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This end of module assignment is an overview of what you have learned. This is a chance for you to go over what you have learned, and it is also useful for you as it means you will produce a document that you can consult when you come to write your final paper. The more time you spend on this now, the easier the final paper will be!

Instructions –

Paragraph One – In your own words, give a brief overview of what the main content of the module was (2-3 sentences).

Paragraph Two – Can you provide a brief example of the problems that can arise if these ideas are not considered by those who create and develop computer technology? (2-3 Sentences)

Paragraph Three – How does this area of research inform the assertion that technology is not ethically or politically neutral? (2-3 Sentences)

Module Content: (Files are in the Google Drive link:



Reading materials are important.

Malone, M. (2017). Who knows me best: Google or Facebook? Intelligencer. New York.pdf

Nissenbaum, H. (2010). Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life. Stanford Law Books. Introduction.pdf

Palkin, S. (2014). Daniel Solove: Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? The Agenda with Steve Paikin. :

Auxier, B., Rainie. L., Anderson, M., Perrin, A., Kumar, M., Turner, E. (2019). Americans and privacy: Concerned, confused and feeling lack of control over their personal information. Pew Interest and American Life. Overview. :


Halpern, S. (2019). The terrifying potential of the 5G network. The New Yorker.pdf


Poster, M. (1994). The mode of information and postmodernity. In D. Crowley & D. Mitchell (Eds.), Communication theory today (pp. 173–192). Stanford University Press.


Singer, N. (2019). What does California’s new data privacy law mean? Nobody agrees. The New York Times. pdf


Browne, S. (2017). Surveillance and race online|Simone Browne at MozFest. Mozilla. :

The Ethics Center.(2017). Ethics explained: The panopticon. The Ethics Center. :


Zuboff, S. (2019). Databite No. 118: Shoshana Zuboff. Data & Society Research Institute. :

Crooks, R. (2019). Cat-and-mouse games: Dataveillance and performativity in urban schools. Surveillance & Society, 17(3/4), 484–498.


The Surveillance Studies Center. (2019). Screening surveillance :


This is good work overall, but be careful with borrowing language from other places and not properly citing it. Your description of the book was a little vague – I wasn’t sure what you were citing when you did cite and your argument wasn’t totally clear as a result.

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