Net neutrality

The internet is a big part of my life. There is not a day that goes by when I am not using the internet. You can access any content on the internet that you want. It is always wide open and free, you can pretty much do anything you want. Whether it be social media like Instagram, twitter, and facebook. Which is kind of scary to me. I am on it all the time, it is scary to think what people are trying to do while you are on there. They can access anything that you want. I think that net neutrality is not playing a big factor in the internet today. I think that the government needs to come up with better laws to keep the internet a safe and secure environment. They need to do something quick, I think that it is getting out of hand and people should be informed. We should be entitled to our free speech. Here is a site that can inform you about how net neutrality effects us all. Verizon was effected by net neutrality they do not agree with it at all this site will explain why. http://www.businessinsider.com/net-neutralityfor-dummies-and-how-it-effects-you-2014-1

 

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Plagiarism

Lets be honest we all know what plagiarizing is. It basically the use of someone else’s work in  which you use as your own. I think this is a major issue concerning the internet and the society. We all as students have copied written work from other people, and copied and pasted it to change it to our own words. The internet has made it so much easier for us to plagiarize others information. I think that plagiarizing is very dishonest.  I think some people only do it because they do a assignment at the last minute. Some just simply do not want to do their work. Either way it is dishonest and we should not steal other work, and make it our own. A lot of school in the United State  use the website ” Turn It In” its a site where you can turn in your term papers. After your paper is submitted the site checks for plagiarism on your paper. At the end it gives you a percentage on how much it thinks that you plagiarized.  I think that this makes it a lot easier for professors and teachers to grade papers. As we all know there are many different ways that we can plagiarize. Here is a site that can tell you about it a little bit more.     http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/types-of-plagiarism

Issues with the internet

The main current issue in the internet today is privacy. Anything you put on the internet about yourself can be a huge risk. There are thousands of databases and websites that make it easy for people to see what you have done wrong or right. Information about yourself  on a website can sometimes be leaked. You may think that your information is secure, but be careful sometimes it is not. I post things all the time on Facebook, I never really put personal information about myself on their because I am afraid my information can still be accessible to people on my account. So just be careful what you post on your social media accounts. I feel that identity  theft is a major problem today in this world all because of the internet. Identity theft is basically where people use your information they got from the internet to purchase things online. If we could find more ways to make the internet more secure with our personal information we wouldn’t have problems with this like we do. All I can say is make sure that you are on a reliable site when you put your credit card information on their.