487x- FALL 2002
Dr. Steffen Schmidt at Bill Gate's private reception - COMDEX 1999.
Future Student Projects Fall 2002
Student Projects Fall 2001:
Elizabeth Bormann - "National Regulation of the Internet"
Casey Callanan - "Public Funding and Internet Controls."
Jim Carter - Cyberwar: Are We Vulnerable?
Chris Evans - "Encryption and Law Enforcement."
Sarah Fischer - "Expanding Eastward: Internet Usage in Eastern Europe"
Aaron L. Fister - "Internet Technologies uses in a Political Campaign"
Ben Forshtay -Cryptography and the Internet
Katie Gilbert - "Cyber privacy and the Fourth Amendement."
Guo Hai - "e-Commerce"
Scott Kovach - "The Role of Information Warfare in Israel-Arab Conflicts"
Lindsey Severson - "Propmoting Democracy Through the Internet"
Molly M. Scherrman -"Internet Voting Regulations"
Ben Weaver - "Title: Crime and Punishment in Virtual Worlds"
Craig Wilkening - "Internet Voting System"
Projects archived from the Fall 2000 class which was called "Cyber Politics"
Ames, Iowa. (Information Technology Press Service). A dedictaed group of Iowa State University students under the direction of Dr. Steffen Schmidt have gone nuts and taken on the subject of Politics, Government, The Internet, and Information Technology.
Part of the course is a research project and a corresponding web site that each student must design, create, and maintain. Each of their research projects, ranging from Cyber Terrorism to the political and policy implications of e-commerce, will be accessible through this web site in weekly installments.
This course is now part of the INFAS - Information Assurance Master's program.This program trains students to be knowledgeable about encryption, security, and other issues related to the protection of web sites and computer systems.
Go to the ACLU web site to find out all the dangers of privacy invasion of your life made much easier by IT and the Web.
Go to their "privacy" link for great information. There is also good information about employer monitoring of the Internet, e-mail and web use.
Practical information on how to protect your identuy and your personal records can be found at:
Cool stuff on encryption and hiding information in graphics.