. [[https://​cjfe.org/​resources/​features/​north-korea-exposed-censorship-world%E2%80%99s-most-secretive-state|North Korea Exposed]] ((https://​cjfe.org/​resources/​features/​north-korea-exposed-censorship-world%E2%80%99s-most-secretive-state)) Internationally,​ technology use within the household differs greatly. Whether Facebook and Google are restricted, or the internet is all together, the role of technology in the family differs throughout each culture. ​
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 +Overall, the impact of technology within the household can be seen through society, government, and international ties. Westernized culture has been relatively open to all parts of the internet. Socially, families that use digital technology will continue to use this technology at increasing rates. With Net Neutrality coming into the picture, though, internet use is definitely subject to change for the worse. Internationally,​ China and North Korea are prime examples of countries that have large amounts of censorship within their culture, which prevent internet use within the household. The role of technology in the family is very vast and will continue to change overtime. ​
  
  
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