In the article, "The Undercover Parent" by Harlan Coben, the author talks to the audience about why he thinks all parents should watch their children on the internet. Coben uses pathos more than anything else when trying to reach out to his readers. Coben uses some tactics to get the reader to trust what he says. One specific tactic is that he acknowledges the reader's feelings. He also manipulates the reader by reducing the negative feelings that they have when they read this article and replace them with positive feelings. Then he is finally increasing the fear enough that the reader will feel obligated to put spyware on their kid's computer so that they can protect them from the horrible thing found on the internet.
Thirty years or so ago, the average American would be hard-pressed to name a single Korean pop star. Today, the South Korean singing sensation Psy is world-famous, thanks to the rather random fact that his catchy tune "Gangnam Style" was a YouTube sensation, garnering millions of 'hits' from users all around the globe. The song spawned multiple Internet parodies and even earned Psy a lucrative Superbowl advertisement contract as the spokesperson for Wonderful Pistachios.
(Hentoff 12) The largest controversy that surrounds censoring the Internet is what information should be considered “offensive”. The Internet can be viewed in many different ways. It can be considered a carrier of common data, similar to a phone company, which must ignore what is broadcast for privacy reasons. Or, it can be considered a distributor and broadcaster of information, much like a television or radio station, which is responsible for what it broadcasts and has to conform to federal standards and regulations. This argument is the main concern of the censorship matter. “The Internet is a carrier of information, and not a broadcaster, since it only provides the basic structure for information transfer and sharing. (“Cyberchaos”) But this angers lawmakers. The current laws existing today do not apply well to the Internet. The Internet cannot be viewed as one type of transfer medium under current broadcast definitions (“Muzzling the Internet”). One large difference that sets the Internet apart from a broadcasting media is the fact that one can’t stumble across a vulgar or obscene site without first entering an address or following a link from another page. There are exceptions, of course, but for the most part, if one wants to find “dirty” material on the Internet, they have to go out and look for it. “The Internet is much more like going into a bookstore and
There are 7 individuals on the planet who hold the "key to the web." If in the occasion of a significant disaster the web is closed down these key holders will together have the capacity to reboot an essential piece of the framework. Computers are a radiant deed of engineering. They have developed from straightforward number crunchers to machines with numerous functions and abilities. Computers have gotten to be common to the point that practically every home has no less than one computer, and schools discover them a decent hotspot for data and training for their understudies. Computers have made new professions and dispensed with others and have left an enormous effect on our general public. The development of the computer has incredibly influenced expressions of the human experience, the business world, and society and history in numerous diverse zones, yet to see how extraordinary these progressions are, it is important to examine the sources of the computers. Innovation has changed the world and the future holds greater creations for every one of us. Numerous individuals have helped innovation. Three of the numerous individuals who have helped engineering are Tim Berners-Lee, Steve Ballmer, and Linus Torvalds. Without specific individuals we may have not seen a large portion of these new advances turning out so soon, but I believe the future holds more.
The internet has seen the world more connected than ever before. According to a 2015 report by We Are Social, out of the current human population of 7.21 billion, 3.01 billion are connected to the internet. Another key point is that the current active social media accounts have a penetration of 29 percent, with, notably, 1.685 billion active mobile social accounts (Kemp, 2015). Nearly more than a half a decade ago, it was the first time the number of items connected to the internet outmatched the human population. Statistics revealed that in 2015, 25 billion devices will be connected to the internet, a number expected to rise to 50 billion by 2020 (FTC Staff Report, 2015). Surprisingly, in 2020, the U.S. is expecting to have 26 billion connected devices (Truste, 2014), encompassing more than a half the global users. The trend of this technology is not heading to a halt any time soon and has, under these circumstances, been associated with numerous health benefits and challenges for users. While people with internet devices can now better monitor their health through mobile apps that track everything from their medical history to their food intake, there is still cause for concern that internet devices possess the potential to cause mental health problems such as increasing stress levels and negative effects on emotions as well as effects on physical health such as increasing threats to the immune system and chronic pain.
The issues raised by Bennett illustrate that the Internet is still in its infancy in terms of how it is best-integrated into society and regulated by the same ethical, social, and legal principles as traditional forms of communications. It is likely that the solution lies, not in the evolution of regulations or in limitations on free speech; rather, the solution is likely to evolve naturally as subsequent generations develop a better and more nearly comprehensive understanding of how to integrate their offline and online identities in ways that maintain their privacy. Meanwhile, the deeper explanation of the contemporary digital communications
This is ostensibly a problematic task given the role of personal biases in determining the parameters of censorship. Particularly since whistle-blowing revealed the mass surveillance programmes of the American and British governments, the belief in increasing gatekeepers for online content has been widely denounced by digital rights activists. For example, writing in The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald (2013), the close confidante of Edward Snowden, referred to calls for greater internet censorship as “far more menacing than - and at least just as hateful as - bigoted Twitter hashtags and online homophobic jokes”. Though perhaps overly hyperbolic, such an argument is understandable when considering that the horrors of Abu Ghraib would have likely gone unnoticed had it not been for the “digital world in which we live” making the circulation of images so easy (Sontag 2007 : 137). As this essay has consistently shown, without the free flow of information offered by the internet, our ability to hold authority figures and governments accountable is limited. After all, it is not merely a coincidence that censorship of the internet is typically high on the agenda of autocrats throughout the world (Agarwal, et al., 2010: 7). However, as the “pizzagate” incident demonstrates, we should not let an unwavering
Jessica Bennett used different real life examples to support her argument against the internet encouraging people to say or do things they wouldn’t. Bennett states “online there are few checks and balances and no due process, and validating the credibility of a claim is difficult, to say the least.”
The internet has put the world literally at anyone’s fingertips with a vast quantity of information is a mouse-click away. Information that was once only available in obscure reference libraries or card catalogs can be accessed by everyone. Unfortunately the internet is an equal opportunity tool, and those with virtuous as well as nefarious intentions can use this open resource to further their efforts to levels heretofore unheard of. The internet is also soapbox for free speech that epitomizes the intentions of the founding fathers to allow everyone the same opportunity to have their opinions aired. There is a line that often blurs between legitimate and illegal behavior, when does harsh criticism become bullying, when does an expression
With this unimaginable treasure of information and enlightening wealth comes with it a certain degree of deregulation and disorder, where, often enough, there are no solidified, concrete laws to curb illegal or immoral activity. In a sense, the Internet is a world all of its own: a whole new realm of human interaction, where anonymity is a gift and its use, a weapon to use against everyone else. Much unlike the reality of the world, the Internet is a place where anybody can simply slip on a digital mask and whisk their way into the black mire, slipping past justice and morality and into the trenches of criminality and malevolence. Under the protection of a digital screen, countless numbers of wrongdoings are committed everyday, where no one hears the rings of justice or the cries for help. This number has exploded in the few recent years, where social media has grasped hold of ourselves and trapped us within the bright, inviting screens of tweets, posts, and updates. This introduction of an unprecedented amount of social media users have lured in the people whose purposes are exploitative and harrowing. Sadly, much of the outside world is powerless to help those victimized by these people, as the Internet is modern man’s new Wild, Wild West, where debauchery runs amuck and the helpless struggle to protect themselves from those who wish to see them harmed. It
The Internet can be such a wonderful and useful tool to help gather information or explore new and different ideas. However, humans are not using the Internet to the
Furthermore, Boyd claims that people have a right to do what protects their well-being and says: “What’s at stake is people’s right to protect themselves, their right to actually maintain a form of control that gives them safety” According to Boyd, nobody has the right or authority to stop people from doing what protects them the most. Any action to stop people from protecting themselves is wrong and that’s exactly what the ban of anonymity calls for. Boyd holds the same idea as Stafford and Zhou that people need to be protected from these “trolls” on the internet but unlike the other authors, Boyd sees anonymity as the defensive measures that people take to protect themselves. Without anonymous accounts and names people at risk such as stalking victims, rape victims, defectors from suppressive governments, and company whistleblowers are left defenseless to people who have access to the internet and their identities and the intention to harm them. It is unreasonable to take a risk to implement something, not knowing if it will have any positive effect, but knowing it will definitely negatively effect many users of the internet. Boyd’s article explains that anonymity allows for all ideas to be fully expressed without being afraid of backlash from individuals that aim to harm you. This lack of
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In today’s world Internet has become one of the most important mediums of communication. It has become the lifeline of our survival. It has removed the entire social, economic and physical barrier and has immense effect on our day to day activity.