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Facebook drops the ball on livestreamed suicide

Ronnie McNutt, screenshotted here, took his own life with a shotgun in a Facebook livestream he filmed in front of a desk in his home on Aug. 31. Since the livestream, the video has gone viral and social platforms have scrambled to have it removed. (Best Gore screenshot)
Real-life media violence is desensitizing to internet users
October 7, 2020

Imagine you are on TikTok casually scrolling through and viewing videos on the “For You” page, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, just the daily dose of laughs, courtesy of TikTok’s millions...

DISA spokesman Army Major General Yee speaks on the importance of cybersecurity

Army Major General Garrett S. Yee,  Assistant to the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, delivers a presentation on cybersecurity to American River College students on Feb.13, in the Student Center Board Room. (Photo by Colin Bartley)
March 3, 2020

On Feb.13, in the Student Center Board Room, the Business and Computer Science department hosted the College to Career series with speaker Army Major General Garrett S. Yee. Yee serves as Assistant...

Online classes could be a trap for unfocused students

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April 10, 2019

The assortment and availability of online classes at American River College recently increased with the launch of ARC Online 2.0, and students will now be able to obtain majors solely through online course...

Freedom of the Internet threatened in new net neutrality rollback plan

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December 7, 2017

Internet freedom is being threatened and can possibly be limited soon if Net Neutrality is dismantled. On Dec. 14 Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is threatening...

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