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Owning Your Likeness In the Digital Age: Privacy vs. Free Speech

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Owning Your Likeness In the Digital Age: Privacy vs. Free Speech
Over the last few years, several technological advancements have joined together to dramatically increase the number of photojournalists roaming the streets waiting to capture everything from the mundane to the historic. The smartphone era has brought not only immediate access to information, but also the incredible ability to capture and share photos and videos across…
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Balloons & Drones? How To Push The Boundaries of the Internet

Balloons & Drones? How To Push The Boundaries of the Internet

We discovered last year that no matter how unfathomable it feels while sitting in the San Francisco Bay Area, only 85 percent of Americans use the Internet. According to data from the World Bank, the United States ranks 26th on the list of nations with the most Internet access per capita, and despite the Internet’s…
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PRIVACY – ONE GENERATION WANTS IT, ONE GENERATION SAYS ‘WHATEVER’

PRIVACY – ONE GENERATION WANTS IT, ONE GENERATION SAYS ‘WHATEVER’

I came across this headline online, “83 Year Old Man Kills His Roommate for Singing” and my mind, as minds tend to do, immediately rushed in to fill the blanks. After all, depending on circumstances, people get charged with murder in varying degrees, and even whether it was voluntary, involuntary, or self-defense. And the first…
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A Tale of Two Facebooks: Are Privacy and Public Platforms Opposing Forces?

A Tale of Two Facebooks: Are Privacy and Public Platforms Opposing Forces?

Facebook portrays itself as a social enabler. A simple peek underneath the hood however reveals a different story. In Mark Zuckerberg’s quest to grow his company’s profit margin, he’s decided to put the kibosh to your privacy and pimp out your personal information to the highest bidder. The question is, does anybody care? Facebook has…
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How Bashar al-Assad is Using New Media to Preserve Old Tyranny

How Bashar al-Assad is Using New Media to Preserve Old Tyranny

With no end in sight for the government shutdown, I’d like to turn back to what is happening outside of the United States, where a shutdown of a different sort is well underway. The Syrian government was praised yesterday by Secretary of State John Kerry for their rapid divestiture of weapons of mass destruction. One…
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