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COVID-19, a new pandemic that had first occurred in 2019, reached 193 countries as of today and acquired a death count of 2.96 million with a reported 137 million cases of potential contact. As an event of the century that had resulted in dramatic changes for most people around the world, there is now global attention to the progress of vaccination, as well as what actually causes the spread of the pandemic.

In a time when the vaccinations had started to go around the globe, we wanted to find out which nation-level factors that might have a correlation with COVID-19…


Hello, welcome to my Regulation&Code Blog!

I am personally interested in everything related to technology, and especially IT security. My blog will specifically focus on how the current regulation and code structure implemented to regulate people’s behavior is faulty. There are several elements that comes into play when regulating an individual’s behavior, including cost, law, norms, and structure. This can also be said for the behaviors online. Regulation and Code works as a structure within the cyberspace, and is therefore not enforced to those within. Rather, they provide as a motivation to keep the rules, not having any tangible effects…


Given that there are seemingly countless problems with the sole policy system online, a need for a new method of enforcement is necessary. The paper regards the difference between punishment rules and policies, and how they take effect on illegal activities online, specifically within the monetary context. The general gist of the argument raised is that rules that incorporate tangible punishments are not yet implemented to the extent that the users are discouraged from doing what is banned. On the other hand, self regulatory policies are also proved to not have much effect on the user’s behavior, showing the lack…


Code and regulations have other side effects as represented in the prevalent problem of stalking on Facebook. The article specifically regards the “stalking” from company representatives, in search of new potential employees. The employers of the companies attribute the motivation for using Facebook to its vast population within the social media. They are also able to search for specific aspect of their careers, which serves to be more helpful in determining the candidates for the company. Furthermore, as reflected by the interactions with others on Facebook, the employers are able to assess the candidates’ personalities at hand according to their…


Another account that proves the need for regulations on the providers as well as the users regards the questionable backdoor implemented in the softwares from Juniper Network. Juniper Network reported two of the backdoors found, and they attributed them to an unknown individual for placing a malicious code. However, there were doubts raised against their prevention method, as initial algorithm implemented and their description differed. Apart from the backdoors, the algorithms by Dual_EC, reported by the authorities to be hackable, are implemented into their software. The explanation from Jupiter Network claimed that the faults on Dual_EC are compensated by the…


Code and regulation is a detrimental part in not only social platforms, but also in all digital platform, in that some degree of sensitive, private information are included in all medium of socialization. In a world where personal information is shared and exposed over Internet, a structure that provides code and regulation is important to protect ourselves, and further control what can be disclosed even to those that are allowed to view your personal information. However, need for code and regulation is rising to even for those who are providing the service, not only for the users utilizing the medium.

Dustin Lee

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