Three questions will be addressed, the first will be, in what ways should making money on-line have limits and the ethics involved with it. The second question, what will be the major types of cybercrimes in the future, and finally, would cyber bullying be cut back if we all adopted popular netiquette. I will share my thoughts on each and the reasoning behind them. In the end, I hope that I have made a substantial point!
Making money on-line should be as free as it is in a store. There are stores available for all types of products, from food to sex products. The same should be said, without argument, for the internet, too. The reason is fairness in free capitalism. It is unrealistic for any successful company to do business in todays “flat world” (Bowles M. D. 2010 Intro to computer Lit. ), marketing online is essential, no matter the business. If only “acceptable” businesses outside the realm of the sex industry, for example, would be allowed to market online, the effects on those businesses would be severe. If that is the case, anyone not allowed to earn money online should just have official legislation to not have a business at all. As the long as the website has the proper security protocols to keep out minors, than the rest is up to good parenting!
Also, little did most of the people know, social media has changed the way we communicate. Nowadays, validation from other people are no longer real as people can now buy Instagram likes from BuzzVoice.com. Yes, likes and followers on different social media can now be bought online. This, however, has become a good side for businesses.
State laws concerning gambling, and the like, if it’s necessary to keep people from gambling in a state that doesn’t allow it, then all gambling websites functioning in that state should be shut down, and/or prosecuted. I said it before, if a business isn’t allowed to run their business in reality, such as a casino, it should be illegal to run it online, in this case in-state gambling.
Illegal on-line gambling may be one of the smaller cyber-crimes of the present day, but it’s the big crimes that we need to look out for. Cyber fraud is a very wide subject, which catches their victims off guard, making it a successful con. Most of the cyber-crimes of the future will involve electronic bank robbery, a more powerful or evolved ability to steal people’s identities, and perhaps even increased copyright infringement cases due to all the people who believe everything from the internet should be free. One of the first mistakes people have about the internet is that they can get anything they’re looking for, for free! It’s just not true, perhaps when there weren’t so many services available online, but now and into the future, the internet will become the main stream for revenue for most sales, making it an increasingly likely target for cyber-theft and fraud.
Cyber-bullying is worse than the everyday bullying that we are aware of from our childhoods. Today, if a child is bullied, that bully can reach them through their computer via FaceBook, Twitter, e-mails, or even Skype. Now, the bully can find their way into the victims home, making their only sanctuary anything but. Of course, the child being bullied doesn’t have to be on FaceBook or any social networking site, but by not getting these accounts, especially if the victim wants one, is the equavialnt to stealing an experience from the victim. So, with the computing world as it is today, if a bully wanted to take things to the extreme, they would have little difficulty achieving total fear from their victim. That, however, is the worst case scenario.
Most bullying that occurs is something that will happen no matter how many barriers are set between the bully and victim. Getting bullied or being a bully, is sometimes, just a fact of life that needs to be overcome head one by the victim. Otherwise, the results will lead to cyber bullying and in the worst cases severe physical beatings. The bottom line is though, bullyin happens every day and everywhere, regardless of the internet. People can only be responsible for their own actions and the consequences that follow, be it a cyber-crime or physical crime.