Don't forget to properly cite all sources (including assigned readings) and include a bibliography with all homework assignments.
Reading assignment: November 10-November 17 readings
1. [20 points] 12-unit students: Read and write a summary of one optional reading paper. After each summary (in a separate paragraph) provide a "highlight" for that chapter. This can be something new you learned that you found particularly interesting, a point you would like to discuss further in class, a question the chapter did not fully answer, something you found confusing, a point you disagree with, or anything else you found noteworthy.
2. [50 points] The table below contains information from the course roster for a hypothetical CMU course with the names of the students removed. Suppose some researchers were interested in finding out whether there was any correlation between grades in this course and student college, department, or class.
The required reading by Dr. Latanya Sweeney describes k-anonymity.
COLLEGE DEPT CLASS GRADE SCS CS Junior A SCS CS Senior B SCS CS Senior A SCS HCI Master C SCS HCI Doct A SCS ISR Master B SCS ISR Master B SCS ISR Master B SCS SE Master A SCS SE Doct A SCS ROB Doct A CIT ECE Soph B CIT ECE Junior C CIT ECE Senior B CIT ECE Master A CIT EPP Junior A CIT EPP Doct A CIT MSE Senior A CIT INI Master B CIT INI Master C CMU IS Master A CMU IS Master A CMU IT Master B HNZ PPM Master C HNZ PPM Master C HNZ PPM Master C HNZ ITM Master C
3. [50 points] Pick a consumer software product or service that may collect information from or about its users and may transmit some or all of that information off the consumer's device or share information collected by a service with other parties. Use the Microsoft Privacy Guidelines to analyze this software. List all the applicable guidelines and try to determine whether/how the software complies with each one by using the software and reading its documentation. You may be able to get some additional relevant information about the product support web site for that product. Make a table showing each guideline and how the software complies with or violates it (or explaining why you are unable to determine this). In the case of violations, what changes would you recommend to comply with these guidelines. [If you find you are unable to make a determination for most of the guidelines, pick another piece of software to analyze.]