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Cookies Invading Our Privacy - Cookies Invading Our Privacy Cookies now constitute a real threat to personal privacy, but they are perfectly legal. A cookie is a tiny file that a Web sites place on the user’s hard drive when the user accesses the web page. Each cookie has a specific identification number. The cookie can gather personal information such as email addresses, full names, mailing addresses, and phone numbers, and then it sends the information back to the web site (Samborn 26). Whereas TV, radio, and print record only demographics or neighborhoods, a cookie keeps record of what an individual is actually looking at and doing on the net....   [tags: Internet Technology Computers]
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Computer Privacy - Today a profound shift in the privacy equation is under way. Technology brings enormous efficiency to the collection, sorting and distribution of personal information. This efficiency has revolutionized countless organizations but it has also increased opportunities for snooping. The ability of computers to sift though personal information may make much of your life an open book, unless privacy policies are implemented. In many countries a large number of records are public, available to anyone....   [tags: Computer Privacy Essays] 368 words
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Privacy - Privacy A person has a right to solitude and freedom from prying public eyes, in other words, to privacy. The definition of privacy in the Webster's Dictionary is defined as "isolation, seclusion, or freedom from unauthorized oversight or observation." In the essay " The Price of Admission: Harassment and Free Speech in the Wild Wild West," Stephanie Brail discusses how online harassment has become a media headliner in the last few years. There are many reasons to hide your real identity when you use the Internet....   [tags: Papers] 432 words
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Cookies & Privacy - Data Communications “Cookies and their Impact on Privacy” In today’s fast paced world of internet commerce it would be hard to accomplish many of the tasks without the creation of “cookies.” Since their advent, cookies have been given a bad name and associated immediately with a loss of privacy. In April of 2001 a newspaper article defined cookies as, “…programs that Web sites put on your hard disk. They sit on your computer gathering information about you and everything you do on the Internet, and whenever the Web site wants to it can download all of the information the cookie has collected.” (www.howstuffworks.com) This article could not be any farther from the truth....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Good Ethics on the Internet - Having good ethics is important to day-to-day life. They are the standards of what is right and wrong, one of the first gauges of someone’s personal integrity, and the foundation of good relationships with others. Ethics can determine a person’s entire social life, as it decides the amount of trust and cooperation others put in someone. (Simmons, 2003) Sometimes when behind a computer screen, many people may forget that the rules of ethics apply to the Internet just as much as they do to real life....   [tags: integrity, rules, privacy, citing, harassing]
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Internet Security: Hackers - The internet has brought pleasures and benefits to our lives since it was invented. Although this fact is true, Internet permits strangers “called hackers” to spy, hack and enter our private world in networks. According to Network world, one website was hacked every five seconds. Hacking is a taboo operation by stealthily accessing. During hacking, the hackers steal user’s data and their money. Also, they may destroy their computer or their important projects, and they build strong link between their computer and user’s computer to enter on it whenever they want to....   [tags: privacy, networks, strangers] 574 words
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How to Increase Security and Privacy in iPhone 5S Running iOS7 - In this modern era, smart-phones have achieved computing and networking capabilities that has increasing the overall demand of apps among the users. The widespread availability and quantity of downloadable apps has often given rise to the substantial security and privacy concerns. Rather than using mobile web, individuals are spending more time using mobile apps. So, security and privacy are the major responsibilities for businesses involved in mobile apps development. With the launch of iOS 7 and iPhone 5S, Apple has surely started the debate of mobile security again....   [tags: apps, privacy, security, technogy] 574 words
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Internet Privacy and Social Media Websites - "All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret." -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez "If you are not paying for it, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold." -- Anonymous Do you remember the last time something was taken from you that was rightfully yours. My answer would be high school when someone snatched my wallet with all my hard earned money in it. Stealing in the United States, depending on the total value of items stole, and the state, is a crime punishable up to life imprisonment....   [tags: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest]
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Internet Rules, Laws and Regulations - Internet Rules, Laws and Regulations Many of us use the internet on a daily basis and the expectation of using the internet is that our research and information is private. The reasons why we have expectations of privacy are due to the rules, laws and regulations set forth in the past by cases involving the use of the internet. The case of Smyth v. Pillsbury Co., 914 F.Supp 97 is a prime example of internet use at work and the privacy expectations. The Communications Decency Act of 1996 criminalizes sending or displaying offensive messages on the internet less than 18 years of age....   [tags: online privacy, modern communication technology]
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How Privacy Preserving Data Mining Protects Your Information - The popularity of internet as a communication medium, there is an increasing need for distributing data that encompass personal information from large database. With the propagation of information about individual’s personal data available in the databases, data mining is considered as a threat to privacy of data. Extraction of concealed predictive information from large databases is a powerful technology with great potential to support companies focus on the most important information in their data warehouses....   [tags: internet, algorithm, data set] 621 words
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Privacy Rights - Privacy Rights The privacy of the individual is the most important right. Without privacy, the democratic system that we know would not exist. Privacy is one of the fundamental values on which our country was founded. There are exceptions to privacy rights that are created by the need for defense and security. When our country was founded, privacy was not an issue. The villages then were small and close. Most people knew their neighbors and what was going on in the community. They did not have drunk drivers, terrorist, or any other threat of changing the way they lived....   [tags: essays research papers] 626 words
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The Pros and Cons of Social Networking Sites Such as Mxit - The dynamics of life have evolved since the time internet and social networks began. Marriage partners, friends and associates then met at balls, parties and dinners. Today people meet via social networks. The older generation resent “Mxit”, while the younger generation applaud the genius who invented it. The most convenient way of meeting people today is via social networks, and “Mxit” provides this platform. People today live busy lives and are unable to honour their social commitments. “Mxit “provides an opportunity for people to get to know each other even if they don’t meet physically....   [tags: internet, technology, online privacy] 640 words
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American Rights to Privacy - ... Safety is a big concern among the American people, so if the government says they are doing something to protect them, people will believe it, even if the government is stretching the truth. The only thing that the constitution directly states about privacy is against unwarranted search and seizure, which kind of counters the Patriot’s Act.(#5) The patriot act does allow the NSA to search your laptop, phone, or other electronic devices without a warrant, which does violate that part of the constitution.(#10) Which begs the question, how are they getting away with making these acts when the constitution prohibits their actions....   [tags: constitution, technology, privacy] 641 words
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Privacy Issues with the Internet - Privacy Issues with the Internet Privacy has long been as elusive as the mythical Fountain of Youth. The very idea of "protecting" information about family stirs up ominous images of powerful agencies stealing our individuality and even our identity. The fears about privacy have grown exponentially with the Web. But who are we protecting ourselves from. The government. Not likely, at least in the Orwellian sense that most of us imagine it. While Congress passes the laws and regulatory bodies enforce them, media focus of late has been on the private sector, particularly commercial Websites....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 654 words
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CyberCrime Committed on the Internet - Cyber Crime Committed on the Internet Cyber crime is an issue that has been prevalent in this nation ever since the creation of the massive thing we like to call the Internet. The Internet has opened up so many things to all of its users: including online shopping, news, weather, email, online games, and just about anything. From this recent invention creating all of these new things for us, it seems like the Internet could be nothing but great for our society. Yet, what some of us failed to realize was the fact that the door swings both ways....   [tags: Internet Crime, Cyber Crime Essays]
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Internet Privacy - Internet Privacy The e-commerce merchant (Tanaka, 1999). Table 1 illustrates some types of information collected by websites. Table 1 Personal Information Collected Type of Information Number of Sites1 Percent1 Personal Identifying 335 92.8% Demographic 205 56.8% Personal Identifying Only 132 36.6% Demographic Only 2 .6% Both Personal Identifying & Demographic 203 56.2% None 24 6.6% 1 Number and Percen...   [tags: Essays Papers] 662 words
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Cookies and Internet Privacy - Cookies and Internet Privacy What is a Cookie. “Netscape's Client Side State definition:Cookies are a general mechanism which server side connections (such as CGI scripts) can use to both store and retrieve information on the client side of the connection. The addition of a simple, persistent, client-side state significantly extends the capabilities of Web-based client/server applications.”Kington, Andy, Andy’s HTTP Cookie Notes, Available from http://www.illuminatus.com/cookie_pages/ [modified 6 June 1997, cited 14 March, 1999] In English, this means that webservers can create web pages that will customize from user to user....   [tags: Internet Private Cookies Essays] 668 words
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Internet Liberty in Mexico - ... True privacy does not exist when searching on the internet. Just as in the US in Mexico If you appear to be a threat to the people in the countries and hold the title of tersest then your searches will be monitored. Whether your tweeting pics of your lunch or watching you tube videos then the government is watching you … or they can at least. Certain words will also get you in trouble in Mexico if you type in a word that is a security threat then you have been labeled and you will be monitored and you will appear on something similar to the USDR....   [tags: privacy, freedom, population] 680 words
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Internet Privacy - Why should I worry about privacy and security. I'm not a criminal or a terrorist. I've got nothing to hide. These are things that most people think. They also believe the internet is much more secure and that their personal information is only available to them, whereas this is actually quite wrong. There are more reasons to want to protect your privacy than can be named. The important principal is that you have a right to privacy as long as that right is used within the bounds of the law. Seeking privacy should not make you feel guilty....   [tags: Security essays research papers] 690 words
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Essay on Internet Privacy - Carnivore is an Invasion to Privacy - Carnivore is an Invasion to Privacy Carnivore is the FBI's latest toy. All the time we hear about how it is an invasion to privacy, and while I do agree it does have serious problems it also has some moral dilemmas. For example who is subject to Carnivore and where is it located. How much and What kind of information is the FBI interested in getting. Lets start by looking at just what exactly Carnivore is. Carnivore is an actual piece of hardware that the FBI connects to an internet backbone....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 709 words
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Discussion of a Patent's Desire to Protect Their Children on the Internet in The Undercover Parent - ... The article gave the example about the straight-A student who was involved with drugs and was sleeping with her drug dealer. Parents that are not fond with spying on their child’s every move because they believe that the child deserves independence. Some parents think that you should be able to trust your child and that he or she should already know and understand the dangers of the Internet. I think parents’ concern for the security of their children does override their right to privacy....   [tags: spyware, privacy, trust] 754 words
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National Security Agency, Privacy and Security for American Citizens - Background The National Security Agency was established in 1952 from the National Security Council for the purposes of intercepting foreign radio communications (Howe, p 11). Since, the NSA has been one of the most secretive institutions within the intelligence community. However, recent events have focused on the NSA’s domestic surveillance, encouraging a debate between security and privacy. In 1978 the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was enacted for the purposes of outlining protocol for collection of foreign intelligence using electronic surveillance of communications or persons (Brazen, p 2)....   [tags: Internet, Technology] 786 words
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National Security vs. the Right to Privacy - When the Challenger space shuttle blew up. Students gathered in the student lounge for hours, watching in disbelief. In a way, it was more existential than September 11. We watched the same ten seconds of the shuttle explosion over and over again, without there being a trace of the Shuttle anywhere in the world. That day was a technological disaster, a mechanical disaster that Americans, in our inimical fashion, could quickly fix. What students watched on September 11, 2001 was a social and political disaster....   [tags: Security vs Privacy] 796 words
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The Right to Privacy - The Right to Privacy Privacy is one of the severe issue in today’s Modern Technology era, tied to human right around the world. Most countries have started thinking differently regarding between the people’s right and national security, and trying to leverage on new technology to detect potential national threats without hurting people’s privacy. However, there's a blurred line between privacy violation and government surveillance. (Sánchez, Levin & Del, 2012) It would be a learning process for governments to seek an optimum balance between retain integrity of privacy right and eliminate national threats in order to make the country better....   [tags: technology, surveillance, security]
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Essay on Internet Privacy - Internet Privacy This world today seems to have no privacy on the Internet, despite the Governments effort to help the consumer regain their privacy. In 1997 the government passed the Consumer Internet Privacy Protection Act. Through this bill, the consumer has the right to all information that an Internet company has on them. The Internet Company cannot sell the information of that consumer without that consumer's written consent. The bill sounds really good doesn't it. If the bill is so great, how is it that our private information is still getting out there....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 823 words
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Bad Effects of The Internet: Cyber Crime - Nowadays with the growth of internet usage among people, there are always bad effect of internet. One of the problems that always occur in internet is cybercrime or scam. According to Brittanica.com cyber-crime also can be define as computer crime which the use of a computer as an instrument to further illegal ends, such as committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, stealing identities, or violating privacy. Cybercrime, especially through the Internet, has grown in importance as the computer has become central to commerce, entertainment, and government....   [tags: fraud, bullying, internet] 838 words
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Net Neutrality, or the Separation Between Internet Service Providers - ... But contrary to Cleland’s beliefs, privacy will not become a casualty for Americans. Although the United States does not have federal internet regulations for the consumer, each state has its own set of internet privacy laws. For example, the New Jersey Online Privacy Protection Act states: The operator of any website or online service [is required] to provide notice on its website, in a clear and conspicuous manner… what personal information is collected by the operator, how the operator uses such information, and what information may be shared with other companies…....   [tags: privacy, monitoring, surveillance]
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Internet Privacy and Security - ... Privacy and Security are both equally important, to internet use. Did you know that from 2005-2009 the internet scams rose from 100,000 per year to nearly 300, 000 per year (Internet Scam Statistics). From 2010- 2012 it continues to rise beyond 350,000 per year, with a monetary loss of over $300 million per year. The top 5 internet scams per (Info-graphic Highlights) with the most complaints: 1. 14.4 % - Identity theft 2. 13.2% - FBI-related scams 3. 9.8% - Miscellaneous fraud 4. 9.1% - Advance fee fraud 5. 8.6% - Spam Men report 25% higher monetary losses related to internet spam then females....   [tags: technology, protect, responsibility, media]
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Privacy in a Digital World - Privacy in a Digital World The history of privacy in the United States is a storied one. The context of the 4 th Amendment to the Constitution has been debated for years to determine if the “right to privacy” is a constitutionally guaranteed right. Additionally, many people are technologically ignorant of what behaviors and activities will put them at risk. The “Carnivore” is a good example of an historic digital technology that generated privacy concerns. The Carnivore was a digital intelligence gathering tool that was supposed to be used by the FBI to fight crime....   [tags: Privacy America] 855 words
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The Government Wants You and Your Search Logs Too - Is your privacy worth a better search engine. Steven Levy explains in his article, “Will You Let Them Store Your Dreams?” that search logs are preserved for future use and aren’t as anonymous as one thought. Internet users believed their searches were private, but are finding out the complete opposite is true. Steven Wyer’s article, “Life with Big Brother: Government Paws on Our Every Tweet” reveals the government is blatantly interested in people’s search logs and why. Levy and Wyer agree society’s privacy has been compromised while using social media formats; both writers use similar strategies such as language, logos, and pathos to sway the audience to their respective viewpoints....   [tags: privacy after internet use]
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Internet and Personal Privacy - Internet and Personal Privacy In the world of today most records can be easily accessed by a home computer. Even Governmental records can be viewed. Some believe this has benefits, while others are screaming about invasion of privacy. Heated debates can go on for many hours about this topic. Each side has people who devote all their time and energy to see their side of the argument prevail. The Freedom of Information Act which was established in 1966 states that all people shall have access to federal records....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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National Security - Computer Security - The government is using programs like Project Prism, which many have probably never heard of, in order to “protect” its national security. The program was created in 2007 by the Bush administration as a means to uphold national security against terroristic activities. The program uses social media as well as phone records in order to keep tabs on those they feel are involved in terroristic or criminal activity, but has since become a means for invading the privacy of innocent American citizens....   [tags: the right to privacy, internet spying] 870 words
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The Internet - The Internet In recent years, the Internet had become one of the most useful tools used by everyone on a regular basis. The Internet was the connection between millions of computers that formed a larger network in the world. It provided beneficial tools like surfing (searching) the web for answers or maybe just general information like news updates or sports results. With those beneficial tools also came along bad online people and ideas to harm the users of the Internet. The government should have implemented rules or regulations to the Internet for a safer browsing experience....   [tags: computers, network]
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Unsecured Privacy Settings, Cyber Bullying, and Facebook Crime - Face book is the world’s largest social networking site boasting over the five hundred million users. Face book allows its user’s the freedom to share videos, photos, links, and play games and interact with each other all over the world, however and whenever they feel to do so. Amidst such flexibility can come grim consequences. With diverse individuals possessing solitary personalities, instances of sabotage, devilment and wrong doings frequently coincide with the collision of personalities....   [tags: Crime, Cyberbullying, internet, social networking]
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Lack of Internet Security and Privacy - Internet privacy and security has become the concern of many individuals throughout recent years. There are a very limited amount of laws that have been enacted to combat computer or cyber related crimes. This has become an issue because as the internet grows increasingly popular so does the criminal and immoral behavior that abounds on it. With these crimes gaining in impact, effectiveness, and frequency, there needs to be more repercussions for these crimes. The United States government needs to increase restrictions on the amount and type of data on individuals from the internet, to prevent the government from invading privacy of citizens and to prevent companies from storing browser hist...   [tags: cloud usage legislation and policy]
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Internet Privacy: A Right or a Privilage? - Internet Privacy: Right or Privilege Privacy has always been a key personal right for many people. People need that personal space or bubble to themselves that nobody else can penetrate. Especially with the way everything is heading today with the new technologies on the brink nobody has any alone time. It is becoming more and more of a hot topic to people. They want to know that their personal information stays personal, and out of reach of other people. With all the ways that people’s privacy can be breached they have a reason for being a little worried....   [tags: security, surveillance, information] 921 words
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Hate It or Love It, But It’s Still the Internet - What impact does the internet leave upon society and adolescents who use it. People believe spending time online is either beneficial or harmful to our young generation. Brent Staples, the author of the article “What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow Up in Cyberspace”, believes the internet is a bad thing. On the other hand, Janna M. Smith, who wrote “Online but Not Antisocial”, disagrees and states the internet is a positive aspect for society. Although, the authors discuss the internet and its effects, both have different views and opinions on it....   [tags: Internet]
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How to Prevent the Loss of Privacy - Social networking has revolutionized communication. Sharing pictures or updating a status has become easier and faster than ever. It does not matter where the individual is or what they are doing—it only takes a few thumbs punches on a screen and their profile is updated. Some examples of social medium include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapshot, and others. However, the use of social media can have risks such as the loss of an individual’s privacy. In his article, “Privacy as Product of Safety”, James Grimmelmann reveals that Facebook users care about their privacy, however they have great trouble achieving it....   [tags: Social Networking, Communication, Advancements]
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Right to Privacy as a Basic Right - The government should not invade the privacy of American citizens because although everyone has come to embrace social networking, it is not right or appropriate for the government to watch its citizens like Big Brother. Privacy rights are very important to the United States citizens. The fourth amendment protects some of our rights. No officer of the law can search any person’s property or belongings without a search warrant approved and signed by a judge first. The police have to obtain a search warrant; they get a search warrant by having probable cause and show proof that a crime is being committed....   [tags: government, invasion of privacy, Americans]
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Privacy in work - The Privacy of the individual is the most important right. It supports human dignity and other values such as freedom of association and freedom of speech. It has become one of the most important human rights of the modern age. Privacy is recognized around the world in various regions and cultures. Almost every country in the world includes a right of privacy in its constitution. Without privacy, the democratic system that we know would not exist. According to the Australian Privacy Charter “A free and democratic society requires respect for the autonomy of individuals, and limits on the power of both state and private organizations to intrude on that autonomy....   [tags: essays research papers] 951 words
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The Internet, Technology, and Privacy - ... For example, most of the information required to steal someones identity can be found on social networking sites that users are a part of. According to the RCMP, some of the information required for identity theft includes full name, date of birth, and address. [4] With the amount of private information being collected and shared across networks and their services, a need for protection of information begins to rise. About 68% of internet users' in America believe that the current laws that are in place are not good enough in protecting people's online privacy, according to a report on Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online....   [tags: privacy on the web, growing concern]
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Essay on Internet Privacy - Invasion of Privacy on the Internet - Invasion of Privacy on the Internet     Invasion of privacy is a serious issue concerning the Internet, as e-mails can be read if not encrypted, and cookies can track a user and store personal information. Lack of privacy policies and employee monitoring threatens security also. Individuals should have the right to protect themselves as much as possible from privacy invasion and shouldn't have to give in to lowered standards of safety being pursued by the government.   Encryption is the best and most convenient way to ensure that e-mails and other files transferred via the Internet are kept private during transfer....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Keeping Safe on the Internet - Keeping safe on the internet Introduction Safety on the internet is very important it is a place where anything can happen, and if you’re not careful damage can happen in reality, such as identity theft, stolen banking information and physical harm. Social sites Teenagers are most at risk when surfing on the internet because they use it more than anybody else on average; social websites are where you are most at danger for example my space, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. People who are out to harm you in whatever way use these websites and pretend to be somebody they’re not, and by pretending to be your friend they may try and persuade you to give them your personal information....   [tags: Internet Safety]
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Privacy in Cyberspace - Privacy in Cyberspace Computers and the Internet have changed many things in the world today. People surf the web on a daily bases for information and entertainment. The Internet is making things like paying your bills from home a possibility. This was something that you had to leave the house to do, even if it was just dropping a check in the mail. Now you can pay your bills and buy your groceries, with every thing being just a point and a click away. Other things that can be done on the Internet is E-mail and stock trading....   [tags: Internet Essays] 986 words
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Employee Privacy Report - Employee Privacy Report 1 In this report, I will be addressing e-mail, Internet use, and privacy policies in my workplace; the current laws regulating employee e-mail and Internet privacy; the reasons to companies carry out e-mail and Internet use policies; the assumptions employees make about their privacy at work; and how these policies affect employee privacy at work. E-Mail and Internet Use , Privacy Policies The E-mail/Internet usage and privacy policies at my job are part of a system of written decisions established by the organization to support and to build a desire culture through managing risk, regulation, and administration....   [tags: Privacy Report] 986 words
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Online Privacy and the Internet - More people can reach one another today than in years past because of social networking sites. The world has become a lot smaller because of sites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and many others. There are certainly many advantages to using these resourceful social networks, such as keeping up with friends and family, sharing photos, and staying up to date with current events. Nonetheless, there is a growing concern about privacy, or the lack thereof, because of these sites. The ability to determine your privacy settings is at times confusing, and at other times, simply misleading....   [tags: Social Network Sites, Privacy, Internet]
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Internet Privacy: Government Should Not Regulate Encryption or Cryptography - Internet Privacy: Government Should Not Regulate Encryption or Cryptography Privacy rights have been an important issue through out time, and it has been increasing in importance as we have moved into the electronic/information age. Keeping that privacy had become a growing concern for many businesses and consumers. With all the information being sent across the web, people are very concerned about their personal information falling into the wrong hands. One way to help protect your privacy on the net is by using an encryption program....   [tags: Internet Encryption Cryptography] 995 words
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Privacy Concerns Within Facebook - Even though the user is responsible for the information entered through Facebook and other social networking mediums, the corporations are responsible for protecting the data available because unprotected data can lead to harassment, theft of personal belongings, identify theft, putting children at risk. It is for these reasons people are genuinely concerned about how much is made public about them. The dangers of putting personal information on the internet have been highly publicized since the early days of the World Wide Web....   [tags: Internet Security, Social Networking]
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Surveillance and Privacy Issues - 2) It is getting ever easier to record anything, or everything, that you see. This opens fascinating possibilities-and alarming ones.” The Economist, Nov. 16, 2013 Discuss this statement in the light of the medias recent preoccupation with surveillance and privacy issues. Include government surveillance and social media. For example the young woman who accused Florida state quarterback jameis Winston of rape was identified by football fans on social media and had ugly anonymous things posted about her....   [tags: social media, government, privacy, policies] 1006 words
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The Causes of the Net Neutrality Act - There is no clear definition of the term “Net Neutrality”. “The term was coined by law professor Tim Wu, [however] the idea can be traced back to the open access movement...lead by Lawrence Lessing. (Krämer, Jan, Lukas Wiewiorra, and Christof Weinhardt.) Some of the main reasons the “Net Neutrality” act was created are, the creation of bills designed to control piracy infringing on peoples writes and privacy, the lack of control over how laws are monitored and enforced, and Internet Service Providers creating new media services and preventing use of alternatives to their customers through their networks....   [tags: piracy, privacy, internet] 1026 words
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Personal Privacy and Companies - Personal Privacy and Companies It is certainly a different world nowadays. You can no longer go on the internet and surf without the potential threat of your privacy being compromised and invaded. When the internet first became big you didn’t hear a lot about the issue of privacy and computers. Maybe it was because the public was naïve, but that is not the case anymore. This issue is fast becoming the heart of heated debates about how to save your privacy. Privacy is a term that is dfifficult to define, it’s different to everyone with about a zillion interpretations of the words exact meaning....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1033 words
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Internet Privacy, Cookies, and Data Mining Practices -      Abstract     Technology has progressed to the point where a user's web usage can be tracked between sessions by almost anyone. Text files dropped on a user's machine, known as cookies, can give certain corporations personal information about the user, and can even keep track of what sites the user has visited. Such personal information can subsequently be sold or exploited, jeopardizing the user's privacy.             In recent years and months, use of the Internet, specifically the world-wide web, has grown by leaps and bounds....   [tags: Technology Essays]
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Facebook and the Threats to Privacy - Social Networks are tools that let us communicate with friends and family, share our lives with them, learn about theirs, and sometimes even to establish new relationships. Social Networks sites are being broadly used by young and adults all over the world, being the formers, the main target market of the largest Social Network of the world, Facebook. According to recent statistics which can be found in Facebook’s home page, the site has 500 million active users around the globe, who have an average of 130 friends in their contact’s lists....   [tags: Social Networking, Social Network]
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Should The Government Effectively Censor the Internet? - ... As a democracy we should have no censorship lest we follow Chinas example and start dropping the hammer on any poor Joe who has the guts to question the government. As a democracy the government has to have the people on its side because we are the ones who give them the power to make decisions that affect all of us. But if they start to pass bills into law that allow monitoring of citizens on the web. That would allow agencies to spy on anyone because they might do something. One example of this is the recent Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act that was passed by the House of Representatives in April 2013....   [tags: reducing privacy, freedom of speech] 1037 words
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Internet Censorship and Government Regulation - ... Also, learning through the internet provides many aspects and types of learning. For example, kids in school can learn through games, different programs, and various activities online. This makes the learning experience of a student much more effective. It enables the student to become engaged in what they’re learning instead of merely listening and being idle (Cunningham 2). Also the internet provides different types of learning methods. For example, there are specific webinars that teach on different topics....   [tags: first ammendment violation, right to privacy]
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The Lack of Digital Privacy - With everyone joining the online world your privacy is at even greater risk then ever before. The internet has become part of our everyday lives, from social networking to online transactions. Your privacy is threatened every day. However is our privacy threatened by our own government. According to the pew research data 56% of Americans say that it is acceptable for the NSA to run through millions of Americans phone records in order to prevent terrorism. (Pew Research Center) Many people still believe that the government has no business in our lives, yet many people including our government invade our digital privacy....   [tags: Privacy Identity Management]
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Facebook's Changing Privacy Policies - Facebook had originally advocated for privacy, claiming that they wanted as much information as possible private, in order for people to share more information (Kirkpatrick, 2009). However, in the past year or so, Facebook has changed its privacy policies, making information more public, and making it impossible to change some of that into more private information. However Mark Zuckerberg has made a U-turn regarding privacy, claiming that people now want to share more information and that society is changing and these new policies are a reflection of that change (Kirkpatrick, 2010)....   [tags: Online Security, Social Networking]
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Is Privacy Still the Reality in the 21st Century? - ... On top of that, data that is store digitally is increased twofold every two to three years (912). However, with all this data stored, how is it being used. Big data is used in many different ways; how it is used is really dependent upon who is using it. However, three entities use this data more than anyone else: scientists/researchers, businesses, and government. Scientists use big data in many different ways. Peter Higgs and Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize for Physics this past year by using new big data to prove their theory that matter obtains mass from an energy source that is not known, but fills the entire universe (911)....   [tags: modern technology, big data, internet]
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‘Privacy and a Digital Bill of Rights?’ - The world as we know is moving towards a more digital life style, where nearly everything that we own has some sort of electronic component built in it and is able to connect to the Internet. Users are able to browse the web, shop online for their favourite items from stores around the world and post a status update from any of their devices anywhere any time twenty-four hours, seven days a week. On an estimate in just 60 seconds we transmit nearly 640 terabytes of IP data. A major contributor to that IP data is Google being at number one just trying to answer nearly 2 million search queries; coming in second is YouTube by streaming nearly 1.3 million videos and uploading 30 hours’ worth of...   [tags: Internet, Data, Hacking]
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Social Networking and Personal Information - When one is engaged in social networking, it is possible for them to gain a great deal of benefit. Social networking basically is a way of forming relationships with others through the use of computer network. The purpose of a social network, Facebook for example isn’t just narrowed down to connecting the missing links between the youth, instead it expanded and catered not just to the youth, but appealed to adults as well. Before there was a need for us to access a bunch of methods in order for us to send messages, share photos, get adorned with the current happenings, and etc....   [tags: privacy, social network, Internet]
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Invasion of Personal Privacy - Technology and the internet are fluid, constantly changing shapes and sizes as time goes on. Comparatively, society has come a very long way with both. Technology and the internet have helped to connect people both near and far, find cures for diseases, have aided in new ways to educate, been a form of entertainment to all that have the leisure of using it, and have both provided an unimaginable amount of jobs. Technology and the internet have helped to mold society into what it is today. Take a look around, it’s everywhere and its users are avid....   [tags: Technology, Internet, Abuse]
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The Role of Trust in Internet Privacy - The Role of Trust in Internet Privacy One of the most important advances in the rapidly developing world of electronic commerce is the ability of companies to develop personalized relationships with their customers. Personalization empowers companies to better understand their customers' wants and desires and improve customer service by tailoring offerings to the unique needs of individuals . At the same time, this has become a subject of hot controversy because the technology involves the extensive collection and use of personal data....   [tags: Papers] 1117 words
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Internet and Email Viruses - Internet & Email Threats Definition of a Computer Virus A program that infects a computer by attaching itself to another program, and propagating itself when that program is executed. A computer can become infected by files downloaded over a network, or by the installation of new software or floppy disks that are infected with viruses as well as email attachments. Some viruses are only pranks, and perform harmless actions like displaying a screen with a joke message on it. Others can destroy files or wipe out a hard drive....   [tags: Internet] 1121 words
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Technological Advances Threaten Privacy - Technological Advances Threaten Privacy The year is 2004. By now, our technology is so advanced that we’ve built robots to do common daily tasks for us. To many people, all of this technology seems like a dream come true. What they don’t realize is that the magnitude of complex technology can go the other way as well. The Internet is a cyber jungle filled with a lot of hunters, and even more prey. Just by hooking ourselves in with all of this new technology we have threatened our privacy. With the click of a mouse, almost anyone can gain access to personal information for just about anyone....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Privacy? Why Do You Need Privacy? - Up to date, social networking sites, such as Facebook, have more than 750 million active users, and these users contribute about of 30 billion pieces of shared information (blogs, web links, pictures, etc.) each month. This by no means indicates that social networking sites, similar to Facebook, are a private place. Every “log in to Facebook” you click to connect to other websites, every status update on your wall, with every Twitter post, or Foursquare check-in you allow others to view your life so why not a future employer or the school you go to....   [tags: Social Media ]
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The Internet: How Private is Your Privacy? - The Internet: How Private is Your Privacy. Would you go up to a random stranger and hand them all of your personal information: home address, social security number, credit card number, etc…. This is exactly what people do every single day when they are on the internet signing up for online banking, social networks, and even online shopping. According to Internet World Stats, approximately 239,893,600 people in the United States alone account as internet users by 2010 (United States). Consequently, the Internet has infiltrated the lives of so many and has become the main source of dependency to get things accomplished....   [tags: information technology, social media]
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Social Networking Sites and Privacy - Introduction What do about ninety percent of us have in common. It’s the social networking sites that everyone is a part of these days, whether it’s your twelve year old nephew or your grandmother. Spending hours and hours connecting with your old friends and making new friends over the social networking sites has become a part of everyone’s daily routine. Nonetheless, recently privacy concerns over the social networking sites have taken its peak. Background It all started several decades back, when information technology developments succeeded but had put personal privacy into danger....   [tags: Information Technology Developments, Privacy]
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Why Privacy Matters - The word privacy is thrown around so much it’s kind of hard to understand what it truly means. As a high school student, one hears a lot of stories with the word privacy in them. A girl tells her best friend a secret and the next day the whole school knows about it. Then everyone hears the girl complain about how much of an invasion of privacy that the whole situation is. Many people would agree with this. These people would probably say that what one wants to stay private, should do so. These people aren’t exactly wrong but they aren’t really right either....   [tags: privacy, security breach]
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Our Privacy Is In Danger - Protecting your personal information, both on your personal computer and in other places such as your bank or your job, has become more difficult with the massive growth of the internet and the expertise of some unsavory characters called hackers, crackers or phreakers. Whatever they choose to call themselves, they are theives, plain and simple. Some people still question whether or not hacking should be illegal. I think it's obvious that what hackers do is illegal. A personal computer is personal and the information on it is private....   [tags: Internet Security Hacking] 1150 words
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Should there Be Regulations on Social Media Privacy for Juveniles - In recent years, the privacy issues on social media have aroused controversial debates. It was argued by Albarran that people are losing control over their personal privacy, given the rapid boom of social sharing (146). No matter what viewpoint one holds towards secrecy, it is undeniable that the intrusion of social media privacy has become so intense that should no one ignore the possible consequences: Users’ information is constantly exploited for commercial use, while privacy loopholes on social networking sites might also intrigue many safety issues, internet fraud, for instance....   [tags: debates on social media privacy issues]
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The Pros and Cons of Internet Pornography - Dating back all the way to the 1980’s, before the internet, pornography was still a very popular and readily accessible phenomenon sweeping the nation. Many groups have tried to shut down the whole institution for the stigma it has of being very distasteful and obscene. These groups, including feminists, religious groups, and even the Reagan administration, for years, have been working toward legislation to outlaw pornography.(Suderman) What they don’t realize is that they are actually trying to remove a safe and creative sexual outlet for many people....   [tags: The Benefits of Internet Pornography]
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Indiviual Privacy vs National Security - James Madison once said “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” To gain a better understanding of a society, one must gain knowledge of the needs and wants the citizens’ demand from the country’s representatives. In every country the needed to protect its citizens is the same. In some nations, security is a higher priority which causes sacrifices to be made to obtain an indefinite protection against all rivals....   [tags: Privacy vs Security ]
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Sacraficing Privacy for Security - Security versus privacy is becoming a major issue in today’s society. Recently, the National Security Agency has been the victim of scrutiny due to allegations of espionage. Similar claims not only stem from the authority, but also come from the public as well. For example, one is enjoying a night out in a restaurant when a group of teenagers arrives. Before it is noticed, some of the teenagers take photos with a cell phone. The picture encompasses most of the area occupied; therefore, every person in that general area is included in it....   [tags: Google glass, information technology]
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The Unacceptable Privacy Infrigment - The Unacceptable Privacy Infringement When we mention the word ‘privacy’, we mean that there is something very personal about ourselves. Something that we think others are not supposed to know, or, we do not want them to. Nevertheless, why is it so. Why are people so reluctant to let others know about them entirely. This is because either they are afraid of people doing them harm or they are scared that people may treat them differently after their secrets are known. Without privacy, the democratic system that we know would not exist....   [tags: networking sites, facebooks, websites]
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The Impact of Modern Social Networking Technologies on the Lives of Teenagers - Modern forms of social networking can be a challenge and an advantage for people of any age, this can be particularly so for teenagers. This essay will discuss the positives and negatives of modern forms of social networking in the lives of teenagers today, in comparison to the methods of social networking used in past generations. Firstly, this essay will argue that modern social networking methods can provide many benefits to teenagers today which were not available to past generations. Secondly, this essay will argue that modern social networking methods can lead to increased levels of stress and can have a negative impact on teenagers’ lives in ways that social networking methods availab...   [tags: Internet Safety, Online, Internet Privacy]
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The Internet Access - In the essay "Television: The Plug-In Drug" by Marie Winn, the author explains how television separates people from each other. Television, she claims, replaces the human contact by keeping the television viewers interested in the television programming instead of having a human companion. In the essay "Dearly Disconnected" by Ian Frazier, the author describes the cell phone as an object that will take out the payphones, increase human contact and decrease privacy. For example, televisions and cell phones have left their marks in history, and the Internet is now making an entrance with the same controversy as television and cell phones in their times....   [tags: Internet Technology Pros Cons] 1199 words
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Employee Privacy - In my opinion, employees should not be able to use the internet while at work. The computers and networks are business property and are solely used for business transactions. Thus, employers have a duty and a right to ensure proper usage of any, and all, equipment. If employers decide to, they may choose to monitor the usage of the internet to ensure the property is not abused. According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 USC 2510, et. seq., (www.law.cornell.edu/uscode), federal law allows employers to monitor business calls, however, personal calls are an exception....   [tags: Business]
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Privacy and The Internet: Life of Others - As the explosion of internet social media based companies has grown the issue of privacy has been at the forefront of many people’s mind. Privately held information can easily become available to people and be negatively used due to the digital age we are in today. Two of the leading companies in social media are Google and Facebook. This case study analysis explores both Google and Facebook’s privacy policies and issue that has stemmed from it. Google and Facebook recently have taken a lot of backlash from people and governments regarding the way they handle the information they have gathered from the consumers that use their products....   [tags: The Internet]
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Employee Privacy - Most employees do not realize that information transmitted electronically through an organization’s information system is not private. Although companies do implement high safety mechanisms, such as firewalls and passwords, to certify privacy they still reserve the right to monitor an employee’s usage of company property. The majority of companies have put into practice some type of Internet usage policy of what the company regards as suitable usage of the company’s resources to gain access to the Internet and what privacy rights their employees may or may not have....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Problems Accompanying the Use of Social Media by Teenagers - Today, roughly two billion computers and two billion phones are in use (Mathews). With this, come almost four billion people with the opportunity to use the internet and to connect to social media. Linda Ogbevoen states that “with digital media’s increase in functionality and decrease in price, more and more rely on digital media for work, play, and socializing.” Over the past decade social media has become more and more popular, thus causing it to become part of people’s everyday lives. Along with the widespread of technology today, various people of all ages throughout the world have started to log onto social media sites....   [tags: cyberbullying, privacy, internet addiction]
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