The Impact Of Computer Technology Essay

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The impact of computer technology

Has computer technology enhanced our society or has it crippled our ability to function ethically? Computer technology has affected the workplace and compromised our privacy leaving us exposed for unauthorized use of our personal identity. Our world has become less ethical and it has become very difficult to trust or determine what is authentic. In today’s world we are totally living in a computerized world and we have lost the human element. Many companies have transitioned their information totally to computers and software packages that has moved many people out of jobs. We are completely dependant on computers and our ability to do task on our own has become very limited.
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Contacting the police and filing a police report followed by contacting the Federal Trade Commission were the initial steps. An avadavat stating the charges were not mine and contacting the three credit bureaus were the next steps. The final step was to place a block on my social security number to prohibit any additional fraud. Upon taking all the steps necessary to clear my profile I am still faced with the battle of

removing the information from my credit report. According to (Baase 2008), “Identity theft affects millions of people. It can disrupt a victim’s life for years”. New technology such as the internet, cell phones, and even global positioning system (GPS) devices continues to cause many risk to our personal privacy. When personal information is entered in a database, such purchasing a home, divorce, marriage, bankruptcy or foreclosure, this information becomes public knowledge and easily assessable for fraudulent behavior. In 2007 a major retailer TJ Maxx realized that their computer system had been compromised as far back to 2005, releasing personal information about customers. Initially they did not think names and addresses were included however; later realizing that information was revealed along with bank information. Cases like this make it very difficult to totally trust technology despite what programmers

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