Archive | October 2012

10 New Articles

10 News Articles

A) GPS positioning in cell phones-http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gps-phone.htm

B) Biometric technologies/facial recognition-http://cameraobscura.dukejournals.org/content/24/1_70/109.short

C) Consumer loyalty programmes-http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1545

D) Computer Cookies-http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703940904575395073512989404.html

E) Government agencies that keep data on citizens-http://bottomline.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/19/14541857-federal-agencies-dont-do-enough-to-protect-your-data

F) CCCT cameras-http://www.iiis2012.org/imcic/website/fees.asp?vc=3

G) Mobile phone tracking-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_tracking

H) DNA database-http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/cor/tls/dna-eng.aspx

I) Internet monitoring-http://www.internationalfreepresssociety.org/2009/07/canada-introduces-legislation-to-allow-govt-monitoring-of-the-internet/

J) Data Mining-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_mining

Government Agencies Don’t Do Enough To Protect Your Data

*Government agencies collect and store data on us

*Have all of our information,bank accounnts ,birthdays, social security numbers

* There has been an increase in the number of records exposed

*Identity theft is becoming more popular

*Government officials were leaving information about us citizens out for public to see, accidently

*Need to improve government security systems online

*Computer hackers can get access to information rather easily and get lots of information off government sites

* Government keeps EVERYONES information without question or permission

*Government agencies have soo many records it is hard for them to even tell when they are breached

Is privacy Passe?

How Facebook makes creepy behaviour normal:

-people know people are looking at them,but society makes it seem okay

-people have to carefully choose what they write on internet

-anyone with internet has access to your information

-people forget not only friends can watch them

-people think only personal relationships see it, while employers may also see it

-information can be accessed with no problems

-Privacy doesn’t seem to be an issue with people

-85% of definition of surveillance is what Facebook consists of

Privacy under attack, but does anyone care?:

-anyone can find your old emails (for $0.99)

-cameras everywhere and people find you with trackers

-people don’t need permission to know what you have done

-it’s easy for someone to find out about you from posts

-google can sometimes find information on you

-most people don’t care that others can find their  info

-most people don’t do anything to keep privacy private

-lots of people feel their privacy is slipping away, don’t change behavior though

-people are paid to find info on people

-people are finding it harder to keep their lives private

Internet safety tips for high school kids:

-living their lives online

-talking to friends online instead of face to face

-info goes around so fast on internet

-hundreds of people can read info on someone before that person knows it online

-teens don’t understand their posts can come back to haunt them

-posts set their reputation

-posts of illegal behaviour can affect college acceptance and job opportunities

-can expose kids to people they don’t know

-never open, or send stuff to strangers

-kids should have their privacy to that only friends can see

What’s due Nov 1st for Ms. Watson

Read the article Privacy is Not the Antidote to Surveillanceby Felix Stalder (Director of the Department of Sociology, Queens University, Toronto) and do the following:

  • underline the main points in the article
  • classify those points as positive or negative, in your view
  • write a three paragraph response on what you believe the privacy bubble should be; refer to five of the points you underlined

If you are a student who was absent

What’s due today for Ms. Watson

This morning you went to the Library and did the following:

  • you made sure your Facebook/Privacy link was posted on “Is Privacy Passé?
  • you looked at all of the links posted by your classmates, then chose three of the links, read the articles and did point form notes from each article (10 main points)
  • you then looked at the list of ten topics I had listed and chose five topics; for each of the five topics you found two articles; you posted all of the articles you found (10 in total)
  • you did point form notes on one of the articles you chose (10 main points)
  • ALL WORK WAS DONE ON YOUR BLOG