Controlling the Internet

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The Internet as part of the Information Technology which plays a significant role in the development of our society has become an essential element of our lives, government, education, research, and across diverse sectors of our society. As it is already a part of our daily living, there has been considerable increase in the occurrence of more advanced online activities everywhere such as information search and retrieval, huge file downloads and uploads, e-learning, online conferencing, e-commerce, online banking and gaming, and more…

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However, with the free and unlimited power of the Internet comes great responsibility not only for our leaders but to each and everyone. Since the Internet has also become the haven for offensive and detestable content and gateway for malicious and destructive activities, there have been calls to control and police the use of the Internet in the name of protecting the members of our community predominantly the innocent children. "For success in any field of human activity leads to crime that needs mechanism to control it" (Singh, 2005, p.1) and "technology is a human activity" (Williams, 1997, p.39).
With the advent of Internet, crime is no longer confined to certain area, time, and types of individuals because it is rapidly creating moral and social transgressions worldwide (Singh, 2005). It is the new face of intrusion (Williams, 1997, p.72). It has opened new doors for criminal acts and unlimited ways to convey malicious deeds. According the compliance advice of the UK's Data Protection Act of 1998, the "Internet is not secure" (CSU, 2000, p.1) and therefore risky and somebody somewhere might be intercepting the information provided over it. ...
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