Computer crimes seem to be an increasing problem in today's society.
concerning these offenses is information gained or lost.
As our government tries
control of the information that travels through the digital world, and across
as the InterNet, they also seem to be taking away certain rights and privileges
with these technological advancements.
These services open a whole new doorway
communications as we know it.
They offer freedom of expression, and at the same
freedom of privacy in the highest possible form.
Can the government reduce
crimes, and still allow people the right to freedom of expression and privacy?
INFORMATION CONTROL IN THE DIGITIZED WORLD
In the past decade, computer technology has expanded at an incredibly fast rate,
information stored on these computers has been increasing even faster.
money, military intelligence, and personal information stored on computers has
far beyond expectations.
Governments, the military, and the economy could not
without the use of computers.
Banks transfer trillions of dollars every day over
inter-linking networks, and more than one billion pieces of electronic mail are
through the world's networks daily.
It is the age of the computer network, the
which is known as the InterNet.
A complex web of communications inter-linking
computers together -- and this number is at least doubling every year. The
originally designed as a scientific and mathematical tool,
to aid in performing
and precise calculations.
However, from the large, sixty square foot ENIAC
Numerical Integrator and Calculator) of 1946, to the three square foot IBM PC of
their uses have mutated and expanded far beyond this boundary.
capacity and lightning speed, which is increasing annually, and their low cost,
decreasing annually, has allowed computers to stabilize at a more personal level,
retain their position in mathematical and scientific research1 . They are now
being used in
almost every aspect of life, as we know it, today.
The greatest effect of
life at this present time seems to be the InterNet.
What we know now as the
began in 1969 as a network then named ArpaNet.
ArpaNet, under control by the
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, was first introduced as an answer to a