Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top visited websites

1. Google.com- You would visit this site to research accurate information in a second. You can use Google for many other things like translating and so on, so it really comes in handy and is a great website. Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page created Google in order to organize information on the Internet and help users find the information they were looking for. 2. Amazon- Amazon is really helpful to build and create businesses to promote marketing and to get their products out on the web. Its goal was to make it more simple for buisnesses and buyers to sell and buy products in a more easy fashion, like ordering the product off the internet. 3. Youtube- It allows learners to make their own videos, and for other people to watch other videos and learn from those videos. Teens also use the video sharing service to follow their favourite vloggers (video blogger),and to subscribe to other YouTubers and celebrities they are interested in. It was created so people could visit a website where users could upload, share and view content. Julia blog Purpose for Julia- To promote her food creations to give people ideas, to make herself a better cook by cooking more and getting positive feedback from viewers, and to make her website even bigger than it was before. Purpose for users- To get new ideas for food to try, to try new food they have never seen before, to give Julia tips on the food to help her become a better cooks, and to help grow her website.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Trinket practice #2

Trinket practice

Submarine cable FAQs

How many submarine cables are in service around the world?
There are approximately 428 in service around the world.

How thick are these cables?
They are as thick as a garden hose, because the filaments are so small and so are the fibers.

Do these cables ever break?
Yes they do, about 100 cables a year there is a cable fault.

Binary state

I think that a binary state can be represented by, a power supply and a trend.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Intro to programming hw 12/11/17

 Annual Fee-  It's a fee that's automatically charged once a year to your credit card account for the benefits that come with that credit card.

 Annual Percentage Rate-Its the interest rate for a whole year, rather than just a monthly fee rate, its applied on a loan, mortgage loan, credit card, etc.

 Credit Line- Its an arrangement between a financial institution, usually a bank, and a customer that establishes a maximum loan balance that the lender permits the borrower to access or maintain.

 Cash Back/Rewards-  Its an incentive program operated by credit card companies where a percentage of the amount spent is paid back to the card holder.

 Balance-Your bank balance is the amount of money that you have in your bank account 

 Minimum Payment- Its making the monthly minimum payment on time is the least a consumer needs to do, to avoid late fees and to have a good repayment history on his credit report. 

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.