Friday, October 27, 2017

Article 1,2 and 3 cp hw

Article 1: What do you think they do with your data. So to be clear, what’s going on here is AccuWeather was sharing its users’ anonymized data with a third-party company for profit, even after those same users seemingly opted out of location-based data collection. But what does the add really mean? Access for what? Under what circumstance? My guess is AcccuWeather asked this question for a very specific reason: When an app uses your location to deliver you information, it can get super creepy, super fast. It’s best to ask permission, so the user gets comfortable with the app “knowing” so much about where the user is. This opt out message has nothing to do with the use of location data for third party monetization. Nothing at all. In fact, AccuWeather is not sharing location data, at least not in a way that contradicts what they’ve communicated. Once you ask it not to, the AccuWeather app most certainly does NOT use your location information to in any way inform the user’s experience within the app.

Article 2: For 1,000$ people can purchase online ads to track your location and app use. New University of Washington research finds that for a budget of roughly $1000, it is possible for someone to track your location and app use by purchasing and targeting mobile ads. Privacy concerns have long swirled around how much information online advertising networks collect about people’s browsing, buying and social media habits — typically to sell you something. But could someone use mobile advertising to learn where you go for coffee? Could a burglar establish a sham company and send ads to your phone to learn when you leave the house? Could a suspicious employer see if you’re using shopping apps on work time? The answer is yes, at least in theory. New University of Washington research, to be presented in a paper Oct. 30 at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Workshop on privacy in the Electronic Society, suggests that for roughly $1,000, someone with devious intent can purchase and target online advertising in ways that allow them to track the location of other individuals and learn what apps they are using.On the industry side, mobile and online advertisers could help thwart these types of attacks by rejecting ad buys that target only a small number of devices or individuals, the researchers said. They also could develop and deploy machine learning tools to distinguish between normal advertising patterns and suspicious advertising behavior that looks more like personal surveillance.

Article 3: When you should and shouldn't share you location while on your smart phone. For years, tech companies have offered different ways for people to tell one another where they are. Yet all the popular location-sharing tools are limited or flawed, and in some cases broadcasting your location may not be worth the effort or worth draining your phone’s battery life. Even worse, location tracking raises numerous privacy concerns about who can snoop into your whereabouts. Yet security experts agree that on smartphones, it is now practically impossible to stop location tracking. For safety reasons, avoid sharing your location publicly. Google makes it easy to publish a web link where anyone can follow your live location. To fend off the creepers, send the link only to the intended recipients; avoid posting it on public sites like Twitter or Facebook. The bottom line is to know your limits. “Use common sense,” Mr. Grossman said. “If you’re trying to hide from people, don’t publish your whereabouts". In other words, used carelessly, location tracking may hurt your privacy. But used thoughtfully, it can be a powerful and efficient communication tool. 

Conclusion: in conclusion I think that these are all internet problems that need to be solved and taken care of. In article 1 there are pop up adds that secretly get your information and totally invade your privacy which is not okay. In article 2 it is about people purchasing ads to track other people for 1,000$ which is completely invading your personal privacy. In article 3 it's about when it is safe to share your location and when to not. It tell you what could happen and I think it is very helpful to people that don't know that need to know.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Microchip in humans

Technology can be good and bad, 3 reasons why technology is good is because we can tell extreme forecasts ahead of time, we can observe wildlife with drones, and crowd sourcing for environmental research.  First telling  extreme forecasts ahead of time is goof because people and evacuate before and it saves lots and lots of peoples lives. Secondly we can observe wildlife and study them with drones, while this technology is still fairly new, the opportunities it creates are an amazing way to protect endangered species and save planet earth. Lastly crowd sourcing is a valuable way to advance information and the environment is no exception. Online platforms are a great way for anyone to add their opinion and help with scientific research, and by doing this it helps out scientists which is always good. Next 3 reasons why technology is bad are pollution, stress, and addiction. First is pollution, With the rapid-changing world of electronics and technology the worlds E-waste is just getting bigger and polluting the world. E-waste is not always disposed properly, causing deadly chemicals to leach into the ground. Plants that manufacture the electronics are emitting toxic fumes into the air. Plus there is little to no regulations on the disposal of personal E-waste. Secondly stress, constantly having to be “plugged in” and “connected” causes an extra layer of stress that wasn’t present before the overuse of technology. Lastly addiction, people are not only dependent on technology they are also addicted to it. Studies have shown that when cell phones are taken away people they heard or felt fathom vibrations, continuously reached for phones that weren’t there and became fidgety and restless. These are some of the same withdrawal symptoms you would expect from doing drugs.

I think in the future I believe will mostly but very good and beneficial but there will always be a downside. The technology for forecasting weather will get even better and more advanced so we know exactly where, when, and what will happen. For researching animals with drones, that will be very good because we could learn more about wildlife. I feel like once technology gets really advanced people will get less and less privacy due to the high technology everywhere. Overall technology will always be good and it will get even better!

Thursday, September 21, 2017


My object look like a black box that has lines and features to it. It has buttons like the on and off button, and the button to open and close the port to put a game in. It also includes lots of ports, like the USB port and the HDMI port. It has a line in the middle that goes all the way around and a line on top, and that pretty much sums it all up. The maximum capacity a ps4 can take is 2TB so the ps4 takes bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes. Which is a huge amount of storage because 1 terabytes is 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. On the ps4 all the data is stored in the storage system, the storage system is built into the ps4 where you can access it anytime.You can also upload data from the homescreen where you can place up to 1,000 data items on the online storage. The result of the processing is just that you are allowed to have it in your ps4 anytime you want and you can also get the data b using a USB throught the USB port.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Getting out of bed

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