Current Topics in Technology

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Cengage Learning, Jun 15, 2009 - Computers - 160 pages
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This collection of Current Topics in Technology is designed to elevate technology courses, encouraging students to develop a higher level of social, legal, and ethical awareness in the study of technology. Students are guided through a wealth of topics that provide insight into the crucial role that technology plays both personally and professionally. Students will explore their responsibilities to the environment and to society, ensuring that productivity and technical risks are appropriately managed, and preparing them for the challenges of leadership. When utilized as part of the critical methods of instruction in computer concepts and Office courses, this combination of literature and exercises has proven to inspire a greater interest in technology education.
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Contents

Emerging Technologies and Cyber Exploits
1
Cybercriminal Profiling
7
Tecnology Infrastructure The Semantic Web on Computers with Personalities
13
Internet Violence and Cyber Safety
18
Educational Technology and Compliance
23
Human Evolution and Technology
27
Internet Censorship
32
Usability Electronic Voting Systems
36
Technology Research and Development
84
Cybercrime Investigations Botnets and Honeypots
91
Global Network Governance
96
Digital Politics and Copyright Law
99
Digital Authentication Cryptography
103
The Power of Information
107
DeepPacket Inspection
112
Computer Databarges
117

Open Source Software
40
Microblogging and Office Productivity
46
Online Personal Health Records and Privacy
50
Network Vulnerabilities Script Kiddies
56
Copyright Protection and the Electronic Textbook
61
Wireless Mobile Computing
68
Information Overload
72
Technology Literacy
76
Internet Safety
80
Cyber Weapons Distributed Denial of Service
120
Electronic Mail Snooping
124
Moores Law and Technology Predictions
127
Computer Waste
132
Reality Mining
139
References
146
Credits
150
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Maureen Paparella is the Director of Information Technology Program at Monmouth University and is a member of the faculty of the Department of Software Engineering. She co-collaborated on Current Topics in Technology with fellow Monmouth University instructor, Eugene Simko, and is currently working on the next edition of the book.

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