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    Theft of Personal information: Electronic messages sent over the Internet can be easily snooped and tracked, revealing who is talking to whom and what they are talking about. If you use the Internet, your personal information such as your name, address, credit card, bank details and other information can be accessed by culprits. If you use a credit card or internet banking for online shopping, then your details can also be ‘stolen’.

    Negative effects on family communication:
    Although there are conflicting research findings on this topic, an article published by Science Daily reported that time spent on the Internet was associated with later declines in within house family communication and a decrease in the number of friends and acquaintances with which they kept ties.

    Internet addiction:
    There is some controversy over whether it is possible to actually be addicted to the Internet or not. Some researchers, claim that it is simply people trying to escape their problems in an online world and cannot be classified as an addiction.
    Other psychologists, believe that Internet addiction is a true psychological disorder with definable symptoms. The symptoms are comparable to any addiction, withdrawal, loss of relationships or job and significant time consumption.


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    I absolutely agree with you and like to express my point of view
    Spamming,Virus threat,Pornography etc
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    1. Viruses

    Today, Internet is the most popular source of spreading viruses. Most of the viruses transfer from one computer to another through e-mail or when information is downloaded on the Internet. These viruses create different problems in your computer. For example, they can affect the performance of your computer and damage valuable data and software stored in your computer.
    2. Security Problems
    The valuable websites can be damaged by hackers and your valuable data may be deleted. Similarly, confidential data may be accessed by unauthorized persons.
    3. Immorality
    Some websites contains immoral materials in the form of text, pictures or movies etc. These websites damage the character of new generation.
    4. Filtration of Information
    When a keyword is given to a search engine to search information of a specific topic, a large number of related links a displayed. In this case, it becomes difficult to filter out the required information.
    5. Accuracy of Information
    A lot of information about a particular topic is stored on the websites. Some information may be incorrect or not authentic. So, it becomes difficult to select the correct information. Sometimes you may be confused.
    6. Wastage of times
    A lot of time is wasted to collect the information on the Internet. Some people waste a lot of time in chatting or to play games. At home and offices, most of the people use Internet without any positive purpose.

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    The internet has good advantages too....

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    There are disadvantages to everything. You could step out your door and get hit by a bus. There are far many more good things about the internet than there are disadvantages to it.
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    Every coin has both sides.Internet has disadvantages and advantages too.We should see its both sides and make full use of it.

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    Although Internet has many advantages but it also has some disadvantages. The main disadvantages are:

    1. Viruses



    Today, Internet is the most popular source of spreading viruses. Most of the viruses transfer from one computer to another through e-mail or when information is downloaded on the Internet. These viruses create different problems in your computer. For example, they can affect the performance of your computer and damage valuable data and software stored in your computer.

    2. Security Problems

    The valuable websites can be damaged by hackers and your valuable data may be deleted. Similarly, confidential data may be accessed by unauthorized persons.

    3. Immorality

    Some websites contains immoral materials in the form of text, pictures or movies etc. These websites damage the character of new generation.

    4. Filtration of Information

    When a keyword is given to a search engine to search information of a specific topic, a large number of related links a displayed. In this case, it becomes difficult to filter out the required information.

    5. Accuracy of Information

    A lot of information about a particular topic is stored on the websites. Some information may be incorrect or not authentic. So, it becomes difficult to select the correct information. Sometimes you may be confused.

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    thanks for the info
    there is some more disadvantages
    1. fake email
    2. spamming
    3. hacking of info

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    i think problem is spamming / garbage websites

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    Theft of personal information
    spamming
    pornography
    virus

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    Isolation
    Using the Internet for long periods of time can isolate people from family and friends. Though many develop online relationships these "cyber" buddies cannot replace "real life" socializing.

    Addiction
    It is possible for Internet users to become habitually addicted. Though different from chemical addiction it is a real problem as some lose employment and suffer other adverse effects from overuse.

    Inaccurate Information
    Though there are many legitimate websites full of factual information there are a plethora of sites with inaccurate information and it is often hard to tell the difference.

    Hacking of Personal Information
    Providing personal information online when shopping or banking can result in hackers gaining access to private data that can be used to steal your funds and even your identity.


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    • While the internet has made life easier for people in many ways it is also reflecting an uglier side to its existence through a number of problems that it has thrown up for its users. With a large amount of information freely available on the internet theft and misuse of this information is a likely possibility. Time and again you see cases of people using someone else’s information and research and passing it off as their own.
    • Another problem or disadvantage of the internet is that it has allowed a great deal of anonymity to a large number of people who may access the different websites, forums and chat rooms available. This has allowed perverted individuals to at times take advantage of innocent people and abuse their trust.
    • Since business dealings and financial transactions have become easier because of the internet another problem that has arisen is that people can now misuse your private information including financial details such as the credit card number. There have been cases of financial frauds and other problems that people have experienced following misuse of such sensitive information. Some unscrupulous individuals have been successful in creating viruses and links that once clicked can automatically transmit your personal email addresses and other details to certain parties and even your bank account details in some extreme cases. The case where funds are withdrawn or where sensitive data are obtained is called phishing.
    • One of the biggest problems that the internet has created is that of spamming. Spamming refers to the activity wherein unwanted emails and other links are sent in bulk to people. These emails may pertain to advertising or random bulk emails and these may contain viruses that may corrupt the system and even if they don’t cause any harm these can be plain annoying.
    • The internet has also given birth to viruses that can wreck havoc in the system and cause a lot of damage. Many websites are notorious for sending adware, viruses and also other malicious software that can slow the computer and in some cases even harm it considerably.
    • The internet is particularly attractive for a child since it has so much to offer in terms of entertainment. However pornography is a serious threat in today’s world and this can cause a lot of problems in terms of emotional and mental well being of the child. There are practically millions of pornographic sites and without supervision a child can easily fall into the trap of accessing such sites. Even though a number of informative sites are available there is also a darker side to the internet with the availability of a large number of other problematic sites that can cause serious effects on a child during these impressionable ages.
    • Even though the internet has in many ways brought the world closer together it has in many other ways caused a lot of damage to relationships and growth of individuals. This is because the internet can have a huge addictive pull and people are at times known to surf the internet for up to 15 or 16 hours a day. Chat rooms and forums or other ways of interactivity cannot really replace real life socializing and if that takes place internet can be quite detrimental.

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    Websites and e-commerce requires specialist staff, not just to understand how a website/e-commerce sites work, but also how to market websites and to increase revenue. Again, some areas of middle and higher management don't appreciate that these are specialist roles.

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