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Have you ever been searching for something on the Internet and clicked on an innocent looking link and been sent to some pornographic site? This happens more times than most people realize. Many times dead links or incorrect addresses will automatically direct you to a pornographic site. The way that pornography on the Internet is accessed needs to be changed, so it is not accidentally opened.There is a lot of controversy over whether pornography should be on the Internet or not. Personally I could care less whether it was on the Web...
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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?
One of the drawing features of the young Internet was its freedom. It’s "...a rare example of a...
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"The invasion of pornographic computer images into the minds and memory banks of computer-literate American society will have a devastating, long-term effect upon our entire culture. Computer pornography is all illegal for viewing by minors, and much of it is illegal even for adult use; yet it is freely and easily available to Internet users""many times being accessed unintentionally." ""Dee Jensen, chairman of the board of Enough is Enough! Almost everybody realizes that pornographic web sites are out there. The sex trade is arguably the
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Pornography on the Internet. It takes many forms and means different things to different Internet users: an annoyance to a user researching a topic unrelated to anything sexual who ends up at a porn site, a possible embarrassment to the same user who is using a computer in the sight line of others, a source of concern for parents of young users, a source of entertainment for the young and curious. Harmless? No, because one must also take into account the pedophiles who prey on the young and curious, and also the vile and...
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Considering the availability of pornography online, and the negative representation of women in porn and the detrimental effect this has, the time has arrived for the Internet to experience tighter regulations and statutory controlYou used to have to go looking for pornography. Now it comes looking for you. Porn has gone public - it seems to have pervaded our whole society, wrapped its legs around the neck of our culture, jumping literally out the screen whenever you log onto the net. Taboo images, at one time the sole preserve of 'gentleman with appropriate demeanour,' are now common landmarks across our TV screens, computer monitors and advertising billboards."Advertisers...
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The topic of pornography is controversial many times because of the various definitions which each have different contexts. Is it nudity, sexual intercourse, art, or all of these? Is it magazines, videos, or pictures? For the purposes of this paper, pornography will be defined as any material that depicts erotic behavior and is intended to cause sexual excitement. With all of the arguments presented in this paper, it seems only a vague definition of this type can be applicable to all views on the subject. Pornography on the Internet has brought about difficulties pertaining to censorship. All of the arguments in this paper can be divided into one of two categories: those whose aim is to...
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Since it is associated with graphic and sexually explicit content, pornography is quickly dismissed from society. Many people view it as obscene and find it unfortunate that such content exists. However, pornography is a medium of expression that has existed for thousands of years and contrary to the conservative views that many people have, it has allowed its audiences and participants to benefit economically, technologically and socially.
Pornographic and erotic works have closely been related to technological development of the modern age. In fact, according to the Federal Communications Law Journal’s article on pornography, “throughout the history of new media…pornography has shown...
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The Controversy Over Internet Pornography
When the car industry comes to mind, you think of Detroit. When oranges come to mind, you think of Florida. When pornography comes to mind, you think of the Internet. Almost everything in today’s society has its place, and the place for the pornography industry is the Internet. Being almost inevitable, pornography has become part of everyone’s Internet experience. Whether its junk e-mail or a nasty pop-up for $3.99 a month subscriptions, its hard to say that there isn’t anyone out there who hasn’t been exposed to Internet pornography in one way or another. One reason for this is the overwhelming size the pornography industry has...
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With such a large number of people
connected to the Internet, concerns for the safety of viewers have
arisen, especially in the area of adult pornography. Many of the
people who oppose adult pornography have advocated a law requiring
Internet filters that restrict access to all pornographic material on
the Internet. However, a law that requires Internet filters for all
citizens are not the best solutions because there is insufficient
justification to implement them and that many problems would occur
from their implementation.
The filtering of adult pornography on the Internet is not justifiable
for a myriad of different reasons. First, children...
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The Internet is a global network of vast information. With a few clicks, an individual can have access to up to 200 million web-sites filled with educational and recreational information. The Internet is not regulated in anyway (Carnegie Library 1). It is accessible throughout the entire world from the North to the South, to the early morning sunrise and dark sunsets. Different ethnicity and backgrounds come together linked upon this network resembling a connection of one body in unity. Sadly, issues arise creating concern for users, focusing particularly on minors. Pornography is one of the inappropriate materials on the Internet for minors. This material is harmful to young...
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You hit enter, waiting patiently for some information about the White House to come up so you can begin your report for Social Studies. The next thing that comes up isn't exactly what you're looking for. Naked women, horses, whips, and other devices commonly used for sexual acts of dominion and bestiality pop up on your screen. You know your not supposed to see that, but there's just a little bit of curiosity that makes you look around to see if anyone is watching. You continue on to see what else is behind that screen. This is a commonly found scenario of Internet Pornography.
Pornography is defined in the Encarta Encyclopedia as films, magazines, writing, photographs, or other...
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The idea of child Pornography on the internet is very well alive and well. There are people who rummage around the black holes of the internet looking for Child Pornography or some call Kiddy Porn. Child Molesters are everywhere; the internet is a virtual playground for them to pry and hunt out children for their satisfaction. These reviews are both very opinionated views.The first thing that stood out to me was that Julia Wilkins, which states that Yes The...
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Studies have shown that pornography has several significant effects on an individual. A study in 2000 conducted by Oddone-Paolucci, Genuis, and Violato revealed information on the correlation between pornography consumption and behaviour (Oddone-Paolucci et al., 2000). Out of 12,323 people, eighty-five percent of people were sampled from the U.S.A, eleven percent from Canada, and two studies were done in Europe (Oddone-Paolucci et al., 2000). Overall, the analysis of the results showed “a thirty-one percent increase in the risk of sexual deviancy, a twenty-two percent increase in the risk of sexual perpetration, a twenty percent increase in the risk of experiencing negative intimate...
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Pornography is tearing apart the very fabric of our society. Yet Christians are often ignorant of its impact and apathetic about the need to control this menace.
Pornography is an $8 billion a year business with close ties to organized crime.The wages of sin are enormous when pornography is involved. Purveyors of pornography reap enormous profits through sales in so-called "adult bookstores" and viewing of films and live acts at theaters.
Pornography involves books, magazines, videos, and devices and has moved from the periphery of society into the mainstream through the renting of video cassettes, sales of so-called "soft-porn" magazines, and the airing of sexually...
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Five years after the first world wide web was launched at the end of 1991, The Internet has become very popular in the United States. Although President Clinton already signed the 1996 Telecommunication ActI on Thursday Feb 8, 1996, the censorship issue on the net still remains unresolved. In fact, censorship in cyberspace is unconscionable and impossible. Trying to censor the Internet its problematic because the net is an international issue, there is no standard for judging materials, and censorship is an abridgment of democratic spirit.Firstly,
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Ethics on the Internet1. IntroductionAs the computer era evolves each day, our society is gradually forming into a gigantic chain through the increasing use of the Internet. Human beings interact with each other every day by using the Net. Just as ethics evolve as human societies grow and change, so similar ethical questions are raised during the evolution of this global electronic community.How can ethics be defined? They are our moral code. Ethics describe how we determine what is good and right from what is bad and wrong. They are somewhat abstract yet definitely the art of the human race. They distinguish us from other creatures in nature.As electronic...
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The Internet or World Wide Web - which is the network of computers linking individuals and organisations worldwide - has undoubtedly enabled some firms to gain a competitive advantage, through reducing the cost and increasing the efficiency of transactions. There are some celebrated examples of firms which have seemingly changed the nature of competition in their markets, and used the Internet to forge new markets. For example, Amazon.com's entire business proposition is to supply low-cost products to consumers through a...
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Privacy on the Internet
Ever feel like you are being watched? How about having the feeling like some one is following you home from school? Well that is what it will be like if users do not have the privacy on the Internet they deserve. EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), a advocacy group that has been fighting the Clinton Administration for tougher online consumer protection laws, and other privacy protection agencies have formed to protect the rights and privileges of the Internet user. With the U.S. Government, EPIC has had to step in and help small companies and Internet users with their own privacy problems, hackers getting into their systems...
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Journalism on the Internet
The common forms of media in today's world each have both advantages and
disadvantages. The Internet has been around for an almost equal amount of time
as most of them, but only recently has it become a popular way of retrieving
information. The Internet takes the best of all other medium and combines them
into a very unique form. The Internet is the best way to retrieve information.
This combination of paper publishing, TV, radio, telephones, and mail is the
future of communications. The internet has several types of journalism which can
be defined into three sections. One section is online magazines, online
broadcasting, and other online services....
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Privacy is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but in which amendment does privacy on the Internet fall. In the website “The Right of Privacy” it says that “The U.S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy” (n. pag.). Freedom of religion is given to us in the First Amendment. The Fourth Amendment protects you from searches and seizures unless the officials possess a warrant. The Fifth Amendment gives us the right to interpret the first eight amendments in ways that can protect the people. Since the internet was not created until the late 20th century should we and another amendment or is it already covered in what the first nine amendments say. Even if the Bill of Rights gives us the...
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Privacy on the Internet
In this new era of the Internet, most people use the Internet to acquire information of one kind or other. But what these people are not aware of is that the Internet is collecting information about them. Every time we get onto the Internet there might be a compromise of privacy of our personal information. The information flows both ways. With every clock of the mouse on a hyperlink, or an addition to the mailing list, someone out there might be gathering information about us. This raises the seriousness of privacy of our information on the Internet.
In recent times we might consider that the right for privacy in one of our major achievements in our...
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Religion on the Internet
Religion can be a very controversial topic. There are so many different types of religion and different people who practice and believe in these religions. Some people don’t believe in any, some have their own, some have one, but don’t practice it, and some people even have multiple religions. Religion is not a topic you bring up while having a cup of coffee with some friends, unless you are all of the same religion. Usually discussing different religions it causes nothing but problems and arguments. There is even a country music song that is titled, "Politics, Religion, and Her." The singer goes on in the song to say how he never likes to discuss any of these...
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Are you familiar with the song ?Love is All Around?? Sure it really does. We can find love everywhere: at any place, and in any time. It?s similar to a fruit that can be reach at all season. We all need to love and to be loved. Whether we are wealthy or deprive, tall or short, young or old? every single one of us needs affection. We need someone who will take care of us, guide us, contend with us, and remain with us for the rest of our lives. We have to have someone to share our treasures, hardships, and time. We need someone as an inspiration or as a reason of our existence. Like...
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Americans’ Overdependence on the Internet
Americans’ over-dependence on the internet is causing more harm than good. Technological advancement, coupled with our easy access to virtual life through computers, cell phones, iPods among others has introduced us into a new era of extreme livelihood and lifestyle; we have gradually expanded internet use to do most of our activities of daily living for us. This growing trend in internet obsession has led to increase in online sexual predators, social withdrawal, Internet fraud and health issues. This social stigma if left unchanged will lead to further deterioration in our emotional, physical and social wellbeing. This paper will...
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Sensible Anonymity on the Internet
Abstract: This paper is an analysis of the anonymity of Internet users. Specifically, what are the benefits and disadvantages created by anonymity on the Internet, and how can the disadvantages be lessened without adversely affecting the benefits?
The rapid growth of the Internet’s popularity is staggering. In 1990 few people outside the research community knew of it, and today it is estimated that there are more than 300 million Internet users worldwide (1). It is unlikely that any previous notable form of media or technology (radio, telephony, automobiles, or television, for instance) gained such widespread usage so quickly. When one adds...
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The Web of Hate
Technology has provided our society with numerous innovations that have been created to improve the quality of life on a daily basis. One such innovation is the Internet. The access to a wide variety of information is perhaps the most valuable tool, as well as the most important tool, that we have entering the twenty-first century. There are virtually no limits on how much can be achieved through the use of the Internet. This is not, however, necessarily a good thing. Most people find that offensive material such as child pornography and hate-related propaganda can be viewed by people too easily via the Internet. While child...
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File Sharing on the Internet
Want to see the latest box office movies? How about checking out the latest records by your favorite rock band? What if you feel like playing a game or reading a document or doing some research? Today, with the progress the Internet is making, this is all possible in your own home in your own PC. For people who know where to go, the Internet offers endless possibilities for finding entertainment. Perhaps the most controversial and intriguing thing on the Internet today is the idea of file sharing. File sharing programs are attracting millions of Internet users and are becoming more and more popular. These are programs that allow users to share the files on...
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Good evening, I'm Ray Martin and welcome to tonight's special edition of 60 Minutes. Featured in the program tonight is an exclusive report on the disastrous effects on the reef's coral bleaching. But first we have a symposium giving us an informative and insightful look at the demoralising effects of paedophilia and child abuse when perpetrated using the internet as a medium. This issue is increasingly pertinent to today's society as we await the decision of the appeal to have convicted paedophile Geoffrey Robert Dobbs, released on the claim that he is cured of this appalling mental perversion. Joining us tonight we have Dr. Adam Graycar, from the
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Americans’ Overdependence on the Internet
Americans’ over-dependence on the internet is causing more harm than good. Technological advancement, coupled with our easy access to virtual life through computers, cell phones, iPods among others has introduced us into a new era of extreme livelihood and lifestyle; we have gradually expanded internet use to do most of our walking and thinking for us. This growing trend in internet obsession if left unchanged will forever affect our emotional, physical and social wellbeing.
During his research in 2001 (John B. Horrigan) in his article The Internet fosters Online Communities published that that, “In recent years, there...
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The Internet has become among the greatest social transformation and contains the largest information databases as well as commercial medium; insurance of privacy and security over the Internet is left to the government. The growth of cyberspace is inevitable and will continue to grow at an amazing rate. Who could deny or resist the Internet or cyberspace of its resources, the place of mass medium, which attracts millions of people. The Internet, also known as cyberspace, has the ability to transmit multimedia information over the long distances virtually instantaneously. The Internet is defined as a network of interconnected computers, which means, anyone who is on-line is connected and...
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Fantasy Sports on the Internet
The Internet is something that is common in today’s society. The internet’s uses vary from talking online to getting information on just about anything one wants. This new phenomenon was an instant hit and in the mid 90’s the internet was being found in more and more households. The internet opened up opportunities for many things such as easy access to any information, online shopping, being able to talk to people on the other side of the world with no cost, and it set up the whole fantasy world in sports. Internet was the key that made fantasy sports into the huge game that it is today. Fantasy leagues make it possible for millions of people to have pick...
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Intellectual Property on the Internet
On one of my first web sites I had an original graphic design, done by one of my friends. The design was interesting and eye-catching, two necessary elements for my site. I kept the design on the site for over six months, before taking it down and rebuilding. Almost a year after the graphic went up on my site, the person who designed it saw it on another site. After he showed me, he expressed his disappointment. He had put his time and hard work into this and someone else had just copied the image off my site and used it for themselves. The design was my friend's work and his intellectual property.
According to the United States Information...
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Cyber Crime Committed on the Internet
Cyber crime is an issue that has been prevalent in this nation ever since the creation of the massive thing we like to call the Internet. The Internet has opened up so many things to all of its users: including online shopping, news, weather, email, online games, and just about anything! From this recent invention creating all of these new things for us, it seems like the Internet could be nothing but great for our society. Yet, what some of us failed to realize was the fact that the door swings both ways. Not only has the Internet created a cyber world of greatness, it has also created a huge threat to our society. The Internet is an extremely...
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Software Piracy on the Internet
There has been extensive growth in the number of people accessing the Internet. For this reason, the Internet has become a necessity to the American population, shown in the estimated 50 million users on-line in the U.S. The ease of Internet access has increased along with the advances in technology. Along with price and availability, changes in the web and web browsers have allowed pirates to offer illegal copies of software that can be downloaded by even the most uneducated user. Most Internet piracy is accomplished in the home or the office, with very little risk of being caught. The very nature of the Internet requires the user to rely on will...
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File Sharing on the Internet
When we think of pirates, we see scruffy men with unshaven chins, a bandana, a gold earing, a black patch on one eye, and a wooden leg, men with guns in hand, riding the seas in their wooden ship proudly flying the terrifying skull and crossbones. Well, pirates these days look much different. In fact, you may be sitting by one right now. They are ordinary people who have come to enjoy the technologies the Internet provides. These pirates are boys and girls, women and men, who habitually root themselves in their desk chairs with eyes fixed on the computer screen. But today's pirates have something in common with the pirates of days lost in history. Both...
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Invasion of Privacy on the Internet
Invasion of privacy is a serious issue concerning the Internet, as e-mails can be read if not encrypted, and cookies can track a user and store personal information. Lack of privacy policies and employee monitoring threatens security also. Individuals should have the right to protect themselves as much as possible from privacy invasion and shouldn't have to give in to lowered standards of safety being pursued by the government.
Encryption is the best and most convenient way to ensure that e-mails and other files transferred via the Internet are kept private during transfer. The widespread use of strong encryption technology is...
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Cookies: Privacy on the Internet?
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Internet Speak: The Evolution of Language on the Internet
People everywhere with text message cell phones and online chat services are taking part in the evolution of language on the Internet. To the uninitiated this Internet lingo, or Internet Speak, can look like a completely different and utterly incomprehensible language. Some people claim it is a corruption or a decay of the English language, citing the notorious lack of capitals and proper punctuation or spelling. The truth about Internet Speak is that it is an outgrowth of English. It allows the people who use it a great deal of personal freedom, within the established language, to determine how their speech patterns will reflect...
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The Degradation of Communication on the Internet
Talking on the Internet, people regress. It's that simple. It can be one-to-one talk on e-mail or many-to-many talk on one of the LISTs or newsgroups. People regress, expressing sex and aggression as they never would face to face.
Think about it. Current estimates say 23 million people communicate on the Internet from most of the nations on the globe, and that number is increasing at 12% a month. And all this just grew like Topsy, with no one planning or controlling it. Here is one of the extraordinary technological achievements, one of the great _human_ achievements, of our century. But _homo sapiens_ reverts to primitive, childish...
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The Impact of the Internet on Society
The internet is a big impact on our society today. It has been around for quite some time. In fact, in 1973, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency initiated a research to develop communication protocols that would allow networked computers to communicate transparently across multiple, linked packet networks. In 1986, the U.S. National Science Foundation initiated the development of the NSFNET which provides a major backbone communication service for the internet. Both public domain and commercial implementations of TCP/IP suites became available in the 1980’s. Then in 1991, the internet grew to include some 5,000 networks in over three...
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The internet is the social, economic, and political tool of the new age. In its young age, it far surpasses the importance of other forms of communication, such as the telephone, telegraph, television, and newspaper. Not only is the medium capable of essentially eliminating those mediums, it will play an important role in the advancement of civilization. While the majority of issues surrounding the internet are positive, it is important to take a step back and look at what other side effects it has had on society, outside of a communication standpoint. Perhaps the biggest change has come to the political spectrum. The Internet has drastically alter the political landscape by positively...
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I. BACKGROUND 1838 Louis Audemars invents stem winding and setting mechanism 1868 Patek Philippe makes the first wrist watch 1888 Cartier produces ladies wrist watch with diamond and gold bracelet 1902 The first Omega wrist watch is produced 1904 One of the most famous early wrist watches appears ? the Santos-Dumont producedby the house of Cartier 1910 Longines begins wrist watch production 1923 Invention of the automatic wrist watch by John Hardwood 1925 Patek Philippe produces the first wrist watch with a perpetual calendar 1927 First water resistant Rolex Oyster produced 1933 First watch made for children by Ingersoll 1945...
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Legal and Geographic Issues on the Internet
Abstract Many states and nations have conflicting laws regarding what type of digital content is legal. When content is legal at its place of origin but illegal where it is downloaded the laws become unenforceable because no single jurisdiction applies. International cooperation and Internet fragmentation are potential solutions, but neither is currently viable. This paper discusses how the transfer of content across geographic boundaries on the Internet impacts the legal system.
The Internet has connected the world like no previous technology ever could. It allows nearly instant communication and data access across...
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This paper addresses whether we should censor or block access to websites with controversial material. It looks at the issue from several sides: The relevant US laws that are in place, how censorship is used at the university and corporate levels, how other countries are attempting censorship, and finally what I feel about the topic.
Given all that I have read in preparing this paper, I have come to the conclusion that without a set of globally-accepted rules, we should not be censoring the Internet except where these rules are being broken. We could perhaps get agreement for those things that are obviously illegal and unethical (child pornography), but what about...
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Every American takes pride in the rights given to him or her. These rights are protected by the constitution, and are represented by the first ten Amendments. The First Amendment states that, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" (U.S. Constitution Online). This means that Congress cannot make laws that infringe on a citizen's right to religion, freedom of speech, the right to peacefully assemble, and the right to petition the government to redress of...
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As the collective world turns on their computers, it is becoming increasingly important to know why they have decided to turn them on and what drives them while they are on. There have been several theories governing modern social society that can be translated rather precisely into the world of the Internet. The personality theories developed by John Atkinson, Abraham Maslow, Joseph Veroff, and Dan McAdams helps define the different shapes that people take while on the World Wide Web. In the following paper, I will discuss these theories, some of the social behavior that takes place on the Internet and the combination of the two into a cogent description of human drives on the...
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Privacy of Personal Information on the Internet
United States Policy
Living in the United States has its advantages. We are afforded many opportunities that are unavailable or unheard of in other countries. We maintain a limited right to privacy in the areas of education, marriage, procreation, contraception etc. In certain instances, government officials are allowed to watch, listen, search and/or seize a person's personal information. Warrants are usually needed in order to gain this type of information. The Bill of Rights states the provisions to our right of privacy. The Fourth Amendment is the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,...
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Privacy of Personal Information on the Internet
What is privacy?
According to Webster’s Dictionary the following is the definition of privacy :
“Secrecy; or one’s private life or personal affairs”.
A Person has information that he does not want to share or does want to share to with everyone. This is a right of an individual and the violation of this right is called invasion of privacy. The concept of privacy converts to the notion of information in the world of internet. Information in this case might constitute to email address, credit card number, social security number etc.
There are two ways in which personal information can be invaded:
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Many users are subject of Security and Privacy on the Internet issue. The term "information" now is more used when defining a special product or article of trade which could be bought, sold, exchanged, etc. Often the price of information is higher many times than the cost of the very computers and technologies where it is functioning. Naturally it raises the need of protecting information from unauthorized access, theft, destruction, and other crimes. However, many users do not realize that they risk their security and privacy online.
First, I want to describe who the subjects of the issue are. In my opinion, the issue is the most relevant for the private and commercial information....
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Like so many others, I too celebrate the invention of the internet as well its integration into our everyday lives. It has become a necessary tool in business all across the world. People use the internet to communicate and to exchange ideas with others across the globe. Working for a fence company, I can explain from first hand experience how the internet has changed the way business is done.There are so many web pages the can help someone do everything from bake a cake to rebuild a carburetor. One way they have dramatically improved my work life is the web page