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1) Should employees have the right to the expectation of privacy while using an employer’s computer workstation? Why or why not? How far should an employer be able to take their investigation of off-work but online habits of employees? Should off-work but online behavior have an impact on employment? Why or why not? What is the difference between a hacker and a cracker?
2) In terms of securing data, what reasonable practices should consumers be able to expect when submitting personal information, such as credit card information, social security information, physical and e-mail addresses? How might P2P sites, such as Kazaa, create unforeseen problems with data security?
3) How should copyrighted material, such as music, be handled online? Should P2P sites, where music can be easily and freely downloaded, be made illegal? How might this be handled fairly for artists and consumers both?
4) Provide the URL of at least one site that discusses the impact of the Internet on online criminal activities and provide a brief review of the information contained there. Did you learn anything new? Were you surprised by any of the information presented on the site? How will the Internet impact the future of crime and the solutions for combating it?
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