People bargain, buy and sell almost all types of goods via internet. Even the financial transactions are made online with the help of several payment gateways and third party service providers. Invasion of privacy in such transactions is one of the leading threats associated with new media technology.
In order to overcome these privacy threats, users must first be very careful in posting information in the internet. Secondly, they have to use authorized tools and websites that are certified to be free from hacking in order to carry out their transactions. Finally, they should ensure that their privacy is not invaded by using them in a right way.
Ethical considerations of new media technology
With increasing demand for new media providers worldwide are trying to define ethical codes that strictly define code of conduct to be followed by end users. Ethical and legal considerations are critical to the successful performance of new media technology (Barney, 2002). They should be followed in use of any new media technology such as internet, website and social networking sites. For instance, several social networking sites and websites give access to users only when they are above certain age limit. To explain, Orkut, one of the online communities allows users to create an account in it only when they are