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Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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ITGS


Various
Issues and Themes





Due Friday, August 24
th



Choose 3

from the list below
. Be sure to cite any resources used
:


1.

Read the user agreement from Facebook or other social networking site

(.pdf on the wiki)
.

a.

You are the parents of 18
-
year
-
old twins, Dan, a computer science major who hopes
to start his own company, and Jan, a political science major interested in a job in
government. Warn them about the risks of putting a lot of personal information and
a blog
on such a site.

b.

You're you. Describe the most significant benefits
and

risks of using these sites. Tell
whether you use one and why (e.g. why you think the benefits outweigh the risks or
vice versa).


2.

Veterinarians implant computer chips into pets to identify them if they get lost. Some people
suggest doing so for children. Discuss the privacy implications of such proposals.

a.

What are the risks?

b.

Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

c.

If there was a bill i
n Congress to require ID chips in children, would you support it?
Fully explain why or why not.


3.

A member of the Tampa, Florida, City Council described the camera and face
-
recognition
system installed in a Tampa neighborhood as “a public safety tool, no di
fferent from having a
cop walking around with a mug shot.” Is he right? What are some similarities and
differences, relevant to privacy, between the camera system and a cop walking around?


4.

A non
-
profit organization has the goal of providing a (hardcopy) d
ictionary to every third
-
grade student in the state. With dictionaries available on the web, is this still a useful project?
Present arguments on both sides, then present your conclusion. (cite any online resources
used)


5.

Describe 2
-
3 ways that computer te
chnology can make life in a new country easier for
immigrants.


6.

Go to a car dealership website and locate the brochure or information for a new car or truck.
Describe the uses of computer technology in the car. For each one, tell whether its main
purpose i
s to enhance convenience or to enhance safety.