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Accessing your bank’s mobile website or using your bank’s mobile application to access your account is much more secure than conducting traditional online banking on your computer. Pro or con?
To prevent hackers from stealing private information, companies should make sure workers don’t access social media websites on office computers. Pro or con?
Businesses and individuals at risk of being maligned in online forums, social media, blogs, and websites should look into buying insurance specifically intended to guard their reputation on the Internet. Pro or con?
Inaccuracies, lies, and innuendoes racing throughout the cyberworld give voters a false sense of knowledge about political candidates. Pro or con?
Psychologists are right: Workers must organize and delete their e-mails—or risk cluttering their mental space. Pro or con?
Technological advances in online employee training will make most in-person classroom learning a thing of the past. Pro or con?
For quick and cost-effective solutions, organizations are wise to turn to crowdsourcing. Pro or con?
For data security and safety, it’s better to stick with hardware. Pro or con?
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All retailers should provide free Wi-Fi service for customers in their stores. Pro or con?
Tweets can recite facts, but Twitter doesn’t qualify as a journalistic vehicle. Pro or con?
The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed Do Not Track system is justified in that it would block intrusive marketing and ad campaigns and protect consumer privacy. Pro or con?
Data security problems and pesky online forms make Internet shopping a pain. Pro or Con?
When considering job applicants, prospective employers have no business poking around their profiles on social networking sites. Pro or con?
Businesses should crack down on workers who visit recreational Web sites—such as Facebook, Fantasyfootball, and Twitter—on company time. Pro or Con
Editor’s Note: This is an update of a Debate Room that originally appeared in 2007
All the images, personal information, and conversations that young people share via the Internet pose threats to their personal safety and financial and job security. Pro or con?
The absence of net neutrality will spell the end of the Internet. Service providers should not be allowed to slow down certain data flowing on their networks. Pro or con?
It’s wise and just for websites to allow ticked-off workers to rate their supervisors, complain about their bad behavior, and name names. Pro or con?
Tweens and minor teenagers are sophisticated consumers. They should be allowed to have credit cards of their own or use prepaid vouchers to buy e-tail merchandise. Pro or con?
For students, social networking sites have no educational value due to the inherently truncated, shallow nature of communication on them. Pro or con?
The Library of Congress’ plan to keep a digital archive of every public tweet—messages of 140 characters or fewer—since the microblogging site Twitter was launched in 2006 is silly. Most tweets are better forgotten. Pro or con?
Governments should embrace cloud computing as a means to strengthen and liberate their IT infrastructure. Pro or con?
Forget hauling your briefcase on a no-frills airline flight to attend a stuffy convention. Online events are the best, most cost-effective places to exchange information and meet and greet. Pro or con?
Security concerns notwithstanding, Barack Obama is right to keep his trusty BlackBerry as he assumes his responsibilities as President. Pro or con?
Surpassed in convenience and economy by online content, printed magazines and newspapers will dry up in the next decade. Pro or con?
Not all Web 2.0 applications are advances. Twitter encourages self-absorption and rude behavior in business settings. Pro or con?
The advertisements that appear on Web sites are a nuisance for readers and a false economy poised to fall to Earth. Pro or con?
Hasbro should have just let the beloved, Scrabble-like online game remain on Facebook. Pro or con?
Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and other networking Web sites that young people find so appealing are weak substitutes for making and cementing real business relationships in person. Pro or con?
The UGC media revolution is a myth when it comes to YouTube and other Web 2.0 sites. Most valuable content is professionally made. Pro or con?
The U.S. should heed the wrath of the World Trade Organization by making betting games legal on the Web. Pro or con?
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