What Are The Disadvantages Of Modern Technology

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There are several disadvantages to modern technology. Let us take the internet, for example. Although it is a source of almost any material you can wish for, it is harmful when put in the wrong hands. There is a tremendous amount of distasteful material, such as indecent under age material, which can be shown, seen or viewed by the wrong people, which may lead to paedophilia.
Other examples include mobile phone tapping. Recently a number of people in the UK have taken people to court because their mobile phones have been intercepted for voicemail messages and SMS text messages. This is dangerous because we now live in a society where there are no real privacy laws.
You can be monitored online now for any such activity and the theme of Big Brother is really apparent. Often, people can gain access to your bank account details which may, in turn, lead to all sorts of other circumstances, ranging from extortion to withdrawing money. Scammers also live on the internet and, if given the opportunity, will try and scam you out of a lot of money through their devious schemes. They can lure innocent people into giving them money for no apparent reason, so be careful lishness: Politics and Culture, 1880-1920, ed by Robert Colls and Philip Dodd – review

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