Inf 103 Week 4 Assignment Ch

Computer EthicsThe article How To Protect Your Online Privacy, discusses identity theft and shares how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of this crime. While the internet provides us with ample opportunities to connect with those around the world, become educated, and even shop with ease, there is the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. “Privacy and data security are among the most important consumer issues of the 21st century” (Reports, 2016). Many of us store health and financial information online, as well as photos and other forms of our communications with others which can become problematic if accessed by an unauthorized user. Although it is impossible to guarantee our privacy and the security of our personal information, there are steps that we can take to safeguard our personal information. First and foremost, we must become password savvy; it has become a necessity to not only choose a strong password but also to become diligent about changing it frequently to ensurethat our personal information is not compromised. For example, a strong password will contain

For the Final Paper, you will select one topic from the list below. You will want to choose a topic that is important or interesting to you.

Instructions for completing the Final Paper:

  1. Please select from one of the following topics, which are addressed in the course textbook, Introduction to Computer Literacy:

·         Collaborative Technologies (covered in Chapter 1)

·         Ethical Concerns in Computing (covered in Chapter 1)

·         The Digital Divide (covered in Chapter 1)

·         Open Source Software (covered in Chapter 3)

·         The Impact of Mobile Computing (covered in Chapter 4)

·         Social Networks (covered in Chapter 7)

·         Protecting Copyrights and Intellectual Property (covered in Chapter 8)

·         The Future of Cloud Computing (covered in Chapter 9)

  1. Return to the textbook and review the pages in the chapter that pertain to your selected topic.
  2. Next, log in to the Ashford University Library and conduct a search on that topic.

 The INF103. tutorial will walk you through the basic steps of doing a search for scholarly articles within the Ashford University Library. A transcript of this video can be accessed through your online course.

  1. Select two scholarly articles to use in your paper. For each article, write down the author information, date of publication, title of the article, the publication information (journal title), and the database from which you retrieved the article. You will need this information when you create your references for the sources.
  2. Begin the writing process. You are going to compare the points of view offered by these authors (the author of your textbook and the authors of the two articles you have selected) on your selected topic, and then offer your own point of view based upon your analysis of the readings.


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