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Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

April 2, 2018

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica on behalf of the state of Illinois, alleging the companies violated an Illinois fraud law. Cambridge A...

Update still loading: Online privacy has a major glitch

By Editorial Board

March 26, 2018

Our right to privacy is under constant threat, and we don’t seem to mind.In January, the online chat service Discord shut down a group used to distribute doctored content of female celebrities in pornographic videos made without their consent. The members of the “deepfakes” group created the videos with FakeApp, an artificial intelligence program allowing users to place images of people onto footage. Members had rule...

Convincing Case for SRI

By Sponsored Content

March 8, 2018

I could use help making a convincing investment argument to my dad, who is a lifelong investor. I’m currently studying environmental science and have a job lined up after graduation with the Environmental Protection Agency, so you could say I’m a die-hard outdoors enthusiast. For my upcoming birthday in March, I’m trying to convince my dad to make some investments on my behalf.The problem is that I just recently learned abou...

UC sold in largest student housing purchase in Chicago history

UC sold in largest student housing purchase in Chicago history

September 12, 2017

The University Center student housing building was sold July 20 for $201 million in what is considered the largest student housing transaction in Chicago’s history. Matt Jaehrling, controller and associate vice president of Business Affairs, said Columbia’s proceeds for the...

What it means to be twenty-something

By Brandon Smith

September 9, 2012

As a 20-something, I should understand the natural order of things: I go to college, graduate, get a job, start a family and grow up. But it all seems so ambiguous to me, and according to Jeffrey Arnett, a psychology professor at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., this is because I am living in a psychological stage he has termed“emerging adulthood.”I am almost 23 and am facing at least one more year of school to get my undergradua...

Social networks ripe for exploitation by stalkers, thieves

By Luke Wilusz

April 10, 2011

As social media and online interaction continue to be a growing part of many people’s lives, privacy becomes a more prominent concern. Despite the rampant complaints about Facebook’s latest privacy policy changes or the increasing threat of online identity theft and credit card fraud, people continue to post private information where anybody can access it with a little digging.Personal information, like full names, phone ...

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