WK9 trustworthy


 between 4-9 out of 10. This is because I am a teenager and there are some teenagers you cant trust, but there are also my friends who I can trust with almost everything.



between 5-7 out of 10. Teachers are people you can be pleasantly open with, but they are required by law to report anything drastic that they hear.

Financial Adviser

0 out of 10. I do not have a financial adviser because I am 14, therefore I do not need to trust them at all.

Child under 10    

2 out of 10. Those jerks can’t keep their mouth shut.



   3 out of ten. They are trying to get the secrets out of you so that they can get a story.


 Factory worker

1-9 out of 10. I do not know any factory workers but I assume their trustworthiness ranges on the person.


5-7 or 8 out of 10. Parents you can trust but they will judge you even if they say they won’t so don’t tell them anything to bad.



0-10 out of 10. If its medical you better tell them, if not its up to you





Real Estate Agent





WK9 hack haven

Highlight the passages you find especially riveting. Why?


  1. “Big Bad Bionic Boy”–used a computer at his high school library to hack into Jukt. He used a school computer to do so
  2. “Computer Insider, a newsletter for hackers, estimates that about 900 recreational hackers were hired in the last four years by companies they once targeted” Thats a large number, meaning its becoming more common.
  3. “According to Nevada officials, the boy racked up more than $32,000 in credit before he was caught–but the store wouldn’t press charges. It let him keep the money, then threw in a $1,500 shopping spree–all in exchange for showing them how to improve their security.” The  main reason that the law force has trouble stopping stuff like this is because stores or companies won’t press charges.
  4. Little wonder, then, that 21 states are now considering versions of something called the Uniform Computer Security Act, which would effectively criminalize immunity deals between hackers and companies–while imposing stiff penalties on the corporations who make such deals. It only states that they are considering it, it does not say that the law has been passed


What verification questions would you ask? What seems unbelievable or just too good to be true?

  1. Has the Uniform Computer Security Act been passed?
  2. How did they do it?
  3. Are the companies now succeeding?
  4. How many companies have hired hackers now?

Highlight every fact in need of checking.

  •  Ian had just signed a contract for $81,000 in scholarship money
  • the boy racked up more than $32,000 in credit before he was caught–but the store wouldn’t press charges. It let him keep the money, then threw in a $1,500 shopping spree–all in exchange for showing them how to improve their security.
  • breaking into its databases. In March, Restil–whose nom de plume is “Big Bad Bionic Boy”–used a computer at his high school library to hack into Jukt. Once he got past the company’s online security system, he posted every employee’s salary on the company’s website alongside more than a dozen pictures of naked women, each with the caption: “the big bad bionic boy has been here baby.” After weeks of trying futilely to figure out how Ian cracked the security program, Jukt’s engineers gave up. That’s when the company came to Ian’s Bethesda, Maryland, home–to hire him.


Journalistic plagiarism / academic plagiarism. Is there a difference?

Yes, one is for profit while the other is for knowledge


WK8 iPhone

I think the iPhone is/will slowly absorbing the rest of the media. It’s got apps for almost anything and it keeps adding more stuff to itself. This makes me think that soon there will be an iContact instead of an iPhone, because they keep getting smaller. I don’t think they’re gonna get much bigger though, it would make it harder for people to carry. I think that the iContact will happen within the next twenty years since we’re so close already. The iContact, I can’t wait!

WK8 Legal key terms

1.Ethics: A system of moral principles




2.Composite Characters: Fake characters created by journalists that resemble real people




3.Credibility: The ability to inspire belief and trust Loss of credibility can lead to losing sources and stories




4.Libel: Written defamation; damaging false statements against another person or institution that appear in writing or that are spoken (broadcast) from a written script.




5.Prior Restraint: The inability to hold oneself back




6.Objectivity: The ability to make fair, neutral observations about people and events




7.Right of Reply: The opportunity for permitting a person criticized in a story to respond to that criticism in the same story




8.Plagiarism: The taking and using as one’s own the writings or inventions of another person




9.Fair Comment: A libel defense to protect a journalist’s expressed opinion of public figures or reviews of books, records and the like




10.In loco parentis: The legal idea that school authorities act “in the place of a parent” and assumes a parent’s rights, duties and responsibilities.  This idea was stuck down in the Tinker case.




11.Forum Theory: The idea that once a forum (or place where ideas are exchanged) is created, the ideas expressed there cannot later be controlled.

WK7 yes and no handout

  1. Yes, this is an important update for students to know about. This could change how long students could stay home from school and scene it involves the students the students have a right to know.

2. If the profane words were in a quote then maybe depending on how important the quote was, but if it was in the article its self then no I wouldn’t want any parents complaining about their children reading such things.

3. If it was a popular opinion then I would take a survey from students around the school and post the results along with the  most popular argument.

4. Once again if the opinion was a popular one then maybe, however if it was something just one student said then I wouldn’t.

5. Yes, I would take a survey asking students to vote for their favorite teacher and then post the results, this would encourage the other teachers to step up their game.

6. No on the c-17 movie but maybe on the  R rated movie

7. No, I wouldn’t want to encourage students to smoke or think that the paper supported smoking.

8. Not in those exact words but if I needed to place a poor review then I would because I would want to be honest.

WK7 Critique

Article name: The worms inflating your limbs: The battle to eliminate elephantiasis
Link: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/12/health/eliminating-elephantiasis-in-india/index.html

This article was very informative about not only the new treatment for the disease but also how its caused and how it works. They give you the life cycle of the parasite itself as well as where in the world it makes its home. It wasn’t quite relevant to me mainly because the disease isn’t in America at all. However it is well written and gets to the point. It gives a status about how it effects the economy as well.