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E-Money Trends

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http://www.vrl-financial-news.com/cards--payments/cards-international/issues/ci-2011/ci-469-470/prepaid-in-japan-a-%E2%80%98clicks-an.aspx

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E-Money Trends

Contactless e-money comes in the form of Paypal, Bitcoin, and related forms of currency.  We can see a rise of over double the use of contactless e-money when compared to contactless credit. ... Read more about E-Money Trends

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War Toy Ad

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http://ec.europa.eu/avpolicy/docs/library/studies/finalised/studpdf/oview.pdf

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War Toy Ad

Another major challenge for e-commerce is to deal with different cultures and rules from different countries.  Ads for war toys like these are banned in Greece, but not in the U.S.  If this ad was shown on a website hosted by the U.S. and a citizen from Greece happened to find it, that citizen could file a court order to have the company in the U.S. take the image down.  The question is, does the company in the U.S. have to comply with Greek rules? ... Read more about War Toy Ad

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Yearly Comparison of Cyber-Crime Complaints

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http://www.ic3.gov/media/annualreport/2011_ic3report.pdf

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Yearly Comparison of Cyber-Crime Complaints

A good majority of the victims include older generations who are not as tech-savvy or knowledgeable of the dangers of the internet.  The different types of crime are as follows: FBI impersonation, loan intimidation, automobile-auction, romance scams, work-from-home scams, overpayment, identity theft, advance fees, non-auction and non-delivery of merchandise. ... Read more about Yearly Comparison of Cyber-Crime Complaints

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Identity Theft

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http://eclyns-ec-ec.blogspot.com/2008/07/threat-of-online-security-how-safe-is.html

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Identity Theft

As e-commerce becomes more popular, consumers become more susceptible to cyber-crime.  In this cartoon, a man is pretending to be from the utility company and would like to confirm important information.  In some cases, scammers already have information such as a potential victim's social security number and credit card number simply by using the internet. ... Read more about Identity Theft

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Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

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http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/userfiles/image/oecd-logo.jpg

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Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

This iamge is of the OECD which stands for Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2000 the OECD released a set of guidelines for Consumer protection in regards to electronic eommerce.  ... Read more about Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

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http://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/unmanaged/logos/icann.jpg

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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

 

This iamge shows the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers which was created by the US government. ICANN has a diverse international representation of various sectors such as the private sectors, the governement and consumer interests. It was ultimately established to allocate and provide a formal strucutre domain name system management. 

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