In China, the largest crime which is currently occurring is intellectual piracy. Unlike the pirates of old who plundered the merchant vessels and ports of the South China Sea, modern day pirates are more interested in illegal replication of intellectual rights. From music compact discs to computer software to films to best selling novels, The Chinese black market is a virtual warehouse of "plundered goods". It is estimated that there are at least thirty illegal high tech factories in China that can churn out over 20,000 optical discs a day. America's Microsoft estimates that 98 out of every 100 of its software programs being used in China are illegal copies .
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The crisis of identity theft has dramatically increased due to people using their credit cards on the internet. Hackers are tapping into large corporations and gaining access to millions of people’s credit card information (Bray and Yadron 2). One’s identity is never safe and can be stolen easier than they may think. As identity theft rates increase, it becomes more dangerous. The government, along with many large corporations, are working to on ways to prevent identity theft from taking place.
Postal Service reported nearly 10 million identity theft incidents, costing consumer $5 billion. According to authorities, the primary method of theft is not online but offline. Online incidents accounted for approximately 12% of cases. Another possibly surprising fact is that half of identity thefts are committed by non-strange... ... middle of paper ... ...tial documents in a safe container in a discreet location. Keep critical documents in a safe deposit box at a financial institution, in a locked filing cabinet, box, or a safe at home or office.
In the past several years and months, we have had several instances in which hackers and programmers exploit the government and various agencies for the corrupt individuals they really are. You may be thinking of people such as Edward Snowden, the man responsible for the leaking of National Security Agency secrets. While he is one of the most influential people in our technological society that we have today, he’s not who I want to focus on. The man I want to talk about is Julian Assange. He is a perfect example of betrayal and deception because of the countless number of governments he has exposed.