ITGS Online

‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

vs BBC News – TECH Bar Codes have been a simple, successful in the world of digital identification and have become commonly implemented into an incredibly cheap and easy to use systematic experience. They are used for in shipping, warehousing, and most obviously on retail shopping, providing a quick and more efficient flow of getting […]

Image via Wikipedia Yes you have had your time to improve your first portfolio – and I hope you have taken that chance. As it is on to your second portfolio assignment, with the initial research taking place over the next few weeks – GULP! First of all you will need to go back to […]

Back to Skool…

Image via Wikipedia Just a quick good luck to Grade 12’s who will be involved in their final mocks this week – and all three papers! Yikes. Grade 11’s a reminder of work due etc :- 1) Thursday – Web 2.0 Presentation on their long assignment into reading a specific ITGS related book (note blog […]

Yahoo Sales Out to China!

Image via CrunchBase    As I continue to read the book ‘who controls the Internet?’ the question posed by the title has still not been answered. The Arthur continues to give examples of people that could potentially be the controllers, one of them I have already mentioned in my first post,was the Government in different […]

An Anonymous Author

Identity theft is an issue that affects millions presently. The soar of Internet usage and other technologies has both good and bad outcomes. Incompetent users of the Internet (ie. “digital immigrants”) are actually at a great risk, opening pathways to personal information and becoming vulnerable to identity thieves. The book I’m reading, as you may […]

(Picture – David Kernell) Guidelines: * Briefly, explain what happened, what the implications were because this was an email account that she used for work. * How at risk are you and your friends (have you ever shared a password, did you change it afterwards, etc.) * What is the potential fallout of someone gaining […]

Tim Berners-Lee is currently the credited inventor of the world wide web, still now being its head director.  One major concern being recognized now is providing access to the 80% of the world’s popultion that currently don’t have it.  The other main concern is dealing with credibility amongst internet sights.  An idea suggested for this […]

Digital Immigrant/Native

Recently our class had to write an essay on the Marc Prensky article about Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives(click here to read). Digital Immigrants are described as the older generation who did not grow up with the technology we have today while the Digital Natives are described as the new generation as we have grown […]

So within a few lessons you will have listened to Dr Tech lecture on. You will have identified all the parts of the computer you have ripped apart – so what next. Well someone once said the best way to learn and remember is to teach – so thats what you are going to do. […]

Arthur R. Miller’s article “ The National Data Center and Personal Privacy” written in 1967 focuses on the new-at-the-time technology of databases and the worries it brings about such as individual freedom and privacy, permanent information that can always be tracked down. All these problems listed by the author relate to the fear of surveillance […]

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