Blake Janowicz

ITS 360

Shin-Ping Tucker

7 October 2016

Chapter 4

What Would You Do?

1. Your friend is going through a tough time with his current significant other and believes she is cheating on him. He is aware of your technical prowess and has asked you to help him purchase and install a stalking app on her cell phone. What would you say?


Though I would love to help with conventional methods, installing a stalking app is surely illegal. I would not participate in this specific situation.


2. You are a recent college graduate with only a year of experience with your employer. You were recently promoted to manager of email services. You are quite surprised to receive a phone call at home on a Saturday from the Chief Financial Officer of the firm asking that you immediately delete all email from all email servers, including the archive and back-up servers, that is older than six months. He states that the reason for his request is that there have been an increasing number of complaints about the slowness of email services. In addition, he says he is concerned about the cost of storing so much email. This does not sound right to you because you recently have taken several measures that have speeded up email services. An alarm goes off when you recall muted conversations in the lunchroom last week about an officer of the company passing along insider trader information to an executive at a hedge fund. What do you say to the Chief Financial Officer?


I would not participate in such a shady operation. I would live in my integrity and be honest. If this involved turning in others, it just may be necessary.


Discussion Questions

1. As a result of the risk and uncertainty raised by the doctrine of extraterritorial jurisdiction, some industry experts believe that the use of multinational cloud computing service companies poses an increase in exposure of private, confidential data. Develop a strategy or line of reasoning that such service providers could use to allay the fear of its existing or potential clients.


Present to their customers their security measures they put in place such as encryption, multi factor authentication and other forms of data integrity software.





2. Do research to find the current status of the so called “gag provision” of the USA PATRIOT Act that prohibits an organization served with an NSL or FISA warrant from revealing that fact. Do you believe that this clause of the USA PATRIOT Act should be ruled unconstitutional? Why or why not?


I would say that based on what I read this should be ruled unconstitutional because this provision allows the FBI to gain confidential information through the users ISP without the ISP questioning the reasoning for the information. This could cause problems due to information being accessed illegally and possibly by the wrong hands.


3. Do research to find at least three other countries that implemented legislature similar to the USA PATRIOT Act following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Do these laws also lessen the restrictions for gathering intelligence data about the country’s citizens?    


UK, India, and Canada.


These laws to lift restrictions on the amount of data collected about an individual but there is always compromise with such things. With all of the changes after 9/11, America was thought to be a safer place but this is not so. There is always a way around thing.


Discussion Questions

1. Do you think that Facebook or careless, uninformed users should be held responsible for privacy issues related to using Facebook? Explain.


Well if it involved their information and it was due to their mistake, yes. For the average person who is in the unknown, no.


2. What additional measures should Facebook take to protect user privacy? What additional actions are required on the part of Facebook users to maintain adequate privacy?


Limit what others can see. Keep you profile as basic as possible and don’t keep any personal, confidential and banking information on Facebook.


3. Describe a privacy issue so serious that it would cause you to stop using Facebook.


A virus that tracked EVERYTHING you do. The only thing, really, that would keep me away is if either my social security number was at stake or my banking information.