Internet problem: Privacy

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Literature Review: Privacy problem for Internet

This “Ten Problems for Internet in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. software, 
  2. privacy,
  3. governance,
  4. wellbeing,
  5. jobs,
  6. commerce,
  7. infrastructure,
  8. blockchain,
  9. education,
  10. security.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

2 Privacy

THE PROBLEM — Internet privacy security is a growing concern worldwide but people generally think the others, not them, are more a risk. Unfortunately, in recent years, there have also been legal developments that undermine privacy and novel transmission protocols are being proposed to mitigate privacy risks, with research gaining importance in the last few years. The scandals related to the usage of data without permission in the realm of business have also gained as much attention in the media.

CASE STUDIES — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

CONCLUSIONS — The major negative consequences of online privacy invasion involve monetary loss from scams and relational conflicts from inappropriate comments and postings. Internet Service Providers are in an ideal market position to offer privacy services and DNS over HTTPS transmission between clients and third parties who operate resolvers is expected to mitigate privacy risks. Privacy concerns can strongly influence users’ decision to use a service. The application of big data problem solving to a variety of areas, from geo-localization, health monitoring through wearable devices, online shopping or banking services helps to create new business niches, but also offers potential privacy harms to users. Blockchain technology may be a promising means to mitigate issues of data security arising in the Internet of Things. Privacy concern manifests itself in the news reports through the actions and reactions of several groups of social actors. Media sites should adopt the concept of privacy by design but users’ privacy skills are also important in protecting personal information. It is vital that children’s understandings of the digital environment, their digital skills and their capacity to consent are taken into account in designing services, regulation and policy. What role and impact has WikiLeaks had on the public’s value of online privacy as the frontrunner of the hacktivist movement.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Internet in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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Literature Reviews for Inquisitive Minds