CSE 303: Concepts and Tools for Software Development

Winter 2006

Resources for January 27: "Responsibility for Web Data"

Google, the world's most-popular search-engine (and web-copy)
  Controlling content for China (and France and Germany)   link
  Storing and (not) revealing search histories   link

Wikipedia, a user-editable "encyclopedia?"
  The Siegenthaler debacle   original editorial   follow-up from Wikipedia itself
  Wikipedia disclaimers

Examples of other sites that exist primarily to host other's content:
  KodakEasyShare  terms of service
  Facebook  terms of service

Sites whose public data surprises many people:
  King County Assessor's Office:  link (use the ESales Search)
  The Massachusetts governor's health records:  short summary

Homepages at the University of Washington:
  Employee use of state computers:  policy
  Student use of state computers:  apparently the same?

Disclaimer: CSE303 discusses the societal implications of computing. Doing so inherently requires discussing political topics, which requires bringing up and linking to opinions. We are expressly not interested in promoting any particular viewpoint. The links on this page are probably to accurate information, but the course staff is not necessarily better trained to make that judgment than anybody else.