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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Introduction

Buy a newspaper today, and odds are you’ll find a story about online abuses: a public figure arrested for soliciting a child online ... a teenager assaulted by somebody he met in a chat room ... identity theft made possible by poor safety procedures in a large company ... e-mail fraud being perpetrated on the public in staggering numbers ... or a new destructive computer virus.

The Internet has quickly become an integral part of society. Businesses, schools, media, and communication with others all are highly dependent on opportunities the Internet has created. Unfortunately, it is not only "good" people and businesses that are leveraging these new technologies.

The rash of criminal misuses of the Internet reported in the news leaves ...

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