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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.

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.

Journalist speaks on privacy, Internet

Journalist speaks on  privacy, Internet

By Suebin Kim, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014


Filed under News

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute hosted journalist Adam Tanner for a discussion on personal data and privacy.

Warrantless spying must be debated openly

Warrantless spying must be debated openly

By Tommy Collison, Staff Columnist

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Citizens need to decide whether privacy infringement is a cost worth paying in exchange for diminished civil liberties.

Apple’s efforts strengthen personal privacy

Apple’s efforts strengthen personal privacy

By Tommy Collison

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

For law enforcement hoping to gain more access to private data, Apple's heightened security is a bad thing. For everyone else, it's very good.

iPhone encryption highlights privacy issues

iPhone encryption highlights privacy issues

By Matthew Tessler, Contributing Columnist

October 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Apple’s encryptions put more power in the hands of the people by letting individuals assess the balance of privacy and protection alongside the consequences the iPhone 6 has.

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.

Corporate data collection threatens educational privacy

Corporate data collection threatens educational privacy

May 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

CEO Iwan Streichenberger of inBloom, a technology startup specializing in education data, announced last week that the corporation is shutting down. The shutdown is largely the result of opposition from parent advocates and protection-of-information proponents who argued that inBloom’s handling of s...

Law professor, Economist editor debate Snowden leaks, right to privacy

Law professor, Economist editor debate Snowden leaks, right to privacy

March 13, 2014


Filed under News

Senior Editor for The Economist Edward Lucas and law professor Stephen Holmes sparred over privacy rights in a debate moderated by NYU law professor Ryan Goodman at the NYU School of Law on March 13. The two experts argued over a number of issues surrounding privacy, including the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s practices, the role of intelligence agencies and the oversight of these agencie...

Christina’s Case: Privacy scarce in porn industry

Christina’s Case: Privacy scarce in porn industry

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The New York Times published an editorial on privacy as it pertains to individuals with careers in pornography. The article is in response to the media commotion surrounding the Duke University freshman who recently revealed details of her life as a porn star. Written by Stoya, another adult film a...

Facebook ad system not suitable for Google

Facebook ad system not suitable for Google

October 17, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

In a terms of service update released last Friday and effective Nov. 11, Google announced the start of its use of shared endorsements on its advertising network. The program is similar to Facebook’s Sponsored Stories, launched back in 2011. Users who reveal their endorsement may serve as pitchmen to t...

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