Welcome to the Course!
This 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.
The course will be administered through Zoom, link below. There will be groupwork during classtime; to facilitate this I'll be using a trick that has served me well, essentially what you will do is prepend your team number before your name in Zoom so I am able to "move" you quickly and easily.
Note: I'm also a big fan of Discord. It is in no way required, but I will make my semi-private (non-profit) Discord server available to you all, with a channel dedicated to this class. You may use this for class-wide discussions, as well as a meeting point if you'd like to use Discord instead of the Zoom rooms.
Contacting me should be done through regular email, at firstname.lastname@example.org ( It is my informed opinion that "Canvas Conversations" should be avoided by all, standard email much better respects autonomy and privacy.)
Since the summer is a bit abbreviated, I'd like to hit the ground running. Please review the below readings. (feel free to peruse last classes readings at +older-front-page as well, though there will likely be changes)
This all being said, literally nothing will be due or required on the first day except your attendance. See you in class.
Course Zoom Link: In Canvas, under Pages-Zoom Link and teams
Week 11 - Hope
And, not mandatory, but a good start:
Probably start here and rewind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCczbSF-B8#t=28m26s
More if you're really starved..
Week 10 - FAI Finalized
Review last week and
for information only ☺
Week 9 - FAI Continued
Review last weeks Copyright and Patent Material, and:
Week 8 - Freely Available Information
Trademark law | Modern Wiki | Fandom
Patent Law: Everything You Need to Know
Did You Say Intellectual Property? Its a Seductive Mirage
Property Rights and Intellectual Property
Week 7 - Access
Interesting contrarian perspective: https://www.osnews.com/story/6282/the-command-line-the-best-newbie-interface/
ALA Policy (review)
Week 6 - Privacy and Policy
Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web - Neustadt.fr
Right to Privacy: Constitutional Rights & Privacy Laws | Live Science
The Right of Privacy: Is it Protected by the Constitution?
Obfuscation: how leaving a trail of confusion can beat online surveillance | Data protection | The Guardian
Snowden warns new surveillance measures will outlast the coronavirus
Week 5 - Social Media
./2023-Summer - LIS5411-Social Media.pdf
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
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
Week 4 - Anonymity and Social Surplus
What Is Tor and Why Should I Use It?
This is what a Tor Supporter looks like: Laura Poitras | Tor Blog
No guarantees here, for information only: https://uglyduck.ca/blog-anonymously/
Week 3 - Intro to Privacy and Verification
aka "I was right, 3rd party password managers are a bad idea"
How internet encryption works | Data protection | The Guardian
Public key cryptography - Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (full version) - YouTube
TrueCrypt audit shows no sign of NSA backdoors, just some minor glitches | PCWorld
Week 2 - Internet Regulation
Week 1 - Intro to Info Policy (2023-05-15)
The Econ I'm (not) talking about
How economics became a religion