Focus: The internet is harmful

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  • The internet threatens people’s right to privacy
  • The internet has allowed easy access to extremist and criminal content.
  • The Web has helped promote entrepreneurship in a much more equal manner.
  • The internet brings people closer and helps eliminate stereotyping.
     

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  • Madhu Madan

    Jan 22, 2013 9:44

    I agree that Internet violates the rights and privacy of users. The Internet threatens privacy in a number of ways, partly because it is possible to record everything that you do on line . Commercial companies regularly monitor electronic communication and searches (which they use in advertising strategies). And Cookies etc that nearly all desk top PCs have installed upon them usually without the permission of the user, send information back to various companies who can use it to better understand user’s web browsing activities/ browsing habits to target them for online advertising. Extremists have taken advantage of the open forums and venues on the Internet, as well as new technologies, to promote their bigoted ideology. Whereas hate mongers once had to stand on street corners and hand out leaflets to passersby, the Internet has allowed extremists to access a potential audience of millions — including impressionable youth. It has also facilitated communication among like-minded die-hards/chauvinists/racists across borders and oceans, anonymously and cheaply enhancing their ability to promote their cause.Extremist groups and individuals are reformatting their websites to make them accessible to as many people as possible

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I agree that Internet violates the rights and privacy of users. The Internet threatens privacy in a number of ways, partly because it is possible to record everything that you do on line . Commercial companies regularly monitor electronic communication and searches (which they use in advertising strategies). And Cookies etc that nearly all desk top PCs have installed upon them usually without the permission of the user, send information back to various companies who can use it to better understand user’s web browsing activities/ browsing habits to target them for online advertising. Extremists have taken advantage of the open forums and venues on the Internet, as well as new technologies, to promote their bigoted ideology. Whereas hate mongers once had to stand on street corners and hand out leaflets to passersby, the Internet has allowed extremists to access a potential audience of millions — including impressionable youth. It has also facilitated communication among like-minded die-hards/chauvinists/racists across borders and oceans, anonymously and cheaply enhancing their ability to promote their cause.Extremist groups and individuals are reformatting their websites to make them accessible to as many people as possible

Madhu Madan

25 January 2013 10:07 jump to comments