There are many reasons to worry about it. This social media is hurting our society in such way that it causing harm to one’s privacy, it disseminates misinformation, and effect on student’s grade. It is clear that social media is hurting our society by putting one’s privacy and security at risk. In the article “Teens Privacy Is Threatened by Social Networking” author Peter Bazalgette said, “Can you truly delete entries from social networking sites with the confidence they no longer exist on a server somewhere? You cannot” (Bazalgette p.1).
With the rapid development of the society, Internet plays a larger and larger role in our daily life. The question of how free we are when we express ourselves online also becomes an issue. The Supreme Court deals with a case called Elonis v. United States this term, which involves a man says on Facebook that he will kill his wife, a FBI agent, and bomb an elementary school. As far as I am concerned, the Supreme Court should limit the extension of such kind of violent speech because it has already caused threats to other individuals and the society as a whole, and such fact is more important than whether he intended to do so or not. Elonis believes that his right of free speech under the protection of the First Amendment was violated.
For example, hackers hacking into government computers and etc. create problems and internet is the most powerful tool to spread all sort of free of speeches. As for now I can’t think of any attainable technologies that could be invented to be formative in the future because it would have probably be invented already. However; if possible, the invention of teleporting and time travel machine could really make a change in the future. It could save the government a lot of most in transportations.
Technology is moving and advancing very fast and any attempt to curtail or limit accessibility only serves as a fuel to move faster in order to circumvent any such internet roadblocks. The bill also allows the persecution of any one who assists and provides a way to bypass the system, but this will simply drive the cyberworld to find more obscure means to fight for their freedom to free media and information. The internet community, which includes us and everyone else in the world, sees this as a curtailment of freedom of expression and the repression of creativity rather than being its protector. Mark Lemley, David S. Levine, & David G. Post in their article Don't Break the Internet called SOPA "not only [a violation of] basic principles of due process by depriving persons of property without a fair hearing and a reasonable opportunity to be heard, it also constitutes an unconstitutional abridgement of the freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment". Many fear that this could cripple internet technology innovation as well as
While some people might not agree with the idea that the Internet is diminishing our intelligence. We’re provided with evidence from a few of Carr’s acquaintances who say that the more they use the Web, the more they have to stay focused on long pieces of writings. These statements make sense, due to the fact that our society has become all about immediacy and less about patience. While I’m an avid user of technology, ranging from the latest MacBook to the next iPhone, I have to agree with Carr’s claim that technology is indeed diminishing our intelligence. A few months ago I was showing my Grandmother the different shortcuts my MacBook offered, such as swiping three fingers up displayed all the open windows, swiping two fingers back loaded the previous Internet page, and she was amazed by the simplicity my
Most teenagers in a European or western country owns a smartphone or a computer. This will automatically result in the victims not being able to escape, from the hate and the discomfort they are being put into. Also the bullies are hard to find, as they have this online mask or username, so they remain anonymous. Aleks writes that he thinks, the problem with cyber-bullying is the fact that you are anonymous. This digital mask, which the writer mentions, is the biggest problem.
Due to these online criminal activities cyberspace is most unsafe place to do business. This opens up a new field of crime to anyone with an internet connection which is scary once you think about it. Nowadays you have little children learning how to code in primary school where an internet connection has become such an important necessity that literally anyone could use it to their personal gain. This makes it easier for teenagers and young adults to dwell into the act of cybercrime as there are new ways to making yourself virtually invisible. This is a popular act of crime because of its traceability; new ways have been introduced to make your online presence untraceable, invisible and anonymous, which leaves you thinking.
Leonard Birts ENF 234 Computers in Law Enforcement October 30, 2011 The growing danger from crimes committed against computers, or against information on computers, is beginning to claim attention all around the world. This lack of legal protection means that businesses and governments must rely solely on technical measures to protect themselves from those who would steal, deny access to, or destroy valuable information. Self-protection, while essential, is not sufficient to make cyberspace a safe place to conduct business. Countries where legal protections are inadequate will become increasingly less able to compete in the new economy. As cybercrime increasingly breaches national borders, nations perceived as havens run the risk of having
However there are still many contemporary issues concerning consumers, in particular marketing and technology (if needed). Marketing is a way companies create interest in their product, and the internet has led to the growth of fraudulent behavior, most notably SPAM and the Pyramid Schemes. Marketing and advertising through misleading advertising, offering prizes and gifts, the use of bait advertising although illegal is a very large problem. Although the ACCC does prosecute false and misleading advertising eg ACCC vs Nissan motors, they have only limited resources and a lack of severe penalties and as a consequence many people continue to break the law. Similarly, technology has had a significant impact on how laws have had to be created and reformed in order to protect the rights of consumers.
Refusal to accept this fact will not stop this change, rather it will leave an individual frustrated and unable to keep up with the rest of the computerized world. In this fast paced world, adapting to new technology is essential, new and faster ways of human contact have changed the way we relate to one another and refusal to adapt will only leave one behind. The early 2000s introduced us to social media with the now almost defunct Myspace website. It was the first opportunity we had to create our own image in cyberspace, by allowing us to customize our own page