torsdag 7. april 2011

More about DRD

On 04.04.11 amendments were adopted in the Norwegian Parliament that makes it possible to implement the DRD in Norway. This was adopted by 89 votes to 80. There is a porposal to reduce the storage time, 3-5 months storage of telephone data and a maximum of 3 weeks storage of Internet traffic data, but also a proposal to expend the storage of IP adressses.

I belive that storage time is irrelevant, it is rather the practical security challenges that worries me. I belive that fighting crime is important, but the consequences must be balanced against privacy.

I know it is possible to break into private computers, make intrusion and take control, so that it will be the wrong person who must prove his innocence if it is a crime done from this computer. And when it is possible to make intrusion into private computers, then it is possible to make intrusion in which this data is stored. How will it be possible to store this data in a secure enough way so that there is no such intrusion?

According to ComputerWorld it is easy to break into private computers and add data of criminalization.

This video is about phishing

lørdag 19. mars 2011

Intellectual property

What is Intellectual property?
Intellectual property must be analyzed to define the concept of copyright, or intellectual property rights. Just as one must define and set limits around the concept of property rights to handle this. But if one accepts private property, then one must also accept the intellectual property rights.Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce. According to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) is IP divided into two categories:  Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs.
As an example, take music. If you download music from Internet without paying for it, it is the same as stealing. Your property, the physical CD you have paid for, you can do pretty much whatever you want with., but not copy or put it out on the Internet. Once you have purchased a CD, you have accepted any purchase terms.

Data Rentention Directive (DRD) and Privacy

DRD was adoptet by the EU in 2006 and will be implemented by all Member States and EEA countries. The purpose of the directive is to give athorities a better chance to combat serious crime in that information about telephone and Internet traffic is stored.

But what is to be stored?
- Data necessary to track and identify everyone that communicate via text, audio or pictures(telephone, cell phone, email,Internet access).
- Date, time and duration of contact.
- Telephonenumbers and information that identifies sim card, phone and cell phone.
- Information about the location where the mobile equipment was when the contact began.
- Data to be stored and kept for at least 6 months and a maximum of 2 years.

DRD implies a requirement for recording of what we do with whom. Information will be made available to the police and the authorities. Datatilsynet

Svein Willassen has prepared an analysis of police use of the information to be stored, and the risk factors for Privacy. He has made three different groups:
A) History of Internet access and log for access to email addresses: this data may be crucial in investigation context and result in few risk factors for Privacy.
B) Traffic data from phones and cell phones: such data are usefull in investigation context, but tfe storage means prominent risk factors for Privacy.
C) Log of who sent email to whom: such data is of little benefit in investigation context, and storage results in significant risk factors for Privacy.
Read more about the analysis here.

A divided Norwegian goverment sends the controversial Data Rentention Directiv for consultation. SV and Sp maintains its oppositin. Ap needs support of Høyre to get the directive passed in Parilament. The deadline is set at 12.April, and the goverment`s ambition is to present a draft law to the Parliament by the summer.

I think there wil be an enormous amount of data to be stored, and I wonder how it will be possible to maintain privacy and protection of sources with such large amount of data, so they not will be missused. And then, what about the feeling of being watched, everything you say or do wil be stored, whether you`re doing something wrong or not.
This Video is about DRD in Norwegian:

tirsdag 15. februar 2011

ICT - a challenge for education?

A kindergarten should be a learning organization, and able to meet new demands and challenges. Kindergarten can not obt out of the digital tools that have become part of the society the children live in. Kindergarten must ensure that the children get support for their curiosity and desire to learn even in the digital area.

An important prerequisite for this is that the staff can use digital tools and give children challenges in line with their knowledge and skills. Lack of expertise and what views the adults have in ICT will determind whether children will be able to use digital tools on an educationel manner in kindergarten.

Pc can, with the right programs, be a good tool to develop skills in children with learning problems, not least because it is a very patient teacher! One can use the computer as an aid to crack the read/write code, since the pc have a natural interence between upper and lower case. I have seen children struggeling to write with pencil, doing much better on the computer. pc vs writing (Trageton)

we have all different views of pc, but it is probably few who are indiffrent. some belive that computers will make children anti-social and threaten their playful and creative abilities. I have found that children use computers as a toy, jointly explore and learn from each other, they talk together and through drawing, animation, audio and video programs receive the opportunity to develop and master other form of expression. Use of computers can become an extension at play and experessive posibilities.
ICT a challange for education?
This video inicates one way how to learn to count to 5:

tirsdag 8. februar 2011

ICT in kindergarten

According to a curriculum from the Norwegian Goverment of knowledge Affairs, every kindergarten i Norway is suppost to use ICT. It says that children in the kindergaten should experience digtal tools as a source to play, communication and collecting knowledge. In this curriculum there are a lot of examples and ideas of how digital tools can supply the kindergartens work and support the childrens development.

My experiance is that the parents often feel that the children get enough of pc games at home. But I think it ICT in kindergarten is not just about gaming all the time. It is about educational use. This means development of qualifications as confidence, cooperation and accontability. This is qualifictions we need in the coming generations. Maybe we are not good enough to tell the parent what ICT in kintergarten is about, and show them what their children can learn when they use digital tools.

Digital tools in kindergarten can be: computer, color printer, scanner, camera, camcorder, educationel games and internet. Children learn through interaction with others, and to use a computer along with others will make them learn from each other, playing, discussing and trying their way to work things out. This will also be a form of socailization.
YouTybe video of writing to reading:

søndag 6. februar 2011

My first blog

This is my first blog, and I have to write it in english, very exciting! I am not very good in english so there might be some wrong spelling, but I will try my best!

This blog will be about ICT in kindergarten and the challenges and influece ICT have on social, culture and education.