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  1. Nations today, most commonly such as China, Iran, and Burma has become infamous for their wide use of internet censorship and filtering within borders. This paper intends to focus on an open source program deemed the most sophisticated anticensorship prog

    The paper will first explore the definition of censorship, including basic censorships, where it takes place, and what content is restricted in censored countries. It will then explore the problems associated with internet censorship. The paper will then examine the mechanics of Psiphon and compare its features to that of other open source programs to evaluate its sophistication. Following the examination, it will explore the social and economic restrictions associated with internet censorship, and how circumvention provides benefits to both social and economic factors.

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    Chien luoc TCL

    Chi�n luoc cai t� hay t�i c�u tr�c : 43 V.4. Chi�n luoc li�n minh 45 VI. CHI�N LUOC TRONG M�I TRUONG TO�N C�U: 46 VI.1. SUC �P GIAM CHI PH� V� SUC �P TU �IA PHUONG: 46 VI.1.1. Suc �p giam chi ph�: 46 VI.1.2. Suc �p tu dia phuong: 47 VI.2. LUA CHON CHI�N LUOC: 47 VI.3. C�C CHI�N LUOC TH�M NHAP THI TRUONG: 47 VII. CHI�N LUOC C�P KINH DOANH: 51 VII.1. NHU C�U KH�CH H�NG V� SU KH�C BIET SAN PH�M: 51 VII.2. PH�N �OAN THI TRUONG MUC TI�U: 53 VII.3. H�NH �ONG THUC HIEN CHI�N LUOC C�P KINH DOANH: 54 VII.3.1.

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    Webshots-Don't blink

    Revenue Webshots has three revenue models: advertising, subscription and mark-up. About 50 percent of its revenue is derived from advertising to support those free services. Webshots also offers ways that advertisers can get involved with sponsoring daily photos. Users have options of a free or premium membership. The free accounts are limited to upload and share 1,000 personal photos plus 100 more in each month after registration of the membership. Videos shared are up to 5 minutes. The premium membership requires a subscription fee of $2.49 per month.

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  4. ICT 3a Evaluation

    I can get whatever music I want from different websites rather than going to a shop and looking for the album I want. I use a computer to organise my files, example if I have loads of paper on my desk and it is annoying, I just scan it on the computer and I save it on Microsoft Word and then I can put all the papers I have scanned on the computer I can put the papers in the shread machine.

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  5. "Does Technology have an essence? Define what this might be and critically assess how this relates to the key features of the New Media Environment or the Contemporary Media Environment?"

    He attempted to reorient Western philosophy away from metaphysical and epistemological and toward ontological questions. In other words, he worked on questions concerning the meaning of being, or what it means to be, during his long studies in a Catholic family atmosphere and his studies in theology. Although some critised Heidegger as a person who longed nostalgically for a fantasized feudalism through conceptual lenses derived from Catholic scholasticism and who never renounced Nazism, but chose instead to subsume it under a metaphysical reading of history (Bendle, 2001), he is arguably one of the first philosophers to explicitly discuss the implications of a philosophy of technology.

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  6. Information technology and its impact on Portugese society

    Following, I will try to approach some interpretations of Technology. This will give the reader some background to explore later Technology on the Portuguese Information Society. Background Technology Addressing the Technology meaning on the Information Society is not a simple task. The use of the word promotes an instant mental image of computers, telecommunications, transportation and almost any aspect of modern life. But what does it mean to refer to technology on the Information Society? Some considerations about Technology must be done to figure out the implications of it on societies.

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  7. I will be looking at the main form of mass media communication in society today, Television, I will documen

    As increasing demand for television continued, so did developments in the technology, and it was in 1967 when British television reached the colour period. Further improvements were made over the coming years and it was the 1980s that marked the arrival of a new kind of television, this was the introduction of cable and satellite television. This new technology offered the customers not just a few channels but hundreds of different ones, each offering different forms of programming, from news and entertainment to sport and education.

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  8. History of the Internet.

    We discuss the application of this concept of data staging in the Network by a variety of projects, especially an Internet2 research effort, and give examples of how this approach is being used for specific digital collections. As emphasized in our conclusion, the movement towards flexible data staging in the Network is changing the quality of Internet delivery for all users of the Internet, but it is an especially important trend for users accessing content over trans-oceanic links or in bandwidth-poor sections of the global Internet.

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  9. The Future of Television

    If a user downloads an MPEG movie file, it must be completely downloaded before viewed. MPEG files are cumbersome, and take quite a deal of time to download. RealVideo has almost no downtime, maybe a slight three to five second delay. RealVideo �. . .files are impatient; they don�t wait to be downloaded fully before they start playing.� (Reid 1:2). The user can just click on the file, wait a couple of seconds and watch the RealVideo segment. That is what makes RealVideo an incredible medium.

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  10. Communication in the modern world.

    Listening is to give keen attention to the message and let the brain register and analyze it. Most problems in organizations occur due to poor communication. There fore, it is essential that we understand what communication is all about, before merely applying it to the day-to-day situations in our lives. Main Body "Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act."

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  11. Critical review - 'What Just Happened?", a chronicle from the information frontier - James Gleick.

    He asks whether people still frightened of too much information and why? Are we scared of too much money or too much happiness? Not necessarily, but what we are scared of it seems, is a loss of control. As Gleick observes in the article Inescapably Connected "We are not alone. The network knows where we are". (GLEICK 2000:p282). He says that information is everywhere and as we know, not always as secure as we'd like. Cyber-terrorism, viruses, and credit-card fraud are a major concern and represent a threat to national security as well as to the individual.

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  12. The project consists of designing a software application that can be used by customers of a motorcycle company that is based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

    The designed application contains 20 pages of videos, text, tables, pictures and moving pictures. The videos were taken from a web site that provides free video clips, where copyright is not an issue. The pictures that are used in the application are taken from the web site of First Racing. This company supplies Motocross Services LTD with their clothing products for re-sale to the public. An E-mail was sent to this company for approval of use of their material within this application and is in the appendix. The structure of the application was considered in the design phase of the project.

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  13. 'Youth instinctively understands the present environment - the electric drama. It lives it mythically and in depth. This is the reason for the great alienation between generations - Discuss.

    With new media today, youths' thinking and attitudes towards life may be manoeuvred in one way or another. Given these factors, it can be seen that new media are relatively important in the lives of young people. In the essay, I will be discussing on the new media in relation to youth utilisation, with focus on electronic media, comprising of the computer, Internet and mobile phone. In addition, I will also be looking into the various effects new media might have on both the youth and the society.

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  14. This paper intends to provide a framework for thinking, debate and action on the role of public sector and the R&D process of innovation.

    Behind the efforts of many scientists to impress upon the public the uniqueness of basic research, it is clear that one major reason today is the desire to influence public policy for science with respect to the federal budget, and the R&D classification has worked as the main tool. Some scientists are adopting a political strategy of demanding a separation of basic research from other components of R&D. This model was used as a base to explain to the public the substantive connections that make research essential to technological development, and not vice versa.

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  15. Campaigner for Digital Privacy Rights.

    In the UK, the Home Office is responsible for proposing a digital privacy rights architecture which defends civil rights in the age of information- and communication technology. Digital Privacy Rights is an association in which the Home Office works together with privacy and civil rights organizations in informing decision makers and the public about the upcoming threats to our privacy and civil rights.2 The Home Office will focus its activities towards developments in the UK and the Council of Europe.

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  16. Should Australia proceed with HDTV?

    It has added features such as email and various other interactive services as well as the capability for programming. As part of the current plan HDTV programmes have been viewed using normal TV without the need to change any equipment. This points out the flexibility that HDTV allows in the trial phase. As an example below is an image viewed through a standard TV compared to its corresponding view in HDTV format. Due to its width to height ratio, HDTV provides a wider field of view, which can be picked up by the peripheral vision of the human eye thereby giving a sense to the viewer of actually being part of the scene.

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  17. The main ethical issues relating to Information Technology.

    The one of the oldest codes of ethics, the Ten Commandments, (appendix 1) clear specifications are given about what an individual should and should not do. Over the years many philosophers have proposed many ethical guidelines but even though there are also differences regarding ethics among different countries because what is unethical in one country may be perfectly acceptable in some other country Example: - 1. Dropping litter is illegal in Australia and as well as unethical but it is not illegal in India but it is defiantly unethical in my point of view.

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  18. Communication, Laws and regulations - When, if at all, is it appropriate to regulate the internet?

    Everything is more or less available on internet sites, from e-business to child pornography. This easy availability of any kind of material, including illegal or offending content (child and adult pornography, racial abuses, recipe books for wannabe terrorists, breaches of copyrights, etc...) has led to a huge pressure for more control or regulation. Nevertheless, opinions are split on the subject for internet have always been seen by a majority of users as a territory of complete freedom. Moreover, internet regulations can also be used by dictatorships to censor freedom of information, argument that has always been used by the strong supporters of an unregulated Web.

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  19. Virtual Racism - A New Form of Hate Propaganda

    Hate groups aim at recruiting two main segments of society: young adults alienated from society, and distraught people angry with the federal government. These are the most vulnerable people to succumb under the power of influence. So along with this recruitment, new forms of rhetoric materials must be implemented and incorporated into the new wave of hate propaganda--the virtual realm of cyberspace. During recent years there have been immense technological advances that have provided negative implications. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization lead to expose and combat all forms of racism and challenge hate propaganda, states, "Hate groups are manipulating available technology to create violently racist and anti-Semitic versions of popular video games"(ADL).

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  20. Moral and ethical uses in Information Technology.

    Since information technology is new and rapidly changing, there is little experience or agreement on how to deal with related ethical issues. With the advancements in technology freedom, needs and interests of the individual are threatened. Ethical Issues related to Information Technology and restrictions on how to control the flow of information on the Internet, begin to arise. Since most of the ethical issues are fairly new, laws and rules are now just starting to be implemented. Due to the lack of these rules in the computer field, crimes and abuses relating to this field have left people with an unlimited amount of freedom to do as they please.

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  21. The changing face of Computers in Business and schools in the Future.

    Computers may allow us to assemble objects atom by atom, and if this does occur, the world will be radically changed. Computers in Schools The Changing School Schools will go through many of the same changes as homes. Computers will allow teachers to do so much more for their classes. Instead of simply lecturing on a topic, a teacher can download material off of the internet, and then show that to students. Students will then be able to ask questions to renowned scholars and persons through online communication programs.

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  22. "Identify and evaluate the impact of information and communications technology in one marketing function" - Customer Service

    Most organisations recognise that due to globalisation of markets, shortening of product life-cycles, more demanding customers and increased competition, there is an urgent need to shift from a production-centric paradigm to a customer-centric one (Prabhaker & Sheehan, 1997). In a business climate where product differentiation is getting increasingly difficult, organisations can leverage customer service quality as a competitive advantage (Larissa & Myroslaw, 1994). Integrating technology into customer service operation so that companies have the capability for more frequent and faster communication with current and potential customers, vendors and business partners, is of critical importance in today's business climate (Prabhaker & Sheehan, 1997).

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  23. This research is all about the way companies advertise their jobs and whether there is a "best" way.

    The Future of Fine Print This shows that people still use newspapers to look for jobs, but they may also use the internet, radio and television. There has not been a lot of research done already on his subject but the Bureau of National Affairs (1988) did find that no matter the job type newspaper ads, employee referrals, direct applications (people who applied for the job without knowing there was an opening) and recruiting at schools were the biggest reasons for people applying.

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  24. The role of the Internet and related technologies in providing customisation / personalisation for consumers.

    The Internet has also accelerated the way in which businesses conduct their business. The role of the Internet in maintaining a close relationship with customers has been the main focus of organisations. The Internet offers the availability of doing business online. For example, the shopping portal CD-wow (http://www.cd-wow.com) lets consumers purchase a range of goods from music, DVDS or games. Once a user purchases a particular item the website automatically offers similar products to the consumer next time he or she shops online. In recent years a new concept has emerged which many organisations have taken into consideration - customisation/personalisation.

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  25. Technology and Isolation.

    At each stop, we will compare a historical society to a present day society and prove that the risk of isolation is growing more pervasive with each technological advance. Pioneer Life Perhaps the greatest example of togetherness while faced with isolation can be found in the Pioneers of this country and other countries. During the time of the pioneers, those who chose to explore the uncivilized reaches of this country found themselves relying solely on their family for support. A case in point is the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • To what extent and for whom does media technology serve as a source of social power?

    "In conclusion, the degree of social power wielded by media technology is dependent on many factors, the audience itself being chief amongst these. The influence it has over its' audience depends on both their social background and experience; how the audience uses the media; and of course the content of the media itself. The same program or report will have different effects on some than on others. The different types of media will also have varying degrees of effectiveness. Some individuals or groups have a greater degree of control over media technology than others. This will inevitably influence the effectiveness of media technology as a tool of social power: A man who owns an on-line journal will have much less social influence than a man who owns a television network. It is impossible to measure the effects of media technology, but it would be fair to say that the media will at sometimes affect our actions and opinions. It would also be fair to say that some are more vulnerable to the influence of media than others. (Frank Webster) Theories of the information society. 1995. (Robin Roy, Nigel Cross) Technology and society. 1975 (Stanley A. Hetzler) Technological growth and social change : achieving modernization. 1969. (Esther Dyson) Release 2.1: A design for living in the digital age. 1995 FSS 122 essay Paul Shepherd FC137640 BABJ1"

  • To what extent and for whom does media technology serve as a source of social power?

    "In conclusion, the degree of social power wielded by media technology is dependent on many factors, the audience itself being chief amongst these. The influence it has over its' audience depends on both the social background and the experience of the audience, how the audience uses the media, and of course the content of the media itself. The same program or report will have different effects on some than on others. The different types of media will also have varying degrees of effectiveness. The effectiveness of media technology as a tool of social power is different for all those who use it as such as some groups or individuals have a greater degree of control over it than others. It is impossible to quantify the effects of media technology, but it would be fair to say that the media will at sometimes affect our actions and opinions. It would also be fair to say that some are more vulnerable to the influence of media than others."

  • Discuss the functions and ethics of identification and tracking computing technology embedded in everyday products.

    "So in my concussion to the argument I would agree with the arguments against the tagging process, I think that the public are being miss lead into the process. The public need to know about the tagging for it to be justified, maybe if the company were to change the way they manufactured their chips, it would make them better if they had a limited life. Also if the company were to advertise their chips, letting the public now about them, as they might not be as cautious about using there products, But with respect to the shopping technology which lets you walk out of the shop with out paying and you get sent a bill to your home address, I am completely agree with this type of technology because I think it would revolutionise the way in which we shop to this date. I agree with the process of the human electronic tagging and the ethics behind that type of technology, depending on which crime has been committed, and if it was a smaller crime then these criminals would be allowed to be moved out of the jails and put on this electronic tagging system, which would free up jail space for the bigger criminals."

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