Notes from 2/26, and reading/blogging homework for Thursday 2/28

Today we discussed privacy with respect to how a digital, networked environment creates new legal and ethical challenges and even shapes our definitions of the concept. Here’s an interesting video about how Google tailors its search results based on various factors, such as the computer being used and the user’s location:

On Thursday we’ll discuss plagiarism. Bring your phones to class to participate in a brief interactive activity. Please read the following two articles:

Isserman, Plagiarism: a Lie of the Mind
Widdicombe, The Plagiarist’s Tale

Your blogging assignment is one reading response blog post. Discussion facilitators are Ling, Jovianne, and Bryan.
I welcome questions about the research paper topic proposal, due on March 14.

~Prof. Leonard

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