Advantages and Disadvantage of IT

account in seconds, and then the merchant will deliver the item to the consumers address. This saves time for both parties. Electronic Bill Presentation and Payment: (EBPP) systems send us bills over the internet and they give us an easy way to pay them if the amount looks correct. In this there is need for billing companies to send our bills in mail. It saves time for both parties. Internet security issues: For the merchant to process an order online, a consumer has to provide their financial details. Experienced hackers can use this lop hole to channel this information and use it for their own needs. Faulty products and duplication: In most cases auction websites have products that are not real. So a user can bid on a shoe thinking it is original, upon delivery, they discover that the shoe is fake and it does not resemble the picture on auction. Privacy – ecommerce websites collect personal data using cookies to know more about us and suggest products basing on that information. This data is collected without any notice , but with selfish intent. 
  Advantages and Disadvantages of information technology in Society: 
  Advantages 
 Improved innovation: Technology has played a big role in job creation and emerging of technology based companies. With access to a computer and internet, any one can start an business while at home. Most successful technology based ventures like Google / Amazon / Facebook, to mention but a few, started from home but now they employ thousands or people. Improved entertainment: Technology has changed the entertainment industry, now days we have many options to choose from, you can have a play-list of 10,000 songs in your palms with an ipod, you can watch movies on the go with an ipad , the list is endless. Improved social discovery: Finding both old and new friends has become very simple. With social networks like facebook and twitter, you can easily keep up with all your old friends and also make new ones. Globalization of knowledge: Today you can use the internet to get the latest news from any country on the globe. Services like ‘’Twitter’’ have enabled people to become journalist so they report news on instant by twitting. Services like Wikipedia.org are well equipped with data on about anything. Improved communication:
  Disadvantage:
Cyber-sickness: With the increased addiction to social networks and internet games, people are spending more time on computers and give up on their normal offline life. This has resulted into relation breakups and increases loneliness. Social implications – access to harmful information which corrupts people’s minds and drives them to commit crime. People use search engines to find information on how to create harmful weapons and how to commit wrong acts in society. Money Laundering: Cases of online money laundering are on the rise and this has exposed many online users to the predators

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