Lecture 6 PPT - Computer Science and Engineering

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CS 6
LECTURE 6 – HOW GOOD IS
THE INTERNET?
Spring 2014
Notes!
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You just had a quiz!
Groups must be chosen by Tuesday 4/22
Groups must pick topic by Tuesday 4/29
Internet Good
What are some good things about the Internet?
Globalization
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Instant communication
 E-mail
 Instant
Messaging
 Social Networking
 Video conferencing
 Shared documents for collaborative editing
 Online Games
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Corporate advantages
Information
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“Information Superhighway”
 Term
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coined by the one and only Al Gore
Can access info in a matter of seconds
Search Engines
 Provide
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access to a vast library of data
Newspapers/Magazines
 Online
versions
 Kindle versions
 People
on covers move Hogwarts Style
Personal Data
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The Cloud
 Can
store/back up Terabytes of data
 Won’t die like a hard drive
 Flash
drives and SSD (solid state drives) are more reliable
than Hard Drives, but can still fail
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Online Banking
Data Transfer
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Can access/download large amounts of data faster
and faster
Movies
 Music
 Television shows
 Video games
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Applications specifically to access online content
YouTube
 iTunes
 Pandora
 Netflix
 Steam
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Data Transfer
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iTunes Fun fact
 1billionth
song downloaded in February 23, 2006
 Downloader: Alex Ostrovsky from Michigan
 Prize
$10,000 iTunes gift card
 20-inch iMac
 10 fifth-generation iPods
 A scholarship set up by Apple
at the Julliard School of Music
in his name
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 Song:
Speed of Sound by Coldplay
Promotion
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Website creation for businesses
 Advertise
business
 Display business information
 Some exist solely on the Internet
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Anyone can create an internet business
 eBay
 PayPal
Activism
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Start charity organization
Provide support to causes you believe in
 Change.org
 Kickstarter
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Let people/companies know how you feel instantly
 Company
boycotts
 Using #hastags to show support or outrage
 #paulasbestdishes
Activism
Corporate/Scholar
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Online courses
Online degrees
 PhD
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online??
Working from home
 Online
meetings
 Access to work docs through virtual private networks
(VPNs)
Creativity
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Graphic design
User Interface
Popularity of GIFs
Blogs (both for writing and for art)
LiveJournal
 WordPress (.org & .com)
 Blogger
 Tumblr
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Can show others your creativity
Etsy
 YouTube
 Vine
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Community
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Find people with similar interests
 Fandoms
 Online
Dating
 Fight common cause
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Social Networks
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Tumblr
 Shacknews
Spending money
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Can buy almost anything online
Amazon.com
Credit Card online stores
Airline purchases
 Costs
money to book flights on phone with most
domestic carriers
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Can pay most bills online
Heart healthy
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Heart race spikes every time you see spoilers for
you favorite TV show
 Just
like taking a walk
 And
having a raccoon jump in front of you
 Or a spider
 Just
like lifting a weight in a CrossFit class
 One
time
Internet Bad
What are some bad things about the Internet?
Globalization
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Instant communication with people you don’t want to
communicate with
 Spam
E-mail
 Emails
from Nigerian Princes
 Or relatives stuck in Panama with no Passport
 Spam
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Instant Messaging
International Hackers
 People
all over the world can hack “secure” sites
Information
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Can access info in a matter of seconds
 Sometimes
information you wouldn’t want out
 Malware
 Viruses
 Bugs
 Heartbleed
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Newspapers/Magazines
 Putting
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print out of business
Wrong information
 Inaccurate
news
Information
Personal Data
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The Cloud
 Cloud
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sites can also be hacked
Not set up to be secure
 More
people on the internet = less security/privacy
 Social
security numbers
 Credit Card numbers
 Passwords
 Address/Phone # info
Personal Data
Data Transfer
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Can access/download large amounts of data faster
and faster
 Your
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personal information
Applications specifically to access online content
illegally
 Napster
(in the past)
 MegaUpload (shut down by US Dept. of Justice)
 BitTorrent
Promotion
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Ads EVERYWHERE
 Ads
on Facebook
 Auto-playing ads on Facebook
 3 minutes of ads every commercial break
 HULU!!!!!
 Pop-up
 Some
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ads
download Malware to your computer 
Personal opinion: Everyone should have AdBlock
 It’s
not perfect, but it’s better
Activism
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Provide support to causes you believe in that turn
out to be fake
Let people/companies know how you feel instantly
 Using
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#hastags to show support or outrage
Get people fired (bad for the people fired)
 Paula
Deen – Food Network
 Brendan Eich – Mozilla Firefox
Corporate/Scholar
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Some standards for online courses are lowered
Online degrees
 PhD
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online??
Work networks can be hacked
 Corporate
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document leaks
Some people will never need to leave the house
 Game
of Thrones spoilers count as exercise
Creativity
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Creative Theft
Measures to stop creative (and other) theft
 Opponents
 Protect
say they limit creative license/free speech
IP Act (PIPA)
 Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
Community
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Find people with “similar interests”
 Catfishing
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Illicit activities
 Pornography
 Hate
groups
 Hiring hit men…
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Social Networks make us less personable
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Tumblr
 Shacknews
Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ2Xe4xrNi4
Spending money
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Can buy almost anything online
 Almost
too easy to buy things
 Too easy to spend too much money
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Online Stores hacked
 Personal
data stolen
 Credit Card info can be used by someone else within
hours
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Autopay can hide important problems
Spending money
Heart attacks
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Heart race spikes every time you see spoilers for
you favorite TV show
 Just
like taking a walk
 And
having a raccoon jump in front of you
 Or a spider
 Just
like lifting a weight in a CrossFit class
 One
time

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