Category Archives: Technology

Digital Dark Alleys are a Safe Haven for Criminals

By Megan Ekhaml When you hear “Silk Road,” most people think of the historical trade route linking Asia and the Mediterranean. It’s little brother has made a new home – on the Deep Web. And Bitcoin is the currency of … Continue reading

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Shaping Public Opinion

By Tim Allan The modern pace of the media in our society is faster than at any other point in human history. People face a constant influx of opinions, polls, and organizations fighting for influence.  It is a battle the group … Continue reading

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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 African Media Initiative Seeks to Improve Journalism

by Gabby LaVerghetta With so much attention being given to the dark side of digital media (think censorship, privacy concerns), it’s easy to become pessimistic about new communication technologies. Africa has a chance to highlight the good that information and … Continue reading

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Sarkozy Blames the Internet for Jihadist Violence

by Rick Rockwell French President Nicolas Sarkozy is winning plaudits for his handling of the killing spree that gripped Toulouse, France last week.  By taking a strong stand to bolster a grieving nation and pushing his security forces to their … Continue reading

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