Although these advances have provided a tremendous positive impact on our society, it has also caused some controversial ethical issues, namely the privacy of personal information. Computers have been used as a tool to invade personal privacy for various purposes such as direct marketing, the sharing and selling of consumer information, and government surveillances. Furthermore, the advent of the Internet as an infrastructure of connected computers has been used to exchange non-public personal information to unknown parties. As a result, privacy concerns have risen as computer technology rapidly becomes pervasive. Because of the depth and many facets of the privacy of personal information, this research paper focuses on the privacy of consumer information.
Total Technology Takeover Technology circulates almost everything in modern society today. Technology has influenced the world into a more positive direction. This is because technology provides a lot of vast information. Technology is the driving force of the future; it is changing our lives and shaping is shaping the worlds future rapidly. Arguably, technology has changed several aspect everyday lives, such as jobs, healthcare, and education.
However, the current risks of ‘Big Data’ ultimately outweigh the potential benefits in society as ‘Big Data’ poses numerous ethical concerns and issues regarding the protection of individual privacy and information. For the purposes of this discussion, privacy can be defined as a combination of the ability to have a certain amount of power or agency in a particular environment, to have an under... ... middle of paper ... ...th and safety of the society. However, with Google using tracking cookies to collect information on personal interests and Facebook providing unique online social networks for identification, the challenge of protecting individual privacy has increase rapidly with the revolution of Big Data. The process of analyzing and collecting large amounts of data simply poses too many risks, such as identification and violation of privacy. For Big Data to be accepted by the general public, the ethical concerns and issues regarding the protection of personal information must be addressed.
In this concern, views on the impact of Internet vary consistently. On the one hand, Internet is recognized as a valuable intermediate, which helps users to share and broadcast information easily. But, another view on the impact of internet, that Internet is noticed as a threat to the social life and identity of individuals because it engages users changing their life online and leaving less time for real world social relations. In real life, it is obvious that Internet does have the impact on the way users think but this impact can hardly be discovered in a day, but, in its place, it is a long lasting process which may have negative effects because of the information overload and negative behavioral changes, such as distraction, the lack of ability to concentrate on one issue and others. The negative impact of Internet on behavioral changes in users In fact, internet has a considerable impact on the behavior of individuals and their way of thinking.
Ever since the invention of the transistor – allowing the construction of increasingly advanced computers – digital technology has become increasingly integrated within our daily lives. Of recent times, a significant development in digital technology is its use in communication; especially in the form of social media or social networking. The psychological effects of high usage of social media (such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) in today’s society have been critically evaluated. The main risks are associated with allowing the consequences of traditional forms of bullying and the internalisation of unrealistic body ideals to be escalated due to the high frequency of use and omnipresence of social media. However, social media does present
New Media has influenced cyberbullying to become an increasing and dangerous problem. Prevention and education are necessary in order to effectively respond and address the issue. Stopbullying.gov (n.d.) explains cyberbullying further: “Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles”. The occurrence of cyberbullying is at an all-time high because of the increased use of new media. The constant connected nature of technology allows cyberbullying acts to happen at any time.
Ethical and Legal issues in ICT • Introduction The consistent use of information and communication technology (ICT) in modern world enables us for countless opportunities for individuals, institutions, business organisations and scientists, but it also raises difficult ethical and legal problems. In particular, ICT helped to make societies more complex and thus even harder to understand. The use of ICT has led to changes in concepts: ownership, buying and selling, right to possession, theft, justice in the distribution of resources and access rights. During the nineties, the internet has grown into all business segments resulting in a large number of questions running. It has been noted that during those time period there has been merging of computers, telecommunications, and media which is further emphasized by the emergence of new issues and strengthening old ones.