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Chapter 7 Database app & Privacy Implications
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Identity theft might involve
a. stealing of personal data from a database
b. conning an innocent person on phone
c. creating fraudulent documents - mail
d. Any or all of the above
e. None of the above
Why do people use databases rather than paper-filled filing systems for information-handling tasks?
a. Databases make it easier to store info
b. Databases make it easier to retrieve info
c. Databases make it easier to organize info
d. Databases make it easier to print
e. All of the above
Which of these is the correct hierarchy for a standard database?
Database, table, record, field
Which of these is not a specialized database program?
All of these are specialized database programs (GIS, PIM, photos, music/video)
Which of these software tools would work for maintaining a searchable, sortable list of professional contacts?
Any of these would work, but some would be easier to set up and use than others. (PIM, basic file mgmt., relational database, spreadsheet)
What is the purpose of a database query?
To retrieve info from all appropriate records.
When u search for a book on Amazon/eBay Web site, you're taking advantage of database software's ability to do rapid real-time?
A college's database admin writes a program to examine the records of all students looking for patterns to explain dropping out. What is the program an example of?
Data warehouses are similar in some ways to old-style centralized databases, but unlike those older systems, data warehouses?
Give users more direct access to enterprise data.
Which of the following defines a relational database?
A database whose structure combines data in tables based on the relational model.
Which of these Web applications depends on database technology?
All of the above (online auctions, search engines, online stores, social networking sites).
A object-oriented database?
is a specialized database for tracking and organizing a group of physical objects, such as a collection or an inventory.
Even without centralized data warehouses, how can gov.'t agencies quickly produce detailed dossiers on millions of private citizens?
Through record matching.
What is the act of removing erroneous data from a database called?
The right to privacy is protected by a particularly strong body of privacy protection laws in?
The European Union
Because the addy book in a typical cell phone is a simple list of names and numbers, it is an ideal app for object-oriented database technology? T/F?
In a database, a numeric field can contain only computed formulas similar to formulas in spreadsheets. T/F?
Typical database software allows you to view one record at a time in form view or several records at a time in list view. T/F?
The most common type of database printout is called a report? T/F?
The most popular Web sites (Google, FB, Amazon) depend on database technology to function. T/F?
In a typical database, a field contains the info related to one person, product, or event. T/F?
Media library programs (iTunes) are special-purpose databases. T/F?
The prob w/keeping calendars and contacts on multiple platforms (phones/PCs/Web) is that a user must have considerable programming skills to synch data across platforms. T/F?
The right to privacy is explicitly guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, but legal scholar disagree about whether that right applies to corporations. T/F?
To query a database, you must learn some SQL, the universal query language of databases. T/F?
What is the purpose of the Code of Fair Info Practices?
No secret gov.'t databases
That individuals be able to access /correct info about them kept in gov.'t databases and that agencies ensure that info is reliable and secure.
What is a personal information manager (PIM)?
specialized database program/automates functions (address/phone book, calendar, to do list, misc notes).
The earliest file-mgmt. programs could only do?
Batch processing (couldn't provide immediate feedback) Info had to be sent in batches.
Geographical Info systems (GIS)
Businesses can combine data with demographic info.
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