1. Is it possible to identify someone, perhaps a patient, knowing just the gender, birth date, and zip code? Why or why not?
    1. There is a  relatively high chance that you can find someone based on that information. To know someones age gender birth date in a given area limits the search greatly. There will definitely be some people with the same info depending on the size of the area.
  2. Are electronic documents like paper documents? Write 2-3 sentences comparing and contrasting them.
    1. They are not like paper documents because unlike paper documents they can never truly be erased or removed. They are similar in the way that depending on whats on the document it can be followed but it is much easier with digital documents.
  3. Earlier in the course, you built the Map Tour app. In the final version, what kind of data is collected from the user? Does the user know the data is being collected? Can they opt out of providing data and still use the app?
    1. The app used a location sensor and it used a GPS to determine the direction you are heading in. They are most likely unaware theyre data is being collected but it is the only way to have the ap function correctly so they cant opt out of it.
  4. Is the Privacy Act effective? Explain why or why not.
    1. I don’t think the Privacy Act is effective because it is  required by the government in all laws and it has loopholes in it to make the government make the world feel safe , but in all reality, nothing changed. The law does not apply to discloses for statistical, archival, or historical purpose, civil or criminal law enforcement activities, Congressional investigations, or valid Freedom of Information Act requests.
  5. Are you willing to trade some of your privacy for the convenience of having a computer or a company recommend products to you? Why or why not? Under what circumstances?
    1. I am willing to give up some privacy because I understand that it will be impossible to keep everything private especially with the capabilities of modern computers. If it as harmless as advertisements I wouldn’t mind, but only to an extent I wouldn’t want my private information readily available.
  6. How do we leave digital “footprints and fingerprints?” Do you think this is important for everyone to know? Why or why not?
    1. We leave footprints and fingerprints every time we email someone, put in information or even go to certain cites. This information is important to know because is could be a deterrent to go to certain sites or email certain things.
  7. How have social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. affected our privacy?
    1. They share locations on top of sharing publicly status and tweets that you post. It shows the things you like and how you conduct yourself. It basically makes everything you say open to the public.
  8. In this course, you are building apps that collect data from users, the device, and its sensors. What responsibilities do we have as app developers for the data we collect?
    1. We should let them know that data is being collected and have an agreement in which we do not use any of the data collected.
  9. Search the web for a recent news story that deals with privacy. Write a paragraph summarizing the article, including any beneficial or harmful impacts on privacy.
    1. https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/08/25/the-illusion-of-online-privacy          The users of a website known as Ashleymadison.com which was used by people who wanted to have secret relationships had 30 million of its users names released. This resulted in 2 suicides which were linked to the disclosure. The article talks about the “illusion” of internet securuity and if someone knows how to they can steal sensitive data and ruin lives. It shows that internet data is never truly safe.