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cyber-security

Cyber-security is something we are conscious about, yet are ignorant towards. We all want our data to be secure and care about our privacy, but none of us actually read the terms and conditions of any product or service and just go ahead and sign ‘I agree’ at the end. However, it is more than just your online accounts and social media profiles. We install...

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digital privacy

FaceApp, an application, shows you how you would look like in your golden years when you upload a headshot on it. It is no doubt fun and entertaining. Everyone uploads their aged look on their social media and everyone has fun. What we do not bother ourselves with while having fun, are the privacy issues. Do we actually think about our digital privacy? David Choffnes, an...

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privacy

You cannot escape the internet in the present day. Although it feels like we can’t function without the internet, it hasn’t been around since the beginning. The internet was especially not a factor of concern during the time laws regarding freedom of speech and expression were made.   Dale Herbeck, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts, Media, and Design...

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digitalisation

In the era of digitalisation, where you have a virtual identity, who is to say that your data and personal information will not be leaked publicly or it won’t be sold off to anyone? Every time you log into your social media account, or link your Gmail to any other website or app to login, all your personal information is accessible by the app. You...

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Psychology has shown us that people tend to do with group support, what they wouldn’t otherwise. 8chan, owned by Jim Watkins, has come under scrutiny for similar reasons. Debates have been going on whether or not the app should shut down because it encourages criminal mentality amongst people. Even the original founder of the app is in support for the closure of the app. However,...

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paperless

Going paperless is appreciated and much needed these days. Therefore, In the world of college textbooks and journals, Northeastern University is going completely paperless. The University has made a lifetime partnership with an efficient digital media company in Silicon Valley. A large storage facility now stands tall in Belize, which will contain boxed up books. Textbooks, journals, and periodicals will get replaced by digital...

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word data? Well, almost every-one would say things like, "figures, numbers, etc." and that is certainly right. Recording data is a very crucial task as the data is analysed to help one come to conclusions regarding certain facts. Dietmar Offenhuber, an associate professor at the Northeastern University, has realised how dealing...

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internet

Want to know how the weather’s like today? Or look up a long-lost friend from your childhood? The internet has made pretty much everything possible right now. But there really is more going on than what really reaches the eye.   Once on the internet, your data is not private anymore. The hackers, the unsecured networks, the fears of endless data breaches, and intrusions always come along...

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In today’s scenario, internet has become a source to connect and interact with people worldwide. It has its applications in various fields of industry as well. However, getting the focus off from the brighter side for once and considering the cons of the internet, we certainly know how hacking has affected us badly. All the online transactions cannot be called secured. Therefore, to prevent the...

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