Internet Privacy

Internet Privacy

Post by ariellev6 » Mon, 12 Apr 2004 00:18:21

I am doing an online course and part of my course is to post a couple
of questions and get responses to them. So I would appreciate anyone
responding to these. Thank you.

The questions have to do with Internet Privacy.

1. What experience have you had online in which privacy has been an

2. To what extent is it your responsibility to protect your privacy?

Internet Privacy

Post by jerryg5 » Tue, 13 Apr 2004 03:16:34

The internet is an open place that is the same as being on the
streets. It is a free going place. It is the responsibility of the
users to make sure that they keep themselves private, and safe.

When walking on the street, you must be careful that you do not give
out your very personal information to anyone you casualy meet or see.
You must be careful to not go in to areas that are suspected to be not

The fees you pay to access the net are to support the people who are
working to make the system work and hold together. The services to
connect to the net have a cost to maintain and operate. We all have
to make a living.

As for your personal safety and privacy, you should not open Spam or
non solicited emails. Also, there are many explicit or non desirable
types of sites that one should not visit, unless they want to have
some risky adventures. This is a personal choice.

With the use of common sense someone can make sure that they are safe.

Jerry G.


Internet Privacy

Post by Donald McM » Sat, 17 Apr 2004 15:45:36

Protection of privacy is an issue which the end user is almost wholly
responsible for. My experience is mainly with (younger) persons
distributing their info via "Instant Messaging". I really havent had a
privacy issue online.