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AS and A Level: Information Systems and Communication
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6. Processed in accordance with the “data subject’s” (the individual’s) rights. 7. Securely kept. 8. Not transferred to any other country without adequate protection in situ. This has an impact on businesses because they must ensure anyone involved in collecting or accessing personal data is fully aware of the laws and legislations and they must be monitored to ensure the Act is being followed. If the Data Protection Act is breached in any way the Information Commissioner’s Office has the power to issue fines of up to £500,000 to small businesses. For many start-up companies this would be devastating.
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Risks of Having a Facebook Account. Immediately after the discussion in class regarding Facebook privacy, the first thing I did when I got home from school was to check the limitedness of my Facebook profile to people whom I have no connections with.4 star(s)
I clicked my name and realized that only a larger version of the thumbnail of my current profile picture is further revealed upon clicking my name. I checked some of my friends' profiles and theirs disclosed a few of their friends. This revelation is already quite jeopardous since spammers and people who are up to no good can collect information and also be able to verify assumptions through one's set of friends. Also, the friends who are revealed, especially those who have weak privacy settings, are put in a risk.
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All of these websites listed are everyday sites which I use as helpful aids in my life, but I also use the internet for my interests and hobbies. I frequently visit sites such as Skysports to check all the latest football news and fixtures as well as visiting online forums to discuss a variety of issues. Forums allow discussion between select groups of people who share common interests from A-level forums to Golf forums; it is easy to find one relevant to your interests.
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Forgery (of E-mail) 2. Assault (on your Web site, E-mail box, or computer system) 3. Fraud (cyber scams) and 4. Robbery (theft of valuable information) Various types of people commit computer crimes. The two most familiar being hackers and crackers. A hacker is a person who enjoys exploring the details of a programmable system and how to stretch their capabilities. A cracker is one who breaks security on a system. Although hackers and crackers both break into computer systems, their motives are different. Hackers seem to break into computer systems for the intellectual challenge. Crackers are considered malicious with the intention of harming or causing damage to a computer system.
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Linux is a classic example of a client-based server. * What is meant by network planning? This is where a network is planned out, where access points and servers are located. It is usually aimed at ensuring that the latest network meets the needs of the subscriber. Task 2 * How does the physical size affect the design? Well obviously the bigger the physical size the bigger the network will need to be. The transmission medium will be affected most by the physical scale.
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and look at it in different angles and close up to see the details of the item., when shopping for CDs it is possible to look at the track list, Table of contents etc. shopping online is a useful service for people who don't have time to go out to the shops and walking around, they can browse among a huge choice of goods in their own time. One main disadvantage of shopping online is giving your credit or debit card details on the internet.
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Disadvantages of ecommerce for the customers are: * Security concerns with personal and credit card details. * You can't check the quality when purchasing like you could in a shop. * Things might look different online to what you get e.g. slightly different colours. * The shop might not send exactly what you ordered, you might get a substitute. * You need to be at home to receive large or valuable parcels. * If the item doesn't arrive, you might still get charged for it. The advantages of using of ecommerce for the seller are * Powerful tool for building good customer relationships because no questions are usually if you want to return the product and they will send you a new one.
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