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Cyberethics - Ethics in the Age of the Internet - Cyberethics - Ethics in the Age of the Internet In every society we live, we have to follow the rule of that place. The Internet is growing, growing in the number of users and growing in public perception. The Internet is the new American frontier due to the new technologies is radically transforming almost every aspect of how we communicate and with whom, as well as just about any dimension of our lives. Most Internet users are convinced of its general utility and positive benefits. However behind it, the Internet, as well as its technological offspring’s the World Wide Web has been compared to the Wild West, because no one owns the network and there is no law and regulations....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]
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The Evil Side of The Internet - The Evil Side of The Internet In my present employment at the moment, the usage of the Internet is not that important. The only times that I use the Internet is when I have to do a search for a research paper for school or in need of directions to a new location. I have always found the Internet to be a positive tool that helps with the spread of information in order to educate a large population. It is cheap and easily accessable by All. The internet was and is a new invention compared to the wheel and fire that has changed the way we view the world and has brought convenience to our finger tips....   [tags: Technology Internet Essays]
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Policing Cyberspace on the Internet - Policing Cyberspace on the Internet The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislative regulation of the Internet would be an appropriate function of the government....   [tags: Internet Communication Computers Essays]
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'BIG Brother' and the Internet - 'BIG Brother' and the Internet The Internet invention has most certainly opened many doors for a faster, more efficient educational medium. One can find information about almost everything, discussions range from daily issues to highly academic and scientific issues. It has indeed helped this generation to be much more productive and efficient. The vast web of electronic media that connects us is heralding a new age of communications. New digital networks offer a tremendous potential to empower individuals in an ever-overpowering world....   [tags: Web security Internet Essays]
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Pornography: Prostitution or First Amendment Right - There is a knock on the door A young woman is sitting on the bed; she is desperate, a mess. She tells the person at the door to come in. She has been sold to this man for the night, to do whatever he commands. He tells her what he wants and begins to unbuckle his belt. After a while everything is quiet, except the rustling of clothes being put on. The woman lies on the bed in shame as the man dresses and throws a wad of cash towards the young woman. In another place is a studio. In the studio a woman is sitting on a bed; she is nervous and desperate....   [tags: paid sexual relations, practices, penalties]
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Technology and Catching Child Pornography Users - In this society today, fathers of children all the way to school psychologists are being caught with child pornography today. The crime for child pornography has been becoming a very serious situation and has led to 4,000 arrests, 1,600 people charged and 1,200 convictions. What new technology does is create opportunities to do as a job that customers want done, such as helping police find crimes on the internet. The arrests in child pornography have majorly increased based on the help of technology in society today, the help of online chat rooms, high-technology-based police work, and a simple white van....   [tags: online chat rooms, watchers, users, predators]
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Censorship of Pornography - Censorship of Pornography Sex, Erotica, nude women, three some, these are some keywords for finding pornography on the internet. The censorship of pornography has a positive affect on the United States of America and is a good thing because pornography leads to crime, pornography has no positive effects on society, and censoring pornography is not against the constitution. Crimes and pornography have a direct and apparent link. Eighty-one percent of criminals rate pornography as their highest sexual interest ( )....   [tags: Social Issues Argumentative Censor Porn Essays] 672 words
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The Addictive Nature of the Internet - The Addictive Nature of the Internet The purpose of this paper is to show the many different ways that people can become addicted to the web (Internet) and to try to explain why. The various aspects of the web, such as the wide range of information, the advanced technology, and alternate ways of communication have contributed to its addictive nature. People of all ages and backgrounds have become so absorbed in using the web, either through work or play, that they have, in effect, become addicted to using it....   [tags: Addicting Internet Web Cyberpsace Essays]
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Global Look at Internet Censorship - Global Look at Internet Censorship Introduction Many Americans take for granted the freedom that living in the United States allows us. As we go through our days, we whine about our bosses, the governor’s latest political agenda, or read commentary about how the war in Iraq is morally wrong. Whether we are sending e-mail, posting on message boards, or reading the news online, we are guaranteed the same freedom of self expression that we enjoy offline. In other countries, the mere act of accessing websites that criticize the government is an offense that can land you in prison....   [tags: Internet Censoring Censorship Cyberspace Essays]
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Internet Saftey - Have you ever seen the television show on NBC Dateline To Catch a Predator. Well if you haven’t, Chris Hansen, the host of the show, has a set up to catch predators online who are trying to meet younger children and arrest predators for trying to seduce young children. This is just one case of why parents are becoming more worried for their children to be using the Internet. Parents strive to find ways to keep their children safe while using the Internet and there are several ways you can do that right at home by protecting your children, having the computer in a high traffic place, and blocking websites....   [tags: Internet] 889 words
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Internet Predators - Internet Predators In recent years, the Internet has become the number one choice for doing research. A person can find information on just about anything. There are websites devoted to cooking recipes, musicians, schools, and pornography. Many schools will even allow students to apply for admission over the Internet. Schools such as California State University, Northridge give students an option to register for classes through the school website, making it quick and easy to get classes. The Internet is truly the "information superhighway." Not everyone who accesses the Internet uses it for research....   [tags: Internet Predation]
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History, Development, and Societal Impact of the Internet - AO2 Drivers for continued development Technological Advances in technology have encouraged progression of the internet and have sometime been a drive of development. The advert of broadband has allowed communications to be faster, which has facilitated the transfer of larger file such as sound and video. This ability marked the beginning of the modern era of sites such as YouTube and iTunes. When looking at the technical side, the internet is developing rapidly. The reason for this would be that the technology today....   [tags: Technology, Internet]
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Child Pornography and the Supreme Court - In this paper we shall present an important case involving the governments attempt to defend a child-protection law designed to guard minors against internet pornography. In Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 00-795, the court heard arguments over the Child Pornography Protection Act of 1996 (CPPA).(Ashcroft) The production or possession of actual child pornography was illegal prior to 1996; the CPPA broadened the definition of child pornography to include images that merely appear to be children engaged in sexually explicit conduct -- for example, images of adults digitally altered to look like children -- or that convey the impression that the individuals involved are minors....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 614 words
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Pornography - Pornography Pornography is ripping apart our society. Although Christians are sometimes discus tied with the impact and apathetic about the need to control this menace. Pornography is a year business with close ties to organized crime. Pornography involves books, magazines, videos, and devices and has moved from the society into the mainstream through the renting of video cassettes, sales Of so-called "soft-porn" magazines, and the airing of sexually explicit movies on Cable television. To some, pornography is nothing more than a few pictures of scantily clad Women in seductive poses....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1739 words
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Pornography's Effects on Relationships - Pornography's Effects on Relationships When it comes to relationships there are many things that need to be present in order for it to work out. You must have support from both sides and honesty is also a big factor. When pornography enters a relationship it can be destroyed and could possible ruin that relationship forever. This essay will be able to inform you of all the ways that pornography can and does ruin relationships. Support for this argument will be drawn from the following sources: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Love, Sex, and Health, and The Question of Pornography....   [tags: Porn Porno Dating Marriage Essays Cause] 2259 words
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Cyber Pornography - Geeks & Pr0n: A study of the culture behind the underground realm of cyber pornography. The spawning of the public Internet as we know it today provided a brand new type of communication, virtually unrestricted, and naturally, as with nearly every other form of communication, has been exploited by pornography. This newly-invented category of pornography, to be called “cyberporn,” would not only revolutionize its own industry, but also help to speed the development and growth of the Internet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Concerning Internet Censorship - The internet can be a very disturbing thing for many people. There are a lot of things on the internet that kids should not be able to view. But for some reasons kids are able to view these things. I believe that the government should step in and help with the censorship of the internet. People are but should not be able to view anything on the internet if they are under the recommended viewing age. Some people believe that viewing things on the internet is okay for people of any age. In my case I believe that people should not have as much freedom as they do when it comes to viewing the things they do on the internet....   [tags: censor internet, computers] 524 words
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Easy Access For Children on Pornography Sites - Easy Access For Children on Pornography Sites You just finished a day's work, have arrived home, unlocked the door, step inside, and just as you are about to yell, "anyone home," you hear hooting and hollering coming from the family room. As you enter the room you see your children and their friends glued to the computer screen, which is covered with explicit images not intended for the eyes of children. According to an article written by P.J.Huffstutter, "Yahoo, MSN Criticized for Offering Easy Access to Pornography," (C1) these two large Internet companies, have made it possible for everyone of all ages to access these adult communities....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Censorship and the Internet - With the bountiful amount of unrestricted information available on the internet many people believe that some of this information should be censored by the United States Government. Who's to say what should be accessible and what should not. Where does it start and stop. Does internet censorship make a nation a safer place to live. There are many countries that don’t allow the use of the internet at all and some countries only censor what they don’t want their citizens to know. Daniel Calingaert said “The internet has provided greater space for free expression in countries where traditional broadcast and print media are restricted” (64)....   [tags: free speech, freedom, United States]
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The Internet - The Internet The Internet is an electronic series of virtual networks that link people and information through computers and other digital devices, allowing peer to peer communication and information retrieval. The Internet was first developed in the late 1960's by the US government. The Internet however was not publicly available until 1982; with the use of GUI's increasing the numbers owning computers, the Internet became widely available and commercial interests grew. Access and use of the resource spread rapidly, the number of American users grew from 25 million in 1995 (when only 3% of people had ever used the Internet) to 83 million in 1999, with 55 million...   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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The Internet - THE INTERNET In the last decade the Internet has grown from a dream into the most advanced reality. You can find practically anything you want to on the world's fastest growing tool. Computers are now very advanced and affordable so the Internet is also one of the most widely used tools. Like anything in the world the Internet also has a few bad points, however I think that the good points of the Internet out weigh the bad ones. General information can be easily found on any subject with the simple click of the mouse....   [tags: essays research papers] 811 words
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We Must Make Virtual Child Pornography Illegal - The Supreme Court lifted a 1996 act banning virtual child pornography. The six to three ruling, led by Justice Anthony Kennedy, says the law violates First Amendment freedom of speech rights guaranteed to every citizen of the United States of America. Although many free speech advocates are shouting victory, many citizens across the country are lamenting over the loss in the fight against child pornography. Child pornography has been present in society for centuries, but has only recently become more accessible through the development of the printing press and subsequently, the technology of the Internet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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The Problem with Internet Addiction - The Problem with Internet Addiction The Internet is a social technology, but the effect it has on face to face relationships can potentially be very detrimental. Like any activity, the Internet takes up a person’s time; the amount of time varies depending on the person’s level of addiction. Often this time usage could be spent bettering face to face relationships. It is not uncommon for an Internet user to begin to replace their face to face relationships with those formed on the Internet. By doing this they often negatively affect their lives....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]
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The Ethics of Internet Filtering in China - The Ethics of Internet Filtering in China The internet boom that began in the mid-1990s was popular because of the enormous possibility of endless free flowing information. It was built upon the engineering principle of “end-to-end neutrality, an engineering rule of thumb calling for smarts at edge of the network rather than in the middle”1 said Jonathan Zittrain, an associate professor at Harvard. However, web filtering by governments such as China has put an end to the idea of complete freedom on the Internet....   [tags: Internet Web Chinese Government Essays]
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Internet Essay: Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship When I was in elementary school, I thought girls could give me some dreadful disease. I stayed away from girls because they gave me "cooties". After school, I would go fishing at a nearby stream, ride my skate board, or study only if mandated by my parents. The closest I came to technology was watching the "Little Rascals" on TV. Today, computers and the Internet offers a cyberspace playground for kids. Kids stay up past their bed time playing with their computer or surfing the Internet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 636 words
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The Internet Movie Database - “The Internet is a communications tool used the world over where people can come together to bitch about movies and share pornography with one another” (Smith, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back). Society uses the Internet as a way to shout out their opinions about any particular issue. The entertainment industry is commonly scrutinized by these online vocalists; thankfully for their sake, although sometimes it doesn’t seem like it, the Internet audience does provide positive feedback as well. Movies are commonly dissected online; viewers like to explain every little thing that they liked about a particular movie as well as tear a movie limb from limb....   [tags: The Internet Movie Database]
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The Effects of Sexual Abuse of Children - Sexual Abuse of Children Sexual abuse is a very common and prevalent problems in the United States. Approxmately 80,0000 cases of child abuse are reported every year. ("Child sexual abuse," 2011) However, these numbers may not be accurate. Several cases of sexual abuse go unreported. “It is estimated that one in four women are sexually abused during the childhood” ("Definitions, scope, and,"). The actual number of sexually abused males is vastly underreported, but it estimated that possibly “one in six males are sexually abused as children”("Definitions, scope, and," ) ....   [tags: children, incestuous, pornography]
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Pornography and Legislation - Pornography is yet one of the most popular topics of today's society. Questions are being brought up about how pornography has had an effect on our everyday life styles. Pornography provokes violence through its explicates of obscenity through the literature and the media. Technology has been manipulated by these pornographic materials , and this isn't fair to the public. How do we put a stop to this. The law officials are trying to restate some of the laws that refer to the pornographic field, but it has become a great deal of struggling....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples] 617 words
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Internet Free Speech Issues and Implications - Internet Free Speech Issues and Implications     Abstract:  The issue of free speech has been around since the founding fathers first ratified the constitution of the United States.  With the emergence of new technology, especially the Internet, freedom of speech has been redefined and its limits tested.  What are the limitations of free speech on the Internet, and how can they be enforced?  These are the constitutional questions for the digital age.   Imagine being in your home, a bastion of privacy and comfort, and having someone scream racial slurs at you as you sit placidly in a comfortable chair.  Unlikely, you say?  Just visit the website of the Aryan Nation or the Klu Klux Klan....   [tags: Internet Censorship Essays]
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Internet Regulation - Internet Regulation What is the Internet. The definition of the Internet put in one sentence is: A worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange, where anyone with a computer can access the internet through an ISP (Internet Service Provider). The Internet consists of a three level hierarchy composed of backbone networks (e.g. ARPAnet, NSFNet, MILNET), mid-level networks, and stub networks. These include commercial (.com or .co), university (.ac or .edu) and other research networks (.org, .net) and military (.mil) networks and span many different physical networks around the world with various protocols, chiefly the...   [tags: Internet Essays] 1274 words
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Using the Internet for Computer Crimes - Modern technology has laid the track for criminals. Many criminals have jumped on the train of cyber crimes by using the internet. Cyber crimes allows criminals to act fast and get instantaneous satisfaction, yet allows them to feel like they are being anonymous. Cyber crimes usually permits criminals to target individuals, ones finances, or the public, but avoiding these crimes by early detection and more importantly prevention are extremely imperative. On the internet, there are an abundance of stalkers and predators....   [tags: cyber crime, stalkers, defamation, ]
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The Dark Side of the Internet - As the internet has evolved, it is now a part of most people’s daily lives and with that, the populate could not function or conduct their daily business or activities without it. Impressive, we can now communicate and even see someone all the way across the country with just a few clicks of a mouse. But as technology changes and progresses seemingly for the good, as always people will find ways to exploit technology and use it with the intent of committing crimes and turning a positive tool into a negative one....   [tags: cybercrime, computer crime, cyberbullyng]
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Internet Censorship Essay - Censorship and the Internet - Censorship and the Internet As the First Amendment states, we as Americans are given numerous freedoms. These freedoms become a constitutional right which no one can take away from us. Among these rights are the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Many people feel that with these two freedoms combined they can post on the Internet whatever they want. However, the First Amendment does have limitations. Contrary to what some people may believe, our freedom of speech is not protected when it comes to indecency....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative] 715 words
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The History Of The Internet - Term Paper: The History of the Internet The Internet began like most things in our society, that is to say that the government started it. The Internet started out as a experimental military network in the 60's. Doug Engelbart prototypes an "Online System" (NLS) which does hypertext browsing editing, email, and so on. The Internet is a worldwide broadcasting resource used for distributing information and a source for interaction between people on their computers. In 1973, the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 778 words
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Internet Censorship Essay - Censoring the Internet - Censoring the Internet        From music to television, censorship has played a major role in how the public is exposed to certain material. Now that our world is entering into a new technology era, the Internet is now in the middle of the censorship issue. Internet access is now one of the fastest ways to communicate with others, obtain information on virtually anything, and purchase items without having to leave your home. As more and more people get connected to this cyber superhighway, concern for the content of material has become a big issue....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Power of the Internet - The Power of the Internet The Power of the Internet has literally taken over the way society goes on about everyday life. It has impacted on American youth more than anything, but this impact is not necessarily positive. Some sites are educational, while others are filled with sex, drugs, and racist material. "There was a time when kids were safe studying in their bedrooms, but now, if a computer and modem are present, leaving them alone in their bed rooms can be as risky as leaving them alone on a street corner or at a bus station"(Sheppard 1)....   [tags: Papers] 965 words
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Filters Are Needed to Protect Children From the Internet -         "You can no more leave your children to explore the internet than you can leave them alone in Times Square in New York," states Lee Munsil, the executive director of the National Family Legal Foundation ("Internet Regulation").  This analogy between the Internet and Times Square is indeed quite accurate.  The Internet has a plethora of information and resources, however for children especially it can be quite dangerous if not monitored properly.  Most parents would opt not to leave their children alone in New York City so how could they leave them alone on the Internet?  The government should take a more active role in controlling and regulating illicit mater...   [tags: Internet Censorship Essays]
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Internet addiction - Internet and Video Game Addiction Internet addiction is a worldwide disorder that is oblivious to the technological age we live in. Since its inception in 1991 (Livingstone), the World Wide Web has only improved our quality of life. People don’t perceive online technology as a problem but as a solution to make our lives cheaper and efficient. As a working college student, my whole life is run on the internet. I use Facebook religiously to keep in-touch with my friends, I play Xbox Live to compete with amateur Call of Duty players, I read online newspapers to get current events, and I use every internet resource available to write research papers like this one....   [tags: Psychology ] 1727 words
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Children And The Internet - Children and the Internet Many children nowadays use, or at least have access to the internet. But most people are blinded by all the benefits of the internet, and fail to notice any of the problems that can come from overuse. Since the internet is a new technology, not many studies have been done to determine how beneficial or detrimental it can be to children. Although the internet may have many benefits to children, it can also be very harmful to them. One of the most obvious problems with children using the internet is the chance of getting addicted....   [tags: essays research papers] 681 words
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Information on the Internet - Information on the Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across great distances in a very short amount of time and at very low costs. The evolution of the computer era and our growing need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop, commonly referred to as the Internet or the world wide web. The Internet has influenced practically everyone’s life in some way whether it was done directly or indirectly....   [tags: Papers] 2572 words
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Censorship of the Internet - Should the Internet Be Censored. When the internet was conceived in the last century (boy, that sure makes it seem a lot older than it is, doesn't it?) it began as a free and open exchange of information. The original intent was to connect universities and military installations together to freely exchange data. The invention of the web continued that intention. This is supported by the lack of security in TCP/IP and in the early web specifications. I know it seems strange now, but there was a time, not too long ago, when there was no pornography on the internet....   [tags: essays research papers] 1843 words
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Internet Filters - The invention of the internet has been one of the major advances of the modern world. It has allowed people from all over the globe to communicate with each other and ideas to be shared. In addition to this it is a free platform. Unlike television and radio it doesn’t cost anything to put your idea on the internet, making it a base of personal expression. This freedom coupled with the global access attracts around a billion users worldwide. Unfortunately, just as easily as the information is produced it is abused....   [tags: Online Security] 1124 words
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Censorship of the Internet - Censorship of the Internet The censorship of the Internet is a big argument today in the world of computer technology. The government is trying to control something that is to many people an extension of the First Amendment Right, Freedom of Speech. Just this one point should be a slap in the face of every American anywhere, because the government is trying to take something away that has no right to be taken away. The Bill of Rights is the foundation that our country is based and built on and now the government that was created to protect that Bill of Rights, that piece that declares our rights and freedoms, is trying to change one of those twelve rights to make some conservative...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 787 words
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Save The Internet - Did you know that 83.5% of the images available on the Internet were pornographic (Kershaw). Did you know that pornography on the Internet is readily available to curious little children who happen to bump into them. Today, the Internet which has only become popular several years ago, is unequivocally one of the most revolutionary innovations in the computer world. The information superhighway has changed peoples' lives dramatically and have created many new exciting opportunities as well as markets to be exploited....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Impurity with Children - Pornography is printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended for erotic stimulation. Child pornography is the illegal use of children with in visual material. Children have been used as sexual objects since the beginning of time. It is in this time period children have been laws raised to protect children from abuse in a sexual manner. “Pornography in the modern sense began with the invention of the camera in the early nineteenth century.” (Pg1, Ln11-12) Pornography in the beginning was erotic literature and portraits of their bodies....   [tags: Pornography, Printed, Visual, Explicit, Sexual]
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The Progression of the Internet - Technological Advances in technology have encouraged progression of the internet and have sometime been a drive of development. The advert of broadband has allowed communications to be faster, which has facilitated the transfer of larger file such as sound and video. This ability marked the beginning of the modern era of sites such as YouTube and iTunes. When we look at the side of the internet, you can see its still changing, constantly evolving Internet into every sphere of life and every scientific field....   [tags: Technology ] 1453 words
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Internet Censorship Essay - Internet Spamming and Censorship - Internet Spamming and Censorship       Not long ago, a manager of a giant Texas-based company wanted to sell his boat. In the old days, he would have posted a notice and a snapshot on the bulletin board in the employee lounge. This being the Nineties, he e-mailed everyone in the company a description of his boat's features and attached, of course, a few full-color images of the boat. As a result, his company's e-mail network crashed.   Incidents like this occur because massive e-mailings, especially with high-quality graphics, employ more bandwidth than the network allows....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Sexting Law Reform - ... Web. 16 Apr. 2014. http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/law-enforcement-bulletin/2013/june/cyberbullying-and-sexting. 2 Eraker, Elizabeth . "Stemming Sexting: Sensible Legal Approaches to Teenagers' Exchange of Self-Produced Pornography." BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL 555 (2010): unknown. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 16 Apr. 2014. 3 Eraker, Elizabeth . "Stemming Sexting: Sensible Legal Approaches to Teenagers' Exchange of Self-Produced Pornography." BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL 555 (2010): unknown....   [tags: American Society, Child Pornography, Technology]
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The Pros and Cons of the Internet - The U.S Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) formed the Internet in 1973. The interknitting project "Internet" was a network connecting computers to each other so they could communicate amongst each other. However the public didn’t really "log on" until the end of 1991, with the population being 4,000,000. With the Internet today, a person could find information about whatever he or she is looking for. This is good because it saves time. Before the Internet, when someone needed to find information, they had to get in their car and drive to the library....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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The Internet: Few Rules and No Ethics - Laws regulate what we do in our everyday life. These rules, however can not keep up with technology. Laws existing to regulate the internet are few and difficult to enforce. A crackdown on internet misuse has begun with the creation of filtering software and the prosecutions of internet offenders. Issues such as child pornography and seducing children over the internet, the downloading and manipulation of copyrighted files and images, and the sharing or accessing of people’s private and personal information are just some of the ethical challenges we face in cyberspace....   [tags: The Wild Wild West, 2015]
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