The Influence Of The Internet

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In what role does the Internet and technology play in daily lives around the world? If the Internet were taken away from us, how would people feel? Many humans would feel like an entire part of their life is missing, due to technology now being a necessity in everyday life (Walker 2). What exactly is the Internet? Is the Internet only what people use when they need to look up a piece of information? Sure it is, but it’s also much more complex. The Internet is a global network connecting millions of computers together. Over 190 countries are linked together to share opinions, data, and news. The Internet is a massive network of networks that connects millions of computers together globally. This forms a network where any computer can communicate …show more content…
Many people depend on the Internet and technology because the Internet plays an important role in our lives today (Walker 1). Technology makes life extremely easy and speeds up the process of accomplishing goals. For instance, talking on the phone instead of having to send written letters, or googling a question without having to look up information in a book. The Internet teaches humans information that wasn’t already understood. Technology has also enabled humans to strengthen and maintain relationships, by keeping in close contact with friends or relatives. The Internet has provided opportunities all across the globe. Children who maintain work schedules and families are able to receive an education online. The Internet has negative influences because people become highly addicted and believe that they can’t live without accessing it. (“Human Kinetics” 2). Technology is downplaying society by slowly removing face-to-face communication. Texting has had a huge effect on the grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills of people of all ages due to autocorrect automatically fixing their errors (Zorzini 2). Does technology take away from interpersonal communication? Being dependent upon technology has seemed to cause humans to be less social, outgoing, and interactive (Walker 2). However, in contrast, alternative academic research has …show more content…
More than 70 hackers had been arrested and were accused of using a site called Darkode, where they committed wire fraud, money laundering, and conspired to commit computer fraud. Microsoft and Sony had data swiped from them, and the aftermath led to more than 20 million victims (Kushner 50). After two weeks into the investigation the user identified as “Sp3cial1st,” the main administrator of Darkode, posted a statement. He vowed that the organization would regroup on the Web’s deepest region, the Darknet. The Darknet is a space where anyone, including criminal masterminds, can remain virtually anonymous. The Darknet can never be shut down thanks to the feds who created Darknet, and are currently still financing its growth. The Darknet is also called the Dark Web (Kushner, 52). The mysterious Darknet users are terrorists, pedophiles, drug dealers, and hackers. After ISIS claimed responsibility for a shooting outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas, the Darknet was singled out for blame. Michael B. Steinback, an assistant director for the FBI’s counterterrorism division, said, “Encryption tools have given such terrorists a free zone by which to recruit, radicalize, plot and plan. We’re past going dark in certain instances. We are dark” (Kushner 52). The Darknet is composed of people and sites that want to remain anonymous and can’t be located. Darknet works on the

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