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CIS 2 - Fall 2013

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Workspace for Final Project collaboration and publication. Includes link lists for each group member and the final group recommendations for each topic, along with descriptions as outlined in the assignment.

Best resources - Group C

1. Introduction

A. 20 Basic Rules for Digital Citizenship
*We have chosen this reference because using the internet there are lots of rude individuals that says obnoxious things to each other, which can be hurtful. This webpage shows what is allowed and what isn't, and how to follow the rules.

B. How Can Computers Improve Our Daily Life?
*A question asked by a user on Yahoo! Answers. I wanted an unofficial article that has users answer the question instead of some writer. The “best” answer says that the internet gives us a vast amount of knowledge ready to access whenever we want. We also have the ability to communicate with the entire world; no longer relying on expensive long distance phone calls of the past. The user also explains the huge disadvantage of no longer valuing good ole fashioned face to face conversions. The youth of America are spending more and more time on video games and social networking rather than going outside. We whose this because we wanted an answer from an average online user instead of an official article.

2. Privacy and Freedom of Speech

A. Facetime: Social Network Creator Lee Provost
*In this article it talks about how our current social networking knows that some of our social networking rights will be ignored, but a new social network called TEE Network will protect our privacy. Privacy is an important issue and we all want to keep our personal information hidden from everyone.

B. To Protect Your Right You Must Know Your Right
*How can we defend our rights if we don’t know our rights? The American Civil Liberties Union sets out to educate the uneducated American on their inalienable First Amendment, or the right of free speech. The site enlightens the user on how to defend the First Amendment while encountering police, while protesting and more. The article also has links to increase privacy from the NSA. The line between privacy and freedom of speech is a thin one. You shouldn’t be harassed because of something you posted online. We thought this was extremely important to every American.

3. Intellectual Property

A. 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
*This is a great website that explains the myths of copyrighting because we can learn the basic knowledge of what copyright is. We might be copyrighting right now and won't know we are doing it, so this website gives us a little information about it.

B. What is Intellectual Property?
*We were confused on the official definition of intellectual property. That’s why we thought it important to post this link that thoroughly explains the definition. The link provides the basic bullet points of intellectual property, and thus gives confidence to the reader on how to protect their own and make sure they don’t violate anyone else’s.

4. Crime

A. How To Know If Your Computer is Infected
*Having a virus in your computer or running into a virus on your software happens all the time. But do we know if we are infected or not? In this webpage it gives a brief summary if your computer is infected and it gives out information how to clean your computer from viruses. I learned that it is always good to have a Anti-Virus software and update it monthly for new viruses.

B. Is My Mac More Secure Than A PC?
*We couldn’t be more happy to provide closure to the age-old question. This sites explains why Mac doesn’t really need Anti-Virus software like Windows does. Mac has built-in features like Gatekeeper, which requires your authorization every time a program is being installed on the computer. This doesn’t mean you’re protected from cybercrime, however. You still need to use common sense when defending against criminals online who try to trick you into giving them your credit card information.

5. Employment, Education and Entertainment

A. Jobs Are Evolving, Not Becoming Obsolete
*Since technology is always evolving, there are lots of concerns if technology will make jobs obsolete that are fun by man? The answer is that it is not, because we still need people to monitor new technology and see if it is ready to move to the next step on the assembly line. There are huge machines making cars, but there are people that watch over them and set them up properly. This is a great article for concerned people with current jobs about being obsolete set by technology.

B. 10 Fun Jobs That Pay Well
*We had to post this one for the fun of it. if you’ve ever wondered what some fun jobs are then look no further! This site is dedicated to providing links to find out more about the funnest jobs you can have. Good for people who want something out of the ordinary

6. Millennium Development Goals

A. Global Partners Commit $12 Billion To UN-Backed Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria
*Global partners gave the UN $12 billion in funds to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, hopefully there will be a cure for AIDS because to me it is a big issue. As it says in the article these are the biggest problems we face today. It was said that these pledges are a demonstration of global solidarity and trust to move towards ending the three diseases. We need anti-malarials, drug resistant TB and soon the cure for the infamous AIDS, as of now anything is possible.

B. Celebrities Who Have Beaten Cancer
*We found it fun to see people in the spotlight who’ve beaten cancer. When celebrities fight cancer, it gives hope to the regular people. See how celebrities like Cristina Applegate have beaten breast cancer and how Michael J. Fox is fighting Parkinson’s disease.

7. Evaluating and Controlling Technology

A. Why We Collaborate
*We picked this article because it is what we are doing now for our group project, we put our ideas together and collaborate to make a better idea as a group.

B. Facebook Keeps A Tight Leash On Users
*We wanted to post this article to remind people that Facebook isn’t a place where you can say whatever you want. The article explains how Twitter is inspired by free speech while Facebook is more like speech at the workplace. Facebook decides which posts are acceptable and which are unacceptable. Maybe people will now think twice before getting sucked into Facebook land.

8. Risks, Failures and Responsibilities

A. Medicine and Computers
With technology moving forward, medicine and computers go hand and hand because primary care givers don't need to worry about writing a prescription to a patient anymore. He or she can send it by email to the pharmacy with their electronic signatures. There are times when pharmacy techs have a hard time on what the doctor is trying to write, but with sending by email it is easy and fast. No waiting in line at the drop off station in the pharmacy. What makes it more convenient is that the doctor can send the prescription to any pharmacy that the patient desires.

B. Avoid Neck Pain From Computer Use
We wanted to make people aware of why they might have neck pain after using the computer. This site is very helpful in giving you tips to avoid sitting the wrong way, slouching and how close your arms should be to the keyboard. Also listed are home remedies to ease neck pain.

9. Anytime, Anywhere

A. The Massive Open Online Professor
*With Online classes becoming more popular among students it is an affordable way to get an education right at your home. Virginia Tech Professor John Boyer, pre-records his lectures and uses Twitter to communicate with students. This is a great way for people to learn when they have a busy schedule and is familiar with social networking.

B. iTunes Match - Your Music Everywhere
*We thought it would be fun to include this link to iTunes Match. iTunes Match lets users store their music and movies in the cloud so they can access it no matter where they are. So if you’re traveling and forget to put that favorite song on your iPhone, you can now download it to your iPhone from anywhere! Truly Anytime, Anywhere.

10. Technology Advances, Social Trends

A. How Robots Will Change the World
*All the scientific movies about robots while growing up are becoming a reality. Humanoid robots are being developed and becoming more and more like humans; how they walk, body movement. Humanoid robots are used to help people in tough situations, like what happened in Japan with the radiation disaster.

B. Vine - A New Way To Share Video
*The days of YouTube buffering now take up too much time of the average user. Which is why we had to include this introduction to Vine. Vine is an instant video player that let’s users upload videos up to 15-seconds long. There are no play buttons, just scroll and view! This is the hottest social trend right now.

Adrian Aquias

1. Introduction

1. Media: Getting An Education in Learning Over The Internet
*The reason why I picked this article is because it tells what direction education is heading in the future. Also it shows me that education is never ending and it will be more convenient for people with busy lives. What I have learned is that there is over 12,000 online degrees to choose from and to me that is interesting. This is an important resource because it gives hope for anyone that wants to improve their lives. This information would interest anyone that is willing to go back to school and further their education.

2. Discussion: Computers and Society Websites
*The reason why I chosen this topic is because technology also has a negative impact on our children. I understand the convenience of social networking but at the same time children these days are inactive, they rather stay inside and play video games or surf the internet. I learned that this can have a huge impact for the next generation that runs this country. What will happen? and how will they solve problems in the future if they are behind a computer? This is an important resource because it shows the negative side of using the internet and how it affects of our children. People that would be interested are anyone that is concern about future society.

3. New Search: The Rise of Online Education
*I have selected this particular article because education is changing for our future children. I have a better understanding on how technology is changing education. Children are using Ipads in preschool, I was impressed how my 4 year old nephew learned his alphabets and number by using an Ipad. What I didn't know is that in high school 1 class of distant learning is required to graduate, it is mandatory and electronics is available. This article is important because it gives great information about the future of education, I will not be surprised if there will be no more class rooms. everyone will be done at home in front of a computer. People would be really interested in this article because we want to know the future education for our children.

2. Privacy and Freedom of Speech

1. Media: Facebook: The Privatization of Our Private Lives and Life in The Company Town
*I selected this particular article is because many people have accounts with facebook for social networking. Facebook is used around the world to stay connected with everyone that we know. I did not realize that on the term and services section of facebook has an important information that many people do not read and skip over it and begin creating an account, the terms and services and privacy validation and understanding how facebook works. What i did not know before reading this article is that facebook can use our images to promote their website with our consent that's why it is important to read the term and services. This is an important resource because it makes us aware to read everything before signing up with a website with your name and personal images. Everyone with a facebook would be interested in reading this and they can check their facebook and set their privacy settings.

2. Discussion: Privacy and Personal Information
*I have selected this topic because our privacy and personal information is really important to us because some can be embarrassing or information that we do not want others to see especially our loved ones. What I have learned is that we need to be careful on what website ask us about information about us, they sometimes can use that to break into our bank accounts. What i did not know before reading this article is that we have to look for suspicious activity before entering our name and a our information. This is an important resource to know because our privacy can be accessed without us knowing which can lead to identity theft. I believe everyone uses the internet because our if we search our name on the internet, it shows us where we live, only basic information.

3. New Search: Mikko Hypponen: Three Types of Online Attacks
*The three major attacks that is being used today are criminals that want money, activists, and the government. This new day of age I'm not surprised that there is criminals online, and what criminals what is money. Everyone wants currency but there online criminals (hackers) thinks they can get away with it but stealing our identity. For activist they just want to get their point across so they can show what they can do when they come together. What really scares me the most is the government. They can read your chats or even read your private emails, you will never know if the government sends out the Trojan Horse virus to your computer so they can steal your passwords or get into your personal life. It seems like we are being watched constantly, so what ever we do we have to watch where we put our personal information.

3. Intellectual Property

1. Media: YouTube Copyright School"
*I selected this article because I wanted to know more of the meaning of copyright. Being a visual learner it shows me that taking a picture or video recording someone else work is stealing. What I have learned after watching this short clip is that when we want to publish a book we need to get it copyrighted, otherwise others can steal your idea and make it their own. This is an important resource because we get a better understanding of copyrighting.

2. Discussions:
*When I first created a WikiEducator page, I wasn't sure how to make a page, I was confused so I started to read everything on how to create a page and how create link breaks and inserting websites like the project we are doing right now.

3. New Search: Internet Plagiarism Rising in Schools
*As technology advance, searching for information about a certain type of topic for school can be easy to find. At the same time students get lazy and start to plagiarize from the internet, word for word. Over the years internet plagiarism has increase in schools, Schools are teaching students not to plagiarize as early as 11 years old. A economic lecturer at Manchester University, Dan Rigby got a group a small group of students and found out that 45% of the students were cheating on essays or exams.

4. Crime

1. Media: Common Fraud Schemes
*This article is very useful for people that likes to purchase items online. Before you purchase anything from the internet you have to look for couple of things, what I look for from the seller are the reviews from other customers, what business it is being shipped from, and always use a credit card by using a Paypal account. Paypal is a secure website to keep and old your credit card information, they email every time I make a transaction, but if they email that I have purchased something that I wasn't aware of, I can say that I did not authorize it. That's when they can stop the transaction before the currency is sent. Conformation is really important when buying items online.

2. Discussion: Computers and Crime
*Lots of criminal acts over the internet are being committed everyday. You won't even know that your credit cards are being stolen. Hackers are everywhere, just be aware of your surroundings online. Also cyber bullying is increasing and the victims of cyber bullying fall into depression then sucide.

3. New Search: White-Hat Hackers To Reveal How to attack Cars
So what are white-hat hackers? They are hackers that use their hacking talent for good and help companies and the government to strengthen their online security. Bad hackers are known as black-hat hackers, in this video clip it talks about how white-hat hackers can bypass the security on high tech automobiles. By doing this, the automakers can improve the quality and security of their car care.

5. Employment, Education and Entertainment

1. Media: For Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Students, A Free High-Tech Solution
*This is an article about people that has learning disabilities. I Think this is a great idea that someone as created a non-profit website that have learning disabilities, the name of the website is I believe that everyone has the right to learn no matter if you have learning disadvantage. They even have a program for people that are blind, so there is no excuse not to have an education.

2. Discussion: Disabilities and Accessibility
*Creating online programs for people with learning disabilities is a great way for them to learn at their own pace. Without being embarrassed, rushed, or left out, everyone should have confidence on education.

3. New Search: Sony and PlayStation 4: Silence is Golden
*Sony Playstation 4 also known as PS4 has sold more consoles than the PS3 when it was first released back in 2004-2005. So why is the PS4 so popular, here are the specs: Main processor-CPU: low power x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores;GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next engine. Memory- GDDR5 8GB. What that means is this video game console is fast, it is said that it is like a mini super computer.

6. Millennium Development Goals

1. Media: World Must Sustainably Produce Seventy Percent More Food By Mid-Century: UN Report
*I find this article very interesting because it is saying that the world will need 70 per cent more food, by doing so we have to use every resource we have and not waste any food whatsoever. Do not waste food, take what you need and improve agriculture practice to feed a growing population. We also have to use the principles of climate smart agriculture across livestock, crops and forest. If we improve, by the year of 2050 our agriculture will meet it's requirements up to 70 percent.

2. Discussion: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
*Everyone wants to find vaccines or cure for diseases but finding partnership can be an issue. Millenium Development Goal (MDG) has goals to find cures for diseases. MDG was funded $17 billion and hopeful we get results.

3. New Search: MDG: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
*The Millenium Development Goal one also known as MDG1 wants to stop some of the world's hunger by the year 2015. What MDG1 wants to do is halve food proportion whose income is less than $1.25 a day. Second to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, which includes women and young adults. Once people in third world countries have a employment and support the their own family they can afford to buy decent amount of food.

7. Evaluating and Controlling Technology

1. Media: Cars That Drive Themselves
*Having the idea for a car to drive themselves is amazing. Like in the article said, it can save lives and they will be less accidental death. Car accidents have nothing to do about car capability, it is due to human errors. Just imagine that you had to much to drink, no money to take a cab home, all you have is your keys with you. Your car can take you home while you sleep in the backseat, that would be amazing. The real question is when will it be available to the public and what will be the cost of this type of vehicle.

2. Discussion: Open Textbooks
*Having online books is a positive thing because it can solve lots of problems for students and the environment. For students, carrying multiple books can get very heavy and lots of stress on the body. If you have a Ipad you can download many books and weighs just ounce in your hand. Also downloading the books will reduce the paper usage and save the trees.

3. New Search: The Search Serpent: The Next Wave in Robotics
*There are robots that built like humans, 2 arms, 2 legs, 1 head and a body. Now the new thing that is has been made is a snake like robot. The advantage that robots like this is that it has no limbs, meaning that they can maneuver like a snake in small terrain without getting stuck in small areas. In the medical field serpent like robotic machines are used everyday like in intreventional radiology.

8. Risks, Failures and Responsibilities

1. Media: 3-D Printing and Custom Manufacturing
*Printing 3-D objects sounds like it came from a fantasy movie when we are kids. In this time of age anything is possible. I cannot how far we come along in technology, I am amazed on how the future is now, I thought printing essays, reports with picture, and they are all colored were nice, but these people took something that is unreal to reality. Everyone would be interested in this type of technology because instead of having a model of an object on paper you can print a 3-D version of it.

2. Discussion: Medicine and Computers
*Being part of the medical field I have a little knowledge about the advancement of technology, especially in radiology. Before digital imaging was invented, radiology technologist had to shoot the x-ray, give the films to the developer in the dark room and wait for the results that can send the reports to the radiologist. After a week of the x-ray the radiologist sends the results to the patience primary care giver. With digital imaging radiology technologist can see the image within seconds after shooting the film and send the images to the radiologist, that reads the image then sends to the patience primary care giver within 30 minutes.

3. New Search: Sony PlayStation Network Security Breach
*Two years ago Sony PlayStation was hacked, and I was one of the 77 million accounts that had my personal information and credit card stolen. When I found out that PlayStation was compromised I had to call my bank and see if there was any suspicious activities. Sure enough there was, so I disputed it and got my money back into my account. It was said that I purchased items in Florida. During the time of the Sony breach, the PlayStation network was unavailable to use for 2 weeks. Hopefully Sony made their security stronger so this type of breach will not happen again.

9. Anytime, Anywhere

1. Media: A Desk Too Far?: The Case for Remote Working
*If you work in an office and you have deadlines to meet you had to write everything by hand and type it up when you get to work, which wastes lots of time effort. Nowadays we can complete anything that was internet access that give the advantage to do work anytime, anywhere. When you have kids and work to be finish, you can do it at the comfort of your own home. If you have disability issues, you have the right to ask for work flexibly. People that would be interested in this article are people that has desk jobs and deadlines to meet. They know how hard and stressful it can be, having a laptop and internet access makes a huge difference and you can get your work done.

2. Discussion: Virtual Lectures
*Having virtual lectures in your offices or at home is so convenient, that it makes life easier for everyone. For example if doctors need to have a meeting but cannot make it on time due to their busy schedule they can have a virtual meeting online with other doctors. Their are many ways to communicate, I personally use skype to communicate with other people. Everyone would be interested with virtual lectures because I believe that it is the way of the future and it will take sometime to get use to, like any new technology.

3. New Search: Spotify
*Being an avid user of Spotify, I can say that it is a great way of playing music without buying them. It is like a digital library full of music, they are categorized on types of music and the year that it was created. I use Spotify everyday when I workout, also you can create your own list of music and play them for hours. To get access to Spotify, you have to download the app. The best thing about it is that it is free. Everyone and anyone that is interested in music should definitely get this app because it is easy to use and you can listen a certain type of music of your liking anytime.

10. Technology Advances, Social Trends

1. Media: How World of Warcraft Could Save Your Business and The Economy
*Playing video games online can be fun and entertaining, at the same time it teaches us team work with other people we do not know. In World of Warcraft groups of people make a community that they call "Guild". It is where the same group of people come up with ideas and a new way to defeat the enemy. This strategy can also be used in business as well. Reason why is because you have to get a team and come up with ideas like being in a guild. To be successful you have to have people that are willing to contribute on their part to make a business successful. People that will be interested in this would be gamers because they can relate to social networking and creative ideas that they have.

2. Discussion: Future of Computers
*Having a computer in the late 1990s early 2000 I thought my computer was amazing because it was fast. As time went on, computer companies made new computers, 10 times faster than what I had at home. Realizing that technology is never ending, especially with computers. I always wondered when will technology reach it's peak? How far will computers go? people that will be interested in this are people that loves technology and wants to keep up with the future. I personally can't wait for self driven cars to available to the public.

3. New Search: Google Glasses
*This type of technology exceeds all of my expectations because the future is now. A computer in our glasses is amazing technology, not familiar how this works I am intrigued on how it works. As I went through the webpage it is cool, you can take pictures, video record, and use it like a map, through your eyes. But the real question is how much? and when is it available to us? Everyone would be into this new technology and I hope it will change the way we look into the future.

Marc Deakers

Introduction To Online Learning

1. Discussion: Alternative Features Of The Internet
Some not so obvious advantages of internet use. Great for novice users of the internet, while also mind opening for the advanced user.

2. Discussion: The Internet Coined by Jean Armour Polly
We’ve all heard the term but don’t really know the roots of it. The quote reminds us to research common phrases to learn the true meaning.

3. Discussion: How To Curb Time On Facebook Using Psychology
Too much time spent on Facebook robs youth of the great pastime activities. Going outside with friends and a soccer ball is a thing of the past now that everyone would rather be on Facebook. We can use methods from psychology to possibly save today’s youth from too much Facebook.

2. Privacy & Freedom

1. Discussion: Ladar Levinson defends the Fourth Amendment
The US Constitution is really just words on a piece of paper, It is up to the people to defend those words. Ladar Levinson defends your Fourth Amendment for the sake of what is right and wrong, not for publicity. He is paying dearly for it and needs our help.

2. Discussion: Not Afraid To Ask The Hard Questions
Unlike our mainstream media, Russia Today News is not afraid to ask the hard questions. Questions like the holes in the official story of 9/11, the increasingly dangerous Police State, and more.

3. Discussion: Great Quote About The Truth From Mark Twain
A lot of people aren’t aware of what Mark Twain was all about (me included). Read some great quotes from the man himself and have your mind blown in the process!

3. Internet Prediction Database

1. Discussion: Create & Share Sound Bites Legally
Sick and tired of the legal boundaries of getting sounds for your music? Go to this site to get awesome samples for your music without risk of breaking any laws.

2. Discussion: A Man’s Day in New York Selling Art
The life of a street vendor in New York City who makes a living selling you art. An epic firsthand look into what it takes to survive as an entrepreneur in The Big Apple!

3. Discussion: Using Games To Improve Life
Use games to improve vision and dexterity! Video games can improve our reaction times in the game and also real life. And who said video games were a waste of time?

4. Crime

1. Discussion: Five Hackers Charged in Biggest Cybercrime Case in U.S. history
A team of five commit the biggest cybercrime ever. However, I doubt these guys will be charged with a crime. Instead, they’ll probably be hired for their unique cyber talents.

2. Discussion: Patriot Hackers
I don’t know about you, but I don’t trust the electronic voting systems. Mr. VanDerBeek makes the case that Patriot Hackers should put their talents to use and test the legitimacy of this relatively new voting system.

3. Discussion: Our Founding Fathers Wisely Recognized The Risks in Voting
Some silly facts on why certain days of the week have been banished from being voting days. A reminder that even way back in the old days, Monday was still recognized has a hangover day.

5. Employment, Education and Entertainment

1. Discussion: Memory Improvement
Improve your memory with this simple exercise! This is great for people who forget the little things. Things like forgetting to lock a door or flush the toilet.

2. Discussion: Study While You Work
It’s been proven that doing two tasks at once isn’t truly possible. Still, you can try to disprove this by studying while you work! A great mind exercise, nevertheless.

3. Discussion: DARPA Robot Named WildCat
A cool (or scary?) look into the future of robotics. The day of Skynet taking over looks like a possibility. Watch this video if you like The Terminator.

6. Millennium Goals

1. Discussion: Celebrities Fight Hunger
Celebrities use their power and influence to persuade the public to help the poor. It’s nice to see celebrities who care. Or, Maybe they’re just using this as good publicity; either way, the word needs to be spread.

2. Discussion: How Not to Help The Poor
The nobel peace prize winning frontman for the United States isn’t as pure as you think. He can take all the vacations he wants while at the same time doing nothing to improve the quality of life for the poor Africans.

3. Discussion: Poverty-Environment Initiative
A great money saving initiative to improve the life of the poor. It’s initiatives like this that motivate us to find more solutions to help those in need.

7. Evaluating and Controlling Technology

1. Discussion: Drone Warfare is Not Good
The deadly cost of war. NO innocent life is worth losing over one bad guy. View the deadly statistics of the Predator Drones and the 50:1 ratio of innocent casualties to bad guys.

2. Discussion: DUI Simulator
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to drive drunk then look no further. This is an online simulator of the dangers of getting behind the wheel after you’ve had a few. An important message to the youth!

3. Discussion: 10 Top Time-Saving Tech Tips
The top ten shortcuts to improve computer skills. This video is great for the novice computer user as well as the advanced users. Complete tasks using only the keyboard without ever touching the mouse! This video is a must, even for the know-it-alls out there.

8. Risk, Failures and Responsibilities

1. Discussion: Windows 7 Reformat Tutorial
If your computer is running really slow then perhaps it is time to reformat your computer. Watch this video for a painless step by step guide on how to get your computer running like new.

2. Discussion: Hospital Patients Monitored By Computers
Hospitals are freeing up their human assets by relinquishing certain tasks to machines. Hospital patients can rest easy knowing that their vitals are being monitored by state of the art equipment.

3. Discussion: Dick Cheney & The Remote Heart Attack
Given the skills of today’s hackers, can we really trust our health to technology? Dick Cheney stated that he had fears of getting a heart attack via remote. Very scary possibility that has yet to be proven.

9. Anytime, Anywhere

1. Discussion: Storing Money Offshore
If you have big money you might want to store it offshore. The tax rate of the United States is scaring away big money and therefore hurting the economy. Offshore banks will gladly store your money and save you big time in the process.

2. Discussion: Facebook Founder Says Bye To USA
A Facebook founder cares more about saving money than having US citizenship. You might call him crazy, but he has saved $500M+ from this sacrifice. I think I would do the same if I were him.

3. Discussion: Slavery in The Supply Chain
The cheap goods you buy at Walmart aren't made with hugs and kisses. They’re made by slaves in Chinese factories! So maybe think twice before supporting the billionaire CEOs of Walmart.

10. What's New and Important?

1. Discussion: PlayStation 4 Gets A Camera
Video game consoles are becoming the center of attention in your living room. No longer are they just for games: watch movies, FaceTime with your entire family, and browse the internet on your TV! The Nintendo era is over.

2. Discussion: Nazava Water Filters For Indonesia
A cheap solution to improve the quality of life for the Indonesians. Safe drinking water is a need, not a want. Look here to see the innovation inside these water filters.

3. Discussion: Controlling Technology WIth Voice And Hand Gestures
Handicapped users, rejoice! Technology is advancing rapidly and soon your disabilities won’t hold you back from the great benefits of computers. Soon you’ll be able to use your voice, hand signals and more to control computers with stunning accuracy.

Eric Gandall

1. Introduction

1. Media: Alternative Futures of the Internet
Jonathan Zittrain discusses where the internet came from and where it could go. He likens packet traffic to passing beer at a baseball game. Having some knowledge of how the traffic works, I believe it is a very good comparison. He speaks to the fact that Pakistan had internet service providers block Youtube and esplains how one ISP implemented the block. This pointed out a major flaw in the internet where a couple ISPs could cause a huge internet outage. He discusses how Wikipedia came about, what it is, and how it could fail. He talks about many things in regard to the internet, concluding with the fact that in North Korea radios must be configured so that they can only get three specific stations and South Korea is talking about sending balloons with FM transmitters over the DMZ to "free peoples technology."

1. Discussion: Computer Technology Impact on 2013 Society as Predicted in 1962 and 1988
In 1962 and 1988 the CIA and other groups made predictions on what they thought technology would be like in 2013. They believed we would have robots to do our chores and cars with electronic maps that could drive themselves. Some of these predictions were not very far from reality.

3. New Search: Researchers Unveil 'Shape-Changing' Technology That Could Change Computer Interaction Forever
Reseacrhers at MIT have developed a device that allows the user to physically interact with objects, or people through a computer. It has been dubbed a "dynamic shape display."

2. Privacy and Freedom of Speech

1. Media: The Cyberspace Charter of Rights
"Without the person, there is no personal information; therefore, the ownership of personal information must lie in the domain of the person who created it." This is one of the basics of internet rights. You can't take someone else's property and claim it as your own or us it without express permission. The charter also states that you cannot collect and/or use personal information about people without their knowledge and permission

1. Discussion: Privacy and Cencorship
"There is a fine line between public and private when it comes to the virtual playground of social media." Unless you are very careful and know exactly what you are doing, social media can completely defeat the purpose of online privacy. You must know what you are posting and who will see it. You must also be aware of what can happen to your post after other people see it.

2. New Search: FTC Workshop on The Internet of Things
Due to the growing connectivity of devices, and the privacy and security issues posed by them, the FTC had a workshop to discuss what regulations should be put in place to control them. "The Internet of Things" allows for the collection of many more types of data than before, therefore the security and privacy issues are more advanced than ever.

3. Intellectual Property

1. Media: 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
Have ever wondered if it's ok to copy someone's picture or music and use it on your own website or blog? What if you like someone's work and want to share it with people, even if you don't charge? This article gives you answers to these questions and more.

2. Discussion: Online Privacy Fears Are Real
"While most of the drama of Net privacy comes from crime, almost all the public debate has centered around Web companies collecting data for marketing purposes." People are able to buy our information online, not just your address, but your social security number as well. If they can buy these, what else is for sale? Who buys it and why?

3. New Search: Google’s Book-Scanning Is Fair Use, Judge Rules in Landmark Copyright Case
In a landmark copyright case, Google claimed that the scanning of university and commercially available books was within the "fair use" section of copyright law. The judge ruled in their favor, stating "Google Books provides significant public benefits. It advances the progress of the arts and sciences, while maintaining respectful consideration for the rights of authors and other creative individuals, and without adversely impacting the rights of copyright holders."

4. Crime

1. Media: How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected
A detailed article on how to find out if your computer is infected with a virus or malware and how to fix it. A must read for anyone using a computer.

2. Discussion: Risk considerations: Tracking services monitor your every move
The networks of companies are blocking popular services and not services that need to be blocked to prevent cyber crime. This is partly due to vendor limitations. It has caused many issues in companies large and small.

3. New Search: Your Computer Could Be Hacked Using Only Sound, Study Says
A new study by German researchers shows that devices could now be hacked using sound. They used a frequency that is inaudible to human ears to send keystrokes from a speaker to the microphone of an unmodified Lenovo T400 personal computer. Their tests were successful and have proven that encryption keys, small text files and even passwords can be transmitted.

5. Employment, Education and Entertainment

1. New Search: Open Education Matters: Why is it Important To Share Content?
Why should we share our knowledge? For that question, I will ask another: How many people go without an education? The more we share, the more other people can learn. The more they learn, the more they can share. It is a large circle that can continue forever. Education is important for everyone. We all have a right to learn, so why not help others learn.

2. Discussion: How Not to Work From Home, According to the Giants of Tech
It seems that, though many companies encourage it, some are attempting to bring an end to tele-commuting. Apparently some people are getting complacent and losing motivation while working from home. Tele-commuting has its benefits and its drawbacks, how well it works depends on the tele-commuter and the company.

3. New Search: Flipping the Classroom
Watch your lectures at home and do your homework at school. If this sounds backwards, that's because it is compared to how we did it. The flipped classroom is a new idea that allows for more time for students to understand new lessons. When they go to school, they will have already been introduced to the subject and will have more time to ask questions and get help understanding.

6. Millennium Development Goals

1. Media: Connected Schools
This article talks about Ericsson setting up 3G networks and computers in schools in Hawzen, Ethiopia. They trained the teachers on how to use the computers and how they can be used to educate their students. This article talks about how the teachers and students were showed things like Google and Wikipedia for the first time, and the awe they were in when they first used them. They seemed to be extremely curious about what can be found online and, according to the author of the article, the teachers quickly began looking up new curriculum on Google.

2. Discussion: ETHIOPIA-GHANA: MDG success stories
Many countries in Africa are not on track to achieve the education Millennium Goal. However, Ethiopia and Ghana have been making progress. They have increased funding for schools and have developed education reform plans. "In 1994, just three million pupils in Ethiopia attended primary school; by 2008 15.5 million did so, while secondary school attendance increased fivefold."

3. New Search: In Niger, Women Living With HIV Build Businesses and Fresh Starts
Due to UNDP and UNAIDS providing approximately US $30,000, many HIV positive women in Niger have been given training in management and entrepreneurship, which has allowed them to start their own small businesses. One woman now makes $150, which allows her to be independent in her community.

7. Evaluating and Controlling Technology

1. Media: Lego Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera Mechanism was basically an ancient Greek computer that could predict celestial events and eclipses with amazing accuracy. It was lost for 2000 years, more than 100 years after it was found, it was recreated using Legos, and it is still amazing.

2. Discussion: 5 Myths of Two-Factor Authentication
This article talks about five things that are believed to be regarding two-factor authentication. It debunks these items with facts and, although slightly confusing, they make sense. It talks about actual ways it should be used, and some reasons not to use it. I rate it 4/5 for strong points of: good information, lays out the problems, gives alternatives and ways to fix it, and the weak point of being a bit confusing.

3. New Search: Two-factor authentication: why Twitter and Google need to educate users
A new survey shows that most social media users do know about two-factor authentication or how it works. Most social media companies have already integrated it into their websites and apps, but people just don't understand it.

8. Risks, Failures and Responsibilities

1. Media: Open Source Medical Devices: When Code Can Kill or Cure
Many companies are working together to create open source medical devices. The idea is to create devices that can be printed via a 3D printer, or other such device, and have an open source software downloaded to it. This could be a huge risk, but could also allow people to have cheaper medical devices.

2. Discussion: Beware of the Internet Safety Industrial Complex
This article dicusses a topic that is sadly growing more and more common today: cyber-bullying and the online safety of children. The author points out that most statistics regarding these topics are falsified. To find the real statistics, you should seek out professional studies. He notes that the more we exaggerate the topic of cyber-bullying in movies and media, the more common it can become, the more common it becomes, the more it is perceived as being a normal thing, the more normal it seems, the more it seems ok to do it. The author says to be wary of false statistics and discuss these topics with children so that they know it is not common, not normal, and not ok.

3. New Search: Hospital First in US to Treat Internet Addiction
In Pennsylvania, the Behavioral Health Services at Bradford Regional Medical Center opened an internet addiction treatment center. As bizarre as this sounds, it is a real thing, and it may actually be needed. Internet addiction is being defined by how a person functions, or in this case doesn't function, normally because of the internet.

9. Anytime, Anywhere

1. Media: Ubiquitous Computing
Ubiquitous computing is basically humans, computers, and things interacting with each other from anywhere at any time. "When primarily concerning the objects involved, it is also known as physical computing, the Internet of Things, haptic computing, and things that think." This wiki page describes the basic concepts of ubiquitous computing.

2. Discussion: Open-Source Software Projects Need to Improve Vulnerability-Handling Practices, Researchers Say
This article discusses how much easier it is for security issues in open source applications to be found and fixed. It lists some of the most recent security flaws in some applications, including Moodle, which is the application we are using now. The article talks about a security firm that goes through the source code for these applications and sends information on the security flaws back to the developer so it can be fixed.

3. New Search: Lyndon Baty and the Robot That Saved Him
Imagine an immune system that doesn't allow you to go outside. Imagine not being able to see your friends or go to school. That is what Lyndon Baty had to live with... Until he got a mobile virtual presence device.

10. Technology Advances, Social Trends

1. Media: Chris Anderson (Wired): Technology's long tail
As technology advances, the prices drop. A phone call to India in the early '90s cost over $2 per minute, in 2004 it was less than $.25 per minute. Chris Anderson of Wired magazine goes more in depth.

2. Discussion: UCLA Targets Malaria With Online Gaming
Crowdsourcing is coming to the medical field. UCLA developed an online game where the players identify malaria infected blood cells. It has proven to be a success with players identifying the infected cells with an accuracy "within 1.25 percent of the diagnostic decisions made by a trained medical professional."

3. New Search: The Ten Principles of 3D Printing
Open source just keeps growing. With the advance in 3D printing capabilities, people can print almost anything. The most expensive part is buying (or building) the printer. Everything else is relatively cheap. Here are the 10 basic principles of 3D printing.