But I think that we very likely would have more murders and more speeders if we didn't have laws as a deterrent. Internet is growing constantly and is becoming a hard to regulate the entire world networks and every country has it's own laws, policies, and ethical values. Until this day we have come up with technical standards for the entire Internet but there are not yet ethical standards that rule the World Wide Web. Governments of the world should nurture laws and standards for ethical issues for this huge network. Also we need to be aware of Internet threats and learn how to protect our privacy when using the Internet.
The complete impact of the internet is difficult to assess, because it is still changing, but “in fact, one of the things that may be lost in the unending stories about the internet, Internet companies and internet users, is that this is really a revolution- but like must truly major changes, it is a revolution measured in decades, not weeks and months, and no one, including the most direct participants, really knows how it will change our lives” (Reynolds, 273). Bibliography: Works Cited Kendal, D,, Linden, R,, & Murray, J. (1998). Sociology in our times:the essentials. (410,210, 35).
Censorship is unnecessary and inappropriate with regards to the Internet. Numerous less-restrictive means of protecting the public, the global nature of the Internet, the active choice required to access the resources of the Internet, the fact that Internet censorship violates the First amendment, and the parental and personal nature of regulating the Internet all contradict the idea of Internet censorship. The Internet has the potential to revolutionize our society and bring us full into the information age. The information superhighway is not centuries or decades away, but just around the corner. Let us attempt to aid the growth of this technology and its respective culture in any way possible, and thus propel ourselves into the future.
Internet Regulation Technology is growing at an uncontrollable rate in today’s world. Along with this, so is the internet. Regulating the internet is becoming a major issue all over the world. Some people don’t believe it is possible for the internet to be regulated and many think it should not be regulated at all because it infringes on our rights of free speech; while many believe it will have to be regulated to protect people of all ages and all backgrounds. There are three aspects of the internet that have to be regulated; criminal activities, illegal content, and harmful/offensive content.
The Impact of the Internet INTRODUCTION The Internet is the world’s largest international computer network. It allows users to access substantial amounts of information held at various locations all over the world, and has challenged the organisation of obligations and the responsibilities with respect to the processing of personal data. “Personal data covers both facts and opinions about the individual. It also includes information regarding the intentions of the data controller towards the individual” - Www.dataprotection.gov.uk As data subjects, we all have various rights that must be conformed to. For example, the Data Protection Act of 1998 requires that personal data is collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes” and should not be processed any further in a way that is incompatible with these purposes.
The ubiquity of the Internet, and nowadays, the Internet of Things, which is the idea of connecting ordinary everyday items to the Internet to create a smarter world, brings into question who has the authority to regulate the content and information that is allowed to be posted there. As the Internet spreads to more users worldwide, a growing number of nations choose to either shut off or heavily censor the Internet despite the objection by many U.S. leaders. Recent revelations by Edward Snowden have brought to light omnipresent surveillance of U.S. citizens through the use of the Internet. The United States is contradicting its intrinsic values found in the Bill of Rights by unanimously spying on its citizens through the Internet. This brings up the controversial question of “Who Owns the Internet?”, because all of the hardware that makes up the Internet is privately owned.
(internetworldstats.com) The popularity of the Internet has caused the world to become more dependent on the information that is searched. Some countries’ governments believe that although the Internet is one of the top worldwide researching databases, its lacking in privacy has created unnecessarily high security risks and has had a negative if not harmful affect on their society. (techcrunch.com) One example of this lack of privacy would be that research found on the Internet can be accessed from any country in the world. Many countries view being able to access information from an... ... middle of paper ... ...iser, Eli. The Filter Bubble: What Is the Internet Hiding From You?
In the January 18th, 2012 New York Times article “The False Ideals of the Web”, Jaron Lanier attempts to take a very difficult issue – one that many view in terms of black or white – and find some middle ground. Unfortunately, what he ends up doing in the article is create an either/or situation, rather than find any middle ground. In the end we are left in the same situation that we started with. In the first paragraph, Jaron appeals to the pathos of the reader; he assumes that the reader is of the generation that has grown up in the digital age, thus they would agree that the most important aspect of the internet is the people who contribute to it. However, there is no reason to ever assume that.
Or will the internet just create a wider gap between first world industrialized countries like the U.S. and Japan? Internet access is not available to all people and the new generations disparities in the world will epitomize the disadvantages that failure to internet access will bring. All aspects of life are transformed by computer and information technology in our new day of age and ever more so in the future. First of all, the internet has become a very important medium for gathering important information and providing all sorts of data at the click of a button that would otherwise not be available unless you went to some library halfway across the world, or subscribed to some popular newspaper that needed to be special ordered to your country to find out the outcome for a bill recently voted on in Chile. Library databases hold very important information from all over the world at the comfort of home or school that obviously those schools without access to the internet are left without.
Real life society has police and laws to regulate people actions, unfortunately right now the internet is missing this type of control. Governments around the world need to work together to find a solution to this problem. The solution is in the creation and implementation of international laws that deal specifically with cybercrimes. To be able to understand cybercrimes we need to know where it all started, it all started with the birth of the internet. The internet is a computer-based global information system composed of many interconnected computer networks (Beekman, 1999).