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Does The Internet Reflect The Inner Workings Of The World?

May 6th, 2008 by Andreas Xavier in Addresses, Background checks, Business records. Topics:

There is no point in saying that the internet has not changed our lives because it has, whether directly or indirectly, but does the internet actually reflect the inner workings of the world? Are we leaving ourselves too open and too exposed?

When you sit down and think exactly what the internet does for you, your friends and your family it is easy to concentrate on the array of online shopping sites, free advice and chances to create your own business, but is there more?

Over the last few years we have seen a number major data protection issues with more and more confidential and detailed information being leaked onto the internet. Areas of society which were effectively part of a closed private network, such as your banking details, as now suddenly at risk from hackers as more and more of us use their online systems.

Social Security numbers are readily available to those who know where to look and how to gain access, telephone numbers are available and much more of your private information than was available just 20 years ago. Are we too exposed?

Those who do not see any increased security risks are either very confident about the firewalls and security software employed by surfers and companies alike or they have their head in the sand. As with any new development in the world, there is always a downside – investing in the stock market offered the public the chance to make large return, but the chance to lose, auction sites have given us the chance to nab a bargain, but are they always what they seem – and we need to appreciate and be very careful about security issues.

The juggernaut which is the internet is still hurtling at high speed brushing aside all in its way, and while very useful in so many aspects of our everyday life, there are dangers to personal safety and financial security.

About the author
Andreas co-founded Xavier Media® in 1996 and has since been involved in all kinds of development, marketing and making money online.


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