The internet has changed and significantly improved our life

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The technology has changed and significantly improved our life, this enormous network and its related things have created and increased number of privacy and security concern from which organization, business, family and individual must protect themselves. Privacy is the claim of individuals to be left alone, free from surveillance or interference from other individuals or organizations, including the state.Claims to privacy are also involved at the workplace: Millions of employees are subject to electronic and other forms of high-tech surveillance (Ball, 2001). The internet is fairly new invention; the usage of internet has become important part in our daily life. The status on Internet Privacy has become more and more essential. With the increase in principle of the Internet, certain concerns about privacy and security arise. This essay will give an overview of moral development issues that are raised when people use technology. This essay will focus on the major factors which effect online behaviour and how they affect individual moral development outside real world. These factors are lack of affective response and feedback, less Fear of risk of detection and penalty, data analysis advances, social networking and Radio frequency identification. The first factor which affects people is lack of affective response and feedback. When people use cyberspace to communicate or do some other actions, they do not immediately get feedback of their action that it has hurt someone or not. Since people cannot see each other directly, it reduces the sympathy that people feel for each other. The harm done by someone through technology cannot affect victim immediately, as it is done electronically, the person who has harmed cannot experience the result visually or by any other source. “The affect of dehumanizing other human beings can easily spill over into the real world, even if it is restrained through biologically evolutionary responses, such as empathy and feelings of future reciprocity” (Forrester et al, 1998). For example if a man goes to unknown female and slap her on face, he will most likely be restrained by his feelings of sympathy for his fellow human being, the world disapproves social violence especially towards female. However the same man might not feel the same towards hacking a random female’s email account, since there is no visual or auditory contact between the transgressor and the victim here (Forrester et al, 1998). The words or actions have no real impact on intangible nature of cyberspace.
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course IACT 201 taught by Professor Rodgers during the Three '12 term at University of Wollongong, Australia.

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