Category Archives: Privacy

Overrating Privacy

by Echo Xie In the discussion of technology and social media, one thing always pops up: privacy. With every step we take to make our communication with each other easier and more seamless, there are always people standing on the … Continue reading

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The Internet & the Right to be Forgotten

by Gabby LaVerghetta Can a person be completely forgotten online? According to the European Commission (E.C.), not only is the answer yes, but there should be a right to guarantee it. Earlier this year, the E.C. announced a reform of … Continue reading

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Journalists & Hacking: The Scandal Grows

by Rick Rockwell The hacking scandal that has consumed British journalism added a few new pages this past week.  Increasingly, James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch seems to be realizing he may be the fall guy. This … Continue reading

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Social Media: Privacy Controls and Perceptions Across Cultures

(Editor’s Note: Some students in the International Media program at American University are now researching their final capstone projects. These projects will take the form of either scholarly papers, or professional and creative projects. We are posting proposals and updates … Continue reading

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Drone Journalism: Remote Robots Change the Perspective

by Gabby LaVerghetta Drone journalism is here and it has the potential to significantly change reporting as we know it. Robert Mackey writes about the phenomenon in The New York Times’ The Lede blog.

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