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The Purpose of Websites

Amazon Why Visit It? To order, buy, and sell things online and have it shipped home. Categories of items can be viewed and searched on the site so it easier to sort through what you're looking for.
Why Was it Made? It was originally made to be an online bookstore so people could order books to be shipped home.
Reddit Why Visit It? To discuss varying user-created areas of interest which are known as "subreddits" with other users.
Why Was it Made? It was made for users to have discussions and submit content into different subjects (subreddits) also including media such as pictures and videos can be shared.
Netflix Why Visit It? To watch your favorite TV shows and movies for a monthly fee.
Why Was it Made? Originally to provide streaming for media and videos online, but now it used to stream TV shows anytime.
------------------------------------------------------- Purpose for Creator (Julia):  To improve at cooking by documenting her recipes and gaining feedback and advice…

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Submarine Cable Questions

1) Which place has the largest amounts of data to send and receive from North America?
a. Latin America
b. Europe
c. Asia
d. all of the above

2) True or false: Companies prefer to use satellites rather than fiber-optic cables.
a. True
b. False

3) True or false: Countries must have multiple cables to ensure reliable connectivity in case there is damage to a cable.
a. True
b. False

1. Which of the following can be represented in a binary state? Choose 2 answers.

b. Voting on a House Bill
c. A Byte of Data

When voting on a House bill, the bill is either passed or not passed, a 0 being nonpassing and 1 being passing (on or off). Someone either chooses to vote (1) or chooses not to vote (0)
A byte of data is made up of 1s and 0s, either being on or off.

Trinket Snowman

Definitions

Annual fee - Any fee that is charged on a yearly basis to your credit card account for the benefits that come with it.Annual percentage rate (APR) - The annual rate charged for borrowing or earned through an investment, and is expressed as a percentage that represents the actual yearly cost of funds over the term of a loan.Credit line - The amount of money that can be charged to a credit card account. The size of the credit line and the amount borrowed have an influence on consumer credit scores.Cash back/rewards - A type of reward offered by some credit cards that can be redeemed in the form of checks or statement credits. This is usually rewarded after you purchase a product from a company, receiving a cash refund.Balance - An account balance is the amount of money in a checking account at any given moment.Minimum payment - A fee that is the lowest amount of money you are required to pay to your credit card statement every month.

Data Article Summaries

The iOS application, Accuweather, shared a user's location with a third party company without the user's permission, even though they chose to not allow the application to track their location. Although the app is "free to use any time," your data is being traded for those "free" services. The screenshot that was shown in the article did not include any information about them sending a user's information to a third party company, but was instead about the app's speed and alerts being more efficient. Technically, even if you did not allow them to access your location, they will still have the complete ability to share your location for profit. Now, they are working to "fix" the problem.

    Studies at the University of Washington have found that it is possible to purchase someone's information for $1,000 to discover the types of apps that they are using and the places that they visit. By signing up with an internet advertising compa…