Due by the start of the Sept. 12 class meeting
- NSA collects millions of phone records daily (Glenn Greenwald)
- NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others (Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill)
- What’s the matter with metadata? (Jane Mayer)
- Where “nothing to hide” fails as logic (Danah Boyd)
- How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages (Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras, Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe)
- Connecting the dots on Prism, phone surveillance and the NSA’s massive spy center (James Bamford)
- NSA foils much Internet encryption (Nicole Perlroth, Jeff Larson and Scott Shane)
- Learn WordPress.com (parts 1-10)
2. After you get the go-ahead from me, launch your WordPress.com blog. Choose a visual theme (not the default one).
3. If the theme you chose automatically comes with an “About” page, fill out that page with 2-3 paragraphs explaining what your blog is about (example). Use present tense, e.g. “This blog is…” rather than future tense, e.g. “This blog will…” If your theme doesn’t include an “About” page, make one (instructions). Include on your “About” page a way to contact you.
4. Make a blogroll with 5 to 10 blogs related to your subject area (instructions).
5. Direct message me on Twitter with a link to your blog so I can subscribe to your RSS feed and follow your work throughout the semester.