Why the Internet Should be Censored

Should the Internet be censored? It’s a topic of ongoing debate. And it’s not an easy question to answer, not least of which because one of the questions is who will do the censoring and how. The global nature and the reach of the Internet pose difficulties in controlling content that have never come up […]

Espionage Act Conflicts First Amendment Rights in WikiLeaks Case

Federal Attorney General Eric Holder faces a perplexing dilemma in regards to prosecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for posting classified government documents for everyone to see. Assange has posted more than 70,000 documents on the website posing possible threat to U.S. defense and security. Many documents include information relating to active war regions Afghanistan and […]

Negative Impacts of Social Networking

Social networking is a popular form of communicating with friends around the corner and around the world. It has become one of the top forms of communication even above the phone. With the benefit of global communication, however, come risks and negative impacts. Few today remember the old party lines, but social networking is much […]

The Effects of Internet Piracy on the Music Industry

For better or worse, peer-to-peer file sharing has completely revolutionized how people discover and consume music during the course of the last fifteen years. Piracy played an important role in how music was distributed through the black market throughout the latter half of the 20th century. However, it was not until around 1995 that casual […]

Internet Censorship in China

The Internet censorship policy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is one of the most restrictive in the world, For example, the government blocks any web site that discusses Falun Gong (a spiritual movement that has been banned), the Dalai Lama from neighboring Tibet, and the treatment of protesters at Tiananmen Square in 1989. […]

Are People Becoming Too Dependant on Computers?

Society is becoming increasingly dependent on computers and technology for functioning in every day life. Every aspect of our lives has been affected by the infiltration of computers and technology. Computers are used to conduct business from home, meet new friends and find old friends, maintain communications with distant family, and to met out some […]

How does the Internet Affect Young People?

There is a saying among the baby boomer generation, that if you want to learn how to use computers and the internet, go ask your grandchildren to teach you. An estimated 100% of all young people use computers with more than 90% regularly using the internet. Much of this internet use is tied to homework […]

The Internet as a Means of Entertainment

If somebody had told me five years ago that I would spend all of my free time in front of my computer screen I would have called him crazy. For me outdoor life has always been much more interesting than staying at home. It took me just one night to realize how important the Internet […]

Is the Internet Addictive?

If you’re an Internet user, you know who you are. They are among all of us in society, although many may choose to not acknowledge that they too, frequently use the Internet. As I sit here and look across the street, I see a man in front of his own computer; the screen glowing against […]

The New Internet

Without a doubt, the Internet is undergoing a major transition as it experiences a tremendous influx of new users. Due to the anarchic, distributed nature of the net, we cannot even begin to enumerate the population of the Internet or its growth. As more of the world’s population moves on-line, new concerns will arise which […]

Internet Regulation

Who is supposed to be the watchdog on the net? This question will raise the temperature in almost any room. The government already has to many regulations on lots of things, who wants Uncle Sam’s hand in the web. Some of the regulations that are applied are there for specific reasons. Those protect the people […]

Is Information on the Net Invalid?

In his essay, “Picking Nits on the Net,” John Oughton reminds Internet users that information on the Net does not have a guarantee of authenticity, so it must be carefully evaluated. Oughton gives some examples and also provides some useful advice on evaluating information on the Internet. Oughton’s writing is well supported by reasonable arguments, […]

The Future of Telecommuters

As the our global network known as the Internet increases its size and speed, the future of telecommuting becomes more and more promising.  Generally speaking, telecommuting is defined as spending at least one day out of a five day work week working in one’s home.  In a growing number of companies, traditional office space is […]

Internet Addiction

Research Paper Theme: Social Impact of the Internet 8 October 1997 ABSTRACT The Internet is the largest source of information in the world today. With its web sites and chat rooms, it is a means of communicating with people in places all over the face of the earth. Since its conception in 1973, the Internet […]

Computers, Hackers, And Phreaks

The Internet is a wondrous place. Practically anything you could ever want is available on the Net. It’s like a big city, it has the highly prestigious areas, and the sex-ridden slums (Mitchell). It has the upstanding citizens, and it has the criminals. On the Net, crime is more abundant than in a large city, […]

The History of the Internet

The Internet has update the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities. The Internet is at once a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information distribution, and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their […]

Electronic Commerce

Introduction: As the internet grows in popularity every day, so too does electronic commerce.   Electronic commerce, simply put, is the exchange of money for goods and services via electronic means.  In other words, electronic commerce is usually when you purchase something off of the internet.  Electronic commerce is often referred to as e-commerce, or e-business.  […]

Internet Legislation

With the recent popularity of the Internet many topics concerning it have hit main street media.  One of these topics is legislation to control its certain aspects.  Legislation is now one of the feuded discussions when it comes to the Internet, and through my report I hope to shed some light on this topic of […]


INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway.  The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed […]

Comparison Of Mail Communications

New technologies have always allowed us to do things faster, more efficiently, and more professionally than ever before.  Generally, every new technology is a step forward for speed and productivity.  But, despite this paradigm, the coming of the latest mail communications innovation has brought many pros and cons with the package.  Electronic mail could be […]

The Internet

The Internet, or ‘net, is a vast network of computers that connects many of the world’s businesses, institutions, and individuals. The Internet is composed of many parts, including the World Wide Web, FTP, IRC, Newsgroups, Gopher, WAIS, Archie, and of course Electronic Mail (Email).  The Internet is mainly used for communication. Email is the most […]

Government Intervention Of The Internet

During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly.  Computerization has influenced everyone’s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person […]

Internet Privacy

Why should I worry about privacy and security? I’m not a criminal or a terrorist. I’ve got nothing to hide. These are things that most people think. They also believe the internet is much more secure and that their personal information is only available to them, whereas this is actually quite wrong. There are more […]