Search Results for "privacy" : 17

by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Domestic, Interview, Media

They Know You’re Reading This

…undings and their life expectations, and those may not be related, in the conventional way we think they are, to privacy. In other words, lack of privacy or transparency, or the fact that you can’t have secrets, is generally thought of as the “trade-off” necessary to enhance security, when in fact there might not be a correlation between the two. It could be that having a full, autonomous, private self that is fulfilled would do a lot more toward…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:34 am / in Media, Protests, World


…ect and to fear the masked army of the internet: Anonymous. It makes the consumer aware of the volatility of his privacy, at a time when our intense networking and the establishment of facial profiling and information databases have made our privacy disappear.  By toying with the digital presence of Sony and the CIA, Anon has established the faceless mass as a player, however symbolic, in the power games between governments and corporations. By p…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm / in Business, Domestic, Issue

Getting Profiled by Facebook

by Its veracity be damned, the conspiracy theory explained to me by Columbia Law Professor Eben Moglen was just plausible enough to be deeply unsettling, probably because it involved that most ubiquitous of generational signifiers: online social networking. It went a little something like this: back when Mark Zuckerberg needed startup capital for a certain internet venture, he attracted the interest of two downright sinister sources of…

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by / on February 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm / in Ben Rimland, Domestic, Judicial, Uncategorized, Web Columnists

Snowden’s Folly

by Photo from Wikimedia Commons It is difficult to conceive of a debate with as conflicting of views or further-reaching implications than the Edward Snowden saga. I am not a lawyer, and it is beyond the scope of this column to declare a specific punishment for Snowden, but there is little doubt of the following: Snowden stole the documents which he currently possesses; his most recent revelations have been designed to damage the NATO…

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:32 am / in Uncategorized

Editor’s Note

by While Mitt Romney’s “47 percent comment” stirred up an enduring cloud of debate centered on the American notion of self-reliance and personal responsibility, the idea of responsibility in politics – what is and should be expected of our various layers of government and what are and should be the obligations of American and world citizens – has been on the stage of world events for much a longer time. In this month’s issue, Geetika R…

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by / on August 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Olympics Mean Nothing Politically Anymore

by Historically, the Olympics have been a hotbed of diplomatic hostilities. In response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Jimmy Carter announced that the U.S. would be boycotting the Moscow Olympics in 1980. Four years later, the Soviets announced their retaliation-boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, on the allegation that the U.S. government would not sufficiently protect U.S.S.R. athletes and may even actively ha…

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by / on November 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 11/03 – 11/09

by Monday, November 3rd AgCenter Seminar 2:00pm – 3:00pm Low Memorial Library Burden Room, #206 The Earth Institute’s Agriculture and Food Security Center (AgCenter) presents “Elucidating Sustainable Agroecosystems Across Scales and Disciplines,” with Johan Six, Full Professor, Sustainable Agroecosystems, Department of Environmental System Science, ETH, Zurich. Dr. Six received his PhD in Soil Science in…

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by / on June 10, 2012 at 9:14 am / in ACE Forum, Allegiance of College Editors

Interview with Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA

by Suzanne Nossel is the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. Ms. Nossel has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, COO of Human Rights Watch, and Ambassador for UN Management and Reform at the US Mission to the United Nations. The following interview was conducted on May 30, 2012. Questions were submitted from writers at three ACE member publications: Columbia Political Review,…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm / in Current Issue, Europe, Middle East, Organizations, World


by On the morning of March 21, 2014, Turkish Twitter users woke up to the sounds of phones buzzing and computers pinging as over 40,000 people logged on and tweeted from the microblogging site. That Friday morning saw the number of tweets sent from devices inside Turkey increase by 138 percent, growth that would continue in the following days to a rate of 17,000 tweets per minute. Odd, considering that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm / in Cover Story, Domestic, Fall 2013, Judicial, Media

Warrants for Torrents

by When H.R. 3261 was introduced in Congress in the fall of 2011, it generated relatively little commotion. The seemingly innocuous bill, intended “To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes,” was immediately referred to the House Judiciary Committee for discussion and further debate. On November 16, the one and only public hearing for the bill wa…

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