You may consult your personal course readings and notes as well as any posted materials such as the instructor’s slides. You may do web searches for examples of the phenomena if you wish (you should not need to), but conceptual searches, including of Wikipedia, are not allowed, nor is collaboration with anyone else. Pay special attention to strong thesis statements to begin your answers; avoid restating the question.
The relative length of your answers should reflect the weights of the various questions’ point values
1.(30 points) Mobile computing and other technologies are radically changing the nature of information privacy. Citing at least 3 readings and 3 lectures, present a reasoned assessment of the threat to privacy from the combination of the following
a) big data
b) Internet of Things
c) online advertising
d) social networks.
Conclude with 3 actions that can realistically be taken to improve the future of human privacy.
2. (20 points) Assume a scenario in which you have $5,000 left from your signing bonus, graduation gifts, and savings from previous summer jobs. You are looking for a stock investment, aiming to maximize share price appreciation for the 5-8-year time horizon. What one tech stock do you buy? (It does not have to be one of the 7 stock pitch companies.) Justify your choice, using a) the company’s annual report, including both qualitative and quantitative indicators, b) standard numbers from Yahoo Finance or equivalent, and c) your understanding of course concepts.