Internet And The World Wide Web

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Internet Privacy The term Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) are words that not only are familiar to people all over the globe but their technology is ubiquitous. Aside from the availability of the Internet, several spin-off technologies have been possible such as mobile Internet service via the mobile telephone, PDA or even “netbooks” – those subnotebooks that are small-sized, low-cost and lightweight optimized for mobile Internet access and core computing functions. No doubt, it is difficult to do day-to-day personal chores nor business transactions without relying on the power of the Internet. Personal communications between relatives, family and friends are made possible at the touch of a button, and can be done regularly via emails, chat or even web cameras. Business and industry are not left behind considering strategic, tactical and operational processes have been automated, which helped commerce streamline operations. Indeed, a whole way of life for today’s generation has been changed because of the Internet. On the other side of the coin though, the convenience, availability and ease of use provided by the Internet could be looked at as a double-edged sword – one side provides protection while the other could do harm. Thus, one of the harms attributed to the use of the Internet is the loss of privacy by anyone using it. “In a world where literally everything you do can leave a digital fingerprint, nothing strikes a visceral chord among web users more than the
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