Facebook Data Scandal

Facebook Data Scandal: Does our Data Control Us?

When we think about our daily lives, it doesn’t seem possible to live without technology. The internet is one of the biggest examples of how far humanity has come in terms of technological freedom and yet it is the very thing that defines the shackles that hold us down. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have so much dominance over us and we have allowed it to the point of becoming numb.
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Shield Children from Pedophiles and Sexual Predators Online

It is a parent’s primary job to take care of their kids. It doesn’t only mean that they have to be protected from physical harm but also psychological and sexual harm. Pedophilia is the worst crime to exist and it puts the very innocence of our young ones at stake. Researchers have found that pedophiles take as little as 120 seconds in chat rooms to start talking to kids about sex and arrange a meeting with them in as little as 40 minutes.
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Brexit: Vote Leave, an Illegal Donation, and Cambridge Analytica

The world has been taken on a wild data rodeo ride surrounding Cambridge Analytica in the past week. We collectively uncovered how the data firm used Facebook to run political campaigns in their clients’ favor across the world, most prominently the Trump campaign, but also in Kenya for Kenyatta. Of course, where there is Trump, there is Brexit. The Brexit campaign was the second largest uproar of populist sentiment in 2016, so it seemed almost inevitable that someone would allege and eventually prove ties between both incidents in terms of tactics. The Brexit vote, in particular, seemed under constant attack of alleged illegitimacy that has since not been proven. This could potentially change now with new information and new whistleblowers surfacing. However, the big question remains: does it stick and did Vote Leave, indeed, overspend their budget to gain an unlawful advantage during the Brexit campaign?
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Stephen Hawking Postulate: Human Triumph over Disabilities

Stephen Hawking left us at 76 years of age. The one man who was able to explain the cosmos to us and to theorize about the beginning of everything. But if there was one challenge he faced all his life, it was the Lou Gehrig’s disease, a motor neuron illness that paralyzed him over decades. With the help of technology, he was able to continue to share his brilliance and was even able to author books and research. If there is a legacy left here, it is this: the brain can be greater than the body and disabilities. Read more

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How Geography Shaped the USA and Russia

There are 195 countries in this world, and most of them are unique in several ways. They possess their own history, culture, and citizens that separate them from the rest of the world in one way or another. An important factor as to how and why nations have developed the way they have is their geography. Geography is the very foundation of any nation, influencing their growth, security and wealth in a significant way. Geographical features dictate the national and international policy of every country, which is why we want to take a look at several nations, this time the US and Russia, to analyze how geography shapes and influences their every decision.
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Digitizing Latin American: Gig Economy in Developing Countries

As the internet and smart technologies have gone from military issues to penetrating all daily affairs, the World has changed a lot. Even the labor sector has experienced amazing transformations as new platforms have influenced work relations. We are taking a look at the gig economy in Latin America.
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Video Games Sexism

A Thorn in the Side: The Case of Sexism in Video Games

Contrary to the popular belief that people who play video games are predominantly male, women actually make up nearly half of the world’s gaming population. Since such a large piece of video game profits come from women, it’s surprising that not only are women grossly misrepresented in video games, there is also a shocking amount of sexism and sexualization in the industry.
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