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 Hotspot Shield'​s policy isn't as straightforward. It states that following data //may be// collected or user //may// choose to share it with the company: personal information (probably name, address etc.), e-mail, ip-address, device ID, location and phone number. Cookie or cookies may also be saved. This information is then used to improve the service and to optimize the advertisements displayed in service. In the last case the data is possibly shared with 3rd parties. Hotspot Shield'​s policy isn't as straightforward. It states that following data //may be// collected or user //may// choose to share it with the company: personal information (probably name, address etc.), e-mail, ip-address, device ID, location and phone number. Cookie or cookies may also be saved. This information is then used to improve the service and to optimize the advertisements displayed in service. In the last case the data is possibly shared with 3rd parties.
  
-In this case it seems that the paid service preservers the users privacy much better. In Hotspot Shield'​s case it is somewhat disturbing that service that promises to improve the user's privacy is actually collecting relatively huge amount of data and using it aggressively. It is also interesting that the PIA's privacy policy is written in much clearer and more straightforward manner and thus it is easier to understand. This probably increases the customers'​ trust towards the company. ​+In this case it seems that the paid service preservers the users privacy much better. In Hotspot Shield'​s case it is somewhat disturbing that service that promises to improve the user's privacy is actually collecting relatively huge amount of data and using it aggressively. It is also interesting that the PIA's privacy policy is written in much clearer and more straightforward manner and thus it is easier to understand. This probably increases the customers'​ trust towards the company
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 +**__Create 4 exam questions representing the course contents. Explain why the question is good.__** 
 +  - //After reading the books how would you describe this topic to a normal person (not a technology professional,​ but uses technology on his/hers work and on free time)? What should he/she know and why? (Max length 1 page).// This gives free hands for the student to tell what he has learned during the course in the context of privacy/​security. But at the same time he has to be able to pick up only the most important topics and present them in a non-technical way. 
 +  - //How have your thoughts on courses topic changed after taking this course or have they changed at all? And most importantly what has caused this (lack of) change?// Student has to compare the states of before and after the course for differences and also justify his findings. 
 +  - //How big of a problem the surveillance and lack of privacy really is? Do you think it's a really huge global issue or is it just something the technologically minded people tend to  
 +exaggerate? Please justify your views.// Student has to form a coherent answer based on the course material but at the same time there is a lot of room for self reflection. 
 +  - //In the "Data and Goliath"​ the data is said to be the "​pollution of the information age". What do you think this means? Do you agree with this statement? Why/Why not?// More traditional exam question where student has to summarize a concept from the book. Both he is still required to do some reflection too. 
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 +These questions are a bit nontraditional in a way because they measure the knowledge on courses topic (privacy) only a little. They are more focused on self reflection and on critical thinking and argumentation. I feel that's good because they are in a way the main topics of this course. However I think that the answers to these kinds of questions would be a bit hard to evaluate. So the exam would need to be evaluated more like a literature exam rather than engineering exam.
  
 **__Reflection on Thinking Fast and Slow book__** **__Reflection on Thinking Fast and Slow book__**
  
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 **Presentation** **Presentation**
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