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‘None of your business’ is a legitimate reason

‘None of your business’ is a legitimate reason

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Asking a seemingly harmless question can be met with the response, "It's none of your business." Many find it rude or offensive to be met with such an answer to a prying inquiry. However, there is a reason to use this colloquial phrase. People often pry into another person's sensitive topic or...

Snowden speaks about privacy concerns

Snowden speaks about privacy concerns

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

January 28, 2014

Filed under News

Edward Snowden, the infamous NSA whistleblower, held a live chat Jan. 23 on the freesnowden website in which he answered questions and restated his concerns about mass surveillance in America. It was Snowden’s first live chat since June 2013. “Not all spying is bad,” said Snowden in a reply to ...

Why privacy does not matter anymore

May 2, 2013

Filed under As seen in print

It used to be that the most important concern of internet users was maintaining privacy. This notion was held by the generation who had grown up before there was an Internet, before our hyper-connected era. One would have thought it unwise to freely give out information on one’s place of work, date...

Facebook’s privacy issues settled by FTC

Facebook’s privacy issues settled by FTC

December 2, 2011

Filed under Campus

[media-credit id=18 align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] In regards to previous attacks against Facebook, the federal government announced a settlement on Dec. 29 that enforces the company honor the privacy wishes of its users and opens it to privacy audits for the next 20 years. The Feder...

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