Recent advances in digital media have highlighted inadequacies in intellectual property (IP) laws that were often written long before content was decoupled from physical vessels like books or CDs. An overzealous reaction from industry, coupled with America's litigious culture has demonstrated many o
With millions of copies of violent games like Grand Theft Auto and Halo, should there not be an epidemic of violence, if there is a direct causal link between violence and video games? Are kids slowly but surely giving into the violence of the the game and will they/we start committing violent crim
Google is a company that uses the immense amount of information it gets from its search engine in order to help place advertising and so make money. This is not surprising and as a way to provide a free service seems reasonable. However Google has been embroiled in privacy battles on a whole range o
Julian assange is a slippery character and so is his organisation. What do we really know about wikileaks. Not very much. It is an organisation that encourages whistleblowing and the leaking of secrets. Wikileaks says of itself "WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing impo
Within the Federal Communications Commission, there's a new sheriff in town. Ajit Pai, yet another of Trump's new appointees, has made it clear that he'll be making a few changes. In regards to net neutrality, specifically, he is "more confident than ever," according to
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims there is no harm for underaged children to have facebook accounts,
that COOPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection) is wrong to ban them from this large social community.
In fact Consumer report survey suggest that 7.5 million users are under 13
Nintendo has been hacked and Sony has been hacked twice. These hackers have often claimed that they are ‘white hat’ hackers that are helping by showing where the flaws in computer systems are. By doing this the problems can be fixed so preventing any damaging ‘black hat’ attacks. However the
Has the global spread of the internet aided democratisation, increased freedom and reduced human rights abuses, or is it at best ineffective and at worst a weapon in the hands of repressive governments?
Internet users who persistently swap copyrighted material on the web will have their connections slowed down or even stopped by their internet service providers, (ISPs) Lord Mandelson has announced.
The decision is an unexpected one after the government decided in June to let communications
Leon Walker from Michigan has been charged with hacking having accessed his wife’s email account. Not surprisingly accessing email, phones with their stored text messages and social networking sites is becoming one of the biggest ways of finding out if a spouse is cheating and the evidence is ofte
Just as someone said "The life was more simple when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits". Is it true that the modern technology has a lot of good with just a shadow of bad or other way around. Does the fast advancement of technology make life lot easier or more complicated?
The internet presents a great platform where people from all over the world can share and get information. By this simple exchange of data, users are able to get value, which can even include a job. With the internet becoming a major part of our lives, our footprint online continues to expand. Despi
In recent years, the online shopping industry has absolutely exploded, to the point that there are now many people who will only buy new products online. It’s not difficult to understand the potential benefits of online shopping, but at the same time there are also people who are sticking to ordin
I am talking about use and misuse/abuse of the internet.
These days most persons are misusing the internet instead of using it productively.
They waste time on social networking sites.
Students are falling academically because they are addicted to rubbish on the world wide web.<
We've heard of cyber-stalking crimes. The stories are most commonly of young underage women taking naked pictures of themselves and adult men flashing them all over the internet, a middle-aged woman/man pretending to be child coerced a child to commit suicide via a chat-room, young adolescents duped
Articles, research and studies reveal that 6 to 15 yr old children rely as much (if not more) on Google as their 15-35 yr old counterparts in the modern world.This begs the question: Is Google the most 'credible' source of information in the world? How does the passage of data via search engines wor