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Most of us are active on social media for various reasons. Some of us like to catch up with our friends, some like to be updated on the happenings around the world, and some just like to use it in our free time. Hundreds of thousands of new social platforms have emerged after the popularity of a few.   It has almost become mandatory to be active...

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cyber-security

Facebook has met with many allegations of abusing the privacy of its users and giving access to users’ data. This also includes the widespread use of the ‘like’ button on third party websites which can essentially track users’ information leading to its questionable cyber-security.   Engin Kirda, professor for Information Assurance at Northeastern University discusses the motives of Anonymous group which announced on YouTube that it plans...

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IPO

Private Corporations offers its shares to the public to allow their companies to raise capital from public investors. This phenomenon is called ‘Initial Public Offering (IPO)’ in the economy of investors.  Facebook too had filed an IPO to possibly gain investment as it typically includes share premiums from the public.   David Sherman, professor at Northeastern University analyses Facebook’s IPO. According to him, there is a chance...

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Fake news

These days, fake news has cracked open the trust that one places in a society or a community. It is inevitable to completely take out the roots of the spread of misinformation. In times of social media and internet facilities, people are easily ‘catfished’ and driven by the spread of fake news, rumour, gossips, etc. The surge of fake news is higher in case of...

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'Scrubbing' your online data

The advantages of using social media also comes with a warning sign. Breach of users’ security and identity are the common cyber issues we hear on the news every day. We put in passwords and e-mail accounts in a lot of websites, the common ones being Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. We also accept the condition to store our history in those websites as ‘cookies’. A...

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net

Network neutrality is the principle that states that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must treat all internet communications equally, and not discriminate or charge differently based on user, content, website, platform, application, type of equipment, source address, destination address, or method of communication. With net neutrality, ISPs may not intentionally block, slow down, or charge money for specific online content. Without net neutrality, ISPs may prioritise...

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google

What is the emotion we are encountered with when we get to know that we are being ditched? It’s definitely not the best of the feelings. What would be your reaction when you get to know that your most used and the world’s most reputed applications aren’t worth your trust? Recently, two articles from the online forum 4Chan appeared briefly in Google’s “Top Stories” section...

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social media

Social media has now become one of the most important platforms to share and make your work reach as many as possible. It is one of the best sources to strengthen your professional online presence which can make you achieve a co-op or a full-time job.   Mike Ariale, Assistant Director for Social Media Outreach in Northeastern University’s Career Development Office offers advice on various opportunities available through...

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terrorism

For Max Abrahms, Twitter has opened up a whole new world with regard to his research and scholarship. Abrahms, a terrorism expert and professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, has amassed nearly 40,000 followers and is quite active on Twitter. He underscores that Twitter has benefitted him in myriad ways, from networking to inspiring ideas for the classroom and his research, to opening his...

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