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The Internet and society : a reference handbook

Author: Bernadette H Schell
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today more than one billion people worldwide use the Internet for communication, shopping, business, and research. But in the last five years they have lost over $10 billion to malicious computer attacks alone. Is there a way to keep the benefits and avoid the problems? The Internet and Society: A Reference Handbook explores both the positive aspects of the Internet and its darker side. Topically organized, it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernadette H Schell
ISBN: 1598840312 1598840320 9781598840315 9781598840322
OCLC Number: 76786579
Description: xx, 311 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Background and history --
Problems, controversies, and solutions --
Worldwide perspective --
Chronology --
Biographies --
Facts and data --
Directory of organizations --
Print and nonprint resources.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Bernadette H. Schell.
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An examination of the social impact of the Internet, this volume explores political, social, technical, legal, and economic controversies in a manner accessible to the general reader.  Read more...

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