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(Week 1) Why does privacy matter?

09/02
Edward Snowden
09/02
Security vs. Privacy
09/02
Five/Nine/Fourteen Eyes
09/02
Ads and Analytics
09/02
Threat Models
09/05
HW 1 assigned

(Week 2) Tech Monopolies

09/09
Google’s monopoly on website traffic
09/09
Amazon and AWS
09/09
Facebook and social media
09/09
Apple and its operating systems (iOS, macOS, etc.)
09/09
Microsoft and Windows

HW 2 assigned

(Week 3) Common privacy options

09/16
GDPR & CCPA
09/16
Built-in privacy settings
09/16
Incognito mode
09/16
App Store nutrition labels
09/16
Ad Blocking
09/16
VPN (Virtual Private Networks)
09/16
TOR

HW 1 due

HW 2 due

(Week 4) Websites and Browsers

09/23
JavaScript
09/23
Adobe Flash Player
09/23
Cookies
09/23
Browser Fingerprinting
09/23
Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
09/23
Firefox and Chromium based browsers
09/23
Browser Add-ons
09/23
Private Browsing
09/23
Google Safe-browsing
09/23
Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC)
HW 4 due

(Week 5) Free, libre, and open-source software

09/30
Free as in Freedom
09/30
Software licenses and copyleft
09/30
Free Software Foundation
09/30
Software repositories (e.g., GitHub, GitLab)

HW 5 due

(Week 6) Encryption

10/07
End to end encryption
10/07
File Encryption
10/07
TLS (Transport Layer Security)
10/07
Certificate Authorities
10/07
DNS Encryption
HW 6 due

(Week 7) Guest Speakers

(Week 8) Real-Time Communication

10/21
Phone Calls and SMS (Text messages)
10/21
Video Conferencing
10/21
VoIP
10/21
Signal
10/21
Matrix/Element
10/21
Email and PGP
10/21
Email Masking

HW 8 due

(Week 9) Operating Systems

10/28
Windows 10/Mac OS
10/28
iOS/Android
10/28
Linux/BSD
10/28
Antivirus
10/28
Application Firewall

HW 9 due

(Week 10) Security and Digital Footprint

11/04
Password Managers
11/04
Multi-factor Authentication
11/04
Data Breaches
11/04
Digital Assistants
11/04
Internet of Things
11/04
Online Transactions
11/04
Self-hosting

HW 10 due

(Week 11) Guest Speakers

(Week 12) A Better Internet

12/02
Donating to Content Creators
12/02
Alternative Funding
12/02
Decentralization/Federation
12/02
Alternative Networks and Protocols

HW 12 due