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USC Security Roundup


The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Oct. 2, and Friday, Oct. 3.   Crimes against property At 12:13 p.m. on Oct. 2, an unsecured iPod was taken from a university vehicle parked outside the Corwin D. Denney Research Center. At 2:56 p.m. on Oct. […]

USC announces new security measures after death of student


USC announced new safety measures to improve security on the University Park Campus and the surrounding neighborhood on Thursday. The measures include adding additional neighborhood security ambassadors, upgrading security technology, instituting new safety education measures and expanding the service area of Campus Cruiser. The announcement comes three weeks after Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old male graduate […]

Humans wary of robotic future


With technology rapidly and continually advancing, it’s interesting to try to figure how regular Americans feel about what awaits us. A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Smithsonian Magazine concluded that though the majority of Americans are optimistic about the future of technology, many feel skeptical about specific advancements and […]

Internet bug Heartbleed gathers private user information


If you’ve been on the internet recently (guaranteed as you are more than likely a college student reading this column), you’ve likely heard about Heartbleed. It’s scaring nearly every major site and server out there. Though an internet bug isn’t anything new, Heartbleed in particular has had every developer and coder working night shifts to […]

University of Colorado offers questionable defense tips for women


On Monday night, the Department of Public Safety at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs posted a list of 10 tips to help female students defend themselves against rapists. These “tips” have created a large debate as it includes controversial advice to female students such as informing their attacker “that you have a disease […]