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Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

October 11, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company after eight years and clashes with Facebook’s management team since it became the parent company in 2012. “I don’t expect many good changes [to Instagram] since I feel like Facebook hasn’t c...

It’s time for big tech’s big breakup

It’s time for big tech’s big breakup

April 30, 2018

In the recent weeks, the library posed a question to the student body, “Why should we break up Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple? Or shouldn’t we?” This is my response to the question. The question and my response were inspired by Scott Galloway’s book, “The Four.”   In the last ...

It’s time to delete Facebook

It’s time to delete Facebook

April 10, 2018

By Serena Ye '20 In eighth grade, I remember hearing all of my teachers say that I probably should get a Facebook for high school. You know, for all of the clubs and events, and just to stay in the loop. But what no one told me was that I could be one of the 50 million people whose private information was stolen by Facebook . At the heart of the Facebook controversy is Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee who provided details about the scandal to the New York Times and Guardian. Cambridge An...

An urgent message to parents: stop idling your cars

An urgent message to parents: stop idling your cars

April 10, 2018

By Ian Bernstein ’18   As anxious moms tap on their steering wheels and wait in the pick-up line for their precious children to exit the school building, they can’t help but leave their car engines running, polluting the environment by the millisecond. Yes, I’m scolding the parents; ca...

Students face Facebook in data breach

Students face Facebook in data breach

April 8, 2018

In the recent weeks, Facebook Inc. lost nearly $60 billion in market capitalization, according to Yahoo Finance, due to the breach of about 50 million users. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is being summoned to Washington D.C. to explain how Cambridge Analytica, the data-analysis firm that helped Donald Trum...

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