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Surveillance Exhibit Has Interactive Twist

Surveillance Exhibit Has Interactive Twist

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Laura Poitras, director of Oscar winning film "Citizenfour," explores similar themes of surveillance in her new exhibition "Astro Noise".

NYPD, MTA surveillance of #BlackLivesMatters creates concern

NYPD, MTA surveillance of #BlackLivesMatters creates concern

By Justine Morris, Deputy News Editor

August 28, 2015


Filed under News

Undercover agents from the NYPD and MTA marched alongside #Blacklivesmatter, causing outrage.

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.

Panelists explain US information secrecy

Panelists explain US information secrecy

By Alanna Bayarin, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014


Filed under News

A discussion of expanding government surveillance was hosted by NYU law.

MTA to increase surveillance in subway cars

MTA to increase surveillance in subway cars

By Andrew Mei, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under News

The MTA is installing new security cameras in subway cars to combat sexual assault.

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...

NYU Reacts: NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities

NYU Reacts: NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities

April 17, 2014


Filed under News

Controversy broke out in 2012 when it was revealed that an NYPD unit had been spying on Muslim communities and student groups. It was announced on April 15 that this unit has been disbanded. LS freshman Meyhad Mozaffa, who is Muslim, said this kind of discriminatory spying occurs because of prejud...

NSA program echoes same oversight questions

NSA program echoes same oversight questions

December 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, yet another questionable National Security Administration surveillance program came to light through the extensive top-secret NSA files leaked by Edward Snowden earlier this year. This time, the government agency is targeting individuals’ online sexual activity and collecting information...

Law school hones in on national security

Law school hones in on national security

November 20, 2013


Filed under News

The NYU School of Law’s Center on Law and Security hosted a conference titled Law and Strategy in an Era of Evolving Threats on Nov. 19. The conference featured two keynote addresses and three panels, which addressed issues of NSA surveillance and constitutional law. John Inglis, deputy direc...

U.S. surveillance causes problems with allies

U.S. surveillance causes problems with allies

October 24, 2013


Filed under Opinion

United States espionage programs are compromising foreign relations with our allies. According to a White House statement released Wednesday, President Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone, vehemently denying allegations that the United States has been monitoring her phone calls. Obama...

U.S. government manipulates language, violates Constitution

U.S. government manipulates language, violates Constitution

November 19, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Oceania, the home of protagonist Winston Smith in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984,” was a society characterized by three main components: endless warfare, constant surveillance and the manipulation of language. America, the home of most of you reading this, is a society whose government...

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