Abstract: This paper examines the use of Internet technologies (specifically SafeWeb.com) to counteract invasions of personal privacy and censorship. The paper begins by exploring the methods by which governments, corporations, and commercial agents invade personal privacy. It also discusses Internet censorship on the corporate and governmental levels. It then proceeds to discuss SafeWeb.com, a technology that allows Internet users to surf the Web privately and view censored content. The paper finishes by exploring some of the ethical issues raised by Internet privacy and censorship in specific relation to SafeWeb, concluding that the application of SafeWeb in circumventing the authority of governments and corporations is inherently unethical.
Part of the allure of the Internet has always been the anonymity it offers its users. As the Internet has grown however, causing capitalists and governments to enter the picture, the old rules are changing fast. E-commerce firms employ the latest technologies to track minute details on customer behavior. The FBI’s Carnivore email-tracking system is being increasingly used to infringe on the privacy of netizens. Corporations now monitor their employees’ web and email usage. In addition to these privacy infringements, Internet users are also having their use censored, as governments, corporations, and other institutions block access to certain sites. However, as technology can be used to wage war on personal freedoms, it can also be employed in the fight against censorship and invasion of privacy.
Network technologies have allowed for an unprecedented invasion of persona…
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Use of Color in The Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism and colors in The Great Gatsby is prominent in every chapter of his novel. To fully understand the meaning of his color use, a reader must recognize the situations in which these colors are used. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses the color green. Green has many possible interpretations, and its’ use to reveal insight into Gatsby’s character is probably the most meaningful.
One possible meaning of the color green is envy. Gatsby can be seen as an envious, jealous character. He once had the love of his life, Daisy, but now she is married to another man. He spends all of his time and effort into getting back with Daisy. He is also envious of many of the wealthy around his home. He throws these huge parties and extravagant get-togethers so he can relate with the wealthy. This leads one to believe that Gatsby is indeed “green with envy.”
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…n how the hope in the future is getting very bleak. People are striving to find a better world in the green light. Gatsby had a dream and he got unbearably close to this dream. Yet in all of his efforts, he came up short in grasping the better day he wanted. He hoped for the “green breast of the new world.” The people’s idea that tomorrow will bring a better day seems justifiable, yet it is far away from coming true.