Category Archives: safety concerns

Making Sacrifices Even for Safety

Michael Morris chooses to write about a very controversial issue in his article “Mining Student Data Could Save Lives”. His argument is that College officials should be able to mine students data, that is monitor all the information they send and receive on their network. This would provide security to the campus and prevent attacks […] Continue reading

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Data Mining: The Internet’s Way of Knowing Us Better Than We Know Ourselves

After a long day filled with unfamiliar Spanish vocab and seemingly endless Chemistry questions, I decide to reward myself by opening up a new tab to my most visited webpage: Facebook. I quickly scroll through my friends’ most recent uploads, my interest steadily declining. As my newsfeed takes me from one album to the next, […] Continue reading

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Being Nosy, or Being Cautious?

Michael Morris’ article about mining student data greatly interests me. His chosen topic is one bursting with complexity. First, there are the moral implications of such actions. Is it an invasion of privacy? Or is it simply bettering the protection of the student population? These are questions which our country has struggled with since the […] Continue reading

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