For my paper, I will further assess how often privacy is invaded with technological devices and how different people use this information. How can it harm society and are there any uses for this invasion of privacy. I will also look at how common it happens and assess, based on several occasions, how they have been useful or detrimental for people. I hope to further understand how technological devices can be easily used as a tool to invade people’s privacy through social media and technology and further assess whether it has any benefits. Methods First, I will approach the several ways of how technology can be used to invade privacy.
According to Dr. Karen Douglas, the online world can be a very powerful tool to get the message out. However, a message can be positive or negative, and it’s the negative ones that has almost taken over the online world. 2. First and foremost Aleks Krotoski engages the reader in “Text 2: Aleks Krotoski, “Hate and the internet: Does the
Polyswarm is aiming to do that decentralizing and making the internet safe for you to surf again. How We Can Reset the Incentives so That Cyber Security is Incentivized To be Fixed We have a giant supply and even a surplus of security, hackers and experts in cyber security. What happens with these surplus is that there's not enough jobs to go around. This is why they turn to blackhat hacking as a way to make money. Now, what Polyswarm is doing is partially solving and giving a solution to
This includes hosts file poisoning, even though the hosts file is not properly part of the Domain Name System. Hosts file poisoning is discussed in the malware section since it involves changing a file on the user’s computer . j) Content-Injection Phishing Describes the situation where hackers replace part of the content of a legitimate site with false content designed to mislead or misdirect the user into giving up their confidential information to the hacker. For example, hackers may insert malicious code to log user's credentials or an overlay which can secretly collect information and deliver it to the hacker's phishing server. k) Man-in-the-Middle Phishing This is harder to detect than many other forms of phishing.
There are also many sites that exploit children outing our innocent children in harmful situations. Pornography is very addictive and the internet makes it that much easier for an addict to feed their need; it also contributes to the shaping of attitudes, beliefs, and the values of individuals. Because of the negative effects that internet pornography has on people I believe that the government should regulate the internet and make it more difficult for people to access and to put a stop to the horrific crimes being committed against children. One of the biggest arguments there is for not regulating the internet is the amount of money that is earned through distribution of pornographic material via the internet. According to now public.com the internet’s economic engine is pornography; it is an industry that has larger revenue than “the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink.
She also brings up a good alternative point that retaliation can be sought after if a person posts information about someone else that is “construed to be an invasion of their privacy” (Mitrano, 2006). Meaning, online slander doesn't always go unpunished. Online privacy is sometimes misconstrued by the masses. Ms. Mitrano presents the not so well known fact that information posted to an online community is not controlled by the poster once out in the public domain (Mitrano, 2006). Information can be cached long after the
Businesses, particularly retail businesses, have a firm grasp on digital manipulation. “Photoshopping” images of their products allows for companies to show their customers a perfect representation of their product as well as their brand’s image. Digital manipulation is especially important in the internet realm. With such a large amount of people doing their shopping online, without seeing the product in a store, businesses must be competitive and make their products as appealing as possible; and it must be working. According to Aaron Smith’s article “Holiday shoppers head online this year,” consumer rates for cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving) were expected to go up from ninety-six million in 2009 to about one hundred and six million in 2010 (Smith Par.
How can marketers best allay privacy concerns among their customers? Key Findings Online, we have little control over all kinds of information we might prefer the public not to have at their fingertips—from what our home looks like (see Google Street View) to our age (see Spock.com). The Internet also makes it easy to embarrass, shame and hurt people, and this seems to be a growing phenomenon. In the past year, acquisitions have concentrated digital data into the hands of the Web giants. In addition, Internet service providers have started partnering with companies like Phorm and NebuAd in order to record and analyze customer activity.
Surfers Beware! The Term cyberstalking seems to be cropping up everywhere but no one knows exactly what it means. Cyberstalking can be defined as threatening behavior or unwanted advances directed at another using the Internet and other forms of online and computer communications (The National Center for Victims of Crime, (NCVC). n.d.). Cyberstalking is an extension of the physical form of stalking but it is harder to detect the perpetrator because of the anonymity issues from electronic communications.
What are the boundaries if any? For legitimate purposes I support surveillance of phone calls from/to suspected enemies of the state, but could this lead to an Orwellian society? I think this is a slippery slope and can quickly become a much larger privacy issue than simply “anonymous” phone records. That for me is the moral dilemma in this situation. 3.