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Joseph Eckstrom. Privacy and Security risks in Mobile Ad Libraries. The issue. A Dr. Xuxian Jiang at NCSU studied 100,000 apps and the ad libraries that they used. He made some unsettling discoveries. These apps obviously pose a serious security risk. Decision-Making Process. Step 1:

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the issue
The issue
  • A Dr. XuxianJiang at NCSU studied 100,000 apps and the ad libraries that they used. He made some unsettling discoveries.
  • These apps obviously pose a serious security risk.
decision making process
Decision-Making Process
  • Step 1:
    • App developers are opening the door to malware and hackers.
  • Step 2:
    • The user and the developer are the main parties.
  • Step 3:
    • Three possible options are to,
      • 1: Disallow all ads in mobile apps.
      • 2: Force developers to filter malicious ads.
      • 3: Leave it to Google and Apple to protect their systems.
decision making process 2
Decision-Making Process (2)
  • Step 4:
    • Anyone developing a mobile application should abide by this solution.
  • Step 5:
    • This solution seems like the natural solution, and seems balanced between the parties.
  • Step 6:
    • App Developers may not be happy with it, but most will agree.
decision making process 3
Decision-Making Process (3)
  • Step 7:
    • I feel completely committed to this solution.
  • Step 8:
    • This solution leans towards pragmatism.
acm code application
ACM Code Application
  • 1.2: Avoid Harm to Others
  • Possibly 1.7: Respect the Privacy of Others
  • 2.5: Give comprehensive and thorough evaluations of computer systems and their impacts, including analysis of possible risks.
r eferences
References
  • Shipman, Matt. "Study: Including Ads in Mobile Apps Poses Privacy, Security Risks." NC State News. NC State University, 19 Mar. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2012. <http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/wms-jiang-app-ads/>.
  • Barger, Robert N. Computer Ethics, A Case-Based Approach. New York, NY: Cambridge UP, 2008. Print.