Final Wiki

1) Using this week’s assigned readings as a starting point, give a succinct explanation of what Anonymous, SOPA, and PIPA (Protect IP) are.

  • Havey, Jason (2012) A technical examination of SOPA and PROTECT IP (read)
  • Norton, Quinn (2012) 2011: The Year Anonymous Took On Cops, Dictators and Existential Dread (read)
  • Hart, Vi. (2014) Net Neutrality in the US: Now What? (watch)
  • Zetter, Kim (2013) Reddit Cofounder Calls on Google’s Larry Page to Oppose CISPA (read)
  • Sottek, T.C. (2013) The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act: CISPA explained (read)
  • Hundt, Reed (2014) Saving Privacy (read)
  • NBC News (2014) Inside the mind of Edward Snowden (watch)

2) How do groups of hackers, like Anonymous, relate to movements to protect online privacy?
3) How do these readings relate to and illuminate the recent events surrounding Edward Snowden?

Part of this assignment involves doing your own research on Anonymous, Snowden, and the legislative acts mentioned this week. At this point, you have six weeks of material under your belt to help you make sense of the content and orient your research. Drawing on what you have learned will be helpful in making sense of events surrounding Snowden. You MUST CITE the readings from the week and any research that you do on your own. The minimum word count is 700 words.

Remember, you *WILL NOT* turn this assignment in via the course blog. You will be drafting a wiki article for the course wiki. If you need a refresher on the full instructions for doing this, consult the Week 4 Intro Video.