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Durbin questions Zuckerberg on right to privacy, Facebook data breach

Kristina Karisch, Development and Recruitment Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

At a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) brought up the issue of data privacy by asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg if he would publicly disclose private information to...

Jackson: Social media adds to college loneliness phenomenon

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Nov. 4, 2017, a month and a half into my freshman year at Northwestern, I made a fatal mistake. I created a Facebook photo album, and titled it “GO U! GO NU!” — which I mistakenly thought were the lyrics to our school’s...

Baas: U.S. government must improve election system to regain voter confidence

Jared Baas, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2016 election was a period full of controversy, emotion and nightmarish reporting. For some, the election meant losing many of the American values they held dearest. Others saw it as an opportunity for the U.S. economy to...

Holtzman: When women say they’re in pain, believe them

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

March 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Even within our modern healthcare system, women still face remarkable stereotypes about pain and suffering in doctor’s offices. It starts with the everyday workings of female bodies — the classification of PMS and PMDD, for...

Holtzman: Tech companies are finally acknowledging their role in tech addiction. Now what?

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

March 1, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I recently came across a tweet that read, “College is mostly just sitting with a laptop in different places.” I read it on my iPhone, which had been in my hand for several hours as I sent emails, listened to podcasts and mindlessly...

Holtzman: Facebook’s identity crisis continues to endanger business of media

Rachel Holtzman, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On January 4, Mark Zuckerberg posted his personal challenge for the year: “fixing” Facebook. In his nine-paragraph post, he attempted to address problems of abuse that runs unchecked on the platform, anxiety about advertising...

Schwartz: On hate mail

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As an opinion writer, I’m fully aware that people who read my columns are not in any way obligated to agree with them. That’s kind of the point of this desk: Through voicing our own opinions, we columnists tend to compel others...

Q&A with Dogspotting Snapchat manager Sofia Kuta

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

May 24, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students

In between classes and bites of breakfast, Communication junior Sofia Kuta runs the Dogspotting Snapchat account. Dogspotting is a public Facebook group where more than 586,000 members can post photos of dogs they see. The Daily...