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State department to probe visa seekers’ social media

State department to probe  visa seekers’ social media

By Blaise Mesa

April 9, 2018

International visitors who are seeking to reside in the U.S. but not immediately immigrate may soon have to turn over huge amounts of personal information, including social media handles, old phone numbe...

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...

Update privacy legislation to keep up with technology

April 25, 2016

Two recent cases involving technology giants Apple and Microsoft versus the government show that these technology corporations recognize the importance of privacy to their consumers.In March, the FBI attempted to obtain a court order to compel Apple to access information from an encrypted iPhone belonging to a gunman in the December 2015 shooting in San Bernardino, California, according to a March 28 New York Times article.The ...

Unemployment benefits inadequate

April 28, 2014

Despite a 6.7 percent unemployment rate, the country’s long-term unemployment benefits are in flux, causing many Americans to scramble without a livable income. Congress has been slow to respond to the problem, and its latest effort, a five-week extension of long-term unemployment benefits, is a woefully inadequate solution.There are two unemployment categories: short-term, which involves people who have spent at least five weeks lo...

New buses aim to improve security

New buses aim to improve security

March 10, 2014

New buses will hit the streets in May with more surveillance cameras to record bus crime, even as privacy advocates question the cameras’ ability to fight crime.As part of the city’s $205 million p...

Facebook users willingly giving up right to privacy

By Tyler Davis

November 26, 2012

We’ve all heard the legend of how Facebook started. A young, drunk Mark Zuckerberg created a website in 2003 on which students could rate the hotness of their peers based on photos that weren’t quite public. Fast forward totoday, and Zuckerberg has made billions of dollars from exploiting people’s information.The thing to remember about Facebook, or anything mostly funded by advertising, is that we are a product, not...

Senate investigation finds anti-terrorism hubs fail to protect privacy

By Kaley Fowler

October 14, 2012

The federal government’s funding of fusion centers—hubs for law enforcement agencies to investigate suspected terrorism activity—is under scrutiny after a two-year investigation led by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.The investigation, initiated by Sen. Tom Coburn (R–Okla.), examined the effectiveness of the centers, which were implemented after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to enable local and ...

Faculty Senate holds second private meeting

By Heather Scroering

April 29, 2012

The Faculty Senate closed its doors to visitors for the second time in six weeks on April 27 to discuss its “concerns” about President Warrick L. Carter’s leadership. Prior to the meeting, sources said there would be a possible vote of no confidence in Carter., but the vote reportedly was not held.Chronicle reporters and other observers were asked to the leave the forum after committee reports and routine business w...

Trading privacy for ‘security’

By Luke Wilusz

February 13, 2012

The Transportation Security Administration recently announced that it would be expanding its Pre-Check program that allows certain passengers a chance to bypass some of the more time-consuming security measures at airports. The TSA has been testing the program for a few years, and it is set to expand it to several more national airports, including O’Hare, by the end of March.Pre-Check is designed to allow the TSA to focus o...

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