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If You Discuss Your Business in Public, It’s Everyone’s Business Now

There was one part that stuck out to me in Chapter Two that I understand, but simultaneously disagree with. The statement is as follows: The default in most interpersonal conversations, even those that take place in public settings, is that interactions are private by default, public through effort. For example, when two people are chatting […] Continue reading

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People Should Be Allowed Their Secrets

I agree with Whitfield Diffie in believing that people should have the right to encrypt their messages to secure their privacy. Would it make sending a simple email a bit more of a hassle? Maybe. However, citizens have the right to be able to hide what they are talking about, and the most anyone else […] Continue reading

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The Dreyfus Affair is Quite the Scandal

The Panizzardi Telegram podcast episode was excellent and right up my alley: I love scandals. The speaker’s voice was low and quite mysterious throughout the entire episode, only changing the slightest bit when he would quote something or someone. I really enjoyed this. It really sets the tone for the story, which was basically about […] Continue reading

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Great Mind Games, Britain

As discussed in the book, initially, the British were quiet and low-key when it came to the fact that they could decode Germany’s messages during the first world war. But then, Winston Churchill and the British Royal Navy decided to let it be known that they knew how to break the codes all along. Upon […] Continue reading

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The Panopticon Metapaphor isn’t All That Bad…. Sue Me

In the 18th century, philosopher Jeremy Bentham designed the Panopticon, meant for prisoners to be monitored by an all seeing guard, who himself, could not be seen. Comparing this to surveillance now, particular regarding the internet, even thought the metaphor is kind of bad. It is not too far off of what could be happening. […] Continue reading

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The Love of Money is the Root of All Evil

Except in this case, nothing “evil” is really happening, unless we are talking about the 7 Deadly Sins. Then Greed would be the only evil. As stated in The Code Book, the Beale Ciphers have been tried to been cracked by many experts within the field of code breaking and puzzle solving for years, but […] Continue reading

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Experience Causes Little Change to Drew’s Beliefs

There was a part in the book where soon after Drew, Marcus’ dad, is upset about being pulled over for no reason and patted down, his anger eventually dissolved and he continued to argue with Marcus, supporting what Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was doing. I found this especially strange and interesting. You would think […] Continue reading

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Data Mining: It’s Already Happening, So Why Not Push It Further

In the essay “Mining Student Data Could Save Lives,” by Michael Morris, the central argument is essentially that a variety of online platforms already use data mining to see what they should advertise to users; since this is the case, why not allow colleges and universities to use the same technology to see if they […] Continue reading

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