By Bernadette H. Schell
An exam of the social impression of the net, this quantity explores political, social, technical, criminal, and monetary controversies in a fashion available to the final reader.
The web has confirmed a combined blessing. certain, it's the most advantageous communications device ever invented. sure, it has leveled the taking part in box for individuals in constructing international locations. however it has additionally opened the door to a brand new breed of tech-savvy criminals who use the web for baby pornography, identification robbery, and on-line fraud.
Today multiple billion humans around the world use the net for conversation, procuring, company, and study. yet within the final 5 years they've got misplaced over $10 billion to malicious desktop assaults on my own. Is there how to continue the advantages and steer clear of the problems?
The net and Society: A Reference guide explores either the gains of the net and its darker aspect. Topically equipped, it chronicles the history and historical past of the web, with a spotlight at the Nineteen Sixties and past. via research of the newest examine in sociology, political technological know-how, economics, legislation, and laptop technology, it examines difficulties, forms of cybercrime, controversies, and strategies on the topic of the Internet's extraordinary progress. It additionally illuminates the most probably instructions of the Internet’s destiny and the continued demanding situations it provides to societies round the globe.
• A thesaurus of keywords, comparable to set of rules, ARPAnet, Hyper textual content Markup Language, id robbery, net protocol, malicious mode, and Moore's legislations, is helping readers locate their bearings within the high-tech global of the Internet
• Bibliographical sketches of 20 key personalities—both optimistic and negative—in net historical past carry this high-tech tale to life
• offers insights into the longer term development of the area large internet and power new on-line prone that might quickly be on hand to voters round the globe
• bargains easy access to participants strange with computing and networking terms
• contains interesting case reviews on cybercriminals in addition to laws meant to cut back cybercrimes