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Be skeptical of social media sites

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Here’s a hard reality we all must accept: Our favorite social media platforms–from Snapchat to LinkedIn–don’t care about our personal data. And by “don’t care,” I mean they only care insofar as they can leverage our data to further their business agenda. There are some who think when...

Art exhibit discussed privacy and surveillance

Hasan Elahi, describes each camo style in his

Denush Vidanapathirana

October 21, 2017

About 77 people walked through the dimly lit rooms of the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the opening reception for the exhibit by Hasan Elahi, conceptual artist. Each photo hung up was the product of a decade long project by Elahi, which centers around government surveillance ...

Medical records, tax returns and emails: Nothing is private when running for office

Medical records, tax returns and emails: Nothing is private when running for office

Jonathan Benyarko

November 7, 2016

By the end of the 19th century, U.S. Justice Louis Brandeis was already thinking about a new concept in American law — privacy, what he called "the right to be left alone." While not explicitly stated in the U.S. Constitution, some amendments provide some protections.But more than 130 years ago, no jus...

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