The History and Mathematics of Codes and Code Breaking

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In the essay “Mining Student Data Could Save Lives” by Michael Morris, Morris argues that data mining on college campuses is essential for student safety. The essay begins by explaining how data mining can be useful in our daily lives., for instance, collects data in order to best predict products that we would likely purchase. Credit card companies track our location and spending habits to prevent credit card theft. Similar to the examples, colleges automatically have access to our online records through the email accounts and free internet they provide us. However, these colleges were unable to use these records to enforce disciplinary actions because of Ferpa (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Acts), which prevents schools from releasing students’ educational records without the students consent. 

Considering the possible positive effects, I believe that data mining is extremely practical. Today, nearly everyone uses the internet. Due to this fact, many crimes can easily be predicted through the perpetrator’s search history. As Morris mentioned, it would not be difficult to imagine that people who wrote about their teachers negatively online, researched their faculty members lives extensively, and then purchased an assault rifle had the potential to become a murderer. Through data mining, you can easily perceive events that were previously difficult to predict. Ignoring the online information automatically collected, instead of using it for the greater good, could potentially be considered wasteful. 

Protect your personal information from the criminals

Basic on the developing of the network all over the world, all of the personal information you posted or you searched is not as safe as past. In the beginning, people think that the information of themselves are very safe until the hacker exists.

Not only you can’t make your information safe, but it also very difficult for the country. In every second, the countries are in the information war. Everyone has asked themselves, “just how good is my password” and this is just the first step. Although you may think you have created a secure password, the likelihood is
that it’s not as secure as you anticipate.

Although we have the password, for some criminals, break your password as easy as using a knife to cut a piece of paper. So you should change your password every 60-90 days to maximize the security of your personal information on the net. Never use the same password for all of your social media, e-mail and financial accounts and always keep your passwords separate.

Protect your personal information is a very important thing to keep your survival on the network if not the criminals and the terrorists can easily use your information to commit a crime. That will not only unbeneficial for you, also it will risk for other net users.

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