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Zoom is a video chat service many Stony Brook University students are using to learn remotely. Inappropriate content has interrupted class meetings during the first week learning remotely.SCREENSHOT OF ZOOM HOMEPAGE

‘Professor? Can you hear me?’: Universities adapt to online learning

Brianne Ledda April 13, 2020
"Zoomiversity" — an SBU-student run Instagram account — documents student antics during online classes and demonstrates some of the unique circumstances that have come with moving most of the country’s universities online.
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Zoom is a video chat service many Stony Brook University students are using to learn remotely. Inappropriate content has interrupted class meetings during the first week learning remotely.SCREENSHOT OF ZOOM HOMEPAGE

Stony Brook classes suffer racist remarks, pornographic images in “zoom bombing” incidents

Maya Brown April 3, 2020
The Provost’s Office sent out a campus-wide email on Tuesday, March 31, to students, faculty and staff condemning “offensive and inappropriate content” in online classrooms after complaints.
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Instagrams help center. SCREENSHOT OF HELP.INSTAGRAM.COM

Dealing with Instagram’s poor customer service was a nightmare

Anya Marquardt November 24, 2019
Instagram is easily one of the most popular social media apps of this decade. As of June 2018, Instagram has 1 billion monthly users, compared to 130 million monthly users in June 2013. It is the second most-used app after Facebook, which bought Instagram in 2014.
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Students create and compete in first annual SBUHacks event

Emma Harris September 16, 2018
Over 300 students from across Stony Brook University and beyond gathered at SBUHacks, the university’s first official Major League Hacking (MLH) hackathon, on Friday, Sept. 14.
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You might be aiding and abetting a cyber attack on your own devices

Gary Ghayrat October 19, 2017
Every year, tens of millions of dollars are lost due to technical support scams, Dr. Nick Nikiforakis, an assistant professor in the department of computer science, said during his lecture on computer scamming.
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A group of Stony Brook Uninversity students won a hackathon last month by building an app called ToiletGo. The was bulit using an Arduino board, like the one shown above. JAN VANTOMME/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC 2.0

Students test computer science skills at inaugural hackathon

Taylor Ha March 19, 2017
These students didn’t hack computer systems in the traditional sense. Instead, they marshaled their computer science skills toward engineering innovative, useful software.
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I want the iPhone, not the FBI phone

Michael Kohut April 3, 2016
Backdoors in encryption would allow anyone with the knowledge to take advantage of them see the entirety of the trove of personal data you keep on your cell phone.
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