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  • Internet Privacy and Security The Fantastic Four Abigail Ewart Agnes Phua Marie Lehleitner Mariel Rakijas
  • Why Is It Important?
    • Information Age
    • Technological Advances
    • Globalized Trends
    • Increased Communication
  • Pros of Free-Flow Information
    • Watchdog for government officials and any public figure
      • Arnold Schwarzenegger
      • Celebrities 
      • Media itself
    • Public records can lead to safety of communities
    • Social networking, staying connected with people
      • Dating sites
      • Maintaining friendships
  • Cons of Free-Flow Information
    • Denies ability to choose when to disclose something
    • Lack of ability to choose who knows what about you
    • Your past follows you because internet is forever
    • Data-mining, internet tracking, selling personal info
    • Concentration of information makes it easier for government to spy
    • We don’t realize how much information is out there
  • Identity Theft and Fraud
    • Internet accounts for less than half of ongoing identity frauds >> Privacy experts estimated in 2000.
    • Your Social security number is all that is needed for thieves… Identity sites abundant on the Internet
    • Most vulnerable to ID theft: Young adults 18 – 24
    • ID theft happens before ID fraud
    • Theft = steal personal information Fraud = act under fake name using your info
    • Thieves get details from social networking sites
    • No national law to address this issue
    • Examples: Dana Thornton creates nasty Facebook page in his name to trash ex-boyfriend
    • Jesus Felix,  created 130 fake Facebook profiles and posted Craigslist ads to harass his ex-girlfriend
  • Watchdog Privacy
    • Privacy on a personal level
    • Relates to public records and safety of communities and the "watchdog effect“
    • Evaluated the privacy (or lack thereof) of the website itself
  • Watchdog Privacy
  • Turkish-Israeli Relations
    • Convenience of Internet and technology
    • Online media articles = Free information for all
    • Public and government respond to news
    • Profiles of people commenting on articles are protected
    • Free information = many alternative sources
    • Benefits outweigh risks, international audience understand Turkish-Israeli diplomacy direction
  • Belarus Internet Revolution
    • Lack of personal privacy in Belarus
    • Government controls the internet
    • Government controls access to information and flow of information
    • Government can use internet to track or spy on individuals
    • Internet as a tool to suppress dissent, prop up government
  • Egyptian Internet Revolution
    • Resulted from the efficient use of Twitter and Facebook
    • Internet shutdown and government control
    • Implications for the privacy of Egyptian people
    • Information cut off and its impact on the international system