Corinne Kwapil Golden
August 18, 2012
Treg A. Gardner
When a consumer buys a computer, one of the most important things is to schedule tasks that keep the computer free from unnecessary clutter, such as Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragment. These tasks are extremely important because every time a user pulls up a page from the Internet, a temporary Internet cookie file is stored within the computer.
After 60,000 pages have been viewed using the Internet, would a computer run slow if all of the temporary Internet cookies were still there? Yes, 60,000 pages would be a stockpile of temporary Internet files which should be erased or formatted as needed depending on usage. This paper will hopefully help the consumer to better understand this consistent battle that everyone should be battling.
The Tale of Cookies (Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde)
When it comes to commercial transactions everybody loves privacy and rejects public openness; bank transfers are not part of public debates. Mr. Hyde, the freedom fighter and Dr. Jekyll, the online consumer, each point of view has arguments, which are all connected to the functions of Internet use. Internet use is very common thing to use nowadays even though it is also a very scary thing to be used so much by users who have no idea the danger it can create. “The cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to store on a web browser so that it can later be reread from that browser” (Gyorgy, 2002).
Should Adware and Spyware Prompt Congressional Action
Adware is something that is added to a computer’s hard drive while downloading an Internet page and adware is able to transmit user information to corporate agencies. Privacy, which has two parts to its legality, and computer integrity, should be large concerns for everyone.
The first part to privacy is identifying information, such as a person’s name, address, bank account number, Social Security...