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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 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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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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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 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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American People's Privacy Is Being Spied on by the NSA and It Is Wrong - ... Who is currently responsible for this. Obama. Obama is using NSA as a political tool. NSA gain U.S. citizens, electronic private information with a warrant but really without a warrant. NSA has prevented 50 terrorist attacks even a plot against New York exchange rate and a Times Square bike bomber according to CNN (“Autism And Pollution; NSA Defends”). According to Shapiro of NPR Obama said "Cyberspies were not abusing their authority. They were simply doing everything in their power to stop the next terrorist attack." (Shapiro)....   [tags: spying, collecting personal electronic information] 690 words
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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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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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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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Is Government Surveillance a Violation of the Fourth Amendment - The government is always watching to ensure safety of their country, including everything and everyone in it. Camera surveillance has become an accepted and almost expected addition to modern safety and crime prevention (“Where” para 1). Many people willingly give authorization to companies like Google and Facebook to make billions selling their personal preferences, interests, and data. Canada participates with the United States and other countries in monitoring national and even global communications (“Where” para 2)....   [tags: crime prevention, privacy, personal data]
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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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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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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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The Comparisson of 1984 novel and Today's Society - Thirty years have passed since the year George Orwell predicted that a totalitarian government would rule society; many believe that his prediction precluded the reality by thirty years. In the novel, 1984, George Orwell describes a society in Oceania ruled by a highly controlling totalitarian government, referred to as “Big Brother”. The utopian and dystopian genre of this novel appeals to readers that like science and/or political fiction. Many characteristics of today’s society support the claim that every day, society becomes more and more like the society depicted in 1984....   [tags: george orwell, totalitarian government, privacy]
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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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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 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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What is the Internet of Things? - ... We as the end-users see the glitches of systems that occurs every single day in technology by specifically when the Internet is involved The Last of the three disadvantages in the Loss of Jobs The connection of more and more mobile devices to the Internet will result into number of job losses in the public sector. Because of all the automation of the Internet of things(for example: A vehicle manufactures will implement an robotic assembly line because the robotics works ten time fast as an human and there for will produce more vehicles.),this will then have devastating impact on the employment prospects for (mix , heavy and weightless) organizations that has illiterate workers(Sumy C...   [tags: technology, devises, computer ] 1115 words
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Spyware is a Serious Internet Problem - ... Basically, the term of "spyware" refers to a diversified amount of software that monitors the usage of computer without user’s consent. Any software that covertly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes. Spyware applications are typically bundled as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the Internet; however, it should be noted that the majority of shareware and freeware applications do not come with spyware....   [tags: computer, spam, program] 582 words
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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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Should the Internet Be Censored? - The Internet in the past 20 years has emerged as an information gateway with unlimited potential. While many have criticized the internet for its Wild West type infrastructure toward censorship because many websites are considered offensive to individuals. However, non-censorship is necessary because of research opportunities, pure recreation, and our freedom of speech. The Internet of today has become more than anyone could have ever imagined 20 years ago becoming the only resource worth using because of its wide variety, speed, and relevancy making libraries a thing of the past....   [tags: SOPA, PIPA bills, copyright issues]
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The Benefits and Pitfalls of the Internet - ... Any topic can and is discussed. These sites also contain a variety of applications with social, educational, and recreational re- percussions. The most commonly used are MySpace, Google +, Facebook, and Twitter. Based on the data collected in 2007, about 42% of the users were ages 8 to 17. Of the 42%, 27% were 8 to 12 years old and 55% were 13 to 17 years old. The other 58% were age 18 and older (Huffman, 2013). From this definition, some benefits and pitfalls of online social networking can be identified....   [tags: students, social media, news]
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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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Internet and a Business' Information Security - ... Firewalls are a type of computer or device, if you will, which isolate users from the outside world. Within the secure perimeter of a specified local area network, users are able to communicate with each other, as well as access information freely over the same network. For example, a message that is sent to or from an outside user must first go through a firewall device which checks, routes and identifies all of the information that passes through it. If the message has any attachments, those attachments are scanned for viruses or other malicious software threats....   [tags: e-commerce, proxy servers, firewalls]
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Outrage over the NSA's Data Collection is Hypocritical in the Public's Acceptance of Data Mining by Other Companies - ... (Reputation Watch.2014) (Kimar, L. 2011) The public in general is outraged over the practices of the NSA. The consensus is that Americans rights are being trampled. Although these practices are practiced everyday by foreign countries as well as businesses, many in this country are not putting this together. Some feel that the outrage by other governments is not so much what the NSA did, but they don’t have similar capabilities or at least are not as efficient. It is standard practices by countries and businesses to conduct espionage....   [tags: invasion of privacy]
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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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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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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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Computers and Internet Era: Cybercrimes - ... U.S. Department of Justice announced in 2002 that they would start prosecuting cases of p2p file sharing as acts of piracy. Since that time, a number of people have been tried for piracy. While such trials are appreciated by people in entertainment industry, they are much less popular with general public. This surveillance network monitors humongous amounts of data and then uses specialized algos who try to filter any relevant data. While it is true that surveillance at this magnitude might get useful information but it is also true that this cannot be done without violating privacy of the citizens....   [tags: data, telecommunications, network] 582 words
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The Internet and Social Media - ... Whether it be a Facebook post or a tweet updating friends about exciting news or being able to see a picture of a friends newborn baby within minutes of birth on Instagram when you live across the country, social media allows almost instant (and inexpensive) communication regardless of location. Now people are staying connected in ways that were never possible before the boom of social networking sites. The invention of the Internet allowed for fast and real time publishing of news media. When breaking news happened, you found out right away by reading a website rather than waiting for the next days newspaper or the evening television news....   [tags: networking, facebook, twitter] 923 words
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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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Internet and Child Pornography - ... The case went to court many times, and it was finally decided that COPA was, in fact, illegal. So, since 2006, there have been very few laws made concerning websites and servers regarding the way that they verify viewership and keep underage kids from viewing pornography or from them being the object of pornography. In an effort to protect the safety of minors from predators and protect the Global Information Grid from further destruction from corrupt porn sites, the Department of Justice asked large search engine companies for their cooperation and wanted records to the queries of their customers....   [tags: COPA, Minors, Predators] 1296 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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Vulnerability to Internet Predators - Vulnerability to Internet Predator The publicity about online predators that prey on naive and inexperienced young children using trickery and violence is largely inaccurate. Internet sex crimes involving adults and juveniles more often fit a model of statutory rape which is adult offenders who meet, develop relationships with, and openly seduce underage teenagers than a model of forcible sexual assault or pedophilic child molesting (Wolak et. al., 2008). However, prepubescent children are even less vulnerable because their internet use is generally more supervised by the parents and guardian....   [tags: children, sexual abuse, explotation] 1595 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Internet Searches - Introduction Microsoft has historically been best known for its Windows operating systems and suite of Office products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook. Conversely, Google is best known for its internet search engine. As both companies strive for more market share and computer dominance, they are taking the approach of entering adjacent markets to their core competencies. Microsoft, abandoning the Live search engine that has taken a beating from Google over the last decade, has launched a new, feature rich search engine called Bing....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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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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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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Internet Censorship - Everyone has heard of the Internet and how it is going to help set the world free. The Internet is the fastest growing form of communication and is becoming more and more common in the home. Companies these days do big business over the Internet, and online shopping has grown tremendously in the last few years. For instance, the online auction site eBay sells millions of items every year online. Many companies are making even more plans to expand their business to the Internet. Unfortunately, there have been numerous attempts lately to censor the Internet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Internet Pornography - Internet Pornography Material that is reserved for adult use has been widely available to everyone via the Internet. Without any regulation the Internet has remained untouched until a few days ago when the president passed the Communications Decency Act. This law was put into effect to put an end to the problems that have derived from the Internet. The CDA makes it a crime to knowingly send "indecent" material that could be viewed by a minor over a computer online service or on the Internet computer network....   [tags: Cyberporn Research Papers] 1088 words
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Internet Security - Security on the Internet How do you secure something that is changing faster than you can fix it. The Internet has had security problems since its earliest days as a pure research project. Today, after several years and orders of magnitude of growth, is still has security problems. It is being used for a purpose for which it was never intended: commerce. It is somewhat ironic that the early Internet was design as a prototype for a high-availability command and control network that could resist outages resulting from enemy actions, yet it cannot resist college undergraduates....   [tags: essays research papers] 2385 words
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