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Social Implications and Ethics

  1. 1. Social Implications & Ethics Kelsey Breslin Jason Spiegel Jimmy Zelinske Lan Nguyen
  2. 2. Increase capability of the individual Internet Social networking Jobs Dating (eHarmony) Merchandising
  3. 3. Increase capability of the individual Transportation Subways/Metro Cars Airplanes Future: jetpacks? Teleportation devices?
  4. 4. Increase capability of the individual Jobs Dangerous tasks are done more safely Tedious jobs are done more efficiently More output is produced at a lower cost and faster pace
  5. 5. Increase capability of the individual Medicine Microscopes, MRI machines, CAT scans, x-rays, etc. all allow research to be done on different ailments and diseases, making the chance of a discovering a cure increase
  6. 6. Increase vulnerability of the user Computer Literacy Understanding the capabilities of computer’s Ability to use computers adequately I.D. theft Computers are the first resource for Identity thieves
  7. 7. Targets Applications are the top vulnerabilities Microsoft SQL, FTP servers OS Apple QuickTime Source: cyber-security-risks/trends.php
  8. 8. Solutions to Vulnerability Updates (patches) Use secure sites Protect passwords
  9. 9. Ethics of internet users Ethics on the internet Acceptance that internet is not a free zone The internet is a free place, but there should be restrictions on contents allowed to be on the web. Off-line world laws to on-line world Laws should be involved in some cases, such as copyright Global cultures Put some sensitivity on the contents
  10. 10. Internet Development 1960: Used to share information in the military 1969: used in some universities for research 1970’s-1990’s: Developments in speed and connections 1996-present: internet connection speed increasing, Wi-Fi connection.
  11. 11. Internet Development From 80’s with the development of Windows, more and more people use the internet Estimate to around 25-30 billions web pages Unlike before, where the internet only can be use in a small area, now it can be used anywhere.
  12. 12. Ethics of internet providers (US- like countries) ISPs take little to no responsibility View the internet as neutral and so they remain neutral Only things like child pornography etc... are blacklisted DMCA and copyright infringement is simply forwarded to the offender
  13. 13. Ethics of internet providers (US- like countries) There is almost no filtering Fairly frequently censorship bills are introduced Protest groups like attempt to shoot it down
  14. 14. Ethics of internet providers China-like countries) ISPs take things into their own hands View the internet as something they own ISPs won't hesitate to take something offline ISPs heavily filter traffic based on politics Countries like China and Australia have long blacklists of websites their citizens cannot visit due to political interests
  15. 15. Sources Howe, Walt. "A Brief History of the Internet." Walt Howe's Internet Learning Tree. 24 Mar. 2010. Web. 14 Nov. 2010. <>. "Internet Ethics." Roger Darlington's World. Web. 14 Nov. 2010. <>. Kristula, Dave. "The History of the Internet." Dave's Site / Web. 14 Nov. 2010. <>. "WWW FAQs: How Many Websites Are There?" Welcome to Boutell.Com, Inc.! Web. 14 Nov. 2010. <>.