Share Paper: Do You Mind NSA Affair?Does the Global Surveillance Disclosure Impact Our Students?

  1. Martin Ebner, Department of Social Learning / Graz University of Technology, Austria
  2. Walther Nagler, Department of Social Learning / Graz University of Technology, Austria
  3. Martin Schön, Department of Social Learning / Graz University of Technology, Austria
Wednesday, June 25 2:45 PM-3:05 PM B3116

Abstract: In summer 2013 the discussion about security and Internet peaked when the ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden uncovered secret details about his former employer NSA. Since then bad news and stories about government surveillance have come along daily worldwide. But did they change anything according to our way of working and living with the Internet? We wanted to know, whether there is a change of Internet behavior to be determined among freshmen coming to Graz University of Technology. On base of an annual questionnaire that is carried out by the Department of Social Learning at TU Graz since 2007 we found ...