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Posts published in “Issue 6: March 2022”

Information and Cyber Warfare in Ukraine

The Ukraine-Russia war will be marked in history as one of the first wars where cyber-attacks and modern information warfare came to the forefront of combat techniques along with traditional warfare. These warfare tactics are not just being employed by nation-states, but also by countless private organizations.

WHAT IS CYBER AND INFORMATION WARFARE?

A quick huddle on what cyber and information warfare means: Cyber warfare aims to neutralize an enemy’s critical systems supported through computers and computer networks. Targets can include banking institutions, electricity grids, power generators, water plants, nuclear plants, transportation systems, etc. An information warfare is the battle of truths, ideas, perceptions, and propaganda for manipulating morale, loyalty, influence, trust, and clarity of thought.…

Emoting in a Man’s World

By Sara Huncke

It’s no coincidence that Hulu decided to release The Dropout at the very top of Women’s History Month. For those that live under a rock, The Dropout is a limited series reenacting the events that occurred around the founding and demise of a company called Theranos that falsely promised people the opportunity to take blood tests with just one drop of blood. The company was founded by a woman, Elizabeth Holmes, who is an awkward yet feminine megalomaniac that started her mission during her undergrad at Stanford. Holmes, played by Amanda Seyfried, meets with different esteemed professors on campus to get their opinion on the validity of her invention.…

Spotify and the Fight Against Vaccine Misinformation (A.K.A. The Joe Rogan Problem)

In May 2020, Spotify signed an exclusive podcast deal with Joe Rogan that is now rumored to be valued at $200 million, according to the New York Times. In the week following this announcement, Spotify’s stock went up 17%. The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) is Spotify’s most popular podcast in 93 markets and lays Spotify’s advertising growth in recent years at the foot of podcasts and Joe Rogan’s show in particular.

Concerns have been swirling around Mr. Rogan’s podcast since the beginning. In September 2020, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek addressed employees’ concerns around transphobic content on the podcast. “Others have concerns specifically over a recent episode,” Ek said at that time, according to Vice.…

Dear Oppy: March 2022

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie – “real questions, terrible advice.”

The Oppy can be quite Stern at times but is here to answer the queries and qualms of all MBA students so send them his/her/their way at oppy@stern.nyu.edu or fill this out, anonymously.

Dear Oppy,

Covid is gone forever and as school opens up I’m ready to roll. With Spring Fling right around the corner, how do I find my Sternie love and ask them to the big dance?

Sincerely,

Spring Thing

Dear Thing,

First of all, you may be getting ahead of yourself.…

The Unthinkable New War

By Nicolaus Schmandt

 In the days leading up to the Russian attack on Ukraine, it seemed that the United States had gone crazy. They kept insisting that Russia was going to mount an attack on neighboring Ukraine, when nearly everyone knowledgeable about the geopolitics of the area dismissed this as a very unlikely outcome. Russia had built up troops of a similar size in the area every year for a long time now. It just didn’t make any sense given that the two nations were very close to each other in many ways, it would be intensely unpopular, and difficult to pull off.…

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