Internet Privacy

XBIS 219
Internet Privacy Checkpoint
  * Accessing the internet at home, work, and in a public setting all have different Internet privacy expectations because of the limitations set by the administrator. When accessing the internet at home, the administrator is usually the person in which the internet is billed to. In this case, my internet is billed in my name, and therefore I set my privacy limitations. The Internet Service Provider (ISP) can prevent websites from being viewed if there is illegal content, but these are very rare circumstances, and it is mainly the person who is being billed whom sets the privacy settings.
  * When accessing the internet at work, the limitations are stricter than they would be in the home setting. This is because most employers do not allow their employees to freely access the internet while working. There are some employer’s that have to have some of their employees accessing the internet, therefore they have internet with restrictions set that block off pages in which have nothing to do with the work that has to be done.
  * Accessing internet within public places such as libraries, also has limitations set on the internet due to age sensitive material, and pages that are unrated. This is because there are people of all ages using these computers, and they have to have these settings to prevent children from accessing pages that are adult related materials.
  * My expectations for accessing the internet at home, work, and in a public place differ because I would not expect to be able to access sites at work in which I would be allowed to access at home. I say this because at home I would be able to access social networking sites such as Facebook, or MySpace in which I would be able to socialize with other people such as family and friends, and I know I should not be doing this while I am working. The same thing goes with public places, I would not expect to access sites at the library which I could...