BIS 219 Week 7 Checkpoint

BIS 219 Week 7 Checkpoint - have complete privacy and what...

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BIS 219 – Week 7 Checkpoint: Internet Privacy In recent years the internet has become more popular than ever. People are using the internet in almost every area of their lives now and there are more places than ever that people can access the internet. The big question is what type of privacy can or should be expected when accessing the internet outside of your own home? When surfing the web at home it’s almost assumed that you have your greatest privacy. After all it’s your internet connection you’ve paid for and what you do behind the walls of your own home is your business. This way of thinking cannot carry over into the public realm though. If you’re using a work computer to access the internet then that company has every right to know what is happening on their system. It’s no different in computer labs or Wi-Fi zones. There could be content that’s not suitable for all individuals or some subject matter that offends someone. In any case when a person is accessing the internet from somewhere other than their own home they should understand that they don’t
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Unformatted text preview: have complete privacy and what they do in public should be considerate of others. I feel that using the internet in a public setting is a privilege and not a right. It’s no different from any public act, there are always people watching. It is illegal to use a neighbor’s internet signal without their consent. Your neighbor is paying for a service and you are basically stealing that service they paid for. This situation is not unlike stealing cable. By tapping into a service that’s not yours is basically stealing. It’s true that a Wi-Fi signal is passed through the air but that signal has to be routed somewhere. If you didn’t pay to have it routed to your system then it’s not yours to use. Ethics also plays a role in this situation. You wouldn’t go and just take you neighbor’s car, go into their house and eat their food, watch their television, or plug all your appliances into their wall sockets. Using their Wi-Fi service is no different from doing any of this....
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2011 for the course BUS 101 taught by Professor Doe during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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