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151: Computer Pornography
... days previous was squashed by ruling government. Today our freedom of speech is in danger again. The Government is now trying to censor what ideas go onto something we know as the Information Superhighway. The Internet is now supposed to be regulated so that it will be "safe" for everyone to enter. The Government passed a law known as the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In the TA there is a part called the Communications Decency Act or CDA. This part of the bill arose because of the recent surge of pornography on the Infobahn. The CDA criminalizes indecent speech on the Internet(Wallace: 1). The CDA describes indecent speech as anything "depicting or describing sexual or excretory acts or organs in patently offensive fashion under contemporary community standards." First take the word "indecent". This word is used ... that would be a sexually explicit phrase(Wallace: 2). Now the words "depicting or describing". The word "describing" translates into anything with pure explicit text. That would include any book converted and placed on the Internet with outspoken words or phrases. This goes against the first amendment. Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer and James Joyce's Ulysses would not be able to possibly be posted online(Wallace: 2). "Sexual ...
152: Internet Inventions
Internet Inventions Several inventions have changed the way people communicate with each other. From the old fashioned telegraph to today's modern electronic forms of communicating, people have beencreating easier ways to correspond. Electronic communication, such as e-mail and other internet offerings, have created a cheap and incredibly fast communications system which is gaining steady popularity. E-mail is basically information, usually in letter form,addressed to a destination on the internet. The internet is aninternational web of interconnected networks--in essence,  anetwork of networks; these consist of government, education, and business networks. Software on these networks between the source and destination networks "read" the addresses on ...
153: Linux Against Microsoft Windows
Linux Against Microsoft Windows Linux is a free operating system that was developed on the internet.It was formed by Linus Torvalds first,then he put its source code to his web page.After that,the internet hackers and the programmers developed it.It is a Unix-like operating system because it is the main reason to develop the Linux.By the time,it becomes a big organization and now it is ... of ram(32Mb is recommended).Linux can be used by users that have limited systems.Multi-user capabilities of Linux provides to share one computer s resources by hundreds of people over a network, the internet or on computers and terminals connected the serial port of those computers. By this you can connect your computer or laptop to another computer and you can use it.Multi-user capability of windows ...
154: Computers And Internet In Our Life
Pystogov 2 Computers and the Internet are essential parts of our life, but how to decide if they affect our life in a “good” or in a “bad” way, one thing is clear: we cannot imagine modern world without these one ... being lazy because computers can fulfill a lot of work. You can see computers everywhere: in shops, at school, at your bank. Computers do a lot to make our life easier: If you have the Internet, everything is hundred times easier for you. You can find whatever you want, you can buy whatever you want. Do you a virtual marriage? It’s easy as ABC. (www.strana.ru) The Internet is one of the greatest things we have ever invented. But it is not as save as it Pystogov 3 may seem. We surf the Internet but we don’t see the danger. Computer ...
155: The Emergence Of On-line Tradi
All the enthusiasm in the brokerage industry no longer centers on mutual funds as it did before internet became an everyday household word. Now, much attention surrounds on-line investing in the brokerage industry. On-line investing has only recently begun to expand at astronomical rates. As personal computers become nearly an essential part of life, consumers are beginning to manage their portfolios on-line. Full-service brokerages may now be facing competition from their cyberspace counterparts as these Internet firms expand into their market. With the proliferation of new firms in the industry, consumers are becoming exposed to increasingly lower trade prices. As in any industry, the growing role of technology will lead to ... not touch an account that is less than $5000. These increasingly lower prices have attracted the most casual investors. Consumers have immediate access to real time quotes, easily accessible research, and quick trades through the Internet. Forrester research contends that the number of on-line accounts will rise from 3 million in 1998 to 14.4 million in 2002. They also forecast that the assets managed on-line will rise ...
156: The Internet
The Internet Imagine a place where people interact in business situations, shop, play video games, do research, or study and get tutoring. Now imagine that there are no office buildings, no shopping centers, no arcades, no libraries, and no schools. These places all exist in a location called the Internet - "an anarchic eyetem (to use an oxymoron) of public and private computer networks that span the globe." (Clark 3). This technological advance not only benefits people of the present, but also brings forth future innovations. People use the Internet for many purposes, yet there are three popular reasons. First, there is the sending and receiving of messages through the electronic mail. Second, there are discussion groups with a wide range of topics in ...
157: The Clinton Sex Scandal
... public's life, and they feel the right to know what happens behind the Oval Office. Now the Presidency must battle against Newspaper journalists, radio personalities, televised news reports and now, even more menacing: the Internet. Presidents who are constantly reminded of their power and prestigious rank, become exasperated because they cannot control the news media, even though they can to a large degree set the news agenda. Media has expanded in its presence, becoming widespread on the Internet, perhaps monopolizing the domain, by becoming more powerful and more used than written, televised or radio journalism. The Presidents' inability to control the press exposes their vulnerability and tends to question the actual power they ... online media on the map in a major way, and has made life more difficult for newspapers forever. First, let's take a look at how this story developed and how it acted on the Internet. David Noack of E&P in his article "Web's Big Role in Sex Controversy" does a great job of detailing the twisting path this tale took from rumor to investigation to publication, and ...
158: Drugs And The Internet
Drugs and the Internet Since the beginning of the twentieth century, ever generation has had its own personality; its own new fad to inspire a whole new group of children and young adults, and to drive the elders crazy ... unfortunate enough to grace us with glam rock, big hair, and pastels. Nearly any member of the youth of the nineties surely would say that one of the most influential developments this decade is the Internet. The Internet has given everyone, regardless of age, access to never before imagined volumes of knowledge. Undoubtedly, if someone had the time to search, they could find anything they needed. Pornography, car racing, multi-player games, ...
159: Internet Relationships
Internet Relationships In the not too distant past, when a guy wanted to meet a girl, he would go to the singles bar, find an attractive girl and strike up enough nerve to go and talk ... If things go well he would get the phone number and they would start a relationship in that fashion.. Now with the advances of technology people are meeting people in new, different ways. With the internet came instant communication with anyone else in the world with the same internet connection . All of a sudden people were in chat rooms and communicating with the same people all the time. Sometimes the conversations would lead to a deeper level and then one chatter professes his/ ...
160: Questions of Ethics In Computer Systems and Their Future
Questions of Ethics In Computer Systems and Their Future 1) Identify and discuss security issues and considerations evident for Information Systems And computerization in the brokerage industry. ( Think about how the Internet has already influenced trading.) "The technology is getting ahead of regulators" claims David Weissman, director of money and technology at Forrester Research Inc., in Cambridge, Mass. If one is to believe the quote above it ... attempt to even bring this media under any kind of regulation. But, what is it that they the government agencies truly are looking to regulate? If you take to the argument that this media, the Internet is truly a public access network, then the control to which they would like to extend to it would be the most regulated public access system in history. What I believe the attempt here is ... to this is if you did this through another medium such as the phone system nothing would ever come it. The bigger question here is how much government do people want in there lives? The Internet was brought into the picture for the public as the next great technology of this century. It is without a doubt as big if not bigger than any other public means of communication that ...

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