INF.103, WK3, D1, Ubiquitous Computing and Your Privacy

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Ubiquitous Computing and Your Privacy 
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MySpace, Facebook, email, and collaborative sites for both work and leisure are a  norm on the net these days. But did you know all of the content you post on many of  these sites immediately become partially owned by the sites themselves? And, taking  items away by deleting them never really gets rid of them. In fact, in Groundswell by  Bernoff and Li, they state that trying to take something off the Internet that you have  posted is like trying to remove pee from a pool. Scott McNealy, founder of Sun  Microsystems, perhaps sums it up best, "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it."  Keep in mind that technology is everywhere all the time (ubiquitous) because of the  onset of smartphones, and other mobile devices. You have a 21st century phenomenon.  But, is what Scott McNealy said true? Cite and explain examples that support and argue  against this statement
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UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING AND YOUR PRIVACY Tarasha Hickson-Smith INF. 103, WEEK 3, DISCUSSION 1 June 9, 2011 The thoughts of Scott McNealy seem to hold some truth, about users of the internet having “Zero privacy” (McNealy, 1999). Everything is computerized, and all computers have a database (the computer’s memory), and the computer never forgets data, it only places the data in areas that allow it to be used or stored away for later usage, which allows the computer make room for more data (Bowles, 2010). As far as with online data, users can make themselves vulnerable by inputting too much
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course INF 103 taught by Professor Schroeder during the Summer '11 term at Ashford University.

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INF.103, WK3, D1, Ubiquitous Computing and Your Privacy -...

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