1. Week 3 - Blogs, Censorship , Pornography and Gambling. Comprehension Objectives. Describe the nature of Web 2.0 Blogs Definition of a blog? Types of blogs Typical features of a blog Characteristics of successful blogs Internet resources about blogging . Activity Objectives.
Week 3 - Blogs, Censorship, Pornography and Gambling
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Intensity of Internet Censorship
Source: OpenNet Initiative（ONI）
Negatives of online Censorship
----Cannot distinguish domestic situation.
----Can not learn more about other countries.
Twitter,Facebook and Youtube in China
Access to pornography can pose the following
problems for an organisation:
1. Legal liability
Employees can be directly or indirectly liable for
sexual harassment based on a hostile work
It is necessary to take the right steps to prevent such
2. Loss of productivity
A survey conducted by Valt.com revealed
how often employees used the corporate
Internet facilities to surf non work related
sites (Witzke 2002):
3. Loss of bandwidth
that P2P file sharing networks (containing pornography) have been responsible for consuming up to 80% of the bandwidth.
The following two control mechanisms can be put into
place to limit users from accessing pornographic
content these are:
Four commonly used forms of content
1. Keyword filtering
This system uses a list of objectionable
terms, blocking pages and e-mails containing words
that are considered to be indecent in nature.
This is the least sophisticated but requires careful
consideration when setting up.
Problems are created when words that are similar to
those that are meant to be blocked like “Sussex” are
blocked. The context that the words are used in are
not taken into consideration.
2. URL blocking (Website blocking)
Software filtering companies maintain databases of
unethical Websites which are often sorted into
different categories allowing user to filter out content
they see as unnecessary in the work environment.
This updates the filtering software and prevents
access to such Websites.
Unfortunately this approach requires constant
updating from both the software vendor and the users
of this filtering solution.
1. Regulatory liberalisation
3. Community concern, industry pressure, information can lead to regulatory reform
2. Proliferation of gambling
Phishing Site Screenshot
- dispersed automatic hierarchy of authority
- top-down compartmentalization operation
- fluid flexible modus operandi
Gambling sites as laundering enterprises