Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 06 December 2010 11:42

Columbia University warned to not discuss Wikileaks

Written by Nedim Hadzic
y_questionmark

Freedom of speech gets another exception
Isn’t it grand how the government's mistakes come back to haunt students, of all people. An email from SIPA's Office of Career Services warns students that posting, discussing or in any way commenting Wikileaks, whether it is on twitter or Facebook, may affect your chances of getting a job in the federal government.

Apparently, "Engaging in these activities would call into question your ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government." Of course, nobody takes the effort to explain to students how the diplomatic cables leaked when dealing “with confidential information” is one of the main prerequisites.

Federal government job vacancies “would require a background investigation and in some instances a security clearance.”, it goes on saying. It does not say anything about freedom of speech, of course, as that lousy practice already seems to be heading for the window. Also, take care to close your window.

State Department’s spokesperson Philip J. Crowley denies that the government is behind this. He says that instructions have been given to State Department employees and adds:"If an employee of the State Department sent such an email, it does not represent a formal policy position."

Certain students have reacted with some of them even forming the wrong kinds of opinions – their own. Some say they’re “amused and surprised”, but the fact remains that the subject is “sensitive” and it may cost them their futures. [As if they had any in this economy. sub.ed.]

More here.

Last modified on Monday, 06 December 2010 12:05

Nedim Hadzic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments