Internet is an unrestricted realm for its users. It brings you latest information, allows you to share movies, images and music without any bounds, allows you to communicate in a split second and share files. It is a medium which is full of advantages, but there are some disadvantages that come with it in some countries. Particularly if you don’t follow certain rules and regulations laid down by these countries while using the Internet.
1. File Sharing and Torenting
File sharing is a contentious issue. In some countries you are free to share movies, images or files without the worry of the law but in many countries it is illegal to share what is considered as pirated content. In some places even downloading torrents is considered as being unlawful. like india
2. Having An Open Wi-Fi
Keeping your WiFi Open and not keeping it password protected can sometimes land you in prison. Your open Wi-Fi connection can be used by criminals or terrorists without your knowledge and this can land you in trouble with the law in almost any country.
This happened with a person name Barry Covert whose open WiFi was used by his neighbor to access child pornography websites. Though, police arrested his neighbor after investigations, Barry had to face the police questioning for a month before the correct person was arrested.
It is always better to password protect your Wi-Fi with WEP, WPA (WPA-Personal), and WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2).
3. Offensive Posts, Messages or Tweets
Making offensive posts or tweets or sending offensive messages can land you in trouble in any part of the world. Two persons from Leigh Van Bryan aged 26 and Emily Bunting aged 24 tweeted about their upcoming visit to USA, “Free this week for a quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America”. and so were interrogated by the police for 5 long hour’s just explaing them destroying in there term meant partying.