After Apple Case, Encryption Vs. National Security Dilemma Has Just Begun
Texas Gunman's Locked Cellphone Renews Debate Over Encryption
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Learn how encryption keeps online information private in this video from the NOVA Cybersecurity Lab.
Who's Snooping on You?
In this Above the Noise video, the host meets up with cybersecurity experts at Electronic Frontier Foundation to learn more about who’s snooping on people online and how you can protect yourselves.
Who created this message?
- What kind of “text” is it?
- How similar or different is it to others of the same genre?
- What are the various elements (building blocks) that make up the whole?
What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
- What do you notice (about the way the message is constructed)?
- What’s the emotional appeal?
- What makes it seem “real?”
- Are there any symbols? Persuasive devices used?
How might different people understand this message differently from me?
- How many other interpretations could there be?
- How could we hear about them?
- How can you explain the different responses?
What lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
- What type of person is the reader/watcher/listener invited to identify with?
- What ideas or perspectives are left out?
- How would you find what’s missing?
- What judgments or statements are made about how we treat other people?
Why is this message being sent?
- What's being sold in this message? What's being told?
- Who is served by or benefits from the message
– the public?
– private interests?
Should companies have to unlock encrypted communication in the case of a crime?
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