Question1: Think through the readings on privacy this week. This question is going to focus on the NYT Spatial Data Articles. How do you feel about third party companies acquiring geographic (longitude/latitude; point data) from APPs on your cell phone? Do you think this sharing (or selling) of information like geolocation data is fair/reasonable (based on privacy agreements before APP usage)? Do you think the government should regulate how it is used and/or sold? What about safety — do you think the Government should be able to access your location via Cell Phone data in the case of unlawful activity or public safety (e.g., COVID-19)?
Question2: Think about these 3 cases of Geolocation products and data — does the level of data made available make you worry about using your cell phone for common activities such as navigation?
Question3: Go to Seattle. Adding Data to the Debate. (Links to an external site.) Zoom in on your neighborhood(university of Washington). How do you feel about someone collecting this information and making it easily accessible for download and visualization on a dashboard. Does the activity information change how you feel about Airbnb? About the creator of the website?
Question4: Go to Real Time Air Quality Monitoring (Links to an external site.) Look at your neighborhood. Look at other neighborhoods. What if you overlaid this map with US Census Racial/Ethnic groups. Would you see a disparity? Do you think the air quality in Seattle equitable?