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Panel Discussion Reflection: Privacy/Openness

The discussion we had in class about privacy and openness was a well thought out discussion. The panel gave accounts of real life scenarios that pertained to our everyday life that we as internet users can relate to. Much of the class had differing opinions with privacy and openness. I thought it was interesting that some students had different opinions that were for or against certain medias pulling a users information. We discussed about how being very open on the internet could affect a persons social life, work life, and how they are perceived by people in general. One of the panellist showed a video that unveiled what information people could have on us and how it is easily accessible. I didn’t think it was petrifying to know that our information is saved on the web or even that it isn’t hard to access. I feel that way because nothing anyone could do on the internet could be done in secrecy in all actuality, at least for what I know.

Steal This Computer Book

Steal This Computer Book 4.0, 4th Edition By: Wallace Lang

Call Number
INTERNET  Browse shelf
Year 2006
Publisher No Starch Press,
Publication San Francisco : No Starch Press, c2006.
Online Online Access
Subject Internet.  Browse subjects

From University of Mary Washington Libraries


This book explores the wide realm of what hacking is all about. It goes into depth about how hackers came about, why they hack, and the dangers that lurk alongside hacker.  Phishing, fraud, and scamming will be highlighted in this book to allow users to foresee any threats in the future. The second half of the book explains how hacking takes on a new role in recent years.  It’ll discuss how hackers are being used by business to promote products by displaying ads and tapping into search engines. The end result of the book examines how the user will be able to protect themselves from threats and scams.