CS 3111 Term Schedule: Spring 2022

Week Monday
11:00–11:50 a.m.
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Wed Thursday
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Fri Quinn Text
01/10–01/14 Break Break Zoom class
1: Catalysts for Change
01/17–01/21 Holiday Zoom class

Documentary: Gates vs. Homebrew Computer Club (7:16-9:19)

News: Tech and Income Inequality (NY Times)
Tech and Income Inequality (Local Copy)
Zoom class

Video: Games and Moral Choices

Ethical Theories
1: Catalysts for Change
2: Introduction to Ethics
01/24–01/28 Writing Assignment: (Canvas)
Deborah Johnson, "Ethics Online".
Zoom class

News: Google Location Data Lawsuit (Wash. Post)
Zoom class

Opinion: Gab.ai and Free Speech

Discuss Student Presentations
3: Networked Communications
01/31–02/04 Writing Assignment: (Canvas)
James Moor, "Reason, Relativity, and Responsibility in Computer Ethics".
Zoom class

News: Gab Sues Google

PBS: Combating Misinformation

Law: Section 230 of the CDA

Video: Is YouTube Making Us Smarter?
Zoom class

Law: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Video: React World Controversy

News: Happy Birthday Song Copyright
4: Intellectual Property
02/7–02/11 Writing Assignment: (Canvas)
Kirby Ferguson Video: Everything is a Remix, Part 4
Zoom class

News: EFF Resigns from W3C

Video: Rise of the Patent Troll

Video: John Oliver on Patents
Zoom class

Documentary: Origin of Open Source (3:10-7:20)

News: Home Surveillance Cameras
5: Information Privacy
02/14–02/18 Writing Assignment: (Canvas)
Glenn Greenwald TED Talk, Why Privacy Matters
Zoom class

Video: Surveillance Culture

Video: The Data Brokers
Midterm Exam 1 (Canvas) 5: Information Privacy
02/21–02/25 Writing Assignment: (Canvas)
Tom Bissell, "The Unbearable Lightness of Games"
Zoom class

Video: Tim Cook Interview

News: Cellebrite Phone Hacking Tool

News: UK's Facial Recognition Tech

News: IRS and Facial Recognition
Zoom class

News: DOJ Demands FB Info

Documentary: Spying on the Home Front (8:30—31:51)

Documentary: United States of Secrets (Part 2) (0:00—12:50)
6: Privacy and the Government
02/28–03/04 Writing Assignment:
Mikko Hypponen TED Talk, How the NSA Betrayed the World's Trust
Zoom class

Video: Edward Snowden Interview (0:00—7:20)

Video: Rise of the Hackers (social engineering segment)

Video: Daring to Be Hacked

News: Aaron Swartz Obit
Zoom class

News: EARN IT Act

News: Anti-Virus Software Hacked

TED Talk: James Lyne on Cybercrime

News: Ukraine Hacktivism
7: Computer and Network Security
03/07–03/11 Break Break Break Break Break
03/14–03/18 Writing Assignment:
PBS Frontline, The Facebook Dilemma (Part 1)
Zoom class

Video: Stuxnet

Video: Edward Snowden on Cyber Attacks

Video: Against Electronic Voting
Zoom class

News: Ukraine War's Effect on Russian Cyber Products

Wired: Remotely Hacking a Jeep

PBS Digital Studios: Origin of Women in Computing
8: Computer Reliability
03/21–03/25 Writing Assignment:
PBS Frontline, The Facebook Dilemma (Part 2)
Zoom class

Guest Speaker: Josh Richard, UMD Alum (B.S. '01, M.S. '05), currently with Amazon
Zoom class

News: Peacenotwar Malware

News: Opinions Split on Hacking Russia

Video: Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

Video: Burger King and Net Neutrality
9: Professional Ethics
10: Work and Wealth
03/28–04/01 Writing Assignment:
Misha Glenny TED Talk: Hire the Hackers

Keren Elazari TED Talk: Hackers: The Internet's Immune System
Midterm Exam 2 (Canvas)
Thu. Mar. 31 Student Presentations
04/04–04/08 Writing Assignment:
Lawrence Lessig, "Code Is Law"
Tue. Apr. 5 Student Presentations
Thu. Apr. 7 Student Presentations
04/11–04/15 Writing Assignment:
Nicholas Carr, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"
Tue. Apr. 12 Student Presentations
Thu. Apr. 14 Student Presentations
04/18–04/22 Writing Assignment:
Independent Lens: Coded Bias
( YouTube Version)
Tue. Apr. 19 Student Presentations
Thu. Apr. 21 Student Presentations
04/25–04/29 Open
Tue. Apr. 26 Student Presentations
Thu. Apr. 28 Student Presentations
Finals Week
Mon. May 2
Tue. May 3
Wed. May 4
Thu. May 5 Final Exam
Thu., May 5
10:00 a.m.
Fri. May 6