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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.

NYU Reacts: ISIS security threat

NYU Reacts: ISIS security threat

By Christine Park, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014


Filed under News

NYU students react to the ISIS threats for terrorist attack in the NYC subways.

New Yorkers’ fear of ISIS misguided

New Yorkers’ fear of ISIS misguided

By WSN Editorial Board

September 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The NYPD has taken strong security measures to protect New Yorkers from feared ISIS attack.

Sochi Winter Olympics to commence amid controversy

Sochi Winter Olympics to commence amid controversy

February 6, 2014


Filed under Sports

The 22nd Winter Olympics kick off this Friday, Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia. This is the first Olympics that will be held in Russia since the fall of the U.S.S.R. There are 98 different events will be played across 15 different sports in this Olympics including three new events, ski slopestyle, snowboard slopestyle and s...

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...

Domestic terrorism denied important national coverage

Domestic terrorism denied important national coverage

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist

September 23, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, a chilling act of racially charged terrorism that took the lives of four young girls and instilled an unnerving disquiet across America. Although the attack exposed the horrifying brutality of the Ku Klux Klan and transformed...

9/11 brings selective memory with regards to security

9/11 brings selective memory with regards to security

September 11, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On this day, we remember 9/11 and the nearly 3,000 lives lost. But on this day, we also choose to forget. We forget the horrific way the American government responded, the wars and the spying and the lies. The phrase “never forget” is heard frequently, particularly on this date, and doing so is...

Boston Marathon reveals reporting faltering in most critical times

Boston Marathon reveals reporting faltering in most critical times

April 16, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

The 117th Boston Marathon ended tragically on Monday, as two explosions occurred close to the finish line about two hours after the winners crossed, killing at least three and injuring over 100 people. The causes of the incidents are still unknown, and, despite the nature of the attacks, President Barack...

NYU professor asks students to formulate own terrorist attacks

NYU professor asks students to formulate own terrorist attacks

November 19, 2012


Filed under News

A former U.S. Navy intelligence officer and professor of transnational security at NYU received attention from the media regarding terrorism for an assignment she gave her students. Marie-Helen Maras, an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Center for Global...

NY Post report silences students' study of terrorism

NY Post report silences students' study of terrorism

November 6, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week a report from The New York Post lambasted a graduate class in the School for Continuing and Professional Studies at NYU. The report was originally kept exclusive, probably because no self-respecting journalistic venue would ever dream of publishing it. The class, Transnational Terrorism, is...

Militant extremists premeditated attack on embassy

Militant extremists premeditated attack on embassy

September 20, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last Tuesday, on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three members of his staff were murdered in what was a preplanned attack by Islamist radicals. President Obama’s spokesman denies that the attack was precipitated — most likely in fear...

Drone warfare warranted in modern era

Drone warfare warranted in modern era

September 11, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Saeed al-Shihri, the second in command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed yesterday in Hadramawt, Yemen. While the cause of death has not yet been confirmed by the United States military, multiple Yemeni sources have stated that al-Shihri’s car was hit by a U.S. targeted drone strike....

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