Computer Merit Badge. Merit Badge College 9 Feb 2008. Requirement 1 - Online safety. Requirement 1 – Discuss with your counselor the tips for online safety. Requirement 1 - Online safety. . Kidnapping/Violence Safety.
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Merit Badge College
9 Feb 2008
Requirement 1 – Discuss with your counselor
the tips for online safety.
Internet kidnap warningFinancial Times - Jan 1, 2007Parry Aftab, a children's advocate, told a congressional commission that 3000 children were kidnapped in the US last year because of online messages posted ...
Online fraud costs $2.4 billion a year
Identity Theft Victimizes Millions, Costs Billions
About 3.3 million American consumers discovered within the last year that their personal information had been used to open fraudulent bank, credit card or utility accounts, or to commit other crimes, according to the Federal Trade Commission's first national survey on identity theft.
The commission, in a report issued today, said these cases had collectively cost businesses $32.9 billion and consumers $3.8 billion.
Identity Theft: Costs More, Tech Less
The median actual dollar loss for identity theft victims was $31,356. Identity theft may be far more costly to victims than previously believed…
Computer virus cost skyrockets
The virus billed as the world's fastest, most destructive computer bug spread mutations Friday, frustrating computer users and causing damage that could reach an estimated $10 billion worldwide. It masquerades as confirmation of a $326.92 "diamond special" ordered for Mother's Day. If the...
Net search virus cost $90 million
ABOUT 5,000 businesses have been affected by the MyDoom virus which caused Google to crash this week. According to mi2g, the British-based security firm, the worldwide damage of the virus is estimated to have cost between $85 million and $95 million.
beads 300 BC
punched cards 1800s
vacuum tube/relays 1940s
Integrated Circuits !!!
Pentium II - 42,000,000
The number of transistors per integrated circuit doubles about once every two years, while the price of the chip remains the same.
In 1954, a transistor cost $5.52. By 2004, its price tag was a billionth of a dollar.
65 (ASCII) →
01000001 (Binary) →
1972 - 8” 80kB
1978 – 5.25” 800kB
1987 – 3.25” 1440kB
A computer program is a set of instructions to the computer – also referred to as software.