Privacy

Technological ethics should be taught at WU

We need to start truly educating the next generation of thinkers and innovators.

Joshua Shapiro | Contributing Writer

Facebook’s double secret democracy thingy

’Tis the season…to vote? Facebook recently sent out an email to all of its users informing them that it would be holding a vote on proposed changes to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. You have until Dec. 10 to vote on the changes, which also includes voting on whether or not you will be able to continue voting on changes.

What the court couldn’t do

In a unanimous decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court made one of its biggest rulings in recent history regarding Americans’ right to privacy. In the case of United States v.

| Forum Columnist

The dangers of Carrier IQ

Recently, it was revealed that a proprietary software known as Carrier IQ was present within Google’s Android mobile operating system. Android software is used on many very popular phones across all major carriers. So just what is Carrier IQ? Simply put, Carrier IQ allows the cellular carrier to track the proprietary information specific to a mobile handset.

| Staff Columnist

The end of privacy

Imagine you went out with your friends last weekend and you had a fun night. This is college, so there was drinking and partying, and there were photographs to document the adventure. Your friend who took the photos, through no fault of his own, took a particularly incriminating photograph of you and put it on Facebook.

| Staff Columnist

Facebook Love: “It’s Complicated”

We’re all starting to care much more about what we’re posting online. In college, when dating can almost always be summed up by “It’s Complicated,” what exactly is Facebook dating etiquette?

| Romance Columnist

The sense of the Census

I would like to take a moment to wish you a happy belated Census Day. Okay, this holiday is not official, but merely a day that Congress and the Census Bureau decided to commemorate in order to encourage people to send in their Census forms. Here’s a shocker for those of you who know how in tune I am with politics: I haven’t managed to send in my form yet.

| Staff Columnist

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