Essay On Protection Of Internet

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Introduction - The need for protection
In almost everything we do, we use the Internet. Ordering a pizza, buying a television, sharing a moment with a friend, sending a picture over instant messaging, before the Internet, if you wanted to keep up with the news, you had to walk down to the newsstand when it opened in the morning and buy a local edition reporting what had happened the previous day. But today a click or two is enough to read your local paper and any news source from anywhere in the world, updated up to the minute. Making a mental list of what I actually use it for, I quickly realise how impossible it would be to navigate through the simplest of days without it. Even work aside, Facebook, Instagram, wiki-knowledge, couch potato …show more content…

unfortunately in today’s world, constant connectivity poses a real risk. Viruses, spam, not to mention the hours wasted procrastinating and looking (stalking) through the photos of those you really shouldn’t.. Personal privacy has been lost. Fraud has a new channel, and many of us live in fear that our children are browsing, chatting or downloading from sites that pose a threat to them and/or our credit cards * Yes sadly, the internet has much darker side to it, a side which as we will see can inevitably opened us up to a tidal wave of danger.

We all need to protect ourselves and so the key to this spot is its universality. The truth is everyone needs online security whether they are aware of it or not - the risk is real, but often the idea of trawling through companies to get the right solution is terribly daunting. We might get the odd ‘1984’ pang of panic, or hear a few second hand horror stories about celebrities getting hacked, but generally we always think it is going to happen to someone else.

Even when faced with the doom and gloom of most scaremongering commercials on this topic, viewers tend to ignore the message, flick the channel or use the time to nip into the kitchen to make a cup of tea, therefore continuing in the pursuit of blissful

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