Part I prehension(40 points)
Part A(30 points)
Directions: There are 3 reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A,B,C and D. You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.
Questions 1~5 are based on the following passage:
For the longest time, I couldn’t get worked up about privacy: my right to it;how it’s dying;how we’re headed for an even more wired,underregulated,overinstrusive,privacy-deprived .
I should also point out that as news director for Pathfinder,Time Inc’s mega info mall,and a guy who makes his living on the Web, I know better than most people that we’re hurtling toward an even more intrusive world. We’re all being watched puters whenever we visit Websites;by the mere act of“browsing”(it sounds so passive!)we’re
going public in a way that was unimaginable a decade ago.I know this because I’m a watcher too.When e to my Website,without ever knowing their names, I can peer over their shoulders,recording what they look at, timing how long they stay on a particular page,following them around
Pathfinder’s sprawling offerings.
None of this would bother me in the least,I suspect,if a few years ago,my phone, like Marley’s ghost, hadn’t given me a glimpse of the nightmares e.On Thanksgiving weekend in 1995, someone(presumably a critic of a book my wife and I had just written puter hackers)forwarded my home telephone number to an out-of-state answering machine’ where unsuspecting callers trying to reach me heard a male voice identify himself as me and say some extremely rude things.Then,with typical hacker aplomb, the prankster asked people to leave their messages(which to my surprise many Callers, including my mother,did).This went on for several days until my wife and I figured out that something was wrong (“Hey…why hasn’t the p