Technology on society

Question 1: Your life is somewhere in a database

 

Your life is somewhere in a database

Are you comfortable with giving away some of your privacy for increased security? Why or why not? How far would you let the government go in examining people’s private lives? Or how much access should we have to certain aspects of others’ private lives? For example, should States share criminal databases? Many TV shows depict law enforcement personnel accessing readily accessible databases that contain all types of records about individuals –records about everything from address to telephone records to finances, insurance, and criminal history. Specifically, should a database of people paroled or released for crimes be made public? Why or why not? What about those who have committed other types of crimes? Who should have access to the database? Why?

REMEMBER- every post (New Thread or Reply) must be supported by relevant information. Prove the point you are making by a) citing external research, b) citing readings from the class content, or c) providing examples or personal experiences that are relevant and support your position on the topic.

 

Question 2:

Week 7 Discussion – Impacts of Information Technology

The readings this week raise issues that are direct or indirect effects of the use of information technology:
a) the digital divide
b) online addictions
c) online media – fact or fiction
d) positive and negative impacts of information technology on society

Choose one of the topics to explore. Do some additional research on the topic. And cite your sources. Please do NOT make Wikipedia your primary source. You may use it, but there should be other reputable sources included first.

When you post your response, put the chosen topic in the subject line.

How serious an impact does your chosen problem have on quality of life? What could you do to lessen the impact in your life or the lives of loved ones?

REMEMBER- every post (New Thread or Reply) must be supported by relevant information. Prove the point you are making by a) citing external research, b) citing readings from the class content, or c) providing examples or personal experiences that are relevant and support your position on the topic.