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Campus-wide WiFi outage wreaks havoc among students

By Alex Bazeley, News Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU internet went dark on Monday night with outages lasting through Tuesday morning.

NY state physician ratings site necessary

NY state physician ratings site necessary

By Tess Woosley, Opinion Editor

March 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion

NY State physician rating website should be improved, not shut down.

AT&T payment plan further erodes privacy

AT&T payment plan further erodes privacy

By Tommy Collison, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under Opinion

AT&T's surcharge of $29 for customers who would like to opt out of targeted ads based on their browsing history is unacceptable and shows a need for federal regulation.

NYU Secrets creates community

NYU Secrets creates community

By Matthew Tessler, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

NYU Secrets provides an important outlet for students without worrying about political correctness.

NYU Secrets creates disharmony

NYU Secrets creates disharmony

By Hannah Weverka, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

NYU Secrets gives a platform to hateful commenters, and cannot act as the therapeutic outlet it is used as.

Right to online privacy should be claimed

Right to online privacy should be claimed

By Tommy Collison, Contributing Columnist

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

When everything online is being watched by businesses, it is easy to believe that our right to privacy does not extend to the internet. This does not have to be the case. Rights to privacy should extend to the internet and there are steps one can take to protect this right.

Campaign fosters discussion about NSA

Campaign fosters discussion about NSA

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, Deputy News Editor

April 29, 2014


Filed under News

Students and faculty are trying to raise awareness about surveillance in the United States. The Student Net Alliance, an organization started by Steinhardt senior Alec Foster, has supported a letter from NYU Students and Faculty in protest of the National Security Agency’s surveillance policy...

What Would I Say shouldn’t say anything

What Would I Say shouldn’t say anything

November 26, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

If you use Facebook, you might have noticed in the past few weeks a number of bizarre posts from an app called What Would I Say. Implemented by a team of grad students during a hackathon in Princeton less than three weeks ago, it is the latest Internet trend. What Would I Say is yet another addition t...

Online monitoring calls for international law

Online monitoring calls for international law

November 19, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Yesterday in an op-ed for the Daily Mail, Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt announced the specific actions the company will take to tackle child pornography. The cooperation of technology companies with international law agencies has become a necessary step in the enforcement of civil and criminal law. ...

Digital advances outpace cultural evolution

Digital advances outpace cultural evolution

November 5, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

There is a theoretical concept in computer science called technological singularity. It refers to the hypothetical point in time when artificial intelligence passes the cognitive capabilities of the human brain, implying radical changes in human nature and society as a whole. Astrophysicist Neil deGrass...

Elderly, underprivileged need Internet access

Elderly, underprivileged need Internet access

October 16, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Access to the Internet has become an essential facet to American modern life. It affects all avenues of day-to-day affairs, from applying for jobs to accessing health care information. It is a crucial component for the United States to continue its innovation and remain globally competitive. However,...

Internet users should be informed about website data collection

Internet users should be informed about website data collection

April 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Our online actions are revealing more and more about our real-life personalities and preferences. The advertisements we see online are presented based on the information companies have about us. This is possible because of the vast troves of information about us that are collected and sold to third parties...

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