Internet Privacy

Legislative Proposal for New Indecency Language in Telecom Bill I. Summary Although the October 16, 1995 legislative proposal purports to regulate “ computer pornography”, the proposal contains fatal flaws which render the proposal at best counterproductive and at worst devastating to on-line communications. First, it prohibits, but fails to define, “indecent” speech to minors -- a dangerously vague, medium-specific, and, after decades of litigation, still undefined concept, which may include me
Internet History Starting out as a small military experiment some 35 years ago, the Internet is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of communication. With a present population of about 40 million users world wide, it seems to have a very promising future. Uncensored and almost impossible to monitor, it's a breeding ground for all sorts of offensive and derogatory information. On the other hand, it is probably the biggest single source of data in the world brought home into your perso
Flat Fee vs. Pay-per-use Most Internet users are either not charged to access information, or pay a low-cost flat fee. The Information SuperHighway, on the other hand, will likely be based upon a pay-per-use model. On a gross level, one might say that the payment model for the Internet is closer to that of broadcast (or perhaps cable) television while the model for the Information SuperHighway is likely to be more like that of pay-per-view T.V. Pay-per-use environments affect user access habi
Direct-Mail Advertising As consumers, we are often bombarded by different types of advertisements each day. Whether it¹s by television, newspaper, or billboards, advertising has reached us one way or another. Yet, a majority of the ads that we encounter are often meaningless and uninteresting, because of the fact that these ads are meant to reach a certain target audience. This perception seems to change, however, when we look inside our mailboxes, pick-up our telephone, and even check our e-ma
Ethical Management of E-mail Privacy As I am sitting at my work station in a crowded office building, I hear the wonderful sound of You've got mail. In turn I open my E-mail mailbox and find a letter from a nearby employee. This letter contains the usual funny joke of the day and a short joke ridiculing the boss, as usual. Who was to know that my supervisor would eventually find this letter, which would lead to both the termination of my job and my fellow employee? Does this sound common? It
Business strive for high production at low cost. This would result in the highest profit for a company. To many businesses, this is only a mirage. This is because the 'low cost' of the business usually results in a 'high cost' for the employees. This high cost is lower quality workplace items, lower salaries, less benefits, etc. These costs create an upset workplace environment. Companies understand that the more efficient their workers are, the more productive their business will become. Altho
Gov Internet Intervention The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet,
Are you Protected? In this day and age, computers have become a common necessity of everyday life. Anyone who has not joined in this new era of technology will soon be left in the dark ages. Along with the computer advancement has come the Internet, which is an intricate connection of millions of computers around the world. The Internet has become today's form of communication, totally reinventing the mail system, telephones and even business meetings. With these great new advantages come many
E-commerce an Introduction E-commerce an Introduction In the broadest sense, electronic commerce (e-commerce), is the buying and selling of products and services over the Internet. It has included the handling of purchase transactions and funds transfers over computer networks. According to the Forrester Research Study Sizing Intercompany Commerce, total U.S business-to-business Internet trade in 1998 is $7.7 billion, compared to a total global e-commerce of $21.8 billion, dramatically increasin
F.O.R. Fitness Business Plan Executive Summary: F.O.R. Fitness is a service to the client that projects individual attention and positive reinforcement in the comforts of the client’s home. We will begin operations in January of 2004. Our proposed business is a service providing personal training at the next level. This partnership will be owned and managed by Francis Namocatcat, Oksana Kovalenko, and Rob Yarrington. Each business owner will contribute an equal investment to the company and shar
Schroders Schroders is a global asset management company with £95.5 (E138.95 / $161.70) billion under management as at 31st October 2003. Our clients include corporations, insurance companies, local and public authorities, charities, pension funds, high net worth individuals and retail investors. Our aim is to apply our specialist asset management skills in serving the needs of our clients worldwide and in delivering value to our shareholders. With one of the largest networks of offices of any d
Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet April 2002 Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet Abstract Consumer-to-consumer communication about products and services, often known as “word of mouth” (WOM), is an important source of marketplace information. The Internet is becoming an increasingly active medium for this type of communication. We describe the ways in which word-of-mouth information is communicated
Government Control Of the Internet Inhibits our First Amendment Rights In the past decade, our culture has become heavily focused on the ability to move massive amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone's life. The natural progression of computers and this need for ultra-fast communication has caused the development of a global network of interconnected computers. This global net allows people to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions
Posing a Question ENGL 1010 Should people be able to download music for free through peer to peer networking programs? This is a question that has been growing larger lately to the point of legal action. This is seen through the record labels taking action against users of programs like Kazaa, Morpheus, and most notoriously, Napster. In the last few years the number of users of the listed programs, along with many others like them, has increased exponentially in spite of the lawsuits that the re
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF THE ‘DOT’. INTRODUCTION- Welcome to the decade of the dot. That tiny bit of Internet grammar whose ubiquity in e-mail addresses and web URLs so neatly captures the giddying impact of technology on our lives at the century’s launch. Ten years ago, the Internet was little more than a cyberspace wilderness traversed by nerds, while the Web was an obscure tool unknown to all but a handful of researchers. Today, the Internet is a more potent medium than
What is the World Wide Web (WWW)? To understand the World Wide Web one must first grasp the concept of a unified, collective faction. Thus to understand we must first grasp what the Internet and cyberspace actually are. Cyberspace is the virtual universe that the Internet was created and is maintained in. The term was first coined in the mid-eighties by author and visionary William Gibson. His novel “Neuromancer” described the future as a great collective of computers and he called this future u
B E Company Introduction This project is helping a global based company to design a system to cover the entire problem now they are facing about supply. Company background B E is a Danish company that has more than 10 retailer shops around the UK; the products now they are selling are major supplied from Demark. The problem they are facing is the communication channel, there is no motivated way for them to use actually cover the communication problem. Because sometimes the telephone order is tak
Telecommunications 4/28/04 Communications Period 1 Telecommunications networks now link manufacturers with assembly plants, designers with factories, software engineers with hardware vendors, suppliers with retailers, retailers with customers. No longer is it necessary to have all the expertise in house. Software engineers in Silicon Valley complain that they are laid off while contractors transmit code from Russia and India. Freelance designers can now send clothing patterns directly to an auto
CUFM MIDTERM Spring 2004 Online This exam is short answer/essay. Please answer each question to the best of your ability. Feel free to use the book. When you are done, return via email or email attachment. Chapter I Why, for the major industrial powers, are knowledge and information key ingredients for creating wealth? In today’s world, knowledge and information are very important if you want to make it to the top. For major industrial powers, these key ingredients are a necessity. It’s a fast p
Does the Internet Bring Freedom? Will the Internet make the world more free? Some would answer with a resounding yes. Consider, for example, the views of John Perry Barlow of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who has declared in his widely-circulated Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace (1996): Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind….I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent
The impact of the Internet on our daily life There is a big influence of technique on our daily life. Electronic devices, multimedia and computers are things we have to deal with everyday. Especially the Internet is becoming more and more important for nearly everybody as it is one of the newest and most forward-looking media and surely “the” medium of the future. Therefore we thought that it would be necessary to think about some good and bad aspects of how this medium influences us, what impac
What is Spam Anyway? I've found when people discuss spam they really have no idea what they are talking about. There are as many different definitions of spam as there are people. In point of fact, this factor alone (not being able to define what spam is and what it consists of) makes it virtually impossible to control. In order to control spam, a useful definition is necessary. Why? Simple. In order to control something, you must know what you are controlling. When you understand the basic fact
Economic Consequences of Software Crime In 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $15.2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $5.1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $4.7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly
Privacy In Demand Like most countries and especially the United States their inhabitants enjoy a certain level of privacy. People don�t generally want intimate information to be accessible to the public eye. In fact many people go to great lengths to hide everything about themselves. What exactly is the definition of privacy? Well, privacy is the expectation that confidential personal information disclosed in a private place will not be disclosed to third parties, when that disclosure would ca
Computer Crimes of Today Computer Crimes on the Internet Thesis: Emerging with the Internet, a group of elite cyber-surfers have turned into today�s computer hackers. Software piracy is a major crime on the Net. $7.5 billion of American Software is stolen each year. Industrial Espionage is gaining access to remote sites illegally. Stealing of information from corporate sites is extremely illegal. Password Sniffers are used to get someone�s password. IP spoofers changes your identity. Many th
Security On The Web Security on the Web, By Sina How do you secure something that is changing faster than you can fix it? The Internet has had security problems since it�s earliest days as a pure research project. Today, after several years and orders of magnitude of growth, it still has security problems. The Internet is being used for a purpose for which it had never intended to be used for. It is somewhat ironic that the early Internet was design as a prototype for a high-availability comma
Current Free Speech Doctrine: Will It Work on the Internet? The Internet offers a much greater potential for interactive communication between information senders and receivers than the more traditional methods of communication such as newspaper, radio and television. Freedom of speech ascertained by the constitution is not an absolute right. Depending on the medium through which information is delivered various degrees of the freedom to express one's self is protected. Internet communication ma
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED? Focus: This paper examines the nature of the problem caused by potentially offensive material on the Internet and summarizes current efforts to regulate content, along with reactions to those efforts. 1. Introduction: what is the problem? Earlier last year, anyone could have been forgiven for believing that the world had just discovered the Internet, and that it had, in the process, concluded that the Internet was awash with pornographic images, drugs i
Internet Censorship Society has always struggled to protect the public from the inappropriate acts of a few people, who impose lower standards of morality on an involuntary basis to the general public. Society has monitored and set controls on mass media such as radio, television, magazines, and movies. However, another mass media has arrived which has virtually uncontrollable worldwide access. The censors are now in a dilemma of how to regulate this new media called the Internet. Radio Stations
Cyberspace is a global community of people using computers in networks. In order to function well, the virtual communities supported by the Internet depend upon rules of conduct, the same as any society. Librarians and information technologists must be knowledgeable about ethical issues for the welfare of their organizations and to protect and advise users. What is ethics? Ethics is the art of determining what is right or good. It can also be defined as a general pattern or way of life, a set o
Most people do not think of bands when they think of entrepreneurs. This is wrong because bands are risk takers and have many aspects of business. They must market their product, they must sell their merchandise, they have managers and contracts like any other business. In this paper, I will investigate the journey to success of one band named TOOL. If facts, lyrics, and guidance are what you are seeking from Tool, then too bad. Tool advise you to think for yourself, before somebody does it for
This paper is about data security and what is done to try to keep data safe, especially on The Internet. The subject was chosen because it is very important in the information age of today. Also a majority of studies right now deal with Internet protocols and computer networking, for this reason I thought this paper would be beneficial to myself. Earlier computer systems based Dos, UNIX, Novell version 3.12, and certain earlier versions of Windows did not incorporate the kinds of security neede
A Modern Day Odysseus I wanted to strengthen democracy, to ensure that Americans could protect their privacy. Philip R. Zimmermann, a modern day hero, started with one powerful goal - to create easy to use, publicly available e-mail encryption software. With patience, strong will, and the idea that privacy is a right of the people, he did just that, and in doing so held up a mirror to the world, showing it that it had permanently changed. The life of Phil Zimmermann is full of epic grandeur,
Hackers and Security. What are the effects of Data Encryption and Firewalls? Over the last several years, the computer industry has grown to an all time high of technology and knowledge. With the existence of hackers, swift precautions are being taken. The placement of firewalls and the task of data encryption are becoming a necessary fact of business for those with confidential information. And still, this is not enough. Hackers have become so involved with the tasks of cracking firewalls and
Internet Concepts Introduction to The Internet Millions of computer users access the Internet each day to shop, listen to music, view museum exhibits, manage their investments, follow current events, and send electronic mail to other computer users. Additionally, thousands of people are using the Internet at work and at home to view and download to their local computer files containing graphics, sound, video, and text. The World Wide Web, or WWW, a subset of the Internet, uses computers called
The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the Information Superhighway. The problem with much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is considered inappropriate for minors. The government and the people want censorship, but a segment of the population does not. During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large
Information And The Freedom To View It 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.(9) In the United Kingdom, state secrets and personal attacks are off limits on the Internet. Laws are strict and the governm
Media: Another word for mass communication The world we live in now is a world of mass communication. Today we have access to more information than was ever possible before, thanks to radio, television, newspapers, and the internet. You can sum up all these means of gathering information in one word: Media. The means of instant communication for hundreds of millions of people every day, hour, and minute. Where else would you find the latest international news, financial information, or weather
The Internet has brought mixed blessings to the people who use it. It is a fantastic information source but the relative lack of privacy has brought forth a major problem. Anyone with even little hacking knowledge can track every move that you make while using internet services and/or view private or confidential information. It is now possible for some Internet sites can actually find information such as e-mail addresses or the name of the person/people viewing the site without authorization.
Censorship and the Internet by Josh Klein For centuries governments have tried to regulate materials deemed inappropriate or offensive. The history of western censorship was said to have begun when Socrates was accused firstly, of denying the gods recognized by the State and introducing new divinities, and secondly of corrupting the young.( He was sentenced to death for these crimes. Many modern governments are attempting to control access to the Internet. They are passi
INTERNET CENSORSHIP IS EVIL. With its own individual evil it brings several “unaccounted for” abominations forth with it. They are like trails of mucus that a snail leaves behind it as it creeps across a path in some dank wood. Such monstrosities include the blocking of non-offensive sites on the internet bynefarious “filtering” software, the way that “filtering” software is unconstitutional, and the ennui and tedium that they cause. National Organization for Women: TIME Maga
Right to Privacy on the Internet The constitutional rights are being debated on the amount of security that the citizens of America should receive on the Internet without invading their right to privacy. Easily obtained information helps law enforcement to track down criminals. The information also allows banks to prevent fraud. Many parties are actively debating whether it is Constitutionally acceptable to use the private information stored and given out on personal computers and in the privac
Did you ever get the phone asking for subscribe a newspaper or magazine or from telephone company or receive mass mail. How can they get your phone number or your information? The answer is the informediary brokers. But that is a traditional sphere. Now, They come to electronic sphere, Internet. The protection of privacy is one of the most important issues on the Internet today. Internet users routinely report that privacy protection is one of their greatest concerns (2). An informediary is a c
George Orwell was not only a writer, but also an important political reformer. Orwell was born in India in 1903. He considered his family a lower-middle class family. He said this because his family was a part of the middle class, but had little money. His father worked for the British government and was able to be apart of the middle class without money. Orwell lived in Britain and went to boarding school there on scholarships. He was the poorest student among many wealthy children. Orwell f
Cyber Advocacy The right to privacy in America in a basic right, but the new advances in technology threaten this right. With a drastically increasing amount of people using Internet and online services their privacy is at stake and most of them don't even know it. Online services are private communities for subscribers only. They are not actually the Internet, but a private service with their own features. However most online services such as America Online offer Internet access through their
The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet, I will attempt to express
Are the methods that major companies use to prevent shoplifting effective? Shoplifting is a disease plaguing the American consumer and retail stores. Almost all companies are feeling the effect of shoplifting in one way or another. The major companies have to deal with it in two ways; 1. Consumer shoplifting 2. Dishonest employees. The shrinkage due to these two factors causes the companies to take it out on the honest consumer. They(the retail companies) are forced to raise the price of their
Censorship of the Internet Censorship of the Internet Threatens to Destroy it, While Wide Spread Encryption Could Prevent the Need for Government Intervention. by Pedja Stojanovic EN109 Prof. Thurston ABSTRACT Computerization has influenced everyone's life during the last decade. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables common people to access information world-wide. The Internet as network is key to the future of our society. How
Genetic Testing Stephen Hankinson Barbara Biesecker, M. S., of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Medical Genetics Branch, defines genetic testing as screening a population group to identify a subset of individuals at high risk for having or transmitting a specific genetic disorder (Glossary of Genetic Terms). Since the 1970s researchers have been experimenting with genetic testing. Today it is monitored by the Human Genome Organization. The goal of this international effort is to id
My Two Dads Table of Contents Topic Rational pp. 2 Internet Resources pp. 4 Abstracts pp. Topic Rationale The reason I chose homosexuality as a topic is because it is queer to me. What I do not understand is what would drive people to this way of life. As far as I can tell, people had weird lives when they were younger. Maybe they were dropped on their heads as babies. Maybe they were abused as children, be it emotionally, sexually, mentally, verbally, physically, socially, politically, economic