March 28, 2007
The most interesting topic of the Internet is the loss of privacy. It is unbelievable the amount of people who are willing to give out their personal information to un-secure web-sites. Most people don’t realize the risk in Internet use. When a site is asking for your social security number, you want to make sure that this site is secure or else you are putting yourself at risk for identity theft or fraud. When contributing to a greater cause, you want to make sure that your money or contribution is going where is should be. Internet scams is an increasing concern amongst Internet users. Another serious topic about Internet use is the ability to create or view child pornography.
Knowing that you have privacy while viewing the Internet for your own purpose is a safety net that most individuals need. While searching the web most people take for granted that they are not the only ones using the Internet ethically. When it comes right down to it, the people who have no “computer ethics” as to say is higher than we would like to imagine. Identity theft is growing and people are having a hard time protecting themselves from it. “Even though privacy is one of the top concerns among Internet users, few webs sites today actually have privacy policies or provide users with information about privacy practices. This makes it almost impossible for users to make informed decisions about their on-line activities.” (Electronic)
Internet scams has increases since 9-11 and almost makes people hesitant towards donating money because they have this un-secure feeling that this money they are donating, isn’t going where it should be. Hurricane Katrina is a good reference for Internet scams. During this time, scamming through the internet increased dangerously and because of this, the government lost billions of dollars to individuals who decided to take another’s loss to benefit themselves. There were three types of scams...