Internet Privacy And The Internet

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Imagine a world without major programs like Facebook or Microsoft office, how would we get our candy crush reminders, or write a five page essays for an English final. Major programs like the ones I’ve stated may not have been possible without hackers. Hackers are people who gain access to unauthorized information using a computer. I know, it sounds bad that people are gaining unauthorized information by computer, but they actually make the internet a safer place. With the growth of the internet comes the growth of hackers and internet privacy. New laws that would increase internet privacy and, limit hackers would halt the internets growth and development. Since the year 2000, the internet has grown enormously we can all agree and with this growth comes a growth of internet users. With all the internet users, online comes people trying to accuse their information by illegal means. People are uncomfortable with the fact that people are gaining access to their information and tracking their web usage. When conducting an interview with Ms. Rebecca LaFave the Reference Librarian I asked her the question “ Do you believe it ok if the hackers/businesses track your movement across the web”? and she replied with “No. I find it extremely intrusive, at best. At worse it’s an invasion of the 14th Amendment” (Lafave). People feel as if hackers are taking advantage of them by using their information but some hackers may be helping online users. With everything, this is a good and a

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