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FYRS - Winter 2019: Stuffelbeam

Course Description: Big Data: Big Deal or Big Problem?

Privacy in the Modern World Who controls how one's identity is used by others? Social media, surveillance cameras, GPS on smartphones, digital financial and medical records, browsing histories; nearly every component of modern life leaves an identifying digital trace. The ownership of this information is not as clear cut as we may think. The line between private and public has become more unclear over the past decade. In this course, we will discover various ways our initial question is answered and, perhaps, become a better steward of our digital lives. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to): internet companies and user data; public figures and their rights to privacy; modern surveillance techniques; and anonymity and online culture.

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Beth Carpenter
Transylvania University Library
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Lexington, KY 40508-1797