8-533 / 8-733 / 19-608 / 95-818: Privacy Policy, Law, and Technology

Homework 5 - due October 16, 2013

Don't forget to properly cite all sources (including assigned readings) and include a bibliography with all homework assignments.

Reading assignment: October 9-October 16 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. [35 points] Reflect on your visit to the CMU Biometrics Lab. Select one technology that you saw and discuss all of the following issues in a one-page essay.

3. [30 points] Select a smartphone platform (e.g. iOS or Android). If you own a smartphone, use that platform.

4. [35 points] Pick a social networking service or other online service with which you are familiar that raises privacy concerns. Write a one-page essay that uses concepts from the assigned readings (and optionally other sources) to discuss the types of privacy harm that may be caused by this service, as well as the reasons that the service may be popular despite these potential harms.