Some effects of the development of information technology have given people cause for concern. There are arguments for and against control over the information available.
Which country heavily censors what their citizens can access on the internet?
Which of the following is NOT an argument for controlling some of the material on the internet?
To prevent young children accessing unsuitable material
To encourage people to write defamatory or libellous comments about organisations
To ensure copyright laws are maintained
Two of the following statements show why controlling access to material on the internet would not work. Which is the odd one out?
Unsuitable material is easily available elsewhere
Email monitoring is justified if it helps prevent crime
Control would cost money and users would have to pay
What is the name of the Act which covers the collection and storage of personal data?
Computer Misuse Act
Copyright, Designs & Patents Act
Data Protection Act
Which of the following is not a valid concern regarding the privacy of personal data stored on computer?
Viruses can damage a computer database
It's easy to transmit data all over the world
It's easy to copy computer data
Which of the following is NOT an example of internet crime?
Stealing computer hardware
Denial of service attack
What is hacking?
Stealing company hardware
Spreading viruses around a network
Gaining unauthorised access to computer systems
What does encrypting data involve?
Sending data as an email attachment
Sending data across your own secure network
Translating data into a code so that it makes no apparent sense
What does a firewall do?
Prevents unauthorised access to your computer via the internet
Stops you installing software that may harm your computer
Records everything you do on your computer
Which of the following is a negative effect of the growth of internet shopping?
Small shops can go out of business
People can shop 24 hours a day
Prices can quickly be compared between stores