Вы услышите диалог. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений A-G соответствуют содержанию текста (1 — True), какие не соответствуют (2 — False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 — Not stated).
A. Scientists have come up with a new model of a mobile phone.
B. There is no sufficient data on how people use their mobile phones.
C. Device Analyser monitors people’s actions with mobile phones.
D. Scientists use personal information for their studies.
E. The collected data will be secret.
F. People can download Device Analyser from the website free of charge.
G. Dan downloaded Device Analyser a week ago.
A. Scientists have come up with a new model of a mobile phone. FALSE
B. There is no sufficient data on how people use their mobile phones. TRUE
C. Device Analyser monitors people’s actions with mobile phones. TRUE
D. Scientists use personal information for their studies. FALSE
E. The collected data will be secret. FALSE
F. People can download Device Analyser from the website free of charge. TRUE
G. Dan downloaded Device Analyser a week ago. NOT STATED
Dan: Mike, have you heard that computer scientists at Cambridge University have come up with a way to make mobile phones work more intuitively in the future?
Mike: Really? How will they manage to do it?
Dan: They’ve been trying to figure out what people do with their phones because if you want to make better phones then you need to know what people do with them now.
Mike: Don’t we already know that?
Dan: Well, this is not really well-known because handset manufactures don’t publish this data. And also, these studies are usually conducted on a relatively small scale. Mobile operators know what calls you make, but they don’t know what happens offline, for example, which applications you use or when you charge your phone.
Mike: I get it. It’s a really difficult task. How are they planning to obtain this information?
Dan: They’ve created an application for smart phones, and it’s called Device Analyser. It runs in the background while you use your phone, and it collects statistics on what you do.
Mike: Fantastic! And what exactly is it monitoring?
Dan: It is basically monitoring anything you could think of. For example, it spots when you charge your phone or when you open an application.
Mike: Suppose, they’ve collected all the data, and this information goes into the central database at the university. What are they going to do with it?
Dan: So first, what’s important is that scientists strip personally identifying information from this..And then they can find out certain patterns that will allow them to improve the work of a mobile phone.
Mike: Will this information be released in the public domain?
Dan: Why not? If there’s no personal information, it can be used by other researchers, too.
Mike: Dan, how did you get to know about this research? And can people get the application if they want to participate in the research?
Dan: The project was launched two weeks ago and the application is available for free download on the University website right now. It works on any smart phone and you can just download it and it will sit quietly in the background. I’ve already downloaded a copy for myself.
Mike: That’s great! I also want to take part in the research. Maybe, I’ll get a discount on a new mobile phone.