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Also, I need to replies to my 2 classmates’s Discussions.


1. Prior to this assignment, I was well aware that people’s information was all over the internet and on different search sites. I even subscribe to a company that assists in scrubbing my information off of the people finder type websites. There are thousands of sites and I am always finding new ones, like It is very uncomfortable to know that our name, address, phone numbers, jobs, family members, and a lot more information can be so easily accessed and possibly used for nefarious reasons. I have also seen the information taken from these sites to be used by criminals in fraud and theft of elderly people. One example was that a criminal accessed someone’s information to find their phone number and relative’s names. Equipped with that information, the criminal called the elderly person who was a grandma and had a grandson. The criminal told her that her grandson was in the hospital and needed money to perform a surgery, and requested the “caller” to inform her and request money. Not being aware of the scam and only responding emotionally, the grandma provided the criminal with her credit card information over the phone. Ultimately the criminal was able to scam this grandma out of three-thousand dollars. Luckily the bank was able to save her from a financial loss, but the criminal was never apprehended.

2. The privacy issue I chose to read about on the EPIC website was “Facial Recognition.” Facial recognition software has been around since the early 2000’s and has been deployed by law enforcement agencies, airports, and even sporting events like the Super Bowl. The “big brother” component is obviously the biggest concern of most people who don’t agree with their photograph being taken or analyzed. Additionally, in quality control tests conducted on facial recognition software, Boston’s Logan Airport found the system to only be 61.4% accurate (, n.d.). With such low results, the fear is that the system will not work as it should, and that it could violate people’s rights for tests that are not accurate or give a false positive. These types of errors could result in detention, arrest, etc.


1) Whose personal information did you find when you visited the public-records sites? How do you feel about this kind of easy access to “personal” information?

I looked up my own personal information. Sure enough, I found more than I thought. It did not list all the details, but gave insight to my current phone number, my current home phone number, and a family members home phone number. It provided my middle initial (which I did not type in the search area) and even my birthday. I felt pretty uncomfortable with how easy it was to get some clues regarding my personal life. To say the least.

2) Which privacy issue did you read about on the EPIC website, and which aspect or aspects of that issue seem most interesting or important to you? Why?

I was scrolling on the EPIC website and decided to do some research on Social Security Numbers. This caught my attention immediately because I have handled them for work, and given mine up a lot, quite honestly. Everyone tells you to be careful with your social, so I thought I would research into the sensitivity of the topic. The most interesting fact that I came across on the EPIC website was the direct connection between identity fraud and one’s social. Skilled identity thieves can obtain credit with their own name BUT someone else’s social. That is how central and important the social is to identity theft. The credit ends up hurting the person who got their social stolen. This was interesting to me because before this research I wouldn’t have even thought that possible.

3) Do you agree with Professor Turkle that we should say “no” to Mark Zuckerberg? Explain

If Mark Zuckerberg truly believes that “privacy is part of a discourse of the past”, I would have to say yes. I agree with Professor Turkle. I enjoyed watching the entire video and reviewing a few points that were made. However, I really liked the point Professor Turkle made regarding teaching the youth about the value of privacy. There is value in privacy, and a majority of the youth are so accustomed to sacrificing a bit of that privacy on social media platforms and such. It is part of a daily norm now. I think there is nothing wrong with teaching them the value of privacy and how important it is.

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