class5 - Space, Time, and Consciousness: The Internet...

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1 Space, Time, and Consciousness: The Internet REMEMBER: – Most of the problems associated with the Internet have occurred because it was developed on a platform of trust The Internet is a unique convergence technology • Wired? Wireless? • U.S. laws are all from the 2nd wave; they favor print technology
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2 Great Moments in Internet History • 1960s Arpanet and Milnet • 1970s Bitnet • 1989-Tim Berners-Lee proposed what would become the World Wide Web • 1990s Internet goes public Disastrous moments… • 2000 Dot Com bust • Development of spam and other unwanted content • 2005: IBM report (August) “virus-laden e-mails and criminal driven security attacks increased by 50% in the first half of 2005.” CAN-SPAM ACT 2003 • Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act • Establishes rules for who can send commercial e-mails; and the penalties for abusers
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3 In 2005: • Pew Internet & American Life Project (July): 91% of American have adopted a
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