Privacy

November 14, 2017
  Quiz   1. Who is most likely to have had someone else using their Social Security number? a)  children b)  adults c)  undocumented immigrants   2. What percentage of internet users got this…
July 6, 2013
Learning Objectives Students will reflect on their internet and technology use and how it connects to privacy. Students will consider what level of privacy (and with whom) is important to them.…
June 21, 2013
  To the Teacher:    On June 6, 2013, 29-year old computer assistant Edward Snowden made public a collection of classified documents from the government's National Security Agency. The documents…
November 7, 2011
To the Teacher: How should the United States protect itself against terrorist attacks and at the same time protect basic constitutional rights? Must Americans accept limits on some of these rights…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher   It would be difficult to find any American who opposes eavesdropping on people the government has "probable cause" to believe are terrorists - even if that means listening in on…
June 2, 2010
To the Teacher The three student readings below explore the issue of government eavesdropping. The first reading examines how a federal agency listened in on telephone conversations between the…
December 16, 2009
To the Teacher: The three student readings below consider President Obama's adoption of three Bush administration policies that he previously opposed: extraordinary rendition, the state secrets…
August 19, 2008
To the Teacher It would be difficult to find any American who opposes eavesdropping on people the government has "probable cause" to believe are terrorists - even if that means listening in on their…
September 26, 2007
To the Teacher: In December 2005, the New York Times touched off a lasting controversy when it unveiled the secret surveillance program that the Bush administration had launched soon after 9/11. The…
June 27, 2007
To the Teacher: Are your telephone calls, e-mails and internet use part of the huge secret surveillance and data collection program inaugurated by President Bush soon after 9/11? Perhaps. Should…