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Thinking before you speak in a digital age

The comment sections of online articles offer a variety of contributions, ranging from bigotry to thoughtful insights. Of course, the purpose of comment sections is to foster productive discussion on the article at hand, which, unfortunately, sometimes does not happen. Different publications are considering ways to referee discussions on their sites, which raises questions concerning… Keep Reading

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The limitless gallery: A discussion on virtual art in the Internet age

Art is becoming increasingly digitized. As university students, we are at the threshold of an entirely new era of art, one without the bounds of physical space or financial limitations. As the Internet has expanded and social media platforms matured, social networking’s impact has become global. To advance into a digital art community, the current… Keep Reading

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Using Tor for anonymous internet browsing

Commonly known as the “onion router,” Tor Project is a free software that allows users to browse the Internet anonymously. By defending against traffic analysis—a type of Internet surveillance—Tor aims to protect its users’ privacy and anonymity on the web. Tor works by creating a distributed, anonymous network. “The idea is similar to using a… Keep Reading

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From dank to dark: The power of the meme

The Second Presidential Debate on Oct. 9 came and passed, delivering the onslaught of ridiculousness that the world was expecting. Unexpected, though, was the individual who truly stole the show—Illinois voter Kenneth Bone. Within seconds of addressing the candidates with his question, Bone’s face and iconic red sweater had been seen across the Twitterverse. While… Keep Reading

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The Internet of Things: Increased connectivity in Canada

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, the McGill Intellectual Property & Information Technology Policy Club (IPITPOL) hosted a panel to discuss aspects of privacy and governance concerning the internet of things. The Internet of Things is a term referring to a continuously expanding network of physical devices with network connectivity, and the ability to collect and transmit… Keep Reading

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Vegas’ consumer electronics show

Thousands of journalists, tech enthusiasts, and PR managers gathered in the Las Vegas strip for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)  from Jan. 6 to 9, the world’s largest technology trade show. CES is known for showcasing the upcoming year’s biggest and brightest technology, and this year was no exception. Here are the top three trends… Keep Reading

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