Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Top and Personal Websites

Top Websites- 

Website Name
Why Visit It?
Why Was It Made?
www.amazon.com
People visit this site to buy just about everything they can think of, they have many good prices and deals which brings people to their site.
This site was made so people could easily access their products they are selling and have an easy way to get nearly everything. This nearly eliminated the need to go to an actual store.
www.youtube.com
People visit this website to watch popular videos, find information/tutorials, movies, etc. This is a very useful to for anyone who visits it.
This site was made so people could easily share videos they made or found. This allows people to easily access information through videos or for entertainment.
www.ebay.com
If you want to find mainly used things for sometimes very good prices, or sell something of yours that is used or new.
This site was made so that people can easily sell things they don’t want anymore to other people that might want it. People can easily make money stuff that doesn't have value to them anymore.

Personal Websites-

The purpose of Julia's cooking website is so she can blog about something she has a passion for and also to help other cooks out. This website has helped her further her cooking ability because of the feed back and ideas she is getting from others. So this website's purpose to is to give out and receive information.

The purpose for users of this website is to get information through Julia's cooking posts and also to help her and give her information about things she may not know. So while this also gives the users information they may also teach the owner of the website some new things.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Vocab:

Annual Fee- is a fee charged on a yearly basis, most common in credit cards, fee is automatically charged to your credit card once a year.

Annual Percentage Rate- is the annual rate you get charged for borrowing or earning money through an investment, is expressed as a percentage that represents the yearly cost of funds over the term of a loan.

Credit Line- can be refereed to as a line of credit, maximum amount of credit that a person, company, etc. are allowed to use.

Cash Back/Rewards- is offered to costumers or buyers of certain products, where the person selling gives money back to the customer, either through cash or credit.

Balance- the balance is the amount of money you have, whether that be in an account, on a card or in general.

Minimum Payment- smallest amount of credit card bill a consumer can pay to remain in good terms with the company, and to maintain a good credit score.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Submarine Cables

Submarine Cable Questions

  • Do the Submarine Cables go all the way to the sea floor?
    • Yes they do, in further out from shore they are laid across the bottom of the sea floor.
  • Why do some countries not have Submarine Cables connecting each other?
    • Some countries do not have Submarines Cables because it is believed they do have reasons to communicate anything.
  • Why aren't satellites being used instead of these cables?
    • Satellites may be great, but they do not carry the data that these fiber-optic cables can carry. 


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Article Summaries

Article 1-

With some applications, including the example, they used Accuweather has been selling your private data to third-party companies. This is without your knowledge or consent, even if they do ask for your permission to use your location when you first download the app. This is being done so they can sell your information to maintain the app being free to anyone. The author also believes that if Accuweather and these other companies say they are going to fix the problem, they really won't.

Article 2-

In this article, they are saying that it is possible for anyone with a budget of $1000 to track you wherever you go. They have the ability to do this by purchasing online advertising in a way that will track the victim's location and learn what apps they use frequently. A team tested this and said, unfortunately, the experiment was very successful showing how easy it was to get this information. They have also found a solution and that is by resetting the mobile advertising IDs in one's phone. The UW Security and Privacy Research Lab plan to further their studies into this topic.

Article 3-

In this article, the writer talked about when you should and shouldn't share your location. Tech companies have let people know others location at any time. This has lead to some bad rather than good.Giving up this information can lead to many risks. Many apps have use this including popular ones like SnapChat. Many security experts have been doing research and learned it is nearly impossible to stop smartphones from being tracked like this. I believe in the future this will lead to many privacy risks.


In my opinion, I think these articles are very eye-opening. I did not even think about the ways I can be tracked and how I could. It creeps me out that I can be tracked this easily. I carry around my phone nearly everywhere I go so I am basically losing full privacy of my location to anyone. I believe this will not be good for our future with technology. I could just never fathom why someone would ever pay money to track someone anonymously. Overall, I just think we should make a change for our future society and change this.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Microchips in Humans

Microchip Implants in Humans

Microchipping in humans has become more popular around the world, in the last one or two years.  There is both good, and bad to implanting microchips into the human body. The chip is injected into your hand, usually in the thumb. It is about the size of a grain of rice, so the most challenging part about microchipping is getting it under the skin. Three ways it is positive, is that it makes everyday tasks so much easier, it can replace all the keys and cards we use, and it can memorize who you are so there is no need for a license, passport, or credit cards. Three concerns about human microchipping is the privacy policy. All of you information on your chip is out in the open, which means easy access to private assets. It is also very easy to hack, and lastly there would be no way to commit minor crimes , like speeding because there is a built in GPS.
I think that once they fix all the quirks of microchipping I would buy this. If they can allow us to have more privacy, and knowing that we cannot have our personal information hacked then, I think it will be an investment some people will purchase. It will allow us as humans to innovate the way we live and to me that is very important. Microchipping will make our lives better in many ways. The fact that we will not have to carry keys, cards, an ID, etc. makes it easier for us, and people like doctors, and policeman because we will literally have all this information at our fingertips! I think this is a great innovation that could become very popular if some of the problems are worked out. In the future I think this will be a worldwide purchase from everyone, including me.