LIS3353 - Technologies for Information Professionals

Welcome to the Course!

This website (and not Canvas) is the primary location for information on the course. Most of the course, and anything suitable for public viewing will be available here.

That being said, Canvas will be used for announcements and assignments, and discussions (i.e. anything that is private or semi-private.)

Note: Contacting me should only be done through regular email, at jmarks@fsu.edu (Messaging through Canvas will be ignored -- regular email is a better and safer tool for this purpose)

You don't need to do anything for the first day besides show up. The syllabus and calendar are below, and schedules and procedures will be discussed in class on the first day. See you then!

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Linux Install Info

ASSIGNMENT I - Part I
Assignment II - The Terminal


Week 11 - Anonymity



In the news:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/congress-repeals-obama-internet-history-privacy-rules/
http://mashable.com/2017/03/31/isp-claim-wont-sell-browsing-history/#t0iFiYqefiqw
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/28/so_my_isp_can_now_sell_my_browsing_history_what_can_i_do/

Tor
http://lifehacker.com/what-is-tor-and-should-i-use-it-1527891029
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/what-tor-supporter-looks-laura-poitras
http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/4/4802512/nsa-failed-to-compromise-tor-network-but-exploited-browser-vulnerabilities

Anonymity?
http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2011/09/21/why-pseudonymity-is-such-an-important-concept-and-what-anybeat-is-doing-about-it/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/randi-zuckerberg-anonymity-online_n_910892.html
http://www.zdnet.com/article/eff-facebook-argue-over-real-name-policies/#!
http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/30/9072257/facebook-real-name-policy-germany

Voting:
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/11/videos-of-vote-fraud-pour-in-from-both-liberal-and-conservative-sources.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2012/11/06/estonians-get-to-vote-online-why-cant-america/
http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/21/watch-how-quick-it-is-to-vote-in-the-most-advanced-democracy-on-earth-estonia/

READING:
https://free.law/2015/09/17/the-right-to-read-anonymously/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paquete_Semanal
http://www.wired.com/2015/03/north-korea/

Week 8 - Algorithms and Milkshakes

./08 - LIS3353 - Milkshakes I.pdf

this just in...
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/encryption-lose-privacy-us-uk-australia-facebook

How Encryption Works
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/05/how-internet-encryption-works

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/encryption3.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographic_hash_function

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2905995/truecrypt-audit-shows-no-sign-of-nsa-backdoors-just-some-minor-glitches.html

https://www.howtogeek.com/203708/3-alternatives-to-the-now-defunct-truecrypt-for-your-encryption-needs/

Apple's Method
http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2014/10/why-cant-apple-decrypt-your-iphone.html

Hashing for Verification
http://www.howtogeek.com/67241/htg-explains-what-are-md5-sha-1-hashes-and-how-do-i-check-them/

https://tiptopsecurity.com/what-is-cryptographic-hashing-md5-sha-and-more/

How Bitcoin Works
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_bitcoin_works

http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/cryptocurrency-explainer/


Week 7 - The Internet


./07- LIS3353-Internet-T1908.pdf

The history:
http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/internet.html
http://sixrevisions.com/resources/the-history-of-the-internet-in-a-nutshell/

The barriers
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/08/28/15404/how-big-telecom-smothers-city-run-broadband

DIY? Mesh, et al
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37974267
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-a-diy-network-plans-to-subvert-time-warner-cables-nyc-internet-monopoly


The net; today:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/14/dennis-cooper-google-censorship-dc-blog
https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/09/a-decentralized-web-would-give-power-back-to-the-people-online/
https://backchannel.com/the-end-of-the-internet-dream-ba060b17da61#.y01ca2r1d

Net Neutrality Today
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/12/ajit-pai-fcc-net-neutrality-open-internet
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43a5kg/80-percent-net-neutrality-comments-bots-astroturfing



Week 6 - User Interfaces


./LIS3353-UserInterfaces.pdf

READ THIS AGAIN. or for the first time if you didn't before.
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

Browse for fun..
http://toastytech.com/guis/indexgem.html

Timelessness
https://www.imaginarycloud.com/blog/timeless-classic-ui-design/amp/
--
on UX
http://www.designyourway.net/blog/web-and-mobile-design/what-is-ux-design-and-why-its-important/
https://www.usability.gov/what-and-why/user-interface-design.html

See, e.g.
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/flat-design/
https://martechtoday.com/voice-user-interfaces-will-work-together-with-graphical-user-interfaces-217977

but...

THIS, again?
https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193447.html
http://www.loper-os.org/?p=69

dark patterns
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/29/4640308/dark-patterns-inside-the-interfaces-designed-to-trick-you


Week 5 - Why Linux?


./05 LIS3353 - Lots of Linux (with command line info).pdf

The basics:
https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux/
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/getting-up-to-speed-with-the-linux-desktop-operating-system/

Continuation of an idea from last time:
https://zyst.io/is-microsoft-boiling-us-to-death

Read AT LEAST the first 4 sections (Intro, MGBs, Tanks and Batmobiles, BitFlinger, and GUIs) — the rest is optional, but pretty good:
http://project.cyberpunk.ru/lib/in_the_beginning_was_the_command_line/


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https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193447.html
https://simplystatistics.org/2017/06/13/the-future-of-education-is-plain-text/


What you can do with very little:
https://opensource.com/life/16/6/linux-laptop-haitian-family

a little "language" in here, forgive me
http://web.archive.org/web/20101202135616/http://teddziuba.com/2010/10/taco-bell-programming.html

For the Practical ☺
https://adtmag.com/blogs/dev-watch/2016/07/bash-salaries.aspx
https://alexpetralia.com/posts/2017/6/26/learning-linux-bash-to-get-things-done

AND FINALLY:
https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/whats-our-next-fight

Dont have to read - but a good reference:
http://oliverelliott.org/article/computing/tut_unix/

— new material, on Politeness, "PC-Culture", etc in Tech and Linux?
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45664640
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/09/richard-stallman-leaves-mit-after-controversial-remarks-on-rape/




Week 4 - OSs and History

./03-History-T908.pdf

http://www.cio.com/article/2989667/consumer-technology/history-of-apple-and-microsoft-4-decades-of-peaks-and-valleys.html

Apple
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/rise-fall-rise-apple-history/

Monopoly?
http://lowendmac.com/2008/rise-of-microsoft-monopoly/


Cultural Defeat of Microsoft
https://www.devever.net/~hl/windowsdefeat
https://backchannel.com/why-i-m-saying-goodbye-to-apple-google-and-microsoft-78af12071bd#.mg44d9omw

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3088755/windows/a-lawsuit-over-an-unwanted-windows-10-upgrade-just-cost-microsoft-10000.html

Linux
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/apple-steals-innovation-from-the-heart-of-the-linux-community/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-and-open-source-have-won-get-over-it/

https://itsfoss.com/windows-10-inspired-linux/


Week 3 - Hardware

./02 LIS3353 - Hardware I-T1908.pdf

On Moore's Law
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/opinion/thomas-friedman-moores-law-turns-50.html?_r=0

Does Moore's Law Matter?
http://www.slashgear.com/is-moores-law-still-relevant-for-pcs-0780747/

IoT
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobmorgan/2014/05/13/simple-explanation-internet-things-that-anyone-can-understand/#4614fcdd1d09

(Warning, strong language ahead. But, it makes for perhaps the most frank and honest discussion I've seen on the topic)
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pgkdm7/when-the-internet-of-things-starts-to-feel-like-the-internet-of-shit

Does HARDWARE Matter?
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2494720/computer-hardware/preston-gralla--does-hardware-matter-anymore-.html

On Shenzhen
https://medium.com/wonk-bridge/shenzhen-the-tech-capital-of-the-world-7b1a0469c39f


Week 2 - Software and Everything



./01 LIS3353 - Computers I - From Numbers to Thinking-T1908.pdf

What is code?
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

What programming is
http://siderea.livejournal.com/1241996.html#cut%20id1

Basic Binary
http://www.mathsisfun.com/binary-decimal-hexadecimal.html

(also this — brilliant!) - https://i.imgur.com/NQPrUsI.gifv

Basic Algorithms
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question717.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20140716042310/https://medium.com/@_marcos_otero/the-real-10-algorithms-that-dominate-our-world-e95fa9f16c04

AI
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/534871/our-fear-of-artificial-intelligence/
https://logicmag.io/01-interview-with-an-anonymous-data-scientist/

Turing Test?
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/programs-bots-that-also-passed-the-turing-test/

Facebooks war on free will (with an excellent bit in the middle on algorithms)
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/19/facebooks-war-on-free-will

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/13/dont-believe-the-hype-media-are-selling-us-an-ai-fantasy




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