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Week 5: Data Ownership and Privacy

Is your personal data actually safe and solely yours? Everyday we utilize the freedom and ease of using the internet. I’ve talked a little bit before about how big companies track you and your information. Big companies such as Apple, Google, facebook tend to collect and store personal information about its clients. Especially with Google …

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Week 4: API

What is API? It stands for application programming interface. To basically break it down word by word, application is the tools, programs, and games we use every single day through our devices. Programming is what people can create such as software that makes everything more efficient. And interface is a point where two systems can …

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Week 4: Networked activist leadership

Over the years, activism has changed as much as technology has kept developing. The internet has enabled activism to develop much more quickly. It gives organizations a wider range of communication to reach to more people. To be successful, organizations would have to adapt to new changes because now everything is dependent on technology, especially …

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Week 3: Cloud Computing

What is cloud computing and why should we care about it? If you all didn’t know, cloud computing is basically storing your data over the internet rather than just your hard drive on your computer. Even with people who haven’t really heard of the term ‘cloud’ are probably still using it but they don’t realize …

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Week 3: Security and safety

Sometimes being online can be a bit scary because you never know who is seeing your information. Harassment and abuse are becoming the norm online. At least 41% of American adults experience cyberbullying. Online harassment pertains to threatening messages, emails or websites posts. It can also be the spread of private information without consent. It …

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Week 2: Collaboration & Collective Intelligence

The internet makes it possible for more and more people to connect and network with each other to communicate their ideas. In comparison to before the internet became huge, group work use to consist of actually being present and working face to face. Now so many projects take place online and through the use of …

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Week 1: Internet Censorship

China is pretty infamous for the restriction of internet usage called the Great Firewall. It seems impossible to be able to monitor the internet usage of the whole country but they’re managing it pretty well. Unlike in North Korea where the internet is restricted for everyone, China only restricts information that might bring harm to …

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Week 1: Attention Economy

Both businesses and individuals alike crave attention. This is why facebook, twitter, tumblr, instagram, and youtube became such a huge trend. Think about all the times that you’ve shared something about yourself online. It’s integrated into our everyday lives, so much that pretty much every information about us is displayed online for everyone to see. …

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