Does The Internet Make The World A Bigger Or Smaller Place?

1688 WordsDec 3, 20157 Pages
Does the internet make the world a bigger or smaller place? Today, we live in a technologically based world in which almost everything we do is done through computer-based technology. Communication, marketing, and even transactions are all done through technology. The danger of having all of your information online is that once something is on the internet, it is permanent. Whether it be your home address, phone number, or simply pictures of you and your family, you can never really remove anything. This can be both positive and negative. Negative because if your information slips into the wrong hands you can get into trouble. And this can be positive because with all kinds of people around the world posting information on the internet, it brings everyone a little closer together, making it easier to connect with people from all over the globe. One negative effect of the internet making the world a smaller place was Target’s data breach a few years back. In mid-December of 2013, Target experienced a crisis when criminals had forced their way into Target’s system, gaining access to many guests credit and debit card information. As the investigation continued, it was later determined that certain guest information, such as names, mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers were taken as well. Target has built its reputation of customer satisfaction over the years by providing excellent service to customers and having better discounts than their competitors,
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