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Students who took the PSAT start to receive countless emails from colleges

February 7, 2020

When taking the PSAT, many students check "yes" to opt-into the Student Search Service without really knowing what's to come. By checking that box, students' information will then be sold to...

When people are forced into a sensitive or private matter, there must be respect for their reasons of avoiding the topic.

‘None of your business’ is a legitimate reason

May 20, 2016

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....

Snowden speaks about privacy concerns

Snowden speaks about privacy concerns

January 28, 2014

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 surveill...

Why privacy does not matter anymore

May 2, 2013

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 of birth and relationship status. That breach of privacy was tantamount to giving away a social...

Facebook's privacy issues settled by FTC

Facebook’s privacy issues settled by FTC

December 2, 2011

[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 priv...

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