RH 101 Notes 10-22-10

RH 101 Notes 10-22-10 - can know about us • A fair credit...

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Pat Herlihy Invasion of Privacy People can visit a website and people can see how much time they spend on the site, and what pages they look at Hackers can forward your phone number to any number and play pranks so to speak The hacker continued, and the phone company was powerless No matter what the phone company did, the hacker was able to play the same prank You feel powerless with no control over the digital world We make everything public, phones, addresses, photos, places, ect Our culture is undergoing a mass identity crisis Technology is getting ahead of ethics Congress took up the question about how much the government and private companies
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Unformatted text preview: can know about us • A fair credit reporting act was passed in 1970 • The government must tell what information it has on a person, and cant release that information unless required by law • However, with PC’s now in the picture, the genie was out of the bottle and peering at everyone’s personal information • Real privacy as we know it is fleeting • Privacy isn’t about information, it’s about relationships • People want access to websites, but don’t want correspondence back • Technology has outpaced law • We need a new government agency, to protect privacy • I want control over what people know about me...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course CGS 101 taught by Professor Baublitz during the Fall '08 term at BU.

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