Cloze test practice-16


PASSAGE 16 (Questions 1-5)

Directions: In the below given passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. Five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.


__(1)__ over the world, rights related to information technology are already legally recognised and daily being violated, __(2)__ in the name of economic advancement, political stability or for personal greed and interests. Violations of these rights have __(3)__ new problems in human social system,such as the digital divide, cyber crime, digital security and privacy concerns, all of which have __(4)__ people's lives either directly or indirectly. It is important that countries come up with the guidelines for action to __(5)__ the incidence of malicious attacks on the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic data and systems, computer related crimes, content-related offences and violations of intellectual property rights __(6)__, threats to critical infrastructure and national interests arising from the use of the internet for criminal and terrorist activities are of growing __(7)__ The harm incurred to businesses, governments and individuals in those countries in which the internet is used __(8)__ is gaining in __(9)__ and importance, while in other countries, cyber crime threatens the application of information and communication technology for government services, healthcare, trade and banking. As users start losing __(10)__ in online transactions and business, the opportunity costs may become substantial.

[IBPS (SO), 2012]

Select the appropriate word for blank 1.


Select the appropriate word for blank 2.


Select the appropriate word for blank 3.


Select the appropriate word for blank 4.


Select the appropriate word for blank 5.


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