Open Source Software is actually a software that was created openly for users out there to get an easy access. It provides source code for modification or enhancement for any users who would like to access it. Sometimes, people like to get the pirate software because they think that the original software are pricy and why would they spend more when they can get the pirate software for free. However, there are no guarantee for the pirate software and there are many possibility for them to be cheated. It is very important to purchase the original software as it will give you privacy and prevent any spyware.
Besides that, internet security is also one of the significant topic to learn. Internet security is defined as a process to create rules and provide actions to go against threat on the internet. Internet security help us to protect our rights and privacy. To set an example, there is Youtube. Youtube is a video-sharing websites. Users can download and even upload their own video of preferences. Youtube has features where you can actually control the privacy for sharing. The options are HIDE, PUBLIC and UNLISTED. When you put the option HIDE, only the people who subscribed to your account will be able to see it and when it is PUBLIC, everyone can see the video when they search for it. As for UNLISTED, only then you can access to the video. I found this really help to protect the user’s right and privacy. I do have an account on Youtube and I am very careful when I am sharing the videos that I have uploaded to my account. This help me to feel more secure and safe. At the end of the class, we were taught to how write a questionnaire as an assignment for this week’s class.