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Connections: Understanding New York State's revenge porn law

New York State has joined a list of more than 40 other states in banning what experts call revenge porn. It refers to the venue for distribution of nude...
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Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:03am
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Connections: How do cell phone notifications affect children and teenagers?

A high school teacher asked her students to turn their phone volumes up and asked them to record the number of notifications they received during a...
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Fri, 03/08/2019 - 9:24am
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Connections: Is Twitter irredeemably flawed?

Is Twitter irredeemably flawed? A growing list of critics say yes, including a philosophy professor who told us this week that she stays off social...
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Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:14am
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Connections: The intersection of photojournalism and social media

Facebook deleted a photo of a starving Yemeni child, saying that the photo was inappropriate content. The photo came from a column written by Nicholas...
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Wed, 12/19/2018 - 9:59am
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Connections: Exploring the intersection of art, technology, and social justice

Local students are teaming up with nationally-recognized artists to learn how to use art and technology to convey messages about social justice and self...
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Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:21am
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Connections: Is using CGI in advertising ethical?

Some brands are using CGI in their advertising, and consumers can’t tell that the images are not real humans. Is that ethical? Will CGI define the...
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Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:20am
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Connections: The consequences of bad social media posts

New Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has had some explaining to do about old tweets that he wrote when he was a teenager. The tweets contained...
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Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:35am
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Connections: Reviewing the Zuckerberg testimony

Do you know someone who has left Facebook out of concerns about privacy? Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress over how his...
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Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:12am
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Connections: Understanding selfie culture

Do you take selfies? Do you own a selfie stick? Do you use the hashtag "#selfie" frequently? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, maybe you...
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Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:27am
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Connections: Is Big Tech too big?

Buzzfeed's Ben Smith, among other writers, are saying that Big Tech is in trouble. He says Facebook and Google are too big, too powerful, too complacent...
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Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:37pm
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