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Cool Tools: Google Politics & Elections

Cool Tools: Google Politics & Elections

We’re under an hour away from the official start of the Iowa Caucus, and the Internet is rightly abuzz with the latest polls, news updates, reports, and elections statistics. Election season is an exciting time for communication studies majors — all the more so for students at DC-area universities like American University. Consequently, it’s to … Continue reading

Research Case Studies: Carrier IQ & Smartphone Privacy

Research Case Studies: Carrier IQ & Smartphone Privacy

By now most of you have probably heard about the Carrier IQ, the “mobile service intelligence solutions” provider that generated a storm of controversy earlier this month for developing hidden software that logs user activity and relays it to wireless carriers, from personal text messages to Google searches. Interestingly enough, the story broke on November … Continue reading

New Database: Naver News Library

New Database: Naver News Library

Increasingly, AU students and faculty are expressing an interest in getting access to foreign-language materials, and particularly foreign-language newspapers. Naver News Library is a new database that helps to address this interest. Naver News Library is a full-text database of Korean newspapers, including Dong-A Ilbo, Kyunghyang Shinmun, and the Maeil Business Newspaper. One nice feature … Continue reading