Kim Mattson

ITS 360

Chapter 4

What Would You Do?

1.  I would talk to my friend about stalking apps are a personal violation of someone’s privacy, especially if they do not consent. I’m sure that wouldn’t be what he wanted to hear, but he should also think about how he would feel if roles reversed. There is also the possibility the significant other is not cheating and if the stalking app were installed and discovered, that could sever the relationship. I’d recommend he approach his girlfriend and be honest and explain what he is thinking and state exactly which of her actions or behaviors led him to this conclusion. Hopefully it would a conversation both parties can maturely discuss and find clarification or a resolution.

5.  People meet online these days, maybe it is easier to filter through possible dates or possible rejection isn’t as hard to take online instead of in person. Meeting people online or naturally doesn’t mean one way is safer than the other. Either way, someone can present themselves however they want to be. I guess I would caution my friend to be careful. It is very easy for people to be deceptive online. Just because she isn’t a child being lured online by a predator doesn’t mean some of these potential dates aren’t utilizing the site for ulterior motives. She shouldn’t share too much personal information like her address, workplace, gym or anything possibly linking her to a location regularly. I would also advise her to check into their backgrounds as much as possible online at other websites, like Facebook, to try to verify what they say. Lastly, I’d recommend if she were to meet with one of them, to let friends and family know the details and to keep it in highly public locations until there are no doubts.

 

Cases

Facebook Troubles with User Privacy

1. Yes. First, Facebook should be held responsible. When people make a profile and go through the privacy settings for their photos, posts, etc., they are expecting whatever option to hold true. If settings are set to ‘friends only’, then there shouldn’t be an issue with privacy, it should remain available to ‘only friends’. Whenever they update or change the settings options, emails should be sent as a notification and a window alerting the user when they log on to Facebook as well. The changes should be kept simply explained, maybe provide how to videos and other assisting options for all to understand and be able to make any modifications to their account settings.

2. Facebook could limit the amount of information needed to open an account or profile. Users should limit what they put in their profile and check the settings and the content routinely.

3. I have my profile set so only friends can see photos, etc. I don’t link anything to my Facebook either. If my account was hacked and personal information was accessed or if the account was made completely public, I would quit Facebook immediately.

 

Google Collects Unprotected Wireless Network Information

1. The scandal with the National Security Agency and RSA, a computer security company, although no one really apologized, was extremely unethical. One of our own countries governmental agencies was trying to eavesdrop on a multitude of networks with bunk cryptography software used in many internet programs.

2. One possibility could be for a remote delivery service, maybe with drones? Or for people looking to check another city they may be moving to. They could see how neighborhoods were, etc.

3. The street view is very detailed, you cannot see my house but the driveway and the trees are very clear. I don’t really like the accuracy of Google’s street view, at least in the residential sense. It seems intruding, even though it is only photos. I can see the benefit for a business district though.