Topic 1: Ethics, Ownership, and Copyright
Select and respond to one of the following questions:
- Is it ever ethical to crack digital rights management tools and why?
- Does file sharing/ peer to peer services help or hurt digital media sales and why?
- Is it ever acceptable to misrepresent yourself online and why?
- Is an uploader or downloader legally responsible for breach of copyright and why?
- Is it fair for individuals who are economically less fortunate to be allowed access to software free of charge in order to ensure that they are provided with an equal technological advantage?
What is “Security Theater”? Does it exist and if so, who benefits from it? What are the three variables described in the Schneier video and how do they interact with one another? Does this apply to Network Security and Privacy? How so?
Topic 2: The Security Theatre
This week you watched The Security Mirage by Bruce Schneier!