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Sound Pollution Research Records NYU

Sound Pollution Research Records NYU

By Alesha Bradford, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under City News, News, University News

Researchers from NYU and Ohio State are recording street traffic around NYU. Students react to questions of privacy concerns.

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NYU Tandon’s IllusionPIN Combats Shoulder-Surfing

NYU Tandon’s IllusionPIN Combats Shoulder-Surfing

By Flavia Sinha, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under News, University News

A new technology developed by NYU Tandon researchers aims to increase mobile phone security by tackling "shoulder-surfing."

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IT Mixup Temporarily Forfeits Students’ Administrative Control

IT Mixup Temporarily Forfeits Students’ Administrative Control

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Students with Android phones were asked to accept a list of privacy-invading terms and conditions when they logged into their NYU gmail account.

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“A Good American” Fails to Skewer the NSA

“A Good American” Fails to Skewer the NSA

By Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Though a fascinatingly in-depth look at one of the most contentious issues since, well, Edward Snowden, "A Good American" is still disappointingly biased.

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‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In the new biopic about Edward Snowden, director Oliver Stone leads a chilling inquiry into the concept of privacy in America.

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Tinder Social? Not Social at All

Tinder Social? Not Social at All

By Grace Halio, Deputy Managing Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When you create your own social group and preselect the other group that you’re meeting, it gets rid of the spontaneity in talking to new people.

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Love in the time of the Facebook ‘seen’

Love in the time of the Facebook ‘seen’

By Mandy Freebairn, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The introduction of social media into our lives and relationships has clearly altered what it means to trust a significant other.

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NYU should issue campus transparency report

NYU should issue campus transparency report

By WSN Editorial Board

September 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

NYU should release a transparency report detailing the government requests for student data.

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Users must be wary of webcam snooping

Users must be wary of webcam snooping

By Tommy Collison, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It's incredibly easy for hackers or computer technicians to remotely activate your computer's webcam, so covering it with a Post-it or small sticker is something everyone should do.

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Privacy loss, price discounts do not mix

Privacy loss, price discounts do not mix

By Tommy Collison, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Insurance companies monetizing customer's private data is part of a dangerous trend of businesses profiting off of the private data of their customers.

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US cyberwar tactics misguided

US cyberwar tactics misguided

By Tommy Collison, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The US needs to take a more responsible role when it comes to cyber-attacks and computer-driven espionage.

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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.

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