LIS3353 - Technologies for Information Professionals

Welcome to the Course!


The first front page - in Canvas - is the primary source of material for this course; everything you need for the course will be available here. Many links go through http://jrm4.com (including a mirror of this page for backup and emergency purposes); feel free to browse that as well. Links to all tools and readings will be available from the front page.

The official method for contacting me is in person during class, or via email, at jmarks@fsu.edu . Please never use Canvas Conversations with me (the messaging tool in Canvas).

This is presently a Flex class, meaning that while I will always be in the classroom in person - you are presently permitted to attend in person or online. These will be administered in Blackboard Collaborate (not Zoom). here is the link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c7cf22153a6940e78e5aa1a983a30f2b

Finally, this class does have a group work component, involving discussions as well as a group project. I have found Discord to be an excellent tool for this, and I do have a (so-called) FSU server for this purpose. You may join here, please follow the instructions once you get in. Discord also makes for a convenient backup solution to Collaborate, which sometimes fails. If you'd like to join, go here and follow the instructions about letting me know which class you're in. https://discord.gg/jm7Xpgjb (continually updated) — Note, Discord will *never* be mandatory.

No textbooks are required, and nothing is due for the first class.

Note: this is typically a fully in-person class, and naturally, the pandemic has and will force us to make adjustments — and I am presently unsure as to the preferences, needs, and wishes of class participants. Please be honest and candid, as well as patient with your fellow classmates, about your needs, preferences and wishes, especially in the first few sessions — so that we may best be able to conduct class.

About the Class

Calendar

Official Syllabus

Deliverable Assignment 1 - In Class Website/Search Exercise
Deliverable Assignment 2 - Introduction to the Linux Command Line - +Assignment 2

Team Assignments — in CANVAS only, since they are private. Click Pages and you will see links to both teams' listings.

+Final Project Info


Linux Install Videos
Using Linux

CLASS RECORDINGS

UNIT II


Week 15 - Wrapping up:

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https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/09/a-decentralized-web-would-give-power-back-to-the-people-online/
https://qz.com/797778/silicon-valley-thinks-its-the-heir-to-1960s-counterculture-but-theres-no-revolution-here/

On "Innovation"
https://startuptown.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/innovation-is-based-on-government-policy/
http://www.citylab.com/design/2016/04/how-maintainers-not-innovators-make-the-world-turn/477468/

http://www.businessinsider.com/screen-time-limits-bill-gates-steve-jobs-red-flag-2017-10?r=UK&IR=T
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42030109
http://freedomboxfoundation.org/

And, not mandatory, but a good start:
Probably start here and rewind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCczbSF-B8#t=28m26s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SKpRbvnx6g
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and then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx1s7Mo3sac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khO76Mpo9dg




Week 14 - Privacy

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Week 13 - Social Media

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Social Media Is a Denial-of-Service Attack on Your Mind
Death of the private self: how fifteen years of Facebook changed the human condition | Facebook | The Guardian
Taibbi on Facebook: Can We Be Saved From the Social Media Giant? - Rolling Stone
As Buyers Circle, Could Twitter Be Better Off As A Nonprofit? : All Tech Considered : NPR
Facebook fake-news writer - I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me
Battling coronavirus misinformation in the age of social media | Coronavirus | The Guardian
For Rogue Twitter, You Need Burner Phone, Anonymous Email
Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News
RSS Is Better Than Twitter

https://techxplore.com/news/2021-11-facebook-dystopian-whistleblower-leaks-experts.html
https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/29/22752850/mastodon-trump-truth-social-network-open-source-gab-legal-notice

https://www.wired.com/story/tim-wu-explains-why-facebook-broken-up/

Week 12 - Social Surplus

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NEW
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/mar/19/tiktok-ukraine-russia-war-disinformation


http://www.benkler.org/Benkler_Wealth_Of_Networks_Chapter_1.pdf


https://biznology.com/2018/01/online-communities-best-thing-internet-not-worst/
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/technology/how-the-internet-is-saving-culture-not-killing-it.html
https://www.wired.com/story/why-teens-arent-partying-anymore/

Playing with toys while people are dying?
https://medium.com/@mode7games/playing-with-toys-while-people-are-dying-f8ed35ef8b25

Social Surplus
http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/06/clay-shirkys-cognitive-surplus-is-creating-and-sharing-always-a-more-moral-choice-than-consuming/

Flashmobs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_mob
http://www.smartmobs.com/2006/10/03/ice-cream-politics-flash-mob-in-belarus/
http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/twiki/bin/view/CompPrivConst/HereComesEverybody (read only the Chapter 7:Faster and Faster bit)

4chan
http://hplusmagazine.com/2009/12/08/lost-filth-simulacrum/
https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb

Networked Production
https://www.wired.com/2017/02/craigslist-is-ugly-janky-old-schooland-unbeatable/
https://www.opendemocracy.net/media-copyrightlaw/benkler_3487.jsp

"Slacktivism"
http://www.meta-activism.org/2013/03/its-not-slacktivism-if-it-changes-culture/

Week 11 - Anonymity

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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.theverge.com/2015/7/30/9072257/facebook-real-name-policy-germany

Voting:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2012/11/06/estonians-get-to-vote-online-why-cant-america/
http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/internet/online-voting-isnt-as-flawed-as-you-thinkjust-ask-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/

HOW TO
https://www.troyhunt.com/going-dark-online-privacy-and-anonymity-for-normal-people/
https://theintercept.com/2017/02/20/how-to-run-a-rogue-government-twitter-account-with-an-anonymous-email-address-and-a-burner-phone/
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/24/obfuscation-users-guide-for-privacy-and-protest-online-surveillance


Week 10 - Freely Available Information

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NOTE - I'm making available far more readings than I'd expect any one to do; but a lot of these are interesting and may spark a good conversation:
The basics:
https://www.gameacademy.com/the-four-types-of-intellectual-property-protection/

Intellectual? Property?
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.html
http://www.dklevine.com/general/intellectual/coffee.htm

TRADE SECRET
http://www.litigationandtrial.com/2010/05/articles/the-law/for-people/iron-mans-suit-isnt-patented-its-a-trade-secret-seriously/

TRADEMARK
http://www.adobe.com/misc/trade.html#section-4

PATENT
Skim: http://www.uspto.gov/patents/resources/general_info_concerning_patents.jsp
http://goo.gl/qFVt
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/01/resurrecting-the-supreme-courts-software-patent-ban-not-ready.ars

COPYRIGHT
http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/my_pubs/anarchism.html
and compare and contrast with
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6529387.html

Browse : http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter9/index.html
(Take special note of the "fifth" fair use factor)
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008/10/07/fair-use-decided-who-has-most-money


TODAYS TOPICS
https://www.wired.com/2016/04/stealing-publicly-funded-research-isnt-stealing/
https://gizmodo.com/the-eu-suppressed-a-300-page-study-that-found-piracy-do-1818629537
https://theconversation.com/the-internet-of-things-is-sending-us-back-to-the-middle-ages-81435
http://computationalculture.net/article/book-piracy-as-peer-preservation
https://techcrunch.com/2011/01/15/lets-compete-on-innovation/


http://www.salon.com/2012/09/19/an_art_history_book_minus_the_art/
http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/a-lesson-in-the-failures-of-fa/
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/04/fair-use-prevails-as-supreme-court-rejects-google-books-copyright-case/

CREATOR RIGHTS?
https://harpers.org/archive/2007/02/the-ecstasy-of-influence/
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2003/06/harry_potter_and_the_international_order_of_copyright.html

MUSIC
The beginning of the end: http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2009/biz-markie-gets-the-copyright-smackdown/

LIBRARIANSHIP?
https://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2010/01/offline-book-lending-costs-us.html
https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/05/31/why-sci-hub-matters/
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/whos-downloading-pirated-papers-everyone

MOVIES
http://www.kungfugrippe.com/post/439759688/you-a-big-fan-of-aggressive-ip-enforcement-like

PATENT
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/federal-circuit-hits-stupid-patent-owner-fee-award
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/08/intellectual-property?fsrc=rss

wow, I'm linking to cracked:
http://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-687-12-inventions-created-by-different-people-at-same-time/

Alternate Modes
COMPULSORY LICENSING?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_licensing
https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/music-copyright-compulsory-cover-license.html

Orphan Works
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan_work
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2008/10/orphan-works-copyright-reform-fails-in-wake-of-bailout-bid/

Piracy?
https://gizmodo.com/the-eu-suppressed-a-300-page-study-that-found-piracy-do-1818629537

GNU GPL
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt
https://opensource.com/article/17/9/open-source-licensing
https://qz.com/981029/a-federal-court-has-ruled-that-an-open-source-license-is-an-enforceable-contract/


https://library.osu.edu/blogs/copyright/2015/07/29/copyright-as-an-instrument-for-censorship/



UNIT I


Week 9 - Algorithms, Milkshakes, Invisible Cash, and Expensive Monkey JPEGS

https://jrm4.com/slides/Mo-Milkshakes.html

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_bitcoin_works
http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/cryptocurrency-explainer/
https://jrm4.com/Journal/2021/06/16/Why_Cryptocurrency_is_Here_to_Stay.html

https://www.cynicusrex.com/file/cryptocultscience.html
https://bravenewcoin.com/insights/how-to-identify-a-crypto-pump-and-dump-scheme

https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2016/04/17/why-many-smart-contract-use-cases-are-simply-impossible/

https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjbwj5/what-are-nft-explainer-meaning-crypto
https://nftgamef.com/nft-problems/

The following is 100% ONLY MY PERSONAL OPINION and should not be relied upon as legal or financial advice.
https://jrm4.com/Journal/2022/01/04/On_Hex,_Pulsechain,_and_PulseX,_the_crypto_things_Im_into.html

Week 8 - Algorithms and Milkshakes

https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Algorithms_and_Milkshakes.html

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
A little more on SSL
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_key_certificate
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6088583/which-symmetric-key-algorithm-does-ssl-use

Summary of NIST's Rules — surprised?
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/08/18/nists-new-password-rules-what-you-need-to-know/
https://www.govtech.com/security/Widely-Used-Password-Advice-Turns-Out-to-Be-Wrong-NIST-Says.html

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/

Week 7 - The Internet

https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_The_Internet.html

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

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/01/27/2373984/0/en/Cellular-Networks-Market-Size-to-Grow-at-a-Whopping-30-CAGR-by-2027-Report-by-Market-Research-Future-MRFR.html

The net; today:
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

Censorship?
https://web.archive.org/web/20220209053205/https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/technology/8chan-cloudflare-el-paso.html

P2P

https://ipfs.io/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent


Week 6 - Linux and the Command Line

https://jrm4.com/slides/Linux_And_the_Command_Line_-_Raw_Slides.html

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/

Week 5 - History

https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Software.html

https://www.cio.com/article/242299/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
https://web.archive.org/web/20210427033605/https://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 4 - Hardware

https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Hardware.html

BREAKING NEWS:
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/330906-biden-formally-backs-right-to-repair-movement

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

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58230388
https://www.pcmag.com/news/inside-the-gpu-shortage-why-you-still-cant-buy-a-graphics-card




Week 1/2/3 Readings

SLIDES: https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Computers_and_Thinking.html
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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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