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ICE has been tapping the personal information of millions of Americans

The Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, has a long history of abusing its power. The U.S government sanction department...

Professors are too slow to adapt to virtual exams and students...

Enduring an online fall quarter at UCR was not easy. Class formats were inconsistent, and I felt completely alone and overwhelmed with the amount...

Mandatory government surveillance is a symptom of the COVID-19 pandemic, not...

With the incessantly rising number of worldwide COVID-19 infected cases showing no signs of stopping, people are panicking. During the early weeks...

The real life ‘1984’: using facial recognition in public housing

Facial recognition and biometric technology has become a part of life. It is used for phones, laptops and even to clock into work, and...

Facebook doesn’t care about user privacy

Facebook doesn’t have a strong reputation for respecting privacy — in fact, the company thrives on being as invasive as possible. It collects as...

Wikileaks’ struggle with the government highlights the balance between transparency and...

It feels like people have forgotten the events of 2010-11 when an international outcry was sparked by the release of top secret American government...

Facebook must better protect user data from exploitation by third parties

The recent and complex scandal involving Cambridge Analytica’s use of 50 million Facebook users’ ill-gotten data has, understandably, left many with concerns about the...

So-called “gaydar” algorithm’s warnings about privacy will be buried by sensationalism

Dr. Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang of Stanford University are under fire for a paper published on Sept. 7 that examines the ability of...

Ladies vs. Gentlemen: Social media

Social media … What arguably started in 2002 as a networking website linking people with common bonds, similar to dating websites, through a website...

Commentary on the status of American freedom in today’s world

When we think of the United States of America’s place among all the different nations, our initial picture would be that we are the...