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  • Two General Claims About The Internet
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    When was the first time you used a computer When was the first time you used the Internet While the Internet has existed in some form or another for ten to twenty years, the Internet as we know it is only six to seven years old; most of the people who use it today had no clue it even existed less than a decade ago. Yet now the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives. Many Americans cannot imagine life without a personal computer at home, much less at work. The Internet has led so...
  • Values Written Into The Internet
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    Introduction Governments like to think they " re in control. Especially in times of crisis, they try hard to portray an image of being one step ahead of their enemies, wanting us to think they are able to take decisive action that will solve problems once and for all. Since 9/11 in particular, western governments have reasserted their commitment to monitoring the movements, conversations and keystrokes of anyone they suspect of posing a threat to national security. One of the most high profile e...
  • Greater Access To Private Information
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    Security vs. Privacy in the Internet -Kalpesh Shah The question of privacy began when man uttered his first words. The question was raised again when the postal system began and then when telephones were introduced. Once again, we must apply the question to the new information superhighway, that is e-mail, telecommuting, online newsgroups, etc. The question is this: How important is privacy on the Internet According to Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, privacy (1) is "freedom from unaut...
  • Government Internet Intervention The Internet
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    Government 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. The Internet should not be considered a bad source for people, considering ...
  • Net Generation
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    Technological advances are putting society's wants and needs at their fingertips. A perfect analogy is given in Laurent Belsie's article, "The Electronic Village". John lives in a different time and also in a different world. Some call this a town, city, or village. Indeed it is, but with a slight twist. Johns home is his office on the 18th floor of the newly constructed Microsoft building in New York. Everything he wants is at his fingertips. John uses his keyboard for transportation; his windo...
  • Web Users To Surf The Internet
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    Privacy Consumers and the Internet Introduction A trend of great concern is the partnership of major consumer directory services with companies that compile so called public-records databases. Such databases compile records from a wide variety of government agencies, including courts, vital statistics departments, tax rolls, elections records, or agencies that regulate professional licenses. In addition, some companies also purchase data that is mined from questionnaires, applications for credit...
  • Personal Information
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    If the goal of the Information Superhighway is to unite people, why is it that so far it has only acted as a dis unifying agent, creating debate wherever its name arises. The reason is, people are scared of it, and for good reasons as well as fictional. One of these "good" reasons would be personal privacy, a gap in the system sometimes not even denied by those that should be denying it. The internet, carrying as much information as quickly as it does is too busy to worry about protecting the in...
  • Electronic Publishing On The Internet
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    1 Introduction Ever since publishing was first invented a long time ago, there have been two main obstacles to overcome. The first is the limited audience that will see the published material, with the second being having to frequently update the documents. Now with the invention of electronic publishing and the Internet, these problems have been solved. Publishing documents electronically on the Internet allows it to be seen by millions of people, and it can be easily updated and posted with a ...
  • Case On Godfrey Vs Demon Internet Ltd
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    The world of cyberspace is a fast developing new universe of information, this information can flow between two computers sitting next to each other just as easily as it can flow between countries or right around the world. In this world where the information kept on a disc can be more valuable to a company than the company itself, regulation and control of the flow of this information is very necessary. The Internet soon after its creation became the world's central location for piracy, and it ...
  • Online Free Speech Campaign
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    Propaganda in the Online Free Speech Campaign Propaganda and Mass Communication July 1, 1996 In February 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the first revision of our country's communications laws in 62 years. This historic event has been greeted with primarily positive responses by most people and companies. Most of the Telecommunications act sets out to transform the television, telephone, and related industries by lowering regulatory barriers, and ...
  • Evolution Debate On The Net
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    Transformation of Media Forms The theory of evolution from paper to the internet The theory of evolution must 'evolve' with the transforming media forms around it to maintain its scientific and social relevance. In other words, it must shift from the conventional media forms such as journals, books and publications and move towards the ways of the internet. Even collective groups of scientists and evolutionists can be shifted from physical to online gatherings via the ways of the internet and it...
  • Internet Connection
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    The Internet has taken on a form of its own, if you just look at the number increases from 1992 to a projected 2002 you will see for yourself. With the growth of the Internet and progress we hope to achieve, we seem to be heading straight into the future of technology. What can this "information highway", do for us regular day to day people Students, teachers, small businesses, family, and even friends can stay connected and achieve a higher source of information then we could have twenty years ...
  • Online Brokerage Firm
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    What regulatory issues does the brokerage industry face with respect to the retail investor and the advent of online securities trading Introduction The number of securities trades conducted online has taken a dramatic increase in recent years, rising from under 100,000 trades per day in 1996 to over half a million in 19991. The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) expects the level of online brokerage assets to rise to $3 trillion dollars by the year 2003, from a meager $415 billion in 1998...
  • Ontological Shift Fashioned By The Internet
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    Ontological Shift In Michael Heim's essay "The Cyber Space Dialectic", he discusses how our culture is going through an ontological shift fashioned by the Internet. Heim articulates his theory of what dialectic is and how this ontological shift is creating a new dialectic. The Internet is the main place today where people from all over the world exchange and communicate their ideas and feelings. The Internet is a new community in itself. The ontological shift into the cyberspace times will chang...
  • Censorship Of The Internet
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    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. Thegovernment wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of theInternet, I will attempt to express bo...
  • Individuals
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    We can't see their smiles when we tell a joke nor can we see their frowns when they have a different point of view about something we say. So much information about how a person feels is transmitted through facial expressions. We can radiate massive amounts of information from a single smirk, smile, or frown. E-mail and chat rooms cannot relay this information through our computer screens. Furthermore, each time we converse with someone over the Internet, our morals are put to the test. With a g...
  • Internet Micropayments Table Of Contents Example
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    Internet Micropayments TABLE OF CONTENTS Example. 3 Introduction... 4 Micropayments Overview. 4 Why Micropayments Exist 5 Industry Overview... 6 Who Makes Money. 8 How a Transaction Works 8 Micropayments Reality: Where the Industry is Today. 10 Future of Micropayments. 11 Government Regulation 12 Issues for Micropayments 14 Pros & Cons of Micropayments... 15 Summary 16 Bibliography... 17 For Example Image that you are at your computer and are surfing the web in search of information on the 1964 ...
  • Every Thing About Don Mattingly
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    Don Mattingly was a very hard person to write a book about. The main reason was that it was so hard to find really good information about Don is because there are no books on him. The only real good source I had was the Internet, but that ended up being a good thing, because the Internet ended up being a great source. It wasn t as easy as you might think it is to decide. The first thing I did was find all the information that I could find, and I found a lot. I found information about his childho...
  • Anonymity On The Internet
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    What is privacy? It is the state of being free from unauthorized intrusion. What is anonymity? It is the quality or state of being unknown or unacknowledged. Anonymity is one of the greatest gifts of the Internet. It allows you to really be the one you are, it relieves you from being prejudiced by others. It makes you a white sheet of paper; it gives you a life that you would never ever be able to have in the real world. This certainly is a great thing. Being anonymous is necessary. People often...
  • Singapore's Current Censorship Regime
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    Technology and censorship are often seen as opposing forces in the information age. This tension is exemplified by the case of Singapore, which wants to harness new technologies for development while having censorship controls in place. This paper looks at how Singapore is going about censorship of the Internet. It is part of a larger study into how Singapore proposes to censor without losing the advantages of new technologies. The paper begins by noting that censorship in Singapore is justified...

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