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Facebook must better protect user data from exploitation by third parties

The recent and complex scandal involving Cambridge Analytica’s use of 50 million Facebook users’ ill-gotten data has, understandably, left many with concerns about the...

So-called “gaydar” algorithm’s warnings about privacy will be buried by sensationalism

Dr. Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang of Stanford University are under fire for a paper published on Sept. 7 that examines the ability of...

Ladies vs. Gentlemen: Social media

Social media … What arguably started in 2002 as a networking website linking people with common bonds, similar to dating websites, through a website...

Commentary on the status of American freedom in today’s world

When we think of the United States of America’s place among all the different nations, our initial picture would be that we are the...

Attack of the drones: a violation of rights

Unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), known commonly as drones, are arguably the most dangerous technological advancement of the 21st century. The involvement of drones...

Editorial: To protect students, UCR Hookups must pull out of Facebook

The secret is out. Or at least, everybody’s sex secrets are. Thanks to UCR Hookups, a Facebook page that allows people to anonymously submit their...

Asking for your Facebook password is too close for comfort

This is it. You finally have the interview. It’s been years of education and waiting to step into the workforce. You have reviewed your...

In mass shootings, are firearms the real problem?

When tragic shootings like the one at Columbine High School in 1999 occur, the public immediately debates the subject of gun control. Recently, the...

Drug testing on minors: is it the hero or the heroin?

Heroin is a powerfully addictive and illegal substance that has swept Santa Clarita, a city in Los Angeles County, California. This drug has unfortunately...

Facebook stalking: it’s no longer just a joke

A new phrase has been created in the constantly evolving world of technology—it involves two words and is called “Facebook stalking.” It’s funny, right?...