What are cookies on the internet assignment help

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Research Paper Using Word

This assignment has two goals: 1) have students increase their understanding of the

concept of Protecting Personal Information (PPI) and other ethical issues related to the

use of information technology through research, and 2) learn to correctly incorporate

citations and references in APA format. Students may use the tools and techniques

within Word to format the research paper, including use of the References and citation

tools. These skills will be valuable throughout a student’s academic career. The paper

will require a title page, NO abstract, three to four full pages of content with

incorporation of a minimum of 3 external resources from credible sources and a Works

Cited/References page. Wikipedia and similar general information sites, blogs or

discussion groups are not considered creditable sources for a research project. No

more than 10% of the paper may be in the form of a direct citation from an external


A list of topics from which students can choose is provided below.

Topics for Research Paper


2. Social Engineering – what it is,

how it is used, and potential

positive and negative impacts on

individuals and on society

3. Employee Monitoring – why and

how it is used, the legal issues

surrounding its use, and impacts

on employer and employee

4. Biometrics – various

implementations and the ethical

and privacy issues related to the

use of biometrics

5. Use of Cookies – what they are,

how they are used, and potential

positive and negative impacts

6. What are the privacy laws related

to Information Technology use

and how do they impact you


7. Intellectual Property Rights;

issues related to copyright, fair

use, copyright infringement, and

the potential personal and

financial impacts

8. The Edward Snowden case - the

dilemma between the "Official

Secrets Act" versus a perceived

duty to share versus the damage

it may do to national security. 

9. The Apple vs. FBI controversy

over unlocking the iPhone

If there is another topic that addresses ethical issues as related to information

technology that is of special interest to you but one that is not in the list above, request

permission from your instructor before selecting this alternate topic.

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