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Computer Ethics: Internet Privacy One of the

Computer Ethics: Internet Privacy One of the more interesting aspects of privacy in general is how people from different countries view the need. In the highly individualized United States, many people cherish their privacy as a legacy of their Fourth Amendment rights and this expectation of privacy extends into virtually all aspects of their lives, including the Internet. By sharp contrast, people in other countries such as China or India where the good of the group is paramount, expectations of privacy are less pronounced. Irrespective of such individual expectations of privacy, though, consumer behaviors in every society today are in fact being increasingly scrutinized and their privacy eroded through sophisticated software applications that track every move and record every purchase for analysis. In this environment, identifying risks to Internet privacy, digital images on the Internet, privacy considerations within social networking sites and the laws that cover Internet privacy has assumed new relevance and importance and these issues are discussed further below, followed by a summary of the research in the conclusion.. Risk to Internet Privacy In today's technological world, millions of individuals are subject to privacy threats (Bamberger & Mulligan, 2011). For instance, according to Buchholz and Rosenthal (2006), professors of ethics and philosophy, respectively, "The Internet is a relatively new phenomenon, and with all the advantages it brings, it has also spawned new concerns about privacy. New technology has not only increased the amount of information circulating about individuals, but also the ease of retrieving virtually anything one wants to know about someone." (p. 35). In many cases, consumers are unaware of the amount and type of personal information being collected online, making the process especially insidious (Bucholz & Rosenthal, 2006). In response to increasing concerns by consumers over Internet privacy issues, privacy measures are provided on several social networking sites to try to provide their users with protection for their personal information. Social media networks are defined by Hensel and Dies (2010) as "a type of online media that expedites conversation as opposed to traditional media, which delivers content but doesn't allow readers/viewers/listeners to participate in the creation or development of the content" (p. 88). These emerging social media networks are a veritable gold mine of personal information, of course, and Facebook executives and marketers alike have been quick to recognize the value of this data. In late 2007, Facebook launched the Beacon program where user rental records…

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Computer IT Security Implementation Provide

The project entails relying on the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) Model defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The goals and objectives are to first create a Baseline Security Level and also to manage to Real-Time Security Metrics. This goal entails the objectives of defining an executive and corporate wide audit of the existing data security process and evaluating…

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Computer History it Is Said That Before

Computer History It is said that before 1935, a computer was a person who was performing arithmetic calculations. During 1935 and 1945, a computer was referred to as a machine but not a person. Its definition as a modern machine tends to be based on von Neuman's concepts: a device that is capable of accepting input, processing data, storing data…

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Internet on Life Why the

The Internet has also brought together more people for greater levels of communication and collaboration then ever before, creating an exceptional level of advertising, e-commerce and services performance. All of these factors are together showing the world that it is much more connected and interdependent than many may have ever considered before. With this recognition comes the responsibility to provide an exceptionally high level of performance in business, education and the arts on a consistent base to add value to the global communities of interest. Works Cited Bassamboo, Achal, Sunil Kumar, and Ramandeep S. Randhawa. "Dynamics of New Product Introduction in Closed Rental Systems." Operations research 57.6 (2009): 1347,1359,1532-1534. Bernoff, Josh, and Charlene Li. "Harnessing the Power of the Oh-so-Social Web." MIT Sloan Management Review 49.3 (2008): 36-42. Dyer, Jeffrey H., and Kentaro Nobeoka. "Creating and Managing a High-Performance Knowledge-Sharing Network: The Toyota Case." Strategic Management Journal 21.3 (2000): 345-67. Henry, Paul. "E-Learning Technology, Content and Services." Education & Training 43.4 (2001): 249-55. Markides, Costas, and Daniel Oyon. "What to do Against Disruptive Business Models (when and how to Play Two Games at Once)." MIT Sloan Management Review 51.4 (2010): 25-32.……

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Computers Internet Computer Technology

Internet Business Proposal & Implementation Plan For Refurbishment of Former Factory Building Proposal & Implementation Plan For Refurbishment of Former Factory Building As part of the proposed refurbishment of the former factory building, this proposal addresses the potential networking and Voice over Internet (VoIP) requirements for up to 50 apartments, 30 small retail stores, 2 or more full-service restaurants, a…

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Internet Abuse in Universities Why Do You

Internet Abuse in Universities Why do you think universities may be reluctant to allow this type of research to be undertaken by students? In the last decade or so, the Internet has had a tremendous impact on the arena of psychological research with lots of focus on interpersonal interactions and communication among other topics of focus (Niemz et al., 2005).…

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Computers and the Internet. Specifically

How do we solve this problem? Some people might think that pouring money into education for underdeveloped countries is one solution, or developing more foreign-language translation resources here, that can easily adapt to translating foreign Web sites for individual, corporate and government use. Another solution is developing Information and Communications Networks (ICN) in these countries, to bring the technology to the people and train them how to use it, giving them many more opportunities for advancement, education, and eventual mastery of the computer and their futures. Another writer notes, "The United Nations and other organisations have embarked on several projects aimed at bringing ICT to citizens of developing countries" (Boakye-Akyeampong, 2009). This would benefit the communities, it could help keep people in their communities instead of fleeing to the cities for work, and it could develop more African computer users ready to develop more information in their own languages, making it available to others around the world. While that would add to the proliferation of language problems facing the Internet in the future, it would better lives. In conclusion, language, and lack of language skills, is a major problem facing the computers and Internet of the future. How language is translated could become a huge issue, and how users gain information could become a problem. Even larger is the idea of information being posted online that could be damaging or dangerous, and controlling that information in foreign countries. The Internet faces challenges ahead, and how we solve them is extremely important. References Boakye-Akyeampong, K. (2009). Community networks for developing countries. Retrieved 7 Nov. 2009 from the Public Sphere Project Web site: http://www.publicsphereproject.org/patterns/pattern.pl/public-pattern_id=12. Osborn, D.Z. (2006). Selected proceedings of the 35th annual conference on African linguistics, ed. John Mugane et al. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, p. 86-93. Rasmus, D. (2009). The future of information. Retrieved 7 Nov. 2009 from the Windows Live Web site: http://future-of-work.spaces.live.com/?_c11_BlogPart_BlogPart=blogview&_c=BlogPart&partqs=cat%3DComputers%2520and%2520Internet>…

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Applying Troubleshooting Methodologies

Applying Troubleshooting Methodologies Component #1 - Identifying Tools and Techniques Knowledgebase Problem 1: Computer will not power on Methodology to isolate: To isolate the issue by verifying that the power source is actually functional. Plug something else into the outlet and ensure it turns on. Try to turn on the computer again once you know the power source is functional.…

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Mozilla Firefox and With Internet Explorer. Internet

¶ … Mozilla Firefox and with Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer was the first one I was familiar with. It served me well until I thought my computer was crashing down and I tried all things to make it faster. I would withdraw books from the library, laboriously read manuals, download instructions on how to make the computer faster, delete as many programs as I could, insert new programs to 'clean' the computer, and, in short, tediously and persistently attempt to create faster downloading time of search engine. I then started experiencing another problem: I was often told that Google or Yahoo had stopped working and that the page could not recover the website. Sometimes, the computer froze for long periods of time, other times it haphazardly took me to a previous page; almost always the search was slow with search frequently freezing in the middle. Frustrated, I turned to other computers. That was when I realized that it may have been the browser rather than the computer since Internet Explorer gave me these and similar problems regardless of computer that I was one. These same challenges occurred in the library too. A technician recommended that I turn to Firefox. A friend encouraged me to the same. Both told me that Firefox was the fastest, most reliable search-browser I was yet to find and that Internet Explorer was painfully slow. I turned to Mozilla Firefox and use it religiously since then. I have had no problems. I must amend that statement. Sometimes I do find -- and this is particularly so on the library's computer which I still have to understand why -- that the page does not load instantly and sometimes fails to load altogether. This situation, however, does no happen on my computer and indeed only occurs on……

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Ethics and the Internet

Ethics and the Internet Use of the internet has improved immensely in the recent past. However, this improvement has brought an increase in the ethical issues. In this research paper, there is the determination of some of the ethical issues that arise from the internet. These include the issue of privacy to individuals who use social media such as Face…

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Small Computer Systems

Small Computer Systems Proposed Research Plan: Current and Future Trends in Small, Communicating Computer Systems The topic or problem to be addressed. Computers continue to get smaller and the evolution of processing speeds is following Moore's Law. It is reasonable to assume that at some point in the foreseeable future, the desktop computer may simply become a thing of the…

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Internet Censorship the Internet Came

Many countries like the United States treat people participating in such activities with an entirely different rule book and set of standards and practices than people who commit perceived lesser crimes. Freedom of association is generally held to be a positive but when people are conversing with the outwardly stated purpose of overthrowing government and/or committing mass murder in all…

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Semantic Web

Computer Science MS Degree Application In 1999, WWW.inventorTim Berners-Lee wrote in his book, Weaving the Web: I have a dream for the Web...Machines become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web - the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A "Semantic Web," which should make this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy, and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines, leaving humans to provide the inspiration and intuition. It is hard to believe that Berners-Lee said this just a mere eight years ago, and so much has changed since then. Surely even such an outstanding innovator could not have imagined that his dream would materialize so quickly. As a result, as his quote states, "now it is up to the humans to provide the inspiration and intuition." It is great to know that I have the opportunity of being one of these individuals. With my education and work experience thus far, I am on my way to making the Internet my full-time career. In December 2005 I graduated from (name of school) with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. This experience was everything I hoped it would be, since it more than confirmed that I had the ability and interest in this field. In order to move ahead, I am now applying to (name of school) as a candidate for the Master's in Information Systems program. After graduating high school and attending the university, I held the positions of Web Applications Developer and Internet Marketing Specialist. At (name of company), I had the opportunity to work with an experienced team as lead developer on Web-based training courses. My varied responsibilities included helping end users acquire their knowledge needs, providing technical assistance and evaluation of proposed plans, and assisting in the design and delivery of the Web infrastructure. In marketing, I saw the Internet from the flipside of the business perspective, as I maintained the website and listserv, monitored the in-house servers, resolved DNS issues and networked printer problems, and operated the Active Director on the exchange server. This rounded out my understanding of the impact the Internet has on the entire organization. Most important, I gained hands-on experience with the intricacies of the WWW.andnetwork architecture. Now, as a web developer at (type of company), I am using my varied talents……

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Computer Monopoly

Computers/Internet What is particularly interesting about the Microsoft Monopoly trial is the fact that much was said about Microsoft's alleged attempt to completely monopolize a market that should be open to competitors as well. However, Microsoft's supporters hold that the trial has been unfair to the company's right to compete to the best of its ability. It is precisely this ability to compete that brought the company to the witness chair to defend its position. Another interesting aspect of the trial is to examine the statements of the various stakeholders. When examined closely, these statements are often revealing with regard to the views that computer business moguls hold regarding the roles and definitions of computer applications, as opposed to those held by the general public. Indeed, trials such as the one examined here become so public that some influence on the public view must be assumed. In particular, some statements by Bill Gates in the transcripts of his video depositions are examined as they relate to popular views of the public relating to the same issues. It is important to keep in mind that these statements and definitions might be viewed from a variety of positions, as such acquiring a different meaning depending upon the speaker/hearer. A document released by the Microsoft Company reads, "Our industry is always looking for the next 'Killer Application' - for a category of software that, by its utility and intelligent design, becomes indispensable to millions of people...." "The latest confirmed 'Killer App' is the web browser." When asked what Bill Gates himself meant by defining a web browser as a "Killer Application," he claims to have meant that browsing would be simply "very popular." Upon this response, The Microsoft Computer Dictionary is used to provide two definitions of the term "Killer App": 1) An application of such popularity and widespread standardization that it fuels sales of the hardware platform or operating system for which it was writing (in this case Windows); and 2) An application that supplants its competition. The latter is something that Microsoft's browser has certainly managed to do. In the light of the written documents, it is clear that Bill Gates is being somewhat evasive in his statement, as he has reportedly been throughout the trial. He appears not to reveal the true level of competition that he has envisioned with his Windows and web browser products. However, this paradigm is…

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Computer Is Too Slow. I

It also advised me to automate Windows Update by allowing Windows to install the latest updates, which will improve the computer's performance. Finally, Microsoft urged me to remove spy ware and to install an anti- virus-protection program on the computer. Spy ware and malware can slow down the system, and the site was most helpful in referring me to a free program that would provide automatic updates to help keep the system running more efficiently. Conclusion Through turning to various sites, I discovered that the more technical the site, the more complex the information and, the more laborious to understand. In time, I realized that by turning to those sites most instantly connected to computer (such as Microsoft), the information was not only simple (i.e. geared to computer dummies such as I), but also explained why the problem occurred in the first place as well as practically leading me through the steps and showing me where the essential tool may be found. I had, at one time, consulted tomes and diverse books and manuals in the effort to improve computer performance. I gave up: their instruction was too abstruse. In one site and with only a few paragraphs, Microsoft not only provided reasons for the problem, but also directed me to aid that can eliminate it and very simply and succinctly led me through the steps whereby I can induce more rapid performance. The Internet, I discovered, can be a problem solving as opposed to a problem-generating system, as long as one knows which sites to access. I've learned that oftentimes sites that are most intimately involved with production and performance of the product can best help you. Perhaps because they know more about it and are better paid to know more about their job than others are Reference Microsoft at home. Slow PC? Optimize your computer for peak performance www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/optimize.aspx…

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Computer / How Soon Till IT's Outdated

¶ … computer / How soon till it's outdated The study informs that selecting a computer system to buy is an individual choice, which will differ from person to person. Due to the high rate of technological obsolescence, the value of the computer bought today goes down remarkably in a very limited duration of time period. Therefore the purchase of…

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Internet the Great Worm --

Just like today when the majority of machines use Windows, at that time a huge number of machines met these specifications and carried the programs that were susceptible." [cue line 2] "The worm transmitted itself through the Sendmail service, which is notoriously buggy, and accepted the worms request to use it. Many administrators' first line of defense was to shut…

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Internet Security With the Increasing

Such a loss would be devastating. Other tools like Telnet and FTP are also important and its use cannot be eliminated. Username and passwords are sent in clear text by telnet and FTP and any outside intervention can cause the loss of privacy. However improved versions with secure authentication methods are being developed that do not undergo clear text transmission and thus organizations should update their systems to use those. Tools that scan for and detect security holes within the network should be adhered to by organizations. These tools would scan for any vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers. This would be a preemptive step in the security measures that an organization would take and high risk vulnerabilities can be addressed as a priority before any incident of unauthorized access can occur thus keeping safe critical data. Moreover benchmarks should be used to keep the security up-to-date. "Benchmarks are complex documents and most system administrators and security practitioners have neither the time nor the breadth of expertise to test every aspect man-ually. Automated testing makes that job easy and reliable" (Alan Paller). The U.S. government has also been stepping up its fight for a better internet security for organizations. "The Energy Department, along with four other federal agencies and the Center for Internet Security (CIS), today announced the release of a security configuration benchmark for Oracle Database Versions 8i and 9i running on Windows and Unix" (Grant Gross). Extensible Authentication Protocol Over Ethernet is a very important tool for security. It is used for wireless and wired protocols. Internet has opened doors to hackers and other mischievous people to cause disruptions and loss to individuals as well as organizations. Many competitor organizations also make use of these unfair means to tap into vital data to gain an insight on the plans of their competitors. Such unethical means although wrong are on the rise and they will never end. Newer ways will be developed by people for such unfair means and indeed newer ways will be developed by others to ensure top notch security. The advantages of internet cannot be overlooked and it has served to be a vital ingredient in ecommerce. People access it from their PCs and cell phones while organizations need it for their own benefits. Thus it is important for organizations to use security tools in order to prevent any misfortune. Organizations normally have employee data,…

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Computers Think Computers Are Programmed

A computer would not consider human emotions into its analysis, which means that it has no emotions or self-awareness. These two are part of what forms intelligence and is necessary for processing thoughts. Self-awareness would allow the computer to approach the situation with other and itself in mind. Taking others into consideration is not capable for computers unless there is data input by a user to suggest this consideration. The lack of consciousness limits indicates computers cannot think as conscious allows a person to differentiate good from bad. The differentiation is different for two people based on their prevailing environment, cultural beliefs, and religion. Since a computer does not have a conscious it would only operate within the requirements of the law and will not consider any of the prevailing circumstances. This demonstrates that the computer cannot think on its own. It would require human input or interaction for the computer to change its way of functioning. Input is a requirement for both computers and humans, but humans can determine by themselves that there is some information missing, which computers are not able to do. A computer is also not capable of getting information on its own. If not user inputs the information the computer will do nothing and it will also not make any request for the information. This definitely does prove that a computer cannot think or does not have any reasoning power. Using human conscious a person is able to determine a situation is unsafe and they would move from the location for their own safety. A computer does not have the ability of using its conscious as it does not have one, which means that it will require some input from external sources (user) in order for it to know what is really happening and predict the outcome. Once it has determined the outcome, it will not move from the area as it does not have any feelings or emotions. The lack of these limits the computer's ability to correctly be thought of as a capable of thinking. This analysis is based on how humans react to situations. Humans have different inputs, and the computer relies only on two inputs (Keyboard and Mouse) for capturing any data. This limited ability makes computers unable to capture all the information by itself and without requiring……

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Benchmarking Keyloggers for Gathering Digital

Diverse cases and media may call for different techniques of evaluation. Persons assessing digital evidence require exceptional training for this objective. Documenting and Reporting: The examiner is accountable for accurate reporting the results and the outcomes of the evaluation of the digital examination. Documentation is a continuous activity throughout the evaluation. It is significant to monitor the steps taken during…

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Personal Computer While Personal Computers

In fact, the house might not be in an area where there is reliable Internet access, which means the student cannot use the computer as an effective research tool like her 'connected' peers. And not having a computer which is a 'fun' toy to play on, even for personal Internet use, may mean that poorer students lack full comfort and familiarity with many of its potential uses. The 'digital divide' may also exhibit itself in a general lack of computer awareness amongst students. Students at wealthy and prestigious science high schools may learn coding, how to construct web pages, and how to edit video content on a computer, substantially adding to their marketability as future employees. Poorer students may lack access to these higher level skills: there may not be enough sophisticated equipment at their school to learn more than word processing. This can also manifest itself as a 'digital divide.' Finally, the data supporting enhanced use of computers is solely based upon students. Although students are an important demographic group, they are not the only ones who can benefit from having and knowing how to use computers. There is no evidence that computer ownership is growing amongst the populace as a whole. People with limited access to computers and the Internet will have more difficulty job-searching (since most applications are available online). The paragraph does not examine additional sources beyond the Businessweek article, including current research which indicates that fewer persons in specific demographic groups may be using computers to do routine digital tasks at all, and what the educational and vocational implications are of this phenomenon. A recent study by the independent Pew Research Center found that only "fifty one percent of black adults access the Internet at home via desktop compared to 65% of white adults. The lower cost of accessing the Internet on the mobile web has changed the landscape of the digital division" (Sanders 2012). Reference Sanders, J. Victoria. (2012). The participation divide: Separate and unequal in digital media? The Texas Observer. Retrieved from the Pew Research Center at:……

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Computers and Culture, Using the

This is not to say that the computer is a blight on the symbolic landscape; only that, like medical technology, it has usurped powers and enforced mind-sets that a fully attentive culture might have wished to deny it (Postman 107). Thus, the computer has created great changes and advances in our lives, but ultimately it has also greatly changed our culture. As one historian notes, "This is obvious if we think about the building blocks of a culture: language, custom, ritual, myth, religion, law, art, and so on" (Shapiro 117). Many of these building blocks are slowly eroding as computers edge their way further and further into our culture. Postman notes, "A new technology does not add or subtract something. It changes everything. In the year 1500, fifty years after the printing press was invented, we did not have old Europe plus the printing press. We had a different Europe" (Postman 18). Computers have changed our lives for the better in many, many ways. However, they have created a reliance on machines and technology that has become a Technopoly, and our society suffers from this reliance, as Postman states about the computer, "it is the dominant metaphor or our age; it defines our age by suggesting a new relationship to information, to work, to power, and to nature itself" (Postman 111). Language, custom, ritual, myth, art, religion, and law have all evolved as technology grows. Today, our culture is riddled with machines, and some of the niceties of life, from the ritual of the family dinner, to the fine art of conversation, are rapidly disappearing. So is the custom of reading books, and spending time studying the foundations of culture. Postman continues, "Who knows what schools will be like twenty-five years from now? Or fifty? In time, the type of student who is currently a failure may be considered a success" (Postman 17). Computers are marvelous inventions, but to allow them to take over our society, as we have done, has made drastic changes in how we live, work, and relate to each other. As Postman eloquently reminds us, "Technopoly also encourages insensitivity to what skills may be lost in the acquisition of new ones. It is important to remember what can be done without computers, and it is also important to remind ourselves of what may be lost when we do use them" (Postman 120). We are losing ourselves…

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Internet Fraud the Slashing of

The "identity theft" literally refers to the resulting crimes by acquiring illegally others personal data like, name, date of birth, driving license number, financial identity, and using of the same wrongfully for their own goals. The personal data cannot be compared with the unique fingerprints that cannot be easily given to or stolen by some one else for their own…

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Advanced Persistent Threat

¶ … Persistent Threat Historical Background of APT Today, APT, or Advanced Persistent Threat, describes cyber attacks, which are produced by organized teams of individuals, whom have extremely in-depth resources. These teams of individuals have highly advanced technological and database penetration skills and they target specific profiles. Attack tactics are very precise and deliberate and they remain consistent in their…

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Browser Comparison

Internet Browser Comparison People use the internet everyday. It has gone from being an innovation into a requirement for the majority of people. A good number office jobs these days necessitate some contact to the internet in order to do research, send exchanges, or authenticate inventories. The assortment of things that can be done over the internet is extremely extensive…

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Computer Technology

Computer Technology and Daily Life One of the hallmarks of the Computer Age and computer technology -- and truly of all technology -- is the increased ease and speed of communication and trade. Basically, every technological innovation from the wheel to the airplane, and the telegraph to the Internet, has allowed human beings to connect with other individuals for both social and economic benefit. Computers and their accompanying technologies are no exception to this generalization, but are rather simply the latest and arguably the most efficient manifestations of humanities inherent sociability. The Internet is, of course, the most clear example of this technological trend when it comes to computers. Using the Internet and the multitude of specific software programs and websites that have been developed in the decade or so of its true spread and cultural ingraining, people today are able to see what a friend is doing and even talk to them, find businesses and products with pricing information and consumer reviews, and access almost the entire store of human knowledge -- and all of this almost instantly, with a few keystrokes. Computers and the Internet share another similarity with other technologies -- they quickly insinuate themselves into essential positions within a culture. Twenty years ago, very few people had cell phones, even though they existed. Technology improved and cheapened, and now it is almost impossible to imagine getting by without one. The same is true of email; most businesses and learning institutions assign employees/students email addresses that are used for necessary communications, and such options are generally available for most financial institutions as well. Email is already pretty much mandatory for conducting business in the modern age, and the Internet in general is following along the same path. In the coming decade, the instant communication of the Internet will have a huge effect on our daily lives. Academia is one area where the Internet will continue to make a large and controversial impact. Having access to such enormous quantities of information means that there are at least as many false or misleading websites as there are reliable ones. According to one study, however, seventy-three percent of college students use the Internet more than a library to conduct research for their courses (Causey 2005). This has led many to fear the increased dumbing-down of the student body, and a decreased ability to tell reliable information from claptrap. Similar fears…

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Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction From education to entertainment and business to communication, the Internet has touched upon every aspect of our lives. Paradoxical as it might seem, the Internet, which is widely touted as a broad socializing medium is silently causing social isolation among some of the users. The explosive growth of the Internet makes it a high priority to intervene appropriately…

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E-Communities' Impact the Impact of E-Communities Table

E-communities' Impact The Impact of E-communities Table of Contents ( 35 ref - 45 p, -- MLA) E-community Characteristics "Being a Member" Benefits Etiquette Examples. Danger and miscommunication from E-communities. Summary of evidence supporting the Hypothesis Explanation of methodological approach of investigation. i? Conclusion: further thinking or the term, egoboo. The Impact of E-communities E-community Characteristics The "sayings" of a…

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Effort to Build E-Government and an Information Society

¶ … Society Information is the Power for the Future Technology is a two-edged sword and civilization is the hostage. Information gives us the ability to control technology and use it for the good of mankind, but information is only as good as its source. The Internet is a huge network of computers controlled by human beings, all of them fallible. The sheer power of the information readily available on the Internet is awesome, but it is like alphabet soup, and the information which is usable may only be the cupful of letter shaped noodles in that huge cauldron. The key to using the information available is sifting out the sand leaving only the gold nuggets of truth. Access to information is the key to government by the people and for the people. The invention of the movable type printing press began the process of creating a literate world, and the Internet offers the most powerful tool ever created towards that end. Human beings can now add immense resources to their own brain power in the form of documents which store information we would otherwise forget.(Hayakawa, Dr. S.I. 1935) In addition, the processing power of computers offers the advantage of being able to analyze data in every way imaginable. In order to really create the new information society, the government must make as much information as possible available publicly on the net. It also need to be searchable and well organized by tasks. The communication needs to be two way for it to provide the best possible benefits. In this way, the public can stay informed on all aspects which interest them. Government programs can become more successful with higher participation due to the availability of information. In addition to this, information technology can provide us with better protection for life and property. It is also, perhaps, the only way to combat the possibilities of terrorism, which is much more dangerous with the technology for mass murder so readily available. The Patriot Act may take things a little too far, but some loss of personal privacy is a small price to pay for relative safety. This technology provides so many benefits to society that it should actually be protected. The availability of the Internet prevented a coup in Russia in 1991 (Peters, Katherine McIntyre 1999) and helped to bring down the Berlin Wall. So many vital services……

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Policy Analysis: IT Policy Thailand Advancement in

Policy Analysis: IT Policy Thailand Advancement in science and technology in articulation in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) has a very important role all through the world. Currently science and technology are being applied in every sector that include education, health, industry, politics, society and military etc. (Petrides, 2000) Some important and significant developments in ICT were…

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Security Policy Dr. Fossett's Dental Office

Security Policy of a Dental Office Information Technology Security for XYZ's Dental Office will be achieved by implementing these controls, policies, procedures and standards. This approved Security policy reflects the rapidly changing technologies within the dental office and aims ensure that the facility is properly protected and all security objectives are met. This security policy provides clear direction and support for security. XYZ is the owner of this policy and is therefore responsible for the review and enforcing of controls authorized by the policy. Access Privileges will be unique for each user and determined by the system administrators; Account refers to access privileges assigned to a user; E-mail is the electronic mail and exchange of information; Data Ownership is any data stored on the office's computers - it is owned by XYZ's office; Web Server is the web server operated by to office to access the internet and external data sources; Information Security represents the attempt to preserve confidentiality, integrity and availability of data Policy Owner is XYZ who is responsible for policy maintenance and review SYSTEM - This policy covers all freestanding computers, networked computers, timeshared computers, servers or terminals owned, leased or operated by XYZ's Dental Office. This also entails any network or networked component that links the before mentioned devices with any external network or network component including all peripherals, software, data and media associated with these devices; telephones, modems, fax machines, recording devices or other devices forming part of the office's voice network. Users cannot attempt to circumvent any system security, network security or any protection or resource restrictions placed on their account. The users must not attempt to capture or decode passwords or access codes, read or capture any data without authority or attempt to create or install any form of malicious software (for example worms, viruses, sniffers) which may affect computing or network equipment, software or data. User must not attach any unauthorised device or signal to the system or connect any equipment providing external access to the system (for example, a modem) without the proper authorization. GENERAL - XYZ's system provide support the office's medical research, community service and administrative work and should not be used for any other purpose. No person will utilize the system for private purpose, including private commercial, political or religious purposes. It is acknowledged that there will be some use of communications for personal purposes, but this must…

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Design a Network

¶ … Network Structure and functions of networks nodes Physical and channel levels Protocol and applied level of network Splitting network on subnets Installation of DHCP server Installation of DNS, WINS, IIS servers Local network of an enterprise covers 120 personal computers of users and 15 servers on the base of PC Intel platform, which are situated on the four…

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Proposal on the Relationship Between Deep Vein Thrombosis Dvt and Internet Cafe

¶ … Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Internet cafe DVT and Internet Users: proposal Recent studies have positively associated DVT or deep vein thrombosis with Internet usage, gaming and Internet cafes. Medical research indicates that there might be severe risks associated with extended computer use without exercise. A study by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ) was initiated a…

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Computer Careers Nature and Background of Work

Computer Careers Nature and Background of Work Job Opportunities within the Computer Profession Working Conditions Advancement Opportunities Compensation Educational and Other Requirements Future Opportunities Conclusion career in computers is perceived today to be one of the most high-paying and respected opportunities for the new millennium. Obviously rapid technological advancements in both the workplace and in society in general make computers a huge market of opportunities. Specialization in computers will then provide the computer professional with a myriad opportunities to advance his or her own knowledge as well as helping businesses remain at the cutting edge of technology and competition. The profession itself evolves according to new technological advances, and even occupational titles within the computer profession change according to these advancements. Current titles that could be held include systems analysts, database administrators and computer scientists. Changes in technology are then also coupled with changes in preferences and practices of employers, thus necessitating the dynamic nature of a career in computers. It is therefore a career with a large number of opportunities not only in terms of financial gain, but also in terms of professional growth. Systems analysts for example serve the business community through ensuring the smooth operation of computer systems, as well as implementing new systems according to the specific needs of an organization. Current systems may be upgraded and developed, while new systems are also created. According to these functions, some professionals are named systems developers or architects, according to their creative function. Database administrators then work with databases incorporated within the systems created and installed by analysts. Communication needs and the rapid expansion of information systems such as the Internet are often handled by both database administrators and systems analysts. Often these two areas are handled by a single person or group of computer experts (Wiliams, Pers. Comm.). Networking between computers within an office or among various offices are then also handled by these experts. Computer professionals can then be involved in both of the above areas, while also acting as experts in the implementation and expansion of the Internet. Several new professions have also been created as a result of the Internet and its popularization. The design and maintenance of Web sites for example are part of the duties handled by Internet developers or Web designers. The technical aspects such as speed and performance issues are generally known as Webmasters. Computer scientists on the other hand…

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History of Computers, While Relatively

Some are designed to be lighter and smaller than even the average notebook, possessing comparable power to a desktop or desktop replacement but in a significantly smaller package, some as small as a sheet of paper. The advantages of laptop computers are obvious -- they are portable, allowing increased productivity and connectivity. They are comparable if not equal or superior to desktops in their processing capacities. The essential drawback to laptops is that they are slightly more expensive than a desktop unit with the same capabilities. Powerful batteries and A/C adapter options make the laptop a portable computer that is competitive with desktop processing capabilities. From units weighing over one ton to portable computers that are powerful enough to run a business from and small enough to fit in a briefcase, processing units have evolved incredibly quickly over the past half-century. The decline of minicomputers, replaced by more powerful microcomputers and notebooks, was mirrored by the resurgence of mainframes for large processing jobs and supercomputers for cutting-edge capabilities. Computers evolve and improve every day, and the user -- whether it is an individual college student or a multi-national corporation tracking financial transactions -- will only benefit from these changes. Works Consulted -- all information was accessed from online encyclopedia www.wikipedia.com Wikipedia pages: mainframes minicomputers microcomputers laptops supercomputers the history……

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Computer IBM, Entered the Computer Field During

COMPUTER IBM, entered the computer field during the 1960's, into a market where Apple Computer Inc. And Tandy Corporation's Radio Shack Division had been dominating until then with one of its initial attempts to make a 'mini super computer'. The IBM machine came to be known for its technological impressiveness, and this impressiveness stemmed not from any one single breakthrough,…

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Digitization Is Removing the Need

One example of this is the Internet. Every user of the Internet is in fact inter-connected with each other. Hence with the Internet, users can pass any kind of information with each other. Knowledge capture or "information flow co-ordination" needs to become a central, driving core competence. I also agree in this statement. Knowledge capture or "information flow co-ordination" is important because information is the major aspect of computing. If information flow is not organized, the use of computing technologies will just be useless. The essence of information flow co-ordination can also be derived from the term Information Technology. From this term itself, information is the core element hence efficiency and core competence should focus on "information flow co-ordination." In fact, computing technologies were developed to improve information storage, access, communication, and transmission. Computing is all about information and the improvement of the many needs and processes involving information. The following statement, as suggested by Sahin and Robinson in their research, indicates how lack of "information flow co-ordination" creates a problem. Advances in information technology, particularly in the e-business arena, are enabling firms to rethink their supply chain strategies and explore new avenues for inter-organizational cooperation. However, an incomplete understanding of the value of information sharing and physical flow coordination hinder these efforts. E-business Issues that Impact Organization Because information technology is very important in almost any business these days, it is critical that organizations should keep themselves updated with technological developments. In fact, it is almost because of the information technology that keeps organizations stay in the business track that they are in. For those that do not make use of the advantages of information technology, chances are that they will not afford to stay in the competing arena of business and industries where e-business is already the leading technique to success. References IOmega. Definition of Virtualization. https://iomega-eu-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/iomega_eu_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php Sahin, Funda, Robinson E., Powell. Flow Coordination and Information Sharing in Supply Chains: Review, Implications, and Directions for Future Research. Decision Sciences. 2002. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3713/is_200210/ai_n9129335…

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Computer What Is Going to Be Next

¶ … Computer: What is going to be next? The development of computers is a process that has been going on for the last 70 years or so. The nature of development has been different over the years and the changes have come due to the realization of mankind of the possible utilities of computers also. The first attempts were…

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Internet Communication the Face of

Instant messages (often called "IM's") are literally instant communication between two people who happen to be online at the same time. They occur in real time. They put more pressure on a person's ability to write and spell adequately because it is difficult to use tools such as spell-checkers with them. Email and IM's have changed the face of warfare in one significant way: soldiers in Iraq have at least occasional access to computers, and the ability to email and sometimes IM loved ones at home (4). One of the most interesting developments in computer communication might be weblogs, or "blogs." A combination of the words "web" and "log," a blog is an online personal journal that the writer makes available to others who can read and then comment on the contents (5). This form of computer communication may be the closest to traditional written expression, as the writer of the blog often takes the time to revise what he or she has said and actively seeks for the personal writing to have some kind of impact on the reader. All of these newer forms of communication have changed how we write and increased emphasis on the need to be able to write easily and effectively. It places new demands on what it means to be literate, or able to read and write for the purposes of everyday activities. BIBLIOGRAPHY Author not given. 2005. "Join Newsgroups: All About Newsgroups." Accessed via the Internet 10/8/05. Heller, Steven. 2004. "Blog me, blog me not: design blogs offer stimulating idea forums, along with rambling, self-indulgent rants." Print, May 12. Huang, Josie. 2004. "Instant message, instant relief; E-mails ease families' fears about Maine Guardsmen attacked in Iraq." Portland Press Herald (Maine), April 21. Pillemer, Jack. No date given. "E-mail as a teaching tool." In ETAI Summer 1997. Accessed via the Internet 10/8/05. Smart Libary. 2005. "Scholars Identify Cultural Forces that are Shaping Literacy," in Smart Library on Literacy and Technology. Accessed via the Internet 10/8/05.

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Malware Since the Earliest Days of Humankind,

Malware Since the earliest days of humankind, inventions from the wheel to nanotechnology have been used and abused for unethical or illegal purposes. Why would it be any different for computer and Internet technology? In fact, the proliferation of computer exploitation necessitated an entirely new language. Overall, "malware" is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system, without the…

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