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Privacy Policies of Bank of American and UnitedHealth Group - 1. Introduction As organizations become increasingly dependent on information technology in order remain viable they also raise their level of responsibility regarding the handling of customer information because of its adoption. Each industry requires customers to divulge information, the information that is shared between the customer and the organization varies. Each company manages the information that they collect uniquely and typically publish privacy policies that are accessible to customers so they may be aware of and understand how their information is shared and used....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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No Online Privacy in America - No Online Privacy in America Along with its many benefits, the march of technology makes an encompassing surveillance network seem almost inevitable. We owe much of the privacy we have enjoyed in the past to a combination of immature technology and insufficient manpower to monitor us. But these protective inefficiencies are giving way to efficient technologies of data processing and digital surveillance that threaten to eliminate our privacy. Already we are tracked by our credit-card transactions, our passes through the fast-lanes at toll booths, our cell phone calls....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1596 words
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Technology And Your Right To Privacy - Technology and the invasion of privacy and its effects onthe criminal justice system over the last 100 years Will searching the internet for more than 5 hours on this topic I found a quote that is very appropriate it says; Subtler and more far-reaching means of invading privacy have become available to the government. Discovery and invention have made it possible for the government, by means far more effective than stretching upon the rack, to obtain disclosure in court of what is whispered in the closet....   [tags: essays research papers] 2320 words
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Charles Ruff: The Privacy Defense - Charles Ruff: The Privacy Defense Privacy was a big issue during the impeachment proceedings and the overall sex scandal. It was introduced as an issue by the House Managers who wanted to discuss how moral and appropriate the actions of the president and Monica Lewinsky were. The defense then used the same topic to argue that he should not be impeached. This was because, as the defense planned to show, a president should not be impeached for something that occurred during his private life. This is mainly based on the fact that impeachment, as defined, applies to the president and his role regarding the state and safety of the country....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Internet Shopping - Internet Shopping The Internet's popularity has dramatically escalated over the past few years and has become an integral part of daily life. It has wide spread uses ranging from obtaining information, downloading files, business advertisement to Internet commerce, which plays a major part in Internet practice. Our social structure is pressuring society to connect to the Internet, with schools world wide becoming more Web based and universities now have lectures, which can be solely viewed over the Internet....   [tags: Cyberspace Shopping E-commerce Essays]
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Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring -      Do we really have our privacy rights in the workplace. In today’s society we are so caught up with our rights that we often forget about work rules. If someone goes into my office or someone reads my email I feel violated and deprived of my rights. But the real question is, are these things my own to do with. In all reality if it is a private organization the person who owns the business is the owner of all offices and computers, so in that case you’re just using his stuff.      Sometimes there is no middle ground....   [tags: Human Resources Managment HRM] 1326 words
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Data Collection and Individual Privacy - Data Collection and Individual Privacy In deliberation of the topic of the use of individual information, the moral issue of importance is whether public or private sector entities have the right to create individual profiles of consumers and their obligation in protecting the consumer's privacy is in question. The exponential growth of the information age in particular the personal computer has created a situation where economies of the public and private sector are at odds with the privacy of the consumer or citizen....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays] 1197 words
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Theme of Privacy in 1984 - In 1984 George Orwell describes how no matter where you go in Oceania there is a telescreen right there watching you. Everything you do say or sometimes even think, Big Brother will know. 1984 was written in 1949 and Orwell hinted at technology which never even existed. Perhaps he saw it coming because of how popular the television was becoming. There are many ideas in this novel that Orwell predicts. Some came true in 1984, some did not, but today in United States there is an issue of privacy similar to the one that is described in 1984....   [tags: George Orwell] 1364 words
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Internet Laws - Internet Laws There are a lot of debates dealing with laws concerning the Internet. Privacy and censorship are just two of the main points of argument. While searching through this information, I found it difficult to actually find new laws concerning the Internet. There are many ongoing debates that I am sure will reach legislation. I found the CNN website to be the most help. I used other search engines, such as Google and AllTheWeb, but I mostly got personal websites about their own opinions....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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Employee Privacy In the Workplace - Employee Privacy Rights in the Workplace For many years, there has been an ongoing fight between employers and employees pertaining to employee rights. The main thing that they have fought about is computer and email monitoring. Many employees don’t seen to understand exactly employers do this. Employers monitor email accounts and company computers mainly for two reasons. Reason one is that they don’t want their employees wasting company time for personal use. In most places, that is considered a very good reason, because if an employee is using company time for personal things, then work isn’t being done....   [tags: Business Managemant] 465 words
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Megan’s Law: Protection or Invasion of Privacy - Megan’s Law: Protection or Invasion of Privacy The controversy over Megan’s Law has always been about the invasion of privacy of past sex offenders who must register with local authorities who make the information available to the public. There are different mediums of which the information is disclosed, the internet being a hot topic of the on-going argument. Megan’s Law was placed with the intentions of protecting communities from convicted sex offenders committing more crimes. In 1994, seven year old Megan Kanka of New Jersey was sexually assaulted and murdered by her neighbor who had previously been a convicted sex offender....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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The Price of Fame: Celebrity's Loss of Anonymity and Privacy - “Jon Gosselin caught sneaking out of lover’s house!” “Oprah is gay!” “Kirstie Ally weighs 250 pounds!” “John Travolta’s son dies on the bathroom floor!” These are just a few examples of the startling headlines that might be boldly smeared across, magazines, newspapers, and internet sites. Because of our need to know, various forms of entertainment media devote their entire attention to exposing the personal, private and intimate details of celebrity’s lives. They are captured in embarrassing moments, profound sadness, and deep intimacy....   [tags: Media, sensationalism]
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Internet Security - Internet Security INTRODUCTION Many people today are familiar with the Internet and its use. A large number of its users however, are not aware of the security problems they face when using the Internet. Most users feel they are anonymous when on-line, yet in actuality they are not. There are some very easy ways to protect the user from future problems. The Internet has brought many advantages to its users but has also created some major problems. Most people believe that they are anonymous when they are using the Internet....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Social Experience On-Campus or The Privacy of Living Off Campus - My best friend, Michael, and I were recently shopping around trying to determine where we were going to live starting in the fall next school year. We both spent this last semester on campus to fulfil Georgia Southern’s first-year requirement and both of us would be quick to agree that it definitely had its pros and cons. Before we started, we sat down and took a look at what on-campus and off-campus housing had to offer using a cost-to-benefit ratio. While living on-campus is great in the fact that you are able to walk to class faster, you are located closer to the meal hall, and you have the ability to go to the library without searching for a parking spot; due to the tolls it takes finan...   [tags: college life, Georgia Southern University]
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Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship The freedom of speech that was possible on the Internet could now be subjected to governmental approvals. For example, China is attempting to restrict political expression, in the name of security and social stability. It requires users of the Internet and electronic mail (e-mail) to register, so that it may monitor their activities. In the United Kingdom, state secrets and personal attacks are off limits on the Internet. Laws are strict and the government is extremely interested in regulating the Intern et with respect to these issues.10 Laws intended for other types of communication will not necessarily apply in this medium....   [tags: Argumentative Web Cyberspace Essays]
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Internet Pornography - Since the internet is so easy, accessible and essentially unregulated, it leaves room for many controversies, including electronic commerce, credit card fraud, invasion of privacy and more. One of the most controversial problems is internet pornography. Imagine receiving unwanted e-mail and suddenly get sent nude pictures of people and links which invite you to more of what they have already shown. Think about your son, daughter or even yourself being on a music site and you accidentally click a link and before you now it you are being subjected to hard core pornography....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1001 words
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Censorship and Information Privacy Policies in Eastern Asia and the United States of America - Censorship and Information Privacy Policies in Eastern Asia and the United States of America Introduction Fifteen or twenty years ago, no one would have been able to predict the magnitude of the impact that the evolution of computer internetworking technologies has had on the world. The advancement of computers and networking technologies, as well as the constant flow of new innovations has forever changed the way the human race communicates. People across the globe have been given a medium through which they can express their ideas and beliefs freely…for the most part....   [tags: Censorship Asia Essays]
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The Internet and Schools: Does the Internet Help or Hurt Students? - The controversy existing over the education budget cuts were enough to get the parents' attention, but unfortunately not those in control of government spending. The rumors threaten cuts from services such as library access, art education, field trips, and new technology. Of the many crucial decisions those in charge have made, this will undoubtedly be the eye opener. On the other hand, the elimination of one of several efficient resources is imminent. Although all choices are valuable, it is with due consideration to the young minds being affected that technology be the resource to cast out from the budget....   [tags: technology, educational technology, computers] 938 words
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Can We Protect Ourselves On the Internet? - Can We Protect Ourselves On the Internet. Although the Internet is a wonderful place to shop, explore and interact with other people we should always keep our guard up to protect our privacy. Privacy on the Internet is very important to anyone who uses the Internet and even for someone who has never been on line before. Most people do not realize how important Internet is in everyday life. Within most of our lifetimes the Internet has grown from an obscure military project to the greatest revolution since the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: essays research papers] 1365 words
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Internet Laws - Crime and the Criminal Internet Laws Cyber Space Law Right now there is a very interesting war being waged in the court rooms across America. It is a battle for the rights of citizens on the Internet. The Internet is a fairly new medium gaining wide popularity in 1994. Because of its incredible growth in popularity in a very short amount of time it has been hard to regulate. The first act to come out regarding the Internet and Freedom of Speech was PL 99-508 the Electronic Communications and Privacy Act of 1986 ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1065 words
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The Effect of Social Media on Children and Adolescents - The Effect of Social Media on Children and Adolescents In today’s society, much advancement has been made throughout the universe. However, one that seems to stand out in particular is the use of social media. Social media has both positive and negative effects on society. This advancement has led to a difference in communication to everyone by reconnecting with others, or even informing the public nationwide through televisions such as the news or talk shows. However, is social media safe to use....   [tags: privacy, sexting]
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Internet Essay: Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship When I was in elementary school, I thought girls could give me some dreadful disease. I stayed away from girls because they gave me "cooties". After school, I would go fishing at a nearby stream, ride my skate board, or study only if mandated by my parents. The closest I came to technology was watching the "Little Rascals" on TV. Today, computers and the Internet offers a cyberspace playground for kids. Kids stay up past their bed time playing with their computer or surfing the Internet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 636 words
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Twitter: Protecting User Privacy - Social media has seen a significant number of stories that bring attention to failures in surveillance policies over the past decade. Time after time we hear about how surveillance technology is digging deeper and deeper into our personal information and is infringing on our rights more and more. It is important however to recognize successes in personal information protection and acknowledge achievements on behalf of the common population. As more and more attention is brought to surveillance the public is becoming better informed....   [tags: Twitter vs Government Surveillance, 2015]
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Internet Tracking Devices - Internet Tracking Devices Cookies are small text files stored on Internet browsers that assign unique numbers to individual users. These cookies are usually placed on Internet users' computers by web-sites without their knowledge. Every time that a user returns to the site that placed a cookie on their browser, the cookie is sent back from the user to the original web-site, providing a way to remember over time particular individuals. Furthermore, cookies are often simultaneously placed by third parties....   [tags: Papers] 1295 words
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Price Test Triggers Outrage on Internet - Price Test Triggers Outrage on Internet Will dynamic pricing become the next trend in e-commerce. Maybe, to unsuspecting consumers, it already is. The Internet provides consumers with many shopping advantages including the ease and availability of shopping from home, and the benefit of easily comparing merchandise and prices at various online retail locations. Dynamic pricing is a process where retailers (in this case, online) adjust their pricing according to information directly related to the purchasing consumer, or the conditions around them....   [tags: Essays Papers] 729 words
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Internet Security: Is Your Computer Ready? - Internet Security: Is Your Computer Ready. Internet Security. Those are two words that hold a huge importance on our lives today. For the past half-century even more so in the past near quarter-century, computers have become an important staple to one’s own way of living, and the world’s largest network of computers, the Internet, has become one of the most useful and essential resources for legions of users around the world. However, this and e-mail communication can have their drawbacks, and very serious drawbacks at that....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Digital Crime and Terrorism Case Study - Digital crime and terrorism is one of the remaining challenges that law enforcement must address to guarantee greater global security and harmony. Law enforcement agencies therefore need better means through which they can forecast the past, present and future aspects of digital crimes so that they can be well equipped to restrict the actions of those who perpetrate such crimes. This paper is going to analyze the eight key forecasts that are related to digital crime and how law enforcement agencies can come with strategies to combat these crimes....   [tags: Internet]
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NSA and Edward Snowden - Privacy has endured throughout human history as the pillar upon which our authentic nature rests. Yet, in an age darkened by the looming shadow of terrorism, another force threatens to dominate the skyline and obscure the light of liberty behind promises of safety and security: government surveillance. As an employee of the NSA, Edward Snowden broke his vow of secrecy to inform the public of our government’s furtive surveillance acts, but does this render him traitorous. To answer this, we must first ask ourselves, traitorous to whom....   [tags: privacy, secrecy]
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We Should NOT Censor The Internet - According to the essay “Challenge to our Fifth Freedom: Our Governments, Ourselves” the governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in taking control of the web. The government wants to protect its secrets from web sites, such as Wikileaks. The creator of Wikileaks, Julian Assange has published thousands of U.S. government’s secret files through the web. However, Wikileaks is not the only issue that our government is facing. Anyone has the access to the web could be the potential threat to our government and another person as well....   [tags: Censorship Essays]
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Information Literacy and the Public Library - The current role of the Internet and the World Wide Web in information and communication technologies shapes the roles and functions of information professionals, including public librarians. Librarians have a responsibility to their patrons to be aware of what is emerging and how these trends can benefit them and their information needs. Librarians fulfill the roles of technology leaders and trainers, serve as advocates for the library, encourage lifelong learning, and support privacy rights. There are numerous technological trends that librarians need to be aware of, such as: social networking, mobile devices, and learning spaces....   [tags: Technology, the internet]
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Government Surveillance in the Digital Age - Government Surveillance in the Digital Age Imagine walking along a busy street in the middle of a sunny day. Also imagine that someone is following you around, videotaping everything you do. Disturbing thought. Even more disturbing is the fact that the United States government is already doing this, and it's perfectly legal. According to Robert Trigaux, a reporter for the St. Petersburg times, until August of 2014, in Ybor City, Florida, the Tampa Police Department used fourty-six surveillance cameras that scanned faces of all people walking around the entertainment district....   [tags: Privacy in the Digital Age]
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Must We Hold Our Children’s Hands While Crossing Cyberspace? - Lily Huang author of “Protect the Willfully Ignorant states” “that there is an increasingly urgent question of privacy or how best to keep your public plot walled in” (474). Most internet users savvy or not, are aware of the potential risks. Most people know the potential risk for permanency of the pictures or information we put out on social networks or other sites and the content we may see. We have all heard the warnings since grammar school from everyone about the internet and how to use it safely....   [tags: Internet Security ]
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THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTERNET SOCIAL NETWORKS - The conclusion from the research of this paper indicates that social networks sites are here to stay. Social network sites need to convey a sense of responsibility. Based on the increasing level of social sites engaging in ecommerce, communication and socialization, the need of privacy protection is passed on to individuals. What this research paper has demonstrated is that there are implications users need to be aware of before signing up and placing their profile on these social network sites....   [tags: Social Networks]
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Do You Ever Get the Feeling that You are Being Watched - Do you ever get the feeling that you are being watched. With advancements in technology this is becoming less paranoia and more reality. Today, nearly everyone has a smartphone, tablet or similar gadget but, how much of what goes on inside these little machines do we really understand. Most companies, especially large technology companies, will stop at nothing until their pockets are lined a mile deep. Because of this undeniable fact, I would not put it past the vast majority of these companies to do anything to turn over greater and ridiculously larger profits....   [tags: online privacy, google glass, presence orb]
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Piracy vs. Privacy - In our advancing digital information age, there is an arising problem with preventing piracy at the same time protecting consumer privacy. It is very easy to make copies of copyrighted content and get away with it. At the same time advances in software technologies monitoring web surfer’s activities has pose issues with consumers as to securing personal information and ensuring privacy. Software technologies to provide privacy protection has not been advancing rapidly instead stronger regulations mandate privacy protection....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Overview of Data Encryption and Legal Issues - Overview of Data Encryption and Legal Issues What is encryption and why do we need it. The concept of encrypting information has been popular for hundreds of years. Revolutionaries, scientists, political activists and lovers have utilized this technique to maintain privacy and confidentiality in their communications. As kids, we would take our secret messages and shift the letters of the alphabet by a specific number to create an encrypted message. For example, by shifting the letters of the alphabet by three we could change the word cyberlaw to fbehuodz....   [tags: Privacy Legal Essays] 2221 words
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A Snapshot of Computer Hacking - A Snapshot of Computer Hacking Computer hacking has been around for over fifty years. Anytime new technology comes to the fore front, there are individuals who want to expand upon it. Hacking in general terms, is simply taking a technology and trying to improve upon it without the permission of the owner. I want to point out two terms that I will use throughout the paper, hacker and cracker. A hacker is a person who has extensive computer knowledge and enjoys tackling technical issues....   [tags: Internet]
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Theft has Learned the Internet - Identity theft is a major problem in the United States and is growing ever year. In 2003, identity theft cost business and consumers close to $53 billion and identities stolen from around 10 million Americans (Dinev 77). Identity theft is where someone can pretend to be someone else, and to make financial charges under the victim’s name, leaving all the troubles of fixing the victim’s financial troubles to the victim while the theft continues to steal until they either are caught or move on to another victim (Vacca 4)....   [tags: Technology, Identity Theft ] 2106 words
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2001 USA Patriot Act is Unconstitutional and Ineffective - Analysis and Recommendation of the 2001 USA Patriot Act Missing Works Cited I. Introduction      In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks US Congress passed legislation known as the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 commonly known as the USA Patriot Act. This paper will attempt to prove that not only is the USA Patriot Act unconstitutional but many of its provisions do nothing at all to protect Americans from the dangers of terrorism....   [tags: Politics Government Privacy] 2102 words
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Email Privacy Issues - Email Privacy Issues As a result of recent lawsuits against many organizations, companies have developed a policy on proper email practices on company computers. No longer is your personal email regarded as private when accessed on a company’s computer. Companies, in order to decrease lawsuits and increase productivity, have purchased email monitoring software to track email usage during work hours. Therefore, with the onslaught of email monitoring, is a private email really private. In NetworkWorld’s The Perils of Privacy, Sharon Gaudin discusses the benefits of a company having a well-defined email policy....   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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Electronic and Communication Privacy Act of 1986 - Electronic and Communication Privacy Act of 1986 We are all familiar with the phrase, "A little birdie told me." But where did that birdie get his information. If he was like most Mockingbirds in the sky, his information was probably obtained through eavesdropping, which is not an ethical approach. This day and age with technology becoming more and more effective everyday it is not the birds that we have to worry about. Congress has recognized the way that technology has changed society and reacted by passing the Electronic Communication Privacy Act of 1986....   [tags: Papers] 1075 words
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Online Personal Security Dangers - Every day we use the internet or give out our information, we are putting our information and ourselves at risk. We transmit thousands of bytes of data, leaving a digital footprint behind. As we continually place reams of personal information onto the internet, we a playing a risky game with our personal information. Over the last few years, there has been a rise in the amount of information that has been stolen, which has led to more personal data being stolen. In an effort to combat personal data from being stolen, there has been a shift in consumer managed data, and an envisioned future where people will have more control over what information they share and who has access to the informa...   [tags: The Internet]
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The Internet: Piracy Controls - Introduction In short, the internet has transformed the society a great deal as far as information and entertainment are concerned. In essence, it has transformed the ways in which communication together with the way businesses are being operated. As an illustration, not only is information sharing faster now, it is also easier to find information as compared to previous times. Also, internet users can share their digital files with friends as well as other parties they choose to share with, with just a click of a button....   [tags: global environment, online piracy]
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Internet Surfers and Cybersecurity - The Internet, a network of interconnected computer networks, provides a wealth of information for just about every purpose imaginable. Students can access pertinent information regarding their courses, children can watch streamlining cartoons, corporations can conduct e-commerce transactions, and independent artists can promote their latest album. The multi-media aspect has attracted millions of visitors around the world to download the latest songs, albums, movies, ringtones, ebooks, video games, software, and more....   [tags: Viruses, Phishing] 1253 words
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Personal Privacy in a Technologically Public World - Personal Privacy in a Technologically Public World "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."1 So states Article 12 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, enacted in 1948 after 20 years of debate and refinement among member nations. Furthermore, the United Nations Commissioner on Human Rights in 1988 made clear that human rights protections on the secrecy of communications broadly covers all forms of communications: "Compliance with Article 17 requires that the integrity and conf...   [tags: Technology Human Rights Essays]
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Security Methods to Protect Your Privacy - Security Methods to Protect Your Privacy Privacy and security issues have become one of the top concerns among computer users in today’s market. It has become a game of survival of the fittest in protection of your security. The only true way to defend yourself is knowledge. You should prepare your self against hackers, spammers and potential system crashing viruses and web bugs. Lets focus on how you can protect yourselves from the would be thieves. There are several ways to protect your information from the outside world; you just need the ammunition to do it....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 706 words
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Internet Censorship in Egypt - As recent events have shown, The Internet has played a vital role in various social movements across the Middle East. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are becoming the new soapboxes for people to stand upon and speak their mind. As with all opinions though, there are people who disagree with them, and want to discuss the opposing side or stop them altogether. A corrupt government or other leaders in power can try to use Censorship to stop an opinion from being heard. This is the case of a recent situation in Egypt where the Internet was turned off for two months....   [tags: Egyptian History] 1626 words
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Technology, Privacy and Credit Card Fraud - Technology, Privacy and Credit Card Fraud The advancement of technology over the years appeared to be the greatest thing known to mankind.  With the Internet, the world is at one's finger tips and just about anything can be accessed using it.  This is not necessarily a good thing, with crimes like creidt card fraud going around.  The number of credit card fraud incidents is rapidly increasing as the years progress.  Anybody with a credit card could possibly be a victim of this crime and it should be taking seriously.  One’s life could be ruined if their information gets into the wrong hands.  Around the holidays, most consider shopping via Internet the most safe and convent way to go.  Y...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 722 words
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Protecting Against Internet Activists - Internet activists are often times a section of people whom meet in the cyber world and collectively deny customers from accessing corporate web sites. The intention of these internet activists is often denial of service. While the intentions of ”traditional” hackers are not just denial of service but stealing valuable insider information and data, internet activists only try to disrupt service. Organizations these days should guard against cyber-attacks on their web sites by having a very structured security policy....   [tags: Technology, Political Activism] 1454 words
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The Power of the Internet - The Power of the Internet The Power of the Internet has literally taken over the way society goes on about everyday life. It has impacted on American youth more than anything, but this impact is not necessarily positive. Some sites are educational, while others are filled with sex, drugs, and racist material. "There was a time when kids were safe studying in their bedrooms, but now, if a computer and modem are present, leaving them alone in their bed rooms can be as risky as leaving them alone on a street corner or at a bus station"(Sheppard 1)....   [tags: Papers] 965 words
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Encryption: Privacy versus National Security -       Abstract: The use of encryption by individuals is growing at a tremendous rate, and since 1991 cryptography issues have engulfed both the U.S. government as well as the computing industry. One of the most controversial of these issues is whether encryption should be made supremely secure to the highest-level current technology will allow, or whether a "master key" should be locked away somewhere, only to be used when absolutely justified.  Both sides of the issue have their benefits and detriments; the problem is finding the middle ground that will provide the greatest benefit to society....   [tags: cryptography issues]
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Computer and Web Ethics - The focus of this research paper will be on computer and web ethics. How computers have impacted us in the last few years and how our web ethics should be. We will be breaking down computer ethics and web ethics. Although many people think that the computer is a very recent development, it actually has a long history that demonstrates how quickly the computer industry changes. History provides a context for how far we have come with computers in a relatively short period of time. Most importantly, by understanding computer history we can gain a better and deeper understanding of today's computing environment....   [tags: Internet Ethics ]
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Censorship on the Internet - During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone's life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the common person to access information world-wide....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Pornography on the Internet - Pornography on the Internet The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming popular among those who are interested in the information superhighway. The problem with this world we know as Cyberspace, the ‘Net, or the Web is that some of this information, including pornographical material and hate literature, is being accessible to minors. Did you know that 83.5% of the images available on the Internet are pornographical. Did you know that the Internet’s pornography and hate literature are available to curious children that happen to bump into them....   [tags: social issues] 1711 words
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Web Critique: WebMD - Caveat lector is a Latin phrase meaning, “let the reader beware.” Health information on the internet is growing at an alarming rate. However, some information on the internet is not accurate or current, and unfortunately, many web sites regarding healthcare offer misleading, incomplete, and incorrect information. Many consumers do not have the knowledge to judge and evaluate the quality of online information. This paper aims to discuss how the website WebMD presents information to readers. It will evaluate WebMD according to its source, where was the source obtained; type of funding, is it commercially funded or private; the validity and quality, how valid is the information and can it be ve...   [tags: Internet ]
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The Internet: Changing The Way We Communicate - The internet has changed the way we communicate The internet is the easier way for people to communicate with each other. It has made the world smaller by bringing people together everywhere and any time. This invention has important tools for people to contact and it has changed their way of communication in today busy world. In fact people are becoming totally dependent on the internet as a way of communication in their daily life, business and work. The limitation of old communication tools has made the use of internet for communication is wider all over the world ....   [tags: Communication ] 1008 words
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Assigning Liability for Malicious Internet Traffic - Introduction The inability to determine liability for malicious traffic transiting the internet is a difficult, but not impossible and failure to act is not acceptable. Without the ability to assign liability, the environment of continually shifting responsibility will continue to foster lackluster security practices by all parties on the internet and create undesirable economic costs. To address this issue, it is necessary to assess the parts of the problem including the costs of malicious traffic, the actors on the internet, and issues around assigning liability....   [tags: Technology, Computer Security] 2113 words
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Information Technology and Ethical Challenges and Security - With the growth of information technology use in organization, there is also a parallel growth in some individuals or businesses engagement in some unethical behaviors relating to the use of information technology. That is a good enough reason why it would be vital for education systems and businesses to tackle about the ethical concerns of information technology usage and to come out with code of ethics to restore ethical issues and violations. According to Brooks (2010), there are four major problems which concern the managers of information technology the most....   [tags: data, protection, privacy]
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Email Security - It is a paradox that in spite of the advances in technology that we are witnessing today one's privacy and security of data in the internet is often compromised to a very large extent. Often, personal information of individuals is stolen or financial data of companies are whisked away by elements who could put this information to the wrong use. It is in this scenario that privacy of data has become an important issue for computer users all over the world. Privacy of data becomes more important when one works in a public domain like the Internet....   [tags: Internet] 738 words
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How To Buy a Product Safely on the Internet - Because innovative technologies have transformed the world, and created an easy access to computers, the Internet has revolutionized traditional shopping, from a brick-and-mortar status to E-commerce. Today, a consumer can avoid errands and buy almost everything without living the comfort of his or her home. The author of this paper, ventured in the experience as an online naïve customer, provides a guideline of how-to-shop-safely-on-line for the first time. First, the paper covers the basic precautions and steps of where to search for buying a camcorder online from a specific merchant, a shopping portal, and a comparison-shopping site....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay]
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Employer’s Rights and Limitations on Monitoring Employee Emails - The enhanced employment of technology in the places of employment has resulted in emerging concerns for both workers and employers. The concerns are on the area of privacy. Many companies progress to endorse the use of technology in the workplace due to its many advantages (Howard, 2006). For instance, the use of email incalculably reduces operating expenses via automation of human duties, eases communication on numerous levels, enhances the efficacy in almost all duties, facilitates geographic and business expansion, and less apparent, it can minimize business space and inventory needed to start a business....   [tags: Privacy Expectation, Federal Legislation]
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National Health Information Network and What it means to the Modern Day Medical Facility - At this time in the changes in our health care structure, I feel it necessary to talk about the (NHIN) National Health Information Network. I will explain a few things about NHIN and how NHIN will improve and reduce errors in our networking systems. The NHIN will allow not only the medical organization, but also the patient themselves to access their medical information via the internet. This program will focus on following the consumer’s medical information throughout their lifetime. (Rubin, 2009) The NHIN is a plan proposed by the United States Government to modernize and improve the privacy and security of patient’s health information....   [tags: heathcare, NHIN, privacy, patients, ]
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The NSA Surveillance Constitutionality: Edward Snowden - On June 6, 2013 the details of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance activities where given by Edward Snowden to the public; raising concerns of Americans about their privacy. Edward Snowden, a former employee of the NSA, gave the alarming details of surveillance programs in his interview on how the NSA accesses our emails, calls, internet activity, and anything else that is related to technology. In this system of surveillance the NSA can gather data from companies and tap the cables that are vital for moving around information from technological devices, they may also use their relationships with technology companies to get emails or information straight from U.S....   [tags: privacy, surveillance, government]
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Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues Faced by an Information Technology Professional - 1. Introduction This essay will discuss some of the Social, Ethical and Legal issues that an IT (Information Technology) Professional will likely face during their career in the Information Technology Sector. Furthermore, I will talk about how these issues affect professionals and how they could approach these challenges to try finding feasible solutions for them. 1.1 Social Issues When every IT professional starts their journey into the IT Sector, they are bound to come across social issues which will have to be dealt with professionally....   [tags: Power Consumption, Privacy and Surveillance]
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The Dangers of Cell Phones in Society - In today’s society, having a cell phone is almost a necessity to the average person. With the increase of modern technology, cell phones have become a handheld personal computer, with the ability to navigate, communicate, and store massive amounts of information. Although these tools are very useful, the question of whether the tools of the cell phone are safe or not are constantly raised. I believe that cell phones are dangerous, because of threat posed to safety, academic integrity, and communication skills in our society....   [tags: Privacy Invasion, Social Issues]
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Privacy - It's Time to Control the Use of Electronic Surveillance - It's Time to Control the Use of Electronic Surveillance       How would you feel if every move you make, every word you say, every number you dial on the telephone, could easily be accessed or monitored by just about anyone in the world. Well, chances are that you and me and many others are currently, or have been, victims of this infringement on privacy. With today's ever growing technology, there is little one can do to ensure privacy in normal, every day life. Even though many benefits have come with this increased technology, the inherent loss of privacy scares many....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Biography of Edward Joseph Snowden - Edward Joseph Snowden popularly known as Edward snowden was born on 21 June 1983 in Elizabeth city, Northern Carolina, who is an anex, who is an American Computer Professional and also a former employee of the National Security Agency NSA. He also worked for Central Intelligence Agency “CIA”. Snowden moved with his family to Ellicott City in the year 1995 where he studied computers at Anne Arundel Community college between the years of 1999 and 2005. During this period he was also in the army for a period of 4 months....   [tags: NSA, security files, privacy]
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Work Environment and Legal Issues - Introduction The growing issues with Internet usage in the workplace has become a major concern for employers. Employers are discovering that employees are spending hours of wasted time surfing the Internet and sending inappropriate emails. Employers classify this type of behavior as, “Internet abuse,” and breaking company’s policies. While employees see this type of behavior harmless, employers see this as potential risks to their organization. Previous researched study show employees spend hours surfing the Internet and sending non-work related emails to co-workers, family, and friends....   [tags: workplace, internet usage at work]
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View Advertising Tracking Devices with Caution - In today’s society, one can see that tracking a person has become much easier with the technology advances that have been developed. When most people think of tracking devices they primarily think of negative issues, but that has all changed now. A tracking device the size of a tic tack that can be surgically implanted to provide a tamper proof means of identification, enhanced e-business security, locating lost or missing individuals, monitoring heart rate, vital signs, tracking of the elderly, the location of valuable property, and monitoring the medical conditions of at risk patients....   [tags: Business Privacy]
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Ethical Issue In Information Systems - When the internet was considered a global information system in 1995 millions of Americans participated in virtual communication. People began to communicate with each other and personal information began to be placed online by the stroke of the fingertips to their own computer. So the question is the privacy of individuals trusted online. Can people snoop around and see personal information. Of course people can if guidelines are not set in place to protect them. Public and private information can be complex when some individual(s) do not expect their communication to be read outside of their online community....   [tags: Global Information Systems, Internet]
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Mass Electronic Surveillance and Social Order - The internet has added another dimension to the existing mass surveillance done by the government and the corporate. Recent development in the way in which internet has digitized our life has heightened the discussion of mass surveillance amongst the scholars. And today with the Snowden leak this issue has found a space in the public discussion. The mass surveillance has been in discussion amongst these groups because it contributes to some sort of social order such as giving citizens protection and certain social benefits on one hand at the same time keeping the masses under control on the other (Lyon, 2001)....   [tags: technology, the internet, surveillance]
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The Internet - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - The Internet - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly The internet is a computer based global information system. It is composed of many interconnected computer networks. Each network may link thousands of computers enabling them to share information. The internet has brought a transformation in many aspects of life. It is one of the biggest contributors in making the world into a global village. Use of internet has grown tremendously since it was introduced. It is mostly because of its flexibility. Nowadays one can access the internet easily....   [tags: Computer Science] 1005 words
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Taking One More Step Towards Managing the Threats from Cloud Storage - With the rise of cloud storage services, people even appear to coin a new phrase to present their panics about the threats from cloud storage as same as the habit of snubbing someone in favor of mobile phone described as “phubbing.” In such a technological world, people tend to overtly concerned with current latest technology, and the Internet and the cloud storage are becoming necessities of the public life. Cloud storage services attract many people because they help people overcome the difficulty of transmitting and receiving information over long distances....   [tags: privacy loss, social network, consumers]
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