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WikiLeaks Works Best Illegally

WikiLeaks Works Best Illegally

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A fair election is only legitimate if the electorate is informed, and with every released email, WikiLeaks brings us closer to that ideal of radical transparency.

Partisan Wikileaks Are Not Democratic

Partisan Wikileaks Are Not Democratic

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We have a responsibility to denounce Wikileaks for their unabashedly ill-intended actions. This information is simply not legitimate, and nobody knows who -- or what -- will be the next target.

Assange’s Arbitrary Detention Must End

Assange’s Arbitrary Detention Must End

By Anand Balaji, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It cannot be contested that Assange’s reservations on extradition are legitimate and the case being made by the Swedish government is dubious at best.

Leaked documents goldmine for politics students

Leaked documents goldmine for politics students

By Tommy Collison, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The Drone Papers from the Intercept and Wikileaks's new document search is a trove for students of foreign policy.

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...

NYU-Poly hacking competition promotes cybersecurity

NYU-Poly hacking competition promotes cybersecurity

September 23, 2013


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

This past weekend, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU played host to more than 1,800 teams of hackers competing in a 72-hour tournament — amassing in the world’s largest-to-date hackathon. The event, sponsored by Google, Facebook and the Department of Homeland Security, capped off NYU-Poly’s Cyber...

Protestors brave rain for prisoner Bradley Manning

Protestors brave rain for prisoner Bradley Manning

February 24, 2013


Filed under News

Heavy rain and wind pelted approximately 20 protesters as they huddled under the Union Square subway on Saturday to mark the 1,000th day of Bradley Manning’s imprisonment without trial. Manning, a 24-year-old army intelligence analyst, was arrested in May 2010 for releasing information about U.S. a...