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TikTok is a popular social media app among Fordham Students, but the U.S. Army believes it could be a risk to their security.

Students React to TikTok Investigation

December 4, 2019

The app, which many students have dubbed “the next Vine,” has gained mounting scrutiny from American tech executives and government officials in recent months.

Community members like Kassandra D’Aniello, FCLC ‘21, who is transgender, will be able to obtain new IDs.

Schoolwide Chosen Name Policy Expected to Take Effect Next Semester

March 27, 2019

Some areas that will be affected are ID cards, class rosters, Blackboard, Gmail and other Google services. New ID cards will be available to students free of charge.

Nat DiMario, FCLC '20, created a profile with their preferred name in Blackboard, but changing it here does not change it everywhere.

Trans Students Oppose Online Name Change Process

January 23, 2019

Google, Blackboard, Banner and other online services at Fordham all have separate requirements for changing a display name, and no one service affects the rest yet.

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, resigned from his position in Dec. 2017. (Courtesy of Thomas Hawk via Flickr)

Google: Living in A World of Ignorance

March 30, 2018

By GIANNA SMERAGLIA Copy Editor On Dec. 21, 2017, it was announced that the executive chairman of...

Women compose 23 percent of Google tech workers, while five percent are Hispanic, Latinx and black.

Silicon Valley Diversity Crisis: Don’t Blame Google

March 14, 2018

It’s no secret: Silicon Valley is a sausage fest. More specifically, a white and Asian one. Gender a...

Google gave free reign of Boston to Boston Dynamics, who installed themselves as head of the Commonwealth state. (VIA FLICKR)

Boston Dynamics & YOU!

December 1, 2015

By CONNOR MANNION News Co-Editor/Asst. Literary Co-Editor It was about 4 in the afternoon when Michael awoke to the la...

Make sure to consider absolutely everything before you purchase a new laptop.  (PHOTO BY  BEN MOORE/THE OBSERVER)

Tell Tale Tech: Choose Wisely

April 30, 2015

By BEN MOORE Managing Editor, Online Editor We are thankfully nearing the end of the semester ...

Google compiles data about users to advertise for them specifically. Their new policy has many concerned about violation of personal privacy. (Don Wright/MCT)

Do They Know too Much? A Look into Google’s New Policies

February 22, 2012

By ALEX ARMERO Staff Writer Published: February 22, 2012 In the world of tech giants, information i...

Fordham IT continues to upgrade their online services to include Google Docs and Google Calendar, among other applications. (Photo Illustration by Harry Huggins)

Fordham Adds Google Apps to Gmail

February 15, 2012

By RICHARD RAMSUNDAR Asst. News Co-Editor Published: February 15, 2012 Since the addition of ...

Because Google+ is still in its infantile stages, users are required to have an invitation to test the site. (Courtesy of Google+)

Is Google+ the New Hip Social Network or a Dud in the Making?

September 21, 2011

By TIFFANY MEGNATH Staff Writer Published: September 21, 2011 Google+, the latest brainchild ...

Who You Gonna Call, Google or Apple?

June 5, 2011

Our In-House Tech Fanatic Compares the iPhone and the G1. Which is More Student Friendly? By PJ WILLIAMS Online Editor Published: November 13, 2008 One of the latest trends in cell phone design is the inclusion of touch screen technology. On an aesthetic level, touch screens are sleek and futuristic look...

Decoding Web 2.0: The Next Evolution of Web sites

May 28, 2011

By PJ WILLIAMS Staff Writer Published: October 25, 2007 What is Web 2.0? It’s a question that many people are asking with the growth of the online industry these days. The cause of the confusion is due to the disputes about what Web 2.0 actually is. There is no one Web site that shows what Web 2.0 is; there are even peo...