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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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We have all come across articles online with catchy headings that tell us how we can do things easier and quicker. These seem like clever shortcuts that can not only reduce our time but also make us more efficient in time management. However, Joseph Reagle, associate professor of communication studies at Northeastern University talks about how this may not always be as rosy as the...

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cheese

In case you are not in tune with the latest challenges flooding the internet, there’s something called the ‘Cheese Challenge’. Apparently, people are flinging cheese slices on their dear baby’s face and filming the reaction. While the entire thing looks funny, with the babies laughing, crying, and being stunned into silence, there’s something you need to know. Brenhouse studied the effect and found out something...

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Matthew Cardona is a master’s student in geospatial services at the Northeastern University. In 2014, Cardona visited his father’s childhood home in Guatemala, where the walls were lined with boxes and buckets filled with recently unearthed Mayan artefacts. He saw intricate pottery and obsidian masks and knives, which were being packed up and moved off site. In 2018, he could investigate the origin of these...

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Internet of Things, as we all know is the rapidly growing network of internet-connected devices in your everyday life. Though IoT enables you to connect your doorbells, TV, refrigerator, microwave and a number of other devices to your phone and makes your job very easy. It is considered to be one of the greatest privacy nightmares.   To find out the ways in which the consumers are...

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  Account- what was the first think that clicked in your mind? Obviously social media accounts- Google , Facebook , LinkedIn, and umpteen numbers excluding bank account. But why? The invasion of the social media in our minds has completely transformed the way we view the world. But with socialising through these platforms comes the horror of the privacy of our personal information.  A plethora of...

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