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A software development student from the UK has been sentenced to eight months in prison, after infiltrating the servers of Facebook between April and May last year. Facebook spent $200000 dealing with the crime, which ...

 

Assignment A

1. The basic subject of this article is to show just one example that Facebook isn't always safe.

2. Some of the main points of this article are that the hacker claims that he was trying to "identify vulnerabilities in the system so he could alert Facebook," so in other words, he was trying to sound innocent. Another main point is that the hacker was sent to jail for eight months; also that Facebook spent about $200,000 over the incident that this 26-year-old had caused.

3. I'm sure that the writer of this article found the situation to be tragic, but they also say that the student was "clever" to hack the account of a Facebook employee while they were on a holiday break.

4. The writer doesn't necessarily state his opinion about the entire incident; however he does say the student was "clever" in the process although he was disciplined for his actions because it was indeed an illegal act.

5. (SKIP)

6. In this article, you learn that the columnist does agree that the student was wrong, but that he was "clever" in the doing although it was not a good decision (WAS ILLEGAL).

7. This article was mainly written for a reader that wanted the point just out there "wide and open."

8. The author doesn't really want you to agree with them; they just want you to know the facts. They do give you a small thought on what they think about the student hacking into a Facebook employee's account while they were on holiday.

 

Assignment B

 

As you read this article, you begin to realize that it is just fact-after-fact and that it isn't meant to be an entertaining story, so it has a logical appeal (logos). Although, it also has an ethical appeal (ethos) because the author states that the student was claiming to be an "ethical hacker."

"A software development student from the UK has been sentenced to eight months in prison, after infiltrating the servers of Facebook between April and May last year. Facebook spent $200,000 dealing with the crime, which sparked a huge investigation by the FBI and British authorities."

"Despite claiming to be an "ethical hacker", Mangham has been sentenced to eight months in prison."

In the selections above, you can see that this article has both logical (logos) and ethical (ethos) appeals.