What is Inappropriate Content?

There are several internationally recognized illegal online situations. These include

  • Cyber stalking
  • Internet fraud
  • Harassement
  • Terrorism
  • Unlicensed weapons trade
  • Physical threats
  • Hate crimes
  • Hacking

Other Unlawful Activities

Some illegal activities have become widespread on the internet, but they are no les illegal because of their abundance. One example of this is illegally downloading music or movies. Other people watch adult videos, which is also illegal.

What is Hacking?

Hacking is illegal access to a computer, account, or system, often by circumventing the security system. Consequences of hacking include paying a fine, going to jail, and losing your right to use a computer.

E-mail safety

There are several e-mail safety rules of thumb that can help you keep your e-mail account safe. Change your password often, keep it in a safe place, and don't share it with anyone. Log off when you're finished to avoid other people seeing your e-mail. Don't open attachements unless you run them through an antivirus program. Don't open e-mails from people you don't know, even spammers, who try to trick you into opening their e-mails.

Piracy

Piracy is illegally downloading content off the internet. It is widespread in today's society, and stopping it was one the the main goals of the SOPA bill that didn't pass in Congress. Consequences of pracy include jail time and large fines.

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