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  1. Oct 2022
    1. Regarding the categorization of a blog in the Washintonienne scenario, as the internet and its features have expanded the ability to compare things online to things predating the internet has become more and more difficult. Finding anologs during the early days of the internet may have been possible but today most of what exists online is new and thus new policies must also exist.

    2. Gotterbarn suggests that cyber ethics is not necessary because other innovations such as the printer press, automobiles, and airplanes were not given separate branches of ethics. But what evidence is there to show that creating new branches of ethics for each of these fields would not have been positive? He also argues that professional ethics is the most relevant field however this branch of ethics would only analyze ethics from the perspective of the creator and not the user.

    3. Even during Phase 1 of computing technology developments, individuals were already concerned about the possible downsides of creating a "smart" machine. Many of these same concerns exists today regarding AI. While computers contribute greatly to human productivity they can also be used to cause harm. Balancing these positives and negatives while also considering any potential harm down the line is why cyber ethics is such an important field of study.

    4. Because the United States Defense Department has defined WANs and LANs differently than the Internet, do different laws apply to them?

    5. Jessica Cutlers situation is unique in that it addresses the duties certain internet users inherit. Because of the real world position Jessica Cutler was in, the contents of her digital diary could be incredibly damaging. Her diary could be used for espionage, blackmail and many other types of attacks. Jessica could argue that her diary contents were not legitimate or that she should have the ability to post whatever she chooses like many other internet users.

    6. Ownership of a Twitter account, or any other social media account, is another issue that our current laws do not address. While Kravitz may argue that because he created and operated the Twitter account he is the owner, PhoneDog could argue that the customer list was their property. Laws regarding social media ownership must be balance the power dynamic between individual users and large corporations in a way that allows the internet to be fair for all users.

    7. The anonymity Lori Drew was provided by the internet and social media is a gap in our current policies. Authenticating social media users could help combat cyber bullying but at the cost of decreasing online privacy.