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SPCM4900 Notes 15

SPCM4900 Notes 15 - -Maintain careful records of your...

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4/26/11 Privacy and Surveillance: Ethics and Regulation We lose our privacy when… - Entering sweepstakes or competitions in order to have a chance of winning a prize - Giving personal information o potential employees - Using the internet o Leaves trails of info o Computer can reveal web browser’s history, cache or logs o Websites also have own logs showing IP address and other demographics More Serious Privacy Intrusion - PHISHING: An attempt using fraudulent email or website pop ups, to get you to divulge sensitive financial information, such as credit card numbers, account numbers, user names, passwords, or SSNs - The phisher then uses this info to commit identity theft or fraud - PHARMING : Internet users are misdirected to fraudulent (or bogus) websites that appear legitimate in attempt to commit identity theft Identity Theft Prevention - Don’t give your personal info unless you have reason to trust them - If you have a credit or debit card, check whether you have been receiving the
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Unformatted text preview: -Maintain careful records of your banking and financial account How to prevent online identity theft? Ethics? Regulations? -Using internet on campus; some sites are blocked Surveillance -The monitoring of behavior usually from a position of higher authority-Traditional surveillance: close observation by a person-New surveillance: scrutiny through the use of technical means to extract or create personal or group data, whether from individuals or contexts (Marx, G., 2004). Counter and Inverse Surveillance-Counter o Practice of avoiding surveillance o Making surveillance difficult-Inverse o Can be referred as sousveillance o “the watched become the watcher” o Not from a higher authority but ordinary individuals o E.g. Citizen journalism, Rodney King beating (1991) Communication and New media-Media and technology o Characteristics o Human communication -Society and Individuals affect these...
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