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Censorship and Surveillance

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ethical
when we consider whether something is right or wrong in society
legal
when we consider whether something is right or wrong in the eyes of the law
cultural
when we consider how people with particular beliefs or languages may be affected
environmental
when we consider the impact on the natural world
internet censorship
when a government tries to control what people can access on the internet
computer surveillance
when a government monitors what people are accessing on the internet
packet sniffer
a type of software that is used by governments to monitor internet traffic
key words and phrases
the government uses software to look for these when monitoring internet traffic
internet service provider
BT, Virgin and Sky are examples of this
internet service provider
ISP is short for this
internet service provider
This type of organisation must keep records of all websites visited by its customers for at least six months
European data retention directive
states that all EU countries must make local laws which force the ISPs to record the following data of all their users for at least six months:

•When and for how long they were online

•IP address they got assigned and when

•Who they connected to using IP telephony

•Receivers and senders of their email
controversial
Censorship and Internet Surveillance
are topics that are
government
this organisation collects, stores and analyses data on all electronic communications for security purposes
cookie
a small data file stored on a computer for various tracking purposes by websites and advertisers.
cookie
not harmful to a computer, but they do pose a privacy concern because they track your Web surfing habits.
cookie
used by advertisers so that when you visit a website again, a personalized advert can be displayed
cookie
collects data about which web pages you have visited so that an online shop can recognize your computer when you visit a website again
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