Use that reflection to identify a form of technology that has been formative in your life Research that field using a common Internet search engine. Identify and use at least three different sources to provide background information and context to this technology. The Composing Process Write an essay that recounts your experience with this form of technology, reflecting on the ways that it has influenced your life and your outlook. Then use the research that you have done to provide context for that experience and, where relevant, compare and contrast your experiences with the technology to the ways that is discussed in the sources that youve found. Identify general issues related to the course theme; Tell a story about an experience with technology Use the research youve conducted to connect that experience to broader themes in our society Include a title that reflects the spirit and scope of the assignment; Be 3 pages in length (double-spaced, one-inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman or Garamond typeface).
Please tell me a little bit about how you view the Internet and the World Wide Web.What do they mean to you?What impact do they have on your life?What do you think the impact has been so far on our world?What about the future?Is this technology a good thing or a bad thing for people?
For this assignment, students will discuss a scientifically-based current event. The chosen event: NDB nano diamond, life-long, batteries. Things to include: 1.what is the scientific component of the event 2. how did it come about 3.who/what is affected by it 4. what impact does it cause (economically, health-wise, socially) 5. was the occurrence was something locally, nationally, or globally. 6. why was the event important to make some type of headline? 7. Please include interesting facts you may find related to the event as well. Please do not use sources like Wikipedia etc. example source: https://medium.com/0xmachina/the-nano-diamond-battery-ndb-too-good-to-be-true-548066508c49
Assignment: For this assignment you will be asked to choose ONE out of four case-studies and write a case-study analysis of it. Your analysis should be 1200 words (+/- 10%) long (excluding the Reference List). You must paraphrase the case study and remember to reference the case study itself in the reference list. The below case-studies will be posted under Modules under the heading ASSIGNMENT 4: Case Study 78 hours before the submission date on 16 December at 16:00, London time. Tesla Musk Fitbit Uber For each case study, there will be an accompanying file containing discussion points that you should read carefully. Analyzing a case-study involves becoming familiar with the scenario it is dealing with. It involves thinking about the problems and challenges the company/person is dealing with and thinking carefully about recommendations, strategies and solutions that might help. Having a real interest in or prior knowledge of one of the companies/ people under discussion helps, as it brings more depth to your analysis. More information on how to analyze a case-study can be found in the guidelines below. Guidelines on how to write a case-study analysis: https://writingcenter.ashford.edu/writing-case-study-analysis (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Precise grading rubrics and formatting guidelines for this assignment plus an example case study are posted under Modules, week 14, class 1. The deadline for submitting your essay is Saturday, 19 December at 23:59, London time. What is a Case Study? “A case study analysis requires you to investigate a business problem, examine the alternative solutions, and propose the most effective solution using supportive evidence. A case study should include background information on the specific topic, an analysis of the case under study showing problems or effective strategies, as well as recommendations. A case study can focus on a business or entire industry, a specific project or program, or a person.” From Writing a Case-Study Analysis. Website available here: https://writingcenter.ashford.edu/writing-case-study-analysis (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Option 1: This assignment allows you to think through how data gathering and surveillance functions in your own life. This will allow you to make more conscious and deliberate decisions about how much you want to be tracked and to what extent you want to protect your data. We will use the Electronic Frontier Foundations Surveillance Self-Defense Guide to do this. You can find the full resource here: https://ssd.eff.org/en (Links to an external site.) (Much of the information is targeted towards high-risk individuals like journalists and activists.) First, research what your vulnerabilities might be and/or what tracking and privacy practices you might be opting into without know. Read through these guides from the EFF: Protecting Yourself on Social Networks: https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/protecting-yourself-social-networks (Links to an external site.) Communicating with Others: https://ssd.eff.org/en/playlist/want-security-starter-pack#communicating-others (Links to an external site.) How Do I Protect Myself Against Malware: https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/how-do-i-protect-myself-against-malware (Links to an external site.) The Problem with Mobile Phones: https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/problem-mobile-phones (Links to an external site.) (You might also want to run this diagnostic on your browser to determine how protected you are from tracking: https://panopticlick.eff.org/ (Links to an external site.) ) If these resources dont fit your needs, you might want to use some of the EFFs other materials instead. You are also free find your own resources beyond what is required above. Based on your reading and research, identify three changes that you could make to give you better control over your data and privacy. What they are will depend on what you are doing already. It could range from basic privacy setting to fully encrypted anonymous communication. Your paper should: Detail the three changes you could make. Explain what you are doing now and what the potential problem is with that practice/setting/etc. Explain what you could change to mitigate this risk/vulnerability/privacy risk/etc. Indicate whether you intend to make this change and why or why not. Cite the above EFF or other equivalent resources in your discussion of each possible change. Use this resource as one resource: https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2017/06/06/theme-3-risk-is-part-of-life-the-internet-of-things-will-be-accepted-despite-dangers-because-most-people-believe-the-worst-case-scenario-would-never-happen-to-them/
Assignment instructions: A meme is captioned image or video that illustrates a concept. Memes often have a funny element to it. For this assignment, create a meme that illustrates a concept you learned in class. The concept must be from the textbook or one of our class lectures. Here are some examples of memes: https://www.google.com/search?q=meme&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS874US874&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjNhr_tnavtAhUGRTABHVkJD6kQ_AUoAXoECBIQAw&biw=1707&bih=818 To assist you in the creation of your meme, there are many free meme generators you can use. They are listed below: Meme Generator – Imgflip Kapwing Adobe Spark Post To submit your assignment, upload it to this assignment dropbox. This extra credit assignment is worth up to 15 extra credit points on your final speech assignment. If your meme does not illustrate a concept from class, you will not earn credit for the assignment. Late assignments will not be accepted.
Identification of Office Security Violations “Today’s state-of-the-art network security appliances do a great job of keeping the cyber monsters from invading your business. But what do you do when the monster is actually inside the security perimeter? Unfortunately, all of the crosses, garlic, wooden stakes, and silver bullets in the world have little effect on today’s most nefarious cyber creatures” (Manky, 2010). Review the Office Security Violations media from this unit’s studies and identify at least five security violations. For each violation, describe a remediation strategy. Assuming the role of auditor, develop an e-mail for the director of this facility and include the violations as well as the remediation strategies. Be sure to discuss a date for a second audit.
In your final case study, you will analyze five Google technologies that are current under research and development, including the self-driving automobile and four other technologies of your choice. The last chapter of your textbook discusses the search and advertising technologies of Google. While Google is best known for their search and advertising technologies, they also have a multi-billion dollar research and development department that works on cutting edge technologies ranging from self-driving automobiles to renewable energy. For your final case study, you will research 4 technologies (in addition to the self-driving automobile) that Google is currently developing, other than the search, advertising, and Gmail features that we are already familiar with. Google technologies currently in research and development include: Self-driving automobile Project Wing (a drone delivery project) Google Fiber Smart Contact Lenses Google Glass Project Loon (providing Internet service via balloon) Home Automation and Smart Thermostats (Google Nest) Renewable Energy and Sustainability Solutions (Advanced Wind Energy, and several others) Spend some time Googling and searching online and you will likely discover several other technologies currently being developed by Google. Below are some links to get you started in your research: Google’s Self-Driving Cars: The Moral Case for Self-Driving Cars Self-Driving Cars Could Save 300,000 Lives Per Decade in America Self-driving cars could save more than 21,700 lives, $450B a year Google’s Project Wing Google Fiber Research at Google Questions for Discussion: 1. In addition to the self-driving automobile (which everyone will analyze), which other four Google technologies would you like to research for your Final Case Studies? 2. Share one interesting finding with the class about each of the five technologies you will be researching (your four chosen technologies plus the self-driving automobile). 3. Which of these technologies do you think has the greatest potential to improve our society in the future? Why?
Please write a response to the Frontline Documentary The Facebook Dilemma in which you discuss the role of social media in our society. I specifically want you to share your thoughts on the phenomenons of fake news, disinformation and misinformation. What are we learning about the power of social media as a technology? What are your thoughts about the future of social media and its power to influence us? Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T48KFiHwexM https://youtu.be/EuA4qxPbpQE Important Notice: This is not a discussion board assignment for you to share your political thoughts and opinions. This is about the technology of social media. I specfically avoided posting this module during the past two weeks to avoid the discussion devolving into a political discourse. So please avoid any rants, or divisive comments that are centered around politics.