Category Archives: Data

Surveillance = Dehumanization

One of the topics most widely discussed throughout Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is government surveillance. Was it justifiable for the DHS to track the citizens of San Francisco’s every move in the name of national security? An instance where this ethical dilemma came into question occurred on pages 136-138, when Marcus and his father […] Continue reading

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Data Mining in Universities

The issue over Internet privacy and surveillance is large and ever-increasing as our lives become more and more linked with the digital world. In Michael Morris’ essay Mining Students’ Data Could Save Lives, Morris argues that schools and universities should employ data mining technology on their networks to try and prevent potentially harmful acts against the […] Continue reading

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Should A Student’s Data be Monitored?

In his essay, “Mining Student Data Could Save Lives”, Michael Morris argues that universities should implement data mining technology to prevent crime and make universities safer. Data mining technology would help a university predict crime. In his essay, Morris uses pathos to gain the attention of his readers. School shootings are events that are emotional […] Continue reading

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More Data, More Leaks

I am currently planning to write my first essay about the essay “Hello Future Pastebin Readers” by Quinn Norton. This essay is mainly intriguing to me because it is an important reminder that the publication of most people’s private information is nearly inevitable. It is interesting to realize how much of our information we make […] Continue reading

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