Over the last two decades, the Internet has been the most essential element of every young and old’s life. One cannot just complete the simplest of tasks without consulting the internet. It will not be wrong to say that we are too dependent on internet services and cannot imagine our routines without them. Be it work, studies, online shopping, or entertainment we all are bound to the internet for all our daily activities.
Internet being the superhero for all of us is still not perfect at the end of the day. It has its own problems that are rising with the demand for the internet. A simple solution we can try out if we face any issue with our internet connection is to contact customer service for help. For instance, if you are using AT&T internet and you come across any issue related to your service, you can contact AT&T customer service and their 24/7 available and well-trained staff will help you out to resolve it.
Here are the five biggest dilemmas the internet is facing in today’s world:
Data security concerns are rising with the advancement in technology and in the way in which businesses, organizations, and consumers use that technology. With a huge amount of data used, uploaded, and stored online, there are more risks of breaching that data. However, everyday organizations and companies are coming up with new security checks to keep their data saved, there are international guidelines proposed to ensure the protection of customers’ privacy, data protection, and security still is one of the biggest threats that the internet faces in the modern world. Biometrics and enhanced encryptions are there to save the day but not all businesses and organizations have incorporated them yet.
Over Dependency on Major Corporations
With the Pandemic hitting us, there has been a rapid increase in work from home and hence putting a huge load on Internet service providers. Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner, and CenturyLink are a few names providing high-speed internet services. As the demand rises, the consumers are also bound to accept their altered prices and package plans.
From working within the boundaries of our home, many people face issues with their internet connections due to the huge load on our devices. To help us with these problems we contact the customer support staff of our respective service providers as they are the only help we could think of while remote working. Also, customer support service is the most reliable way for these companies to deal with internet-related problems and the ever-increasing demand of it from the consumers.
Concerns with Censorship
Censorship has always been one of the biggest concerns on the internet. Censorship takes place at the government level. These concerns include content that can cause cyberbullying, cyber racism, gender-based discrimination, etc. Despite having strict laws enforced with censorship, somehow the forbidden content still shows up every now and then. It is because the tools like Proxy, VPN, and Secure Browsers make it easy for people to access all the information and share it online. Even though censorship authorities effectively filter all the content that goes online on a different platform, the unfiltered one still gets streamed sometimes.
One of the biggest advantages Internet provides is to help us connect with people all over the world. We have always heard that Internet has turned the world into a global village. However, sadly even today many areas of the world do not have general access to the best internet services. Only countries like the United States and Japan enjoy the benefits of having the fastest internet connections.
In the majority of African, countries like Chad, Niger, and Somalia, only one percent of the total population has access to the internet, and internet speed still varies from country to country. The Internet still has a long way to go before everyone has equal access to it. The more people have access from all around the world, the cultural acceptance will increase which will help us to grow further.
Increase in Cyber Crimes
As if every good thing has its downsides somewhere, cyber-crimes are the downsides of the Internet. As lives are becoming more dependant and transparent on the Internet it is opening up big opportunities for hackers. For instance, we live in this era of technology where we love the idea of E-shopping and online transactions. With this, our credit/debit card details and e-wallets information is all-online and it has made us vulnerable to threats of being hacked or stolen.
Cybercriminals take advantage of wider internet access. As the technology is improving, more innovative cyber-crime hacks are coming forward. To fight this dilemma, the internet needs to educate its consumers to work more wisely by choosing stronger passwords and protecting their devices by limiting them to personal access only.
Summing It Up
We consider the Internet as very progressive and powerful, which it is. However, there still are many problems attached to it. Above we have mentioned issues such as privacy, security, and equal accessibility to the internet. These issues revolving internet needs serious attention for the betterment and security of its users. From higher authorities to the general public everyone needs to participate in overcoming these issues. Because a better internet world ensures a better future for everyone.