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Government Surveillance vs Privacy - Spying is nothing new to the world. History books tell us that ancient civilizations like the Roman Empire, Egypt, Chine, India, and so on used it. On top of that, 1900s regimes like the Former Soviet Union and Nazi’s Germany used spying tactics around the world wars. The main use of spying at that time mostly was for political and military advantage. These countries were successful on spying. However, in the 21st century surveillance is used in different and very complicated way. So many crimes and terrorist attacks forced governments around the world to use electronic surveillance to protect their own people....   [tags: Security vs Privacy]
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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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Rights of Privacy in the Private Sector Workplace - Employee Privacy Rights: Limitations to Monitoriing ?Companies are intruding more deeply into the lives of employees, and even though corporate intentions may be benign, the risk of backlash is growing.. ?Lee Smith (1) With the rise of advanced technology, there arose the threat of surveillance and privacy invasion in the workplace. An employee, by the very nature of the employment relationship, must be subject to some level of monitoring by the employer. However, this monitoring has its limits....   [tags: Employee Privacy Rights]
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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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Choicepoint: A Case of Privacy in the 21st Century - Choicepoint: A Case of Privacy in the 21st Century Introduction Since its founding in 1776, America has been a country where the rights of individuals are one of the most important issues. As time has passed and the country progressed, this issue has evolved and taken different forms; the Civil War was fought over whether people of all colors had the right to freedom, in the early 20th century women finally demanded their long overdue right to vote (Wikipedia, 2003), and most recently, in the 1960’s, people of color had to assert their right to equal treatment under the laws of this nation....   [tags: Capitalism Information Privacy Market] 1725 words
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National Security vs. the Right to Privacy -       Abstract: Electronic mail is quickly becoming the most prevalent method of communication in the world. However, e-mail systems in corporate, institutional, and commercial environments are all potential targets of monitoring, surveillance and ultimately, censorship.             Electronic mail is a phenomenon that has begun to pervade all aspects of our lives today. We use e-mail in our personal lives, at our schools, at our jobs, and everywhere in between. However, very few of us consider the fact that even though our e-mail is composed by the sender, and is intended to be read only by  the recipient, it actually passes through many hands in between....   [tags: Security vs Privacy]
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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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Consumer Privacy in the Code Layer - Consumer Privacy Introduction Privacy is a complicated concept and it is also relatively new; it only goes back around 400 years. We can see the different ‘layers’ of it through the pass of time, the first one was refers to architecture ‘the bricks and walls layer’, the second one to legislation and laws ‘the paper layer’ and most recently a third layer controlled through digital technology ‘the code layer’. The focus of this paper is the code layer. In the world today, with smart phones, computers and the web, companies are collecting, storing and sharing consumer’s information like never before....   [tags: technology, marketers, legislation] 2611 words
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Protecting the Privacy of Users Online - ... [7] (2013) There is a case of a Spaniard (name) who sued Google for not erasing his personal data from the internet. The Spanish court did not find any fault with Google and said that the internet giant is a mere “aggregator” of the news, but not responsible for infringement of privacy [8]. Cases such as these cause concern and spark fear within the general public. According to a poll conducted by The National Journal Heartland Monitor, most Americans feel that their data with the government is not safe ....   [tags: big data, data protection] 2086 words
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Security and Privacy in Social Media - Security and Privacy in Social Media Technology has advanced tremendously over the past decade, and appears to be advancing at a rapid pace each and every day. The social media is growing just as rapidly. Social media is an interaction between individuals that want to exchange information, photographs, and ideas in different types of networks. Social media users include people of all ages. These people have various experiences, have different cultures, and have various technical skills. (Brandtzaeg 1008) The social media depend on net-based technologies to generate the network for users to share....   [tags: social networking, technology] 1591 words
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The NSA, Privacy and the War or Terrorism - Edward Snowden is America’s most recent controversial figure. People can’t decide if he is their hero or traitor. Nevertheless, his leaks on the U.S. government surveillance program, PRISM, demand an explanation. Many American citizens have been enraged by the thought of the government tracing their telecommunication systems. According to factbrowser.com 54% of internet users would rather have more online privacy, even at the risk of security (Facts Tagged with Privacy). They say it is an infringement on their privacy rights of the constitution....   [tags: Edward Snowden]
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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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Limited Privacy on Social Networks - Social networking sites are used by millions of people in today’s world. With reasons varying from connecting with a few old friends to sharing photos and videos, it is plain to say that social networks are a part of many individual’s lives. Sometimes the usage of social networks areusage of social networks is required for business and other times, it is just for leisure. With various individuals constantly sharing personal information or even photos from a wild party on the Internet, exactly whose hands does all of this end up in....   [tags: Facebook, Twitter]
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Hipaa Privacy Rule - 1. Introduction Today, you have more reason than ever to care about the privacy of your medical information. This information was once stored in locked file cabinets and on dusty shelves in the medical records department. Your doctor(s) used to be the sole keeper of your physical and mental health information. With today's usage of electronic medical records software, information discussed in confidence with your doctor(s) will be recorded into electronic data files. The obvious concern - the potential for your records to be seen by hundreds of strangers who work in health care, the insurance industry, and a host of businesses associated with medical organizations....   [tags: Healthcare Medical Information Privacy] 1950 words
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Privacy Issues in Social Media - ... Piczo and Flickr revolved around mainly pictures being shared and Mixi was one of Japans top social media sites. At this time, Facebook was only allowed to be used in the Harvard College where it was designed by Mark Zuckerberg. It was not until 2005 when Facebook launched a site for high school students as well. This is where the profits of advertising set in for the social media network and the way we share things online transformed and expanded drastically. In addition,during 2005, is when Youtube took off and started storing and retrieving videos for the public....   [tags: society, connection, rights, laws] 1290 words
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Technology and Employee Privacy Rights - What is technology. Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, esp. in industry: "computer technology"; "recycling technologies". Anybody that uses computers along with the Internet knows exactly how technology can help increase their own personal efficiency. An increasing collection of software productivity implements and e-commerce technologies makes it so much easier than it used to be for people to do business, shop, learn and communicate. Employment regulation goes over all privileges and obligations within the employer and employee relationship, whether present-day employees, job applicants, or previous employees....   [tags: Occupational Issues] 1761 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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Main Issues with Privacy - ... World laws and cultures are frantically adjusting to the implications of new technologies that can invade more or less anyone’s privacy. It may be very important to someone and he doesn’t want to let anyone know about it. (Book: The Right to Privacy, Published by Chelsea House). Privacy is the right to control who knows what about anyone, and under what conditions. Rights to share different things with family, friends and colleagues should not be tainted by technological developments. Rather these developments should strengthen our security with better safeguards for the whole community no matter what is discussed for example: religion, politics, or economic status....   [tags: keeping personal information]
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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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Privacy Issues and Facebook - The growing popularity of information technologies has significantly altered our world, and in particular, the way people interact. Social networking websites are becoming one of the primary forms of communication used by people of all ages and backgrounds. No doubt, we have seen numerous benefits from the impact of social media communication: We can easily meet and stay in touch with people, promote ourselves, and readily find information. However, these changes prompt us to consider how our moral and political values can be threatened....   [tags: Social Networking, Social Network] 1275 words
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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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Email Privacy - Ethical Management of E-mail Privacy As I am sitting at my work station in a crowded office building, I hear the wonderful sound of "You've got mail." In turn I open my E-mail mailbox and find a letter from a nearby employee. This letter contains the usual funny joke of the day and a short joke ridiculing the boss, as usual. Who was to know that my supervisor would eventually find this letter, which would lead to both the termination of my job and my fellow employee. Do you feel this is right....   [tags: Privacy Electronic Email ] 2392 words
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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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SOPA: Will it Protect Against Internet Piracy or Weaken Creativity? - Over the past two decades, Internet has become a major part of people’s life. Not only that it has made human’s life much simpler, Internet has also made a huge impact on major areas such as entertainment, economics, and politics. The various possibilities that Internet has given to the public seems to be in favor for most people and the citizens of Internet; however, the government and most license owning companies, such as record studio and television network, are terrified with the possibility of a never-ending piracy crime so that they decided to take an action to stop this phenomenon....   [tags: Censorship, 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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No Privacy in America - No Privacy in America Feeling the need to be “at the cutting edge of the new” and “the first on your block to have it” puts us in a race with ourselves to keep pace with the evolving technological world. Cell phones, e-mail, GPS, EZ-Pass, and the entire World Wide Web – all these inventions enable us to live in a world where people across the planet are only milliseconds away. All these new inventions, however, also have a drawback in common – they serve as locating devices for each and every one of us....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Technology Essays] 1540 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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The Right to Privacy - The Right to Privacy Our country's fathers found themselves in a dilemma ratifying the Constitution. New York, one of the most powerful states, required a Bill of Rights be added before ratification. This was an incredible task for James Madison, the Father of the Constitution. Madison opposed enumerating a Bill of Rights for reasons expressed in the Ninth Amendment. Madison feared the listing of specific rights might be construed as the only rights citizens possessed. He was quite correct in his perception....   [tags: Papers] 1567 words
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Should Celebrities Have Their Right to Privacy? - Should celebrities have their right to privacy. Before newspapers, television, and the internet, ordinary people were not exposed to endless stories about celebrities. Today, however we are bombarded with information about who is dating whom, where they eat, and what they wear from magazines such as People, Entertainment Weekly, and Star. Also, most ordinary people respect the rights of others to a private life. However, some people are just obsessed to get information out of celebrities. They want to know everything about them and have a desire for more information....   [tags: papparazzi, showbiz, sensationalism]
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Fighting Terrorism Without Invading Privacy - “In the long, twilight struggle against Communism, we had been reminded that the very liberties that we sought to preserve could not be sacrificed at the altar of national security “ (“Obama’s Speech On…” 1). One of these very civil liberties, recently recognized by the United Nations, is the “right to privacy in the digital age”. Although the actions of the United Nations are not legally binding, it is evident that the right to Internet privacy is becoming increasingly important in the international world....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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Digitally Nude: A Look at Online Privacy - The popular debate question over which came first, the chicken or the egg, has never been decided. There are some very good reasons for both sides: The chicken needs the egg to be born while the egg needs the chicken to be laid. Both are capable of surviving without the other although it is tough to decide which would be the most important. The same relationship exists between the Internet and it’s consumers in the form of privacy versus information accessibility. While the concept of online privacy is desired by all computer users, it will never be realized because of the rapid evolution of Internet search tools and a growing abundance of online records....   [tags: Technology]
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Privacy versus Profiling - If a stranger would approach someone on the street, would one casually offer personal information to him. Would one allow him to follow and record one’s activities. Although it may be obvious in the concrete world that one would not allow it, the behavior of the general population on the Internet is strikingly different. While surfing websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, many people provide personal details to enhance their online profile. These websites retain vast amounts of personal information from their users....   [tags: Security]
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Employee Privacy Expectations and Employer Monitoring - Employee Privacy Expectations and Employer Monitoring As much as many people are seeking to be self employed, we cannot deny the fact that a large proportion of the working population is employed and has to deal with matters pertaining to employer-employee relationship. One such issue is the extent of monitoring of the employee by the employer and the employee’s expectation of privacy. In fact, most people prefer self employment due to the satisfaction they get by being their own boss and hence having full control of what they do with resources such as time and office equipments....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Cell Phone Privacy - Whenever we sit in the subway, eat in the restaurants, work in the offices, or study in the classrooms, it seems that we can always see people play around their cell phones. Cell phone is used extraordinary frequently and widely and takes an important role in people’s daily life. The crowd use cell phones to do a bunch of things, such as calling, texting, searching the Internet, taking photos, using GPSs to get directions and so on. Individuals have large demand for those cell phone’s utilities....   [tags: comunication technology, GPS]
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Online Data Tracking: An Invasion of Privacy? - The personal connection Americans have with their phones, tablets, and computers; and the rising popularity of online shopping and social websites due to the massive influence the social media has on Americans, it is clear why this generation is called the Information Age, also known as Digital Age. With the Internet being a huge part of our lives, more and more personal data is being made available, because of our ever-increasing dependence and use of the Internet on our phones, tablets, and computers....   [tags: Facebook, Google, spying]
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Finding the Balance Between Privacy and Security - Clearly, the United States is in unfamiliar territory when it comes to combat- ing counter-terrorism with technology. The founding fathers could not foresee the technological advances, and the complications that arose from them. Under- standably, the United States law enforcement is having a rough time reconciling the constitutional rights a orded to its citizens, while protecting them from a terrorist threat. Initially, the government struggled with this balance. What brought these laws on in the rst place was the lack of balance; security dominated privacy during the Vietnam War to an unacceptable point....   [tags: Security] 1785 words
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Privacy Concerns Over Facebook Use - Introduction: Facebook is an online social networking service and became very popular within years. It was found on the 4th of February in 2004. As of now you must be 13 years of age to register and make an account. Facebook has been updating almost every year to make improvements such as the layout of your wall, the layout of your messages, and most importantly your privacy and security of your account. In 2010, the security team of Facebook has begun to expand its efforts to reduce risks to users’ privacy, and it was successful but still leaves some privacy concerns behind....   [tags: security, posts, information] 2654 words
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The Dangers of Social Media Correlating to Privacy - Introduction Social medias have become a big part of our society now, they are being used in all aspects of our life. We are connected twenty-four hours a day, at work, school, home, shopping etc. There is a necessity, a need to be connected to these social media’s, to feel like you are a part of society. With these growing numbers in being connected to social media’s on the web, there comes a growing desire for privacy and safety. In this paper I will discuss and analyze the social media’s themselves, the dangers that arise from them, and how all these correlate to privacy....   [tags: Networking Sites, Cyber Bullying]
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Going Off Grid for the Sake of Privacy - The American government spies on American citizens every day. Brand new information, right. Orwell's novel, 1984, did not warn us at all about the reach some governments may hold over, well, everything. This spying may even include the technology companies that people use for their cellular phone plans. But, proven recently by the Edward Snowden leaks in the British newspaper, The Guardian, the National Security Agency of the United States in fact spies on their own citizens and nations the US supposedly holds in high esteem (Greenwald & MacAskill, 2013)....   [tags: American government spying on its citizens]
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Privacy issues of Social Networking Sites - By virtue of the expanding popularity of the social networking sites, such as FacebookTM, TwitterTM and MySpaceTM, Internet users contentedly disseminate their personal information whilst overlooking the threat of privacy disclosure. According to statistics presented by FacebookTM (2013), there are about 699 million daily active users as of June 2013, indicating about one tenth of the world population are using FacebookTM actively. Nevertheless, it is widely recognised that this expeditious growth of popularity of social networking would contribute to various privacy issues....   [tags: Cybercrime, Facebook, Social Medias]
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The Power of the Internet - ... If the website did not comply with this request then those sites could also be blocked or taken down by court order. This means that a website like Facebook or Google would have to filter the entirety of its user-based content to make sure that no copyrighted material would be posted or even mentioned of. This would be incredibly hard because of the tedious amount of effort it would take to filter the internet, according to the National Review, “In July 2011, Google received about 130,000 requests per week to remove links to infringing content....   [tags: www, facebook, google] 721 words
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Right to Privacy on Social Networking Sites - Photos from a lively party, intricate inside jokes, instant and personalized communication -- someone’s life and personality neatly tucked away in the cyber-universe. With the quiet tapping of keys and simple clicks of a mouse, a complex and ever expanding social world thrives inside the digital world of the Internet. Social networking sites have grown immensely as more people take advantage of the Internet to connect with friends and expand their social horizons. Chat features of these social networking sites have become popular as well, giving users the ability to converse instantly and intimately with their friends....   [tags: Social Networking] 2080 words
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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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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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Computers and the Internet - In today’s world, computers connected to the internet are getting targeted by a wide range of cyber-attacks at a rapid rate. These attacks take place when malicious entities exploit security weaknesses, glitches, or flaws that are found in operating systems and software and are defined as cyber security vulnerabilities. Attackers seek to exploit Operating systems and software vulnerabilities and are successful when systems are not updated on a regular basis. In this paper, I will discuss steps taken to ensure system security along with other important areas such as the password strength policy I chose to adopt....   [tags: technological advancements, cyber attacks]
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The Internet and Cyberbullying - ... Cyber bullying makes it easy for the bullies to get away with their behavior without any consequences. Also, the factor of invisibility makes them not thinking of themselves as harmful. They view their actions as humorous, or merely as a form of happiness. Another factor that increases cyber bullying is how accessible forms of electronic communications are to teenagers. A recent study showed that “Over 80 percent of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium for cyber bullying.” The rise in the use of cell phones contributed largely to this problem....   [tags: suicide, victims, parents] 574 words
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Privacy and The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 - Americans pride themselves on living private lives. They appreciate the fact that they live without being under the watchful eye of someone. However, increased electronic technology has made it harder to live privately. There are privacy issues regarding Internet Service Providers (ISP), electronic correspondences, and telephone calls. More directly with the creation and increased popularity of the Internet, people who use the World Wide Web are undoubtedly concerned with their private information being leaked....   [tags: Private Technology Essays]
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Social Networking: The Death of Privacy? -             Social networks have become an increasingly popular way for people to communicate over the last decade. Whether it is through a wall post, a picture, a video, or a link, users are able to share stories and details about their lives through social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and YouTube. Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard student who hacked the university’s network to obtain photos and information about other students on campus, created Facebook in 2004. Today, Facebook has more than one billion weekly active users....   [tags: Social Media, Facebook 2014]
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The Internet. - The Internet. The Development of the Internet The Internet had started as a research project that was funded by the US Military. There were only three computers that were linked up to this network at this time. After 1969 a total of four computers were linked to this network, but nowadays there are billions. To link onto the internet everybody had a dial up connection which was a connection through your telephone line, when you wanted to go onto the internet a analogue signal would have been sent to your telephone provider and you would have been billed by them according to what your pay package was....   [tags: Design and Technology] 1479 words
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Edward Snowden: There is no Online Privacy in this Technological Era - ... On release, they can request information on the person who testified against them, and harass them. Some companies sell information to companies who offer specific services. An article titled Privacy Tools: Opting Out from Data Brokers written by Julia Angwin spills the beans on companies using personal data to target groups of people. Angwin speaks on how data brokers sell mailing lists to other companies. “[P]rivacy expert Pam Dixon testified in Congress that she had found data brokers selling lists with titles such as “Rape Sufferers” and “Erectile Dysfunction sufferers.”” (Angwin)....   [tags: nsa, computer networks, information]
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The Piracy of Privacy - ... These spying techniques relate with current internet operations in that the government is able to track, see and hear everything we do, without our knowledge. On May 17th, 2013 the Washington Post reported that the Department of Justice and the FBI were conducting surveillance on James Rosen. They soon labeled him a “criminal co-conspirator” because of a possible ‘leakage of classified information on North Korea’. “The Justice Department received a warrant for Rosen's private emails, and in a statement said that it abided by DOJ policy and all applicable laws....   [tags: civil liberties, government surveillance] 907 words
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Challenges and Solutions to the Security and Privacy Concerns of MSNs - With the fast evolving social network technology, the anonymity network identity will ensure that the privacy of the MUs exists. The implementation of this system can help eliminate all the security and privacy problems affecting MSNs at the moment. This is because the network identity of the device plays a major role in establishing connections between devices. If the internet servers adopt this system, the security and privacy concerns in MSNs will be a problem of the past. ComScore reports that social networking takes up about 84% of the internet users in the world....   [tags: social networking]
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The Birth Of Napster To The Death Of Privacy - The Birth of Napster To The Death of Privacy One of the most debated issues before our society is the issue of internet privacy. Privacy is such a valued concept that in today's world we pay good money in order to keep intruders out of our computer systems and out of our lives. Peer-to-Peer downloading is a major factor to the internet privacy issue. Peer-to-Peer downloading (also known as "file sharing") is considered by Microsoft to be "the act of making files on one computer accessible to others on a network." The original use of file sharing was simply meant for users to send files to one another....   [tags: Peer-to-Peer Downloading P2P File Sharing]
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Analysis of Privacy in the Information Age - Privacy in the Information Age This is the Information Age, the age of gathering information. People are introduced to all types of information from print and broadcast media, and they themselves are the object of information collected on an increasing scale. Computers have be come so entrenched in people's lives that they have come to take computers for granted, and usually stop to complain on occasions when these machines fail them. Computers collect our paychecks, pay our bills, dispense our cash, send our orders, and save our data....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2489 words
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Employers Rights When It Comes to Workplace Privacy - The article named “Workplace Privacy” discussed the topic in vivid detail while supplying logical statistics and claims. The debate is about supporters, who want rights in the workplace, as well as the critics, who believe it is important to monitor the workplace in order to eliminate potential problems. A poll was conducted in July of 2007; the results showed that nearly half of employers monitor workers emails alone. Additional evidence reveals that about a third of company’s assign an employee the task of monitoring workers....   [tags: monitoring policies]
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Children and the Censorship of Internet Pornography - The Internet is a global network of vast information. With a few clicks, an individual can have access to up to 200 million web-sites filled with educational and recreational information. The Internet is not regulated in anyway (Carnegie Library 1). It is accessible throughout the entire world from the North to the South, to the early morning sunrise and dark sunsets. Different ethnicity and backgrounds come together linked upon this network resembling a connection of one body in unity. Sadly, issues arise creating concern for users, focusing particularly on minors....   [tags: Internet Porn Essays]
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Online Privacy at What Cost - Online Privacy at What Cost When the constitution was written over two hundred years ago, our founding fathers probably did not have the Internet in mind. Since then, United States citizen along with their elected officials have tried to keep the rights of each American sacred, no matter what the cost. The major right that has been fought over since the dawn of the USA, has been that of the freedom of speech. Now, with the beginning of the twenty-first century, a new freedom of speech is again being examined....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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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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The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Loss of Privacy - It is eminent that while you are checking you email or going through social network there is an organization that is monitoring everything, from your conversations to your search history just to determine the kind of person that you are for then investigate you more in deep; the responsible for this is an organization called: National Security Agency (NSA) is a government organization that provides with intelligence to protect the security aspects of classified documentations, surveillance, and overall the security of the USA intelligence agenda....   [tags: PRISM program]
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Privacy - Ensuring Your Privacy "Privacy. There seems to be no legal issue today that cuts so wide a swath through conflicts confronting American society. From AIDS tests to wiretaps, polygraph tests to computerized data bases, the common denominator has been whether the right to privacy outweighs other concerns of society....." Robert Ellis Smith, the Privacy Journal Computers have been a very instrumental technology that has greatly advanced the ways in which we now do things such as; business, daily activities, shopping, scheduling appointments, and many other things....   [tags: essays research papers] 2148 words
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The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) - The government has passed some laws which are intended to protect children on the internet. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) are to give protection for children who are accessing the internet. There are requirements and protective information for both COPPA and CIPA. Both acts are similar and different in ways to protect children but needed to be done with two acts. There are challenging elements with the COPPA and CIPA to implement in order to be compliant with the acts....   [tags: CIPA, government, websites]
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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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Ethics: Cyber Privacy and The Emergence of New Technology - The recent revolutions of the world have changed how individuals live their lives. With the creation of new and advanced technology every era, individuals begin to trust new ways of communicating and storing our personal life. This has caused the Internet and cellular networks to be the newest information banks that all societies trust to keep their personal information safe. With these sources being accessed by people around the world, spy agencies are now looking at these information banks as sources to access the personal information of millions of individuals....   [tags: personal information, government secrets]
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The Concern of Children's Safety on the Internet - The Concern of Children's Safety on the Internet During the last decade, the number of households using the Internet has increased dramatically. The United States Department of Defense started to use a network similar to today's Internet in the 1960s. Professors in universities all across the country later followed this idea and established their own system. The World Wide Web, the common, everyday section of the Internet, started approximately a decade ago. "Surfing the Web" has become easier since its inception, and the number of users has skyrocketed into the millions (Department of Education)....   [tags: Internet Web Cyberspace Safety Essays]
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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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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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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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Google and Privacy - Introduction Your full name, address, phone number, e-mail, credit card information, and your date of birth: what do all these things have in common. They are all items of personal information that are being asked from you and from other consumers during online transactions, including account creations. These items are also being collected from you and are being used more and more in this constant technologically advancing society with or without your permission and/or your prior knowledge. The main culprits of this information retrieval system are social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even Google....   [tags: technology, facebook, twiter]
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E-commerce: Security and Privacy - E-commerce: Security and Privacy As the evolution of the internet and purchasing online becomes popular, so do the security factors that contribute to the ways of eliminating fraud, theft, and acquiring personal information. E-commerce has created many new ways for customers to make payments including e-cash, e-cheques, and e-wallets. In the 21st century, many organizations worked hard at securing communications and payments made through e-commerce transactions. In doing so, customers would be able to feel a sense of trust, confidence and assurance that their information is safe....   [tags: essays research papers] 2144 words
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The Pros and Cons of Internet Communication - The Internet is a global system of interconnected computers that connect different networks together and each network communicates the wide range of private, public, business and government sub networks. The creation of internet went back to 1960s where it was developed as a part of the United States military research. Nowadays, internet makes the working hours and its location more flexible than in the past, particularly through the wireless network which supports some devices like mobile phones and laptops....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 1240 words
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The Pros and Cons of the Internet - Argue that, despite the fact that social networks as the name suggests are meant to connect people for varying reasons. In all respects, this is a very noble reason, however basing their arguments on two online environments, Habbo Hotel and Second Life, both of which are based on the socialization concept, they came up with a verdict that they also contribute to antisocial behaviors as well as rationales for the same. These behaviors ranged from scamming, attacks that were racist/homophobic in nature, sim attacks, and avatar attacks....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Network Neutrality or Open Internet - Network Neutrality The principle of network neutrality, or the “open Internet,” mandates an impartial Internet framework comprised of information channels that provide a uniform service in their treatment and transmission of data packets [1]. In his study of the societal implications of the changing media landscape, Tim Wu coined this now household term to refer to the “21st century’s version of the common carriage,” the “vital infrastructure [that] rightly obliges one to carry the whole Internet, without discrimination, or favoritism, in accordance with one of the oldest assumptions of our legal tradition”[2]....   [tags: unfiltered by manmade institutions]
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The Invisible Side of the Internet - ... According to a research, conducted by Prf. Zhang, the Internet causes symptoms like depression, insomnia, restlessness and decreased appetite. (2012, para.6). The internet has tremendous sources as much sources as people do not get bored with watching or reading, which is time-consuming. To exemplify, when people watch a video on a video channel or reading an article on news websites, as soon as they click for a website, the page shows any relevant things about the topic, which attracts people to be watched....   [tags: self-control, social and psychological problems] 1008 words
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The Internet Should not be Censored - The government is proposing a new internet filter that claims to protect children from inappropriate content, and other content that is found on the internet. Today with all the advances with technology there is still no effective way to censor the internet. Internet censorship can also restrict other people's freedom. What would happen if the government said that they were going to block an opposition party website, or a website to a topic that they are opposed too. With this proposal to filter the internet politicians choose what they want to censor, not a judge....   [tags: Inappropriate Content, Govenrment] 1223 words
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Censorship on the Internet: A Boon or a Curse? - Internet censorship is controlling what a user could and could not see. Even though an individual merely searches for something as little as cats, Internet censorship still occurs. It is this unnecessary censorship that is killing young minds today. Internet censorship can be carried out in many ways. A government agency for instance can do it; or the worst of all, a private organization, looking at you AT&T. Even though business firms may think that they are stopping individuals from receiving “unsafe” information, they are in fact doing the opposite....   [tags: SOPA, PIPA, constituitonal rights]
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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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Is Internet Art really a movement? - Over the years artists have generally been influenced by the developments in technologies of their era. Through impressionism, we had Monet who saw realistic paintings as redundant after the invention of photography. Instead, Monet focused on capturing how light and shadows affect our impression on a subject. By 1916, Picasso had taken this further and depicted all sides and shapes of reality at once with Cubism. It was technologies of The Industrial Revolution that handed Picasso and other artists their new found freedom and inspiration....   [tags: technology, impressionism, monet]
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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 Freedom: The Information Superhighway - One of the nicknames for the Internet when it was first released to the public was the “information superhighway”. The name came to be because the Internet provides the average person with fast access to a limitless amount of data. For many, this is the type of Internet that they have grown to love and rely on while for others, the information superhighway is slowed by major roadblocks in the form of Internet censorship. With the Internet being relatively new, the contradictory messages that both governments and corporations are sending to the public are being strictly scrutinized....   [tags: National Security Agency NSA]
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