Computing and Connecting in the 21st Century: Issues in Cyberspace, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307389
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307388
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The technological phenomenon known as the Internet has revolutionized the way people work, play, consume, socialize—essentially the way humans interact in general. Along with unparalleled access to information and such cultural juggernauts as Facebook and YouTube, this technology also has given rise to cybercrime, malware, and a host of other issues as well. This comprehensive volume examines the beginnings of the Internet, the development of the various content and services within cyberspace, and the potential risks of operating within an increasingly interconnected world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A New World.
2: The Valley of the Heart's Delights.
3: Semiconductors.
4: From Orchards to Industrial Parks.
5: Xerox PARC.
6: From Semiconductors to Personal Computers.
7: From Boom to Bust to Boom.
8: From the Cold War to the Counterculture.
9: E-mail, Smart Mobs, and Social Consciousness.
10: Social Gaming and Social Networking.
11: An Open World.
12: Virtual Communities.
14: The Open-Source Movement.
15: Roots in Hacker Culture.
16: The Linux Platform.
17: “The Cathedral & The Bazaar”.
18: Wikipedia and Collaborative Information.
19: Origin and Growth.
20: Principles and Procedures.
21: Issues and Controversies.
22: Computing in the Cloud.
23: Early Development.
24: Cloud Services and Major Providers.
25: Data Centres and Privacy.
26: An Intrusive World.
27: Privacy and the Internet.
28: “Getting Over It”.
29: Issues in New Media.
30: The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001.
31: Data Mining.
32: Origins and Early Applications.
33: Model Creation.
34: Data-Mining Techniques.
35: Privacy Concerns and Future Directions.
36: A Troubled World.
37: Cybercrime.
38: Defining Cybercrime.
39: Identity Theft.
40: Hacking and Denial of Service Attacks.
41: Phishing.
42: Spam.
43: Malware.
44: File Sharing and Piracy.
45: From Hackers to Pirates.
46: MP3 and P2P Networks.
47: The Pirate Bay.
48: Film and DRM.
49: E-Books and Promotional Piracy.
50: A World of Content.
51: Media Convergence.
52: Convergence in Newspapers and Magazines.
53: Convergence in the Music Industry.
54: Convergence in Radio, Television, and Movies.
55: Market Fragmentation in the Internet Age.
56: Web 2.0: Online Communities and Social Networking.
57: Copyright and Digital Rights Management.
58: Blogging and Online Reporting.
59: From Geeks to Mainstream.
60: Dialogue.
61: Citizen Journalism.
62: Distance Learning.
63: WikiLeaks.
64: Characteristics of Distance Learning.
65: Web-Based Courses and Services.
66: Open Universities.
67: Academic Issues and Future Directions.