The general public in downtown Boston experienced a loss of availability for cellular phone service (including Internet access and most text messaging) in the hours immediately following the Boston Marathon bombings (Waldman, 2013). Some media outlets blamed “law enforcement” and/or DHS as the source of the service outage. Verizon and Sprint, the two major cellular services providers in the affected area, denied that the outage was deliberate. Instead, they blamed heavy call volumes and overloaded cell towers. Waldman (2013) noted that “local law enforcement agencies … have access to devices that can jam signals over specific areas and block target phones. They do not need consent from telecom companies to use them” (p. 1).
Research the following question: Should law enforcement agencies have the unquestioned right to shutdown cellular service thereby causing a loss of availability for the general public? Why or why not?
Write a 150+ word opinion in which you answer the question. In your response, address at least one constitutional issue and one public safety issue.
Cite your sources using APA style in-text citations and provide a list of references at the end of your posting.
For this question, you should use the Microsoft Windows Help function. If you do not have access to a computer that runs Microsoft Windows, you should use the Toolwire Labs (VSCL) vWorkstation Windows desktop and Help function to research the answer to part 1.
1. Explain how “sharing” is used to implement discretionary access controls for files and folders on a Windows desktop computer. (This should be a step-by-step procedure.)
2. Next, identify and explain three security risks associated with allowing individual users to set up and modify discretionary access controls for files that the user has created or owns.